Things to do in Ben Tre, Mekong Delta: The Best Tours

November 25, 2021 Terina Blouin

Bến Tre ([ˀɓɜːn˦ˀ˥ ʈɛ˧˥]  listen) is the capital city of Bến Tre Province, in the Mekong Delta area of southern Vietnam. The city covers an area of 65.75 km (25.39 sq mi) and has a population of 143,639 as of 2009. Bến Tre is 85 kilometres (53 mi) south-east of Ho Chi Minh City and is connected to the surrounding provinces by the Rạch Miễu Bridge. Nearly destroyed by Allied bombing, it played a significant role in the Vietnam War. Reports of the assault and resulting civilian casualties called into question the war aims of the United States.
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1. Mekong Delta Tours Ben Tre 1 day

SinhBalo Adventure Travel, 283, 20 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam SinhBalo Adventure Travel
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See the main branches of Mekong river and daily life around Ben Tre (85 km from SaiGon). BenTre province is famous with coconut. The boat cruise in natural waterways, go under the coco palm garden will be a nice experience for you.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Local taxes, Lunch, Local guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Reviewed By Andrzej_Suchodolski

We took 3-day private Mekong delta trip. The sites were quite remote, so lots of driving, but with beautiful landscapes on the way. The transportation was comfortable. Our tour guide was very polite and helpful. Accommodation 3-4* hotels, pretty new with spacious and clean rooms. The sightseeing - nothing spectacular, but fully met our expectations. It was interesting to see, how people live and work, what do they plant and grow etc. The floating houses, fish farms, rice paper production, walking in the forest or around villages was nice, although tons of plastic trash everywhere put a pinch of salt into the whole experience. Lots of boat trips in the Mekong river and surrounding canals. Everything well organized, well deserved 5.

2. Vietnam must-sees tour

Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Custom Asia Travel
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With friendly people and a lively air, Vietnam is a great destination for family holiday packages. This Vietnam family tour 12 days 11 nights features the best of Vietnam, tailored to satisfy everyone from children to grandparents. Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) - Mekong Delta - Hue ancient citadel - The charming little city of old Hoi An - Hanoi capital - Halong Bay. These are all the places that can’t be missed on your Vietnam family holiday. Through this selection of the best North to South Vietnam tours offers travelers have chance to discover the history, customs, cultures, religions, beliefs about ethnic minorities in Vietnam, you will have opportunity to know-well about Vietnamese lifestyle. Absolutely you will have an incredible time in Vietnam which will be an unforgettable Vietnam family tour 12 days 11 nights in your life.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Air-conditioned vehicle, Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis

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Reviewed By michaelbK666MN

We had great trip to Vietnam thanks to the great customer service provided by Custom Vietnam Travel and all of their staff, especially Liliana Pham. We were two couples who decided to make the trip after many months of planning with the help of Liliana. The first stop in Hanoi was excellent with good accommodations and everything was open. One highlight was the cooking class we took that introduced us to fresh Vietnamese cooking and shopping at the markets. We also took a day trip to Tam coc which was great. We then went to Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Danang and Saigon. On each step of the way we dealt with Liliana who made sure our trip went smoothly, despite the difficulty of travel during the threat of the Covid-19 virus. She helped us re-arrange our itinerary and had incredible patience as we substituted a few new activities. We particularly loved Hoi An with its colourful atmosphere and fantastic restaurants and scenery. Our drivers and tour guides were all very helpful and courteous and definitely helped us get the most our of our trip. Liliana even managed to get us on a different boat for the trip up the Mekong Delta and we ended up with the boat to ourselves! Since our trip was cut short (we did not make to Cambodia), Liliana arranged for the company to reimburse us for the lost portion of the trip. Overall, I would highly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel and their representatives like Lilana who clearly go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service with a friendly attitude and also pride in the rich culture of their country.

3. Authentic Bentre Daily Tour

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam VietCam Holidays
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Depart Saigon after breakfast, driving two-hours to reach Ben Tre. Visit one of the plenty of coconut processing workshops where the people to open coconut by hand (husking coconut), coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process located along canal, taste tropical fruit, honey tea. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep mats. Afterward, You have option: the first one: being on a cart powered by a motorbike, The second one is biking ( 4km or longer) and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetables gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, take a rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat back to Hung Vuong Pier. Then we drive back Saigon. End trips!

