Enjoy a relaxing day cruise along the Mekong Delta on board a converted rice barge, Le Jarai. Take a short walking tour in the relaxing creekside setting of a local village and see traditional mat weaving by hand in a friendly local farmer's house
Enjoy a relaxing day cruise along the Mekong Delta on board a converted rice barge, Le Jarai.
This one day seat-in-coach tour starts from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) at 08:30. Travel from HCMC for two hours to board a local boat at Ben Tre. From there, the cruise visits a local coconut processing enterprise where this vital fruit is treated in the age-old way to separate oil, flesh and husk to be used variously in coconut oil, coconut matting and coconut candy.
After a short journey through winding arroyos by local boat, take a short walking tour in the relaxing creekside setting of a local village and see traditional mat weaving by hand in a friendly local farmer's house.
Then drive through the beautiful rice paddies of the Mekong countryside to a local pagoda and learn about the role of traditional communal temples in Vietnamese village culture.
Board Le Jarai and continue the cruise in the shadow of water-coconut palms while enjoying a demonstration of traditional Vietnamese cooking before a sumptuous three-course lunch including Mekong specialties on board.
Relax while cruising the pleasant waterways on the way back to Ben Tre and return to HCMC by road, arriving at around 17:00.
Cooking class on board
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Pick-up at Your Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Ride to Ben Tre
Enjoy a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre, where you will go on board the Le Jarai, a converted rice barge, to start your Mekong Delta cruise.
Le Jarai Deluxe Cruise
See the vastness of the river delta aboard the unique Le Jarai vessel. First stop is at a coconut processing factory, where you can see how coconut oil, coconut matting, and coconut candies are made.
Mat Weaving by Hand at a Local Village
Take a short walk to a local village and discover how traditional mat weaving by hand is done inside a local farmer's house.
Rice Paddies and Pagoda
Admire the abundant rice paddies along the way as you visit a local pagoda. Learn how traditional communal temples are important in the lives of locals in a small Vietnamese village.
Vietnamese Cooking Demo and Lunch Onboard Le Jarai
Watch a demonstration of Vietnamese cooking, followed by a hearty three-course meal, including local specialties while cruising along the Mekong Delta.
Drop-off at Your Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Price & Options
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Drinks are not included in the tour fare unless specified.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
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