Leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind today, heading into the fertile rice bowl of Vietnam: the Mekong Delta. Watch the lush land of palm trees and great rivers pass you by on a 3-hour ride to Vung Liem, a remote and rural area in the deep lower Mekong.
Grab a bicycle and explore the remarkably flat area, cycling on flat paths through rice paddies and alongside small streams to a tropical orchard for a fruit and tea sampling. Then, visit a local family’s farm and house to learn how to make “pop rice”.
Finally, stop by a coconut farm to see how locals use every part of the coconut to create coconut oil, brooms and artwork, and sample xu dua, a famous coconut candy made in the area.
In the late afternoon, check into the Coco Riverside Lodge, a contemporary set of bungalows made in the traditional way between Ben Tre and Can Tho. Relax at leisure this afternoon until a traditional music show during the welcome dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Distance and activities: 3h transfer – 3h cycling tour