8.00 AM: Visitors will be picked up around District 1 before traveling to Ben Tre, which will take approximately 2 hours.
Upon arrival at the Ham Luong River, a branch of the Mekong Delta River. You will board a boat for a sightseeing cruise along the river where you can admire the beauty of the coconut trees up-close as they line both sides of the narrow canals.
You will then tour a local brick-making factory where you will learn about the traditional brick production technique that uses clay from the river and rice husks from the fields. You will also get a chance to visit a coconut processing factory and a traditional sedge mat-weaving village where you will discover the impressive handiwork of local families.
After a short walk through a village in the Mekong Delta, you will board an auto-rickshaw (xe lam) for a memorable journey to a riverside restaurant for a delicious local lunch meal and a brief break.
After the lunch break, you will cruise through the canals by a sampan, a flat-bottomed wooden boat commonly found in the Mekong region. You can enjoy the calm and serene atmosphere created by the surrounding banana and coconut trees.
To conclude the tour, there will be a stop on the way back for a short visit to the Vinh Trang pagoda before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
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