DAY 1 | Ben Tre – Mo Cay
Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ba Dung pier and head to An Hoa River. Enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage. The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.
Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory before starting your bike or rickshaw trip around the village. Relax and enjoy lunch at Mango Restaurant before getting back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut.
Continue cruising to Vung Liem province and stop for a visit at the brick making factory. Here you will see how bricks are made using traditional methods, which are centuries old. Return to your boat and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.
Overnight will be spent on board on the Co Chien River.
DAY 2 | Vung Liem - Saigon
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board before starting to explore the town of Vung Liem by bicycle. Visit the Happy Buddha Temple, a beautiful and characteristic Khmer Temple