From its bark to the leaves and fruit, explore the many uses of the coconut along the Mekong Delta where long standing cottage industries flourish. Cycle the backroads of the villages, meet and interact with locals and get hands-on in making coconut related products.
Discover Vietnam’s coconut cottage industry
Escape to Ben Tre and discover the coconut cottage industries of the Mekong Delta.
Hop on a sampan and row along a unique coconut palm canal.
Visit small local handicraft village, learn all about coconut specialty in this area while watching skilled workers make coconut stems baskets and more.
This tour begins at 08:30. Arrive at Ben Tre city to get on a boat in Phong Nam bright and early to start exploring coconut’s homeland. Follow the flow of water down Chet Say River. Observe life on the river like how locals transfer goods and agriculture products by boat along the Mekong Delta.
Visit a coconut workshop where guests enjoy how sweet coconut candy is. Stop at the other places to learn how many handicraft products can be made from coconut. Interact with locals to see how bricks are handmade from clay and mats are woven from sedge.
Conclude the tour with a cycle (or moto cart ride upon availability) to a local restaurant for a local style lunch. After lunch, hop on a sampan and row along a coconut palm canal to cruise back to Hung Vuong Jetty.
Be transferred via an air-conditioned vehicle to Mekong Home, located about 30 minutes drive from Ben Tre Town.
Take a rest for a while then depart with a member of the family for an introduction to the local fishing villages.
Try to cook pancakes with rice milk, coconut milk and some other local ingredients for dinner. Indulge in a lemongrass and ginger foot bath, a local therapeutic method to relieve the pain and fatigue of the legs.
Overnight at Ben Tre