Ben Tre & Sa Dec 3d/2n

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Ben Tre & Sa Dec 3d/2n

Get off the tourist trail & visit two of the Delta’s most quiet, scenic spots – Ben Tre, the laid back coconut capital, and Sa Dec, with its beautiful colonial centre and its colourful flower markets.

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Day 1: Saigon - Bentre (L/D)

At 8.00am, depart for a 1.5 hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces, situated in the Delta of the Mekong River.  Take in the highway as you leave behind the busy city. Pass Rach Mieu bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. Get on a tri-motor cycle (xe loi) ride to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads. Arrive at the waterfront, board the charming Mango Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. First stop for a visit at the coconut processing, then back to your cruise and the cruise will stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand where you will start a Bicycle trip around Phong Nam village around 4km, through gardens and stop at the a rice noodles factory “hu tieu”, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region .Walk about 3 minutes to visit at Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family live on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing  sampan , be paddled by a personalized rower trip to discover the maze of small canals.
 

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Then rowing you back to your mango boat and head to Mango home restaurant, enjoy your 5 course lunch and freshen up before switch to a bicycle and ride  500m About 4 minutes( or 7-10 minutes walk) on village roads past green gardens and local houses, and stop at another local house of Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.
Return to Mango Home, perhaps it is time to enjoy the swimming pool or relax at one of the nice sitting areas. In the early evening prepare to join the cooking demonstration with your guide.
Overnight will be spent in the Mango Home Riverside.

 

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Day 2: Bentre - Sadec (B/L)

After breakfast, take a boat trip 30 minutes then get off the boat to ride the bicycle to a local market of My Long, stroll around the market,then continue the cycling tour to Phong Nam village stop for a Cao Dai religious temple visit,after that you will go biking back to Mango Home.
Return the Mango Home. Have a rest and enjoy a 5 course lunch. Then, car/driver and tour guide will transfer you to Sa Dec. 

 

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Check in at the hotel in Sa Dec and have a free evening to explore the lively riverside town.

Day 3: Sa Dec – Sai Gon (B/L-)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will start to explore this charming town, where it is the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.

 
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You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher.
Then, you will continue with cycling through the village of Tan Qui Dong. For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.
After that, meeting car/driver and head to Saigon. Lunch en route.

 

PRICE: From $ 369.00 USD/ adult (based on group of 2people in low season)

 

INCLUDES:

  •  . Private car/driver throughout as mentioned
  •  . English speaking guide 
  •  . Boat trip and activities as mentioned
  •  . Accomodation:  1 night at boutique resort in Ben Tre

                         1 night at hotel in Sa Dec

  •  . Meals as mentioned
  •  . Admission fee to indicated sights
  •  . 2 bottles of water per day per person in the car
  •  . Gov’t tax

 

EXCLUDES:

  •  . Personal expenses
  •  . Drinks during meals (soda, beer, juice, etc)
  •  . Services not specified in program
  •  . Tipping /gratuity

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