Mekong cycling of Ben Tre
Being far away 85km in the West from Saigon, Ben Tre looks like a green and tranquil island resurfaces between all sides of Mekong River Delta with the immense beautiful green coconut platations ,small winding channels lined with water palms and peaceful life of the locals. With a bicycle, our mekong delta cycling BenTre will give you a great day to see this area and 4 branches of the mighty Mekong river Pick up at 7:15-7:30, our minivan will transfer to Ben Tre for 1,5 hours with the short break at Mekong restop before continuing our drive crossing the new Rach Mieu bridge with its panorama view of the Mekong surrounds 4 islands.We go cycling on the country backroads under the green canopy of coconut plantation passing through the peaceful local villages( distance of15-25km). Head for the town to take motorboat for a cruise to drift down the busy branch of the HamLuong and into the peaceful canal,quick stop to visit the local workshop making various products from coconut that Ben Tre is famous for,especially coconut candy with the manual method facilities. Arrival at Nhon Thanh market,TukTuk adventure will be fun with winding around the coconut palms and local vilallage bringing to lunch. Then,hand-rowing sampan slowly cruise under the canopy of water coconut palms along the canals can not miss .Our boat will pick you up again and cruise back to the town. Leaving Ben Tre,our trip will be changed to see different things of the delta. Long An areas is well known for massive red flesh dragon fruit plantation and expansive rice fields. You will hop on your bikes again and enjoy a final ride on the small routes lined with dragon fruit farm and rice paddies( 15-22kms). Our guide will show you how farmer set up their dragon farms to take care of this special cacti trees and stabilize with their agricultural rice industry ect.. Also a good chance for you to do taste fresh, just off the trees and ride along the pathways of the rice fields under the sunset and frog concert! Tired but happy after a long day to see the delta, cool beer and snack for freshing before coming back to Saigon. Hotel arrival around 7pm. End the tour,don’t forget the TIP!!!