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Cruising along the hidden creeks, coconut candy processing, clay brick making, straw mat weaving, tuktuk riding or cycling.

Exclusions: Tipping, laundry, beer or soft drinks, insurance.

Reviewed By tonysarjeant

Don met us when we arrived in Chau Duc off our fast ferry service from Phnom Penh. Very affable and easy to get on with from the start. All through our tour he imparted knowledge and general information and also seemed to enjoy showing us around. Always on time and usually with a ready smile. Also good company. He picked a couple of restaurants out for our evening meal and we were very pleased with them both. I can highly recommend him as either a guide for a few days or a city tour around Ho Chi Minh.

4. Best of Saigon and Mekong Muslim Tour 4 Days (Without Hotel)

Ben Thanh Market, Đ. Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam Mekong Muslim Tours
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Best of Saigon and Mekong Muslim Tour 4 Days for Muslim Tourist with best price in 4 days tour. Day 1: Arrival - City Tour (Halal Lunch) You will be welcomed our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in (maximum 25 minutes driving). We will visit the most interesting sights in Saigon. Day 2: Mekong Muslim Tour (Halal Lunch) Depart for My Tho City, enjoy the scenic journey along the Highway bordered by green rice fields, stopping to see how the rice is cultivated an take pictures of the rice farms in the Mekong River Delta. On arrival at My Tho, take a leisurely boat trip to Tortoise Island the you will visit this area 3 hours. Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels – Shopping (Halal Lunch) We will drive to the Cuchi Tunnels. You can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with AK 47's. On display in the visitor's section you can see a map of the tunnel system; this really helps you comprehend the complexity and the ingenious design of the tunnels. Day 4: Saigon Departure

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Local English speaking tour guide, Private transportation with A/C, Bottled drinking water on the car/bus, All entrance fees, Private boat trip in Mekong

Exclusions: Not included hotel accommodation (if you need it we will book for you), Other expenses not clearly mentioned in the Inclusion part, Beverage/drinks on meal (if any)

Reviewed By denisdawson

Excellent guide! We learned so much about life and culture from Lee. And the car was fantastic. I am only sorry that we did not have time to do a Vung Tau tour with him. I bet it's amazing, given that his family still lives there and he grew up there. Lee has a passion for guiding and speaks English really well, too. We thorouly enjoyed our full day with Lee and would highly recommend him for your next tour.

5. Luxury Mekong Delta Muslim tour in a day

51 Nguyễn An Ninh, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Bismillah Tours & Travel
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Come experience the charming villages, nice fields, Halal foods and friendly people that the Mekong Delta is known for. It's a perfect destination for all ages and families. Pick up from your hotel and depart for My Tho - Ben Tre. Stop en route to visit famous Vinh Trang Pagoda. Upon arrival at Ben Tre, cruising a long day by boat along the Mekong Delta river. Visiting some activities of Vietnamese daily life to understand about the life depends on the river Mekong such as Coconut candy workshop, handicrafts, souvenirs make from coco wood, candies make from coconut or banana. Take a short walk to Coconut garden and hop on a xe-lôi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) to reach Tan Thanh Market. Keep on cruising on boat go to Thoi Son Island to see Bee Farm,taste honey tea, tropical fruits, enjoy traditional music with local people. Take horse cart to Halal restaurant. Then take rowing boat through the natural canals with water coconut trees.Visit rice fields and small Cham Village.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Including : Private minivan, tour guide, Halal lunch, boat trip, sampan, horse cart, fruits, coconut juice, entrance fees, honey tea

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6. Private Full-Day Tour of Authentic Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City

Ginkgo Voyage Private Day Tours
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Known by Vietnamese as the "Land of Coconut", Ben Tre is one the best areas to explore the untouched and natural landscape of Mekong Delta and discover its local life, beautiful canals and traditional activities. An authentic and relaxing experience.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private air-conditioned vehicle, Boat and bike tours, English speaking guide, Lunch, 2 bottled waters & wet tissues per person

Exclusions: Beverages, Personal expense, Tipping & Gratuities

Reviewed By teresamJ3756AI

We made a full day trip to Mekong delta and it was amazing We highly recommend it. Jun is a fantastic guide and took very good care of us! .

