Ben Tre - a province where is famous for pictures of rustic coconut trees. Come to Ben Tre is tourist coming to peaceful countryside, sometimes floating on the small boats, sometimes get lost in the fruit trees.
1. The best time to travel to Ben Tre
This peaceful land is beautiful all year. The weather is not large fluctuations so it is very convenient for sightseeing. Especially in the summer months, many fruit trees have fruits. So, if you are planning to travel to Ben Tre, you should consider to choose the season many fruits such as mangosteen, durian, rambutan, guava, jackfruit, milk, pink tea, apples, papaya ...... ..are ripen to admire colorful picture of orchards of fruits and important is you have a chance to be eaten and picked fresh fruits in the garden - a very interesting feeling.
2. How to get to Ben Tre
From the provinces, cities, buses to Ben Tre always have many trips during the day. So, tourists can easily catch the car and begin their journey to explore the land of coconut at any time.
3. Hotels and motels in Ben Tre
In general, Ben Tre is a small tourist province, so travellers can take one day tour and return without renting a hotel or stay overnight. Therefore, Ben Tre's hotels and motels are also less developed and built. However, tourists need to rest in Ben Tre can refer to some of the following hotels:
|HOTEL NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE NUMBER|
|Ham Luong Hotel||200 C Hung Vuong, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre|
|Viet Uc Hotel||144 Hung Vuong, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre||075 3511 888|
|Cong Doan Hotel||36 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre||075 3825 082|
|Cuu Long Hotel||Dong Khoi Highway, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre||075 3822 548|
|Thu Thu Motel||No 110/1A, Road 30/4, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre||0902943709|
4. Some suggestion for tours in Ben Tre
DAY 01: SAIGON - BEN TRE - CAN THO (L + D)
07:30 AM Departing from VIETNAM CHARM TRAVEL and arriving in Ben Tre at around 10:00 AM. Then boarding a motorboat and cruising through beautiful rivers and canals where coconut trees line perfectly along both sides. Reaching a bee-keeping farm where Vietnamese traditional music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) can be heard and seasonal tropical fruit as well as honey tea can be tasted (included). Then slowly proceeding to a workshop where coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process. Afterward, being on a cart powered by a motorbike and traveling through some tranquil villages where rice fields, vegetables gardens…can be seen and admired. Before heading to lunch, taking a ride on a hand-rowing boat and slowly cruising through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lunch is served at a restaurant by the river. After lunch, boarding the motorboat and heading back to Ben Tre.
Around 03:00PM leaving Ben Tre for Can Tho. Checking in the hotel upon arrival and have dinner, afterward there is free time for sightseeing (including FOC bus transfer service to Ninh Kieu wharf and back to the hotel). Staying overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 02: CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - VINH LONG – SAIGON (B)
06:00AM Have an early breakfast at the hotel.
06:30AM - 07:00AM Being at a wharf to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region. In the very early morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants and foods...line along the river and are ready for trading. Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling. After the Cai Rang market, continuing cruising through small creeks to a local orchard and enjoying tropical seasonal fruits (included).
Around 10:30AM returning back to the hotel and have free time for lunch (at own expense). Around 12:00PM checking out the hotel and going back to Saigon with a small stop-over at Vinh Long market. Then, going across the My Thuan suspension bridge and taking a short break at Mekong Rest Stop and returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
MEKONG DELTA 1 DAY (CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - VINH LONG)
At: 07:00 AM Departing from VIETNAM CHARM TRAVEL to Cai Be by air-conditioned bus (about 100km).
Taking a boat trip to discover the beauty of Cai Be floating market where local people sell, buy and exchange goods on their boats. Then, going on to a local village and visiting a local workshop, there are things to see such as rice paper making and coconut candy producing process. Enjoying free sample of local specialties and discovering daily activities of local people.
Around 12:00PM lunch is served at a restaurant by the river and enjoying Vietnamese traditional music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) at the same time. After lunch, taking a boat ride along the Mekong river to Vinh Long - the center of tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta and stopping for a short visit at Vinh Long market. Then, going across the My Thuan suspension bridge and taking a short break at Mekong Rest Stop & returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
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