Travel by boat and bicycle to explore Ben Tre and Tra Vinh areas of Vietnam. Get a true local experience with a homestay with a local family and learn about their cuisine and everyday way of life. Visit different family-run businesses like tropical fruit orchards, coconut broom making and many more.
Homestay with a local Khmer family where three generations live under the same roof
- Visit family-run businesses
Stop by family-run businesses like coconut broom, mat making, tropical fruit farms and more
Wander and get lost in the bustling Cai Rang floating market
Set off around 08:00am for a two-hour drive to Ben Tre. Situated in the Delta of Mekong River, Ben Tre is famous for its tropical fruit gardens and traditional handicrafts made from coconuts. On arrival in Ben Tre, board a local boat for a first glimpse of life on the Mekong Delta, exploring its maze of waterways.
Cross Cai Cam River and start the journey with a visit to a coconut processing workshop to learn about the multiple uses of coconut. Then hop on a vintage Lambro (a loud yet funky van), and drive through sleepy village roads and stop by family-run coconut broom and mat making workshops.
Stroll to Uncle Nhu’s house to visit his fruit orchard and learn about local agriculture and the lives of the older generation in the Mekong Delta. Take some time to sample some of the fresh fruits of the tropics. Say goodbye to Uncle Nhu and take a sampan ride through idyllic labyrinth of canals, before getting back to the boat for a cruise to Mrs. Mai’s house for lunch.
Spend the afternoon at leisure. Relax, or choose from a number interesting optional activities such as; a rowing boat ride, catching shrimps in the creek, making Grasshopper’s from coconut leaves, or simply making friends with the local neighbour.
Mid-afternoon, take a two-hour transfer to Tra Vinh and receive a warm welcome by a host family, a local Khmer family of three generations.
Take some time to refresh before helping the family to prepare dinner. Learn all about the local way of cooking, chat and get to know the family and enjoy dinner together!
Overnight in Tra Vinh