7. Small-Group 2 Day Authentic Mekong Delta Tour

Asiana Link Travel - CN Tôn Thất Đạm, 60 Tôn Thất Đạm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam Asiana Link Travel
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Enjoy a 2-day trip to one of the world's most brilliant cultures with friendly and hospitable people, amazing scenery, tasty food, and thousands of smiles. This package included different ways to discover the area such as motor-boat, hand-rowed boat, bicycle... that you can have an insight view of the local life. Experience an overnight stay at a villager's house and join them for cooking your Vietnamese dinner is an unforgettable memory.

Inclusions: Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Small-group tour (about 10 guests/group), Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Hotel pickup and drop-off (District 1 only, Ho Chi Minh city), Professional Vietnamese English-speaking tour guide, Boat trips (Motor-boat, hand-rowed boat), Bicycle rental fee, Overnight accommodation at a local villager's house (Homestay), Bottled water (Two 500ml-bottles/Person/Day), Meals (01 Breakfast, 02 Lunches, 01 Dinner), Snacks (tropical fruits, coconut candy, pop-rice., All taxes, fees and handling charges, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Bottled water, Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Personal expenses, Beverages, Overnight accommodation at hotel on request (with extra pays), Tips and Gratuities (recommended), Hotel pickup and drop-off (outside of city center)

Reviewed By trvlrboy

Can’t review our Vietnam trip of a life time because Covid destroyed our dreams but definite 5/5 for the people at Asianlink. Nothing was a problem. Gave us a credit when Covid first hit then when serious illness decided to raise its head never flinched. Gave us our money back without question. Can’t recommend enough.

8. Premium group: Exploring Authentic Mekong River 1 Day operated by Pioneer Travel

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• Discovering the untouched and natural landscape of Mekong Delta and enjoy its local life • Comprehending about making brick, max-weaving of the locals • Experience the waterway by boat along with the river, harmony with the nature in Mekong. • Exploring the local village by motorized rickshaw or bicycle.

Inclusions: Lunch (set-menu), English speaking guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Bicycle, motor-cart, boat, Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle

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Reviewed By 168annamarieb

I have booked at Pioneer travel through TripAdvisor and paid, but when we got there on Saturday 9.1.2021 Pioneer travel was closed. I have not yet received my refund Cancelled: Your Tripadvisor Booking for Mekong Delta Day Tour (BR-794205420)

9. Mekong Delta Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh city with Vinh Trang Pagoda & Lunch

Vietnam Adventure Tours
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This tour is very suitable for all people who loves to visit the rural area of the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam. You will be visiting some attractions like: Vinh Trang temple, Visit My Tho and Ben Tre where are the heart of the Mekong Delta region. Cruising on the motor boat along Tien River, paddle along the small canals on a rowing boat.

Inclusions: Transfer by Air-conditioned bus, Motor Boat Trip, Small Rowing Boat Trip, Lunch of Vietnamese cuisine (Vegan food available), Experienced English speaking Tour Guide, Pick up & Drop off at centrally located hotels in District 1 (selected hotels only)

Exclusions: Personal expenses, Tip (optional)

Reviewed By travelbugsteveo

What a great day I had on this vip tour well worth the little bit extra money for it! My guide mr phu was great spoke good English and was funny and Informative on the tour all day! There was a lot to do and enjoyed all of it!

10. Mekong Delta 3-Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh city

Kim Tran Travel - Private Day Tour

On this 3-day Mekong Delta tour, you will get to visit the below 3 areas: Ben Tre - Boat trip on natural canals, Traditional hand-made job, biking riding around village Can Tho - experience the floating markets of Phong Dien & Cai Rang Chau Doc - Tra Su Conservation Center, floating village & Cham minority village, Sam mountains

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, 2 nights accommodation of 3 stars hotel with double or twin sharing room, Professional English or French speaking guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Use of bicycle, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Sightseeing boats, Bottled water

Exclusions: Alcoholic & Soft drinks (available to purchase), Personal expenses, Gratuities

Reviewed By Lacastacruise

A wonderful day! Cruise manager help me for all activities on Cruise, staffs are very kindly, room is nice... No word can explain that service, everything is perfect.

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