Drive for 2.5 hours and arrive at the city of My Tho by air-conditioned mini coach. A former naval base, My Tho is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. The area is the final destination of the Mekong River which winds its way through Tibet, China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam.
An incredibly fertile region, its prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Life for villagers in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta. People are more likely to transport by river than by road.
Upon arrival into My Tho you'll board a private boat and cruise along the Mekong River. Your local guide will take you to visit an island with lush tropical gardens where you'll sample tropical fruit. Continue to another island in the Mekong Delta and learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a coconut candy factory and explain the process of making this sweet.
You'll also have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture and customs of people who call the Delta their home. Continue by Xe Loi (motorized cart) to a bee farm where you'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat allowing you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.
Sample local Mekong cuisine at the Diem Phuong Restaurant. After lunch you'll return to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.