Cruise past quaint riverfront villages and stilted houses as you dive into the Mekong Delta with an experienced local guide. Nibble on sweet tooth-satisfying coconut candies, watch a traditional folk music performance, and tuck into a delicious lunch of Vietnamese specialties on this active excursion.
Ride out of Ho Chi Minh after getting picked up at your hotel. From your window seat, look for water buffaloes wading through verdant rice paddies and get up-close looks at Vietnam's rural side.Continue on to My Tho, where you can hop on a small riverboat bound for the tributaries of the Mekong River.
Drift past elevated houses and quiet rural scenes before reaching the island village of Ben Tre.
Under the cover of swaying coconut trees, meander around this tiny outpost for the remainder of the afternoon, visiting coconut candy makers, tasting honey tea and wine, and watching folk musicians play a few tunes.
Recharge with a tasty lunch, served outside, and then take some free time to explore the village on your own before cruising back to your shuttle and catching a lift to Ho Chi Minh.