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Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Ben Tre
8.00 am we depart by bus for Cai Be. On arrival, we board on boat for visit the floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong River to Dong Phu Island. We start cycling one hour under green canopy, exploring the orchards and daily life of the locals.
Lunch break on the island. Then we cruise 1.5 hr down Mekong River to Cho Lach canals. After that we ride to discover the nursery gardens and fruit orchards.
Then we cruise again 1.5 hr to Ben Tre for the night. Overnight home stay with a local family.
Day 2: Ben Tre – Saigon
After breakfast, we start cycling 4hrs back on small trail along the river, see daily life of the locals, feeling lost on winding road under the green coconut canopy.
The coconut palms make Ben Tre famous in Vietnam. On arrival in Ben Tre at noon time, we cruise down the busy branches of Mekong and into a peaceful canal.
Visit an island orchard, lunch break with local delight, see the daily life of farmers and try exotic seasonal fruits unique to the region. Hammock siesta, then we cycle to explore this quiet area, call on coconut-candy workshop and other handicraft workshop (if time permits) before coming back to our bus. Return to Saigon. Trip completes in Saigon around 5.30pm.
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