In the morning, we depart for a scenic one and a half hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh city to My Tho city. Upon arrival in My Tho, continue on a motorized boat up the Tien River to Ben Tre. On the way, have a look for the four islets: Tortoise, Unicorn, Dragon and Phoenix. Cruise through the Bao Dinh canal and enter Ben Tre province, the country of coconuts. Here, we will start the bicycle trip.
Ride your bike to see a typical agricultural model known as "garden - pond – cage". Cruise along village roads, tree lines, ditches and southern houses with simple and hospitable people. Pass the vast rice paddies, corn fields, cucumber and bitter melon plantations until you reach a traditional local village. Here, visit the coconut candy making shop or handicraft shops that use coconut trees and rice paper. Stop at a local house, enjoy sugar cane and coconut juice, and get a glimpse of village life.
Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. After lunch, we'll have a rest and enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the countryside. Then head out for a row boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shade of the water coconut trees. This is an experience you should not miss! Head back to Ho Chi Min where the tour finishes around 5pm.