Mekong Delta Le Jarai Cruise
You will be picked up from your hotel at about 8am and travel by road (approx. 2 hours) from Ho Chi Minh City to embark a local boat at Ben Tre. Here you will see a very local & traditional home factory, making bricks before you cruise along to visit 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 further 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 hop on a ‘xe loi’, a local motor cart, and 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.
Embark Le Jarai and cruise along winding arroyos in the shadow of water-coconut palms. Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Vietnamese cooking before a sumptuous three course lunch including Mekong specialities onboard.
Relax while cruising the pleasant waterways on the way back to Ben Tre and return to Ho Chi Minh City by road (approx. 2 hours). You will be dropped off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at about 4:30pm and the rest of the day is at leisure.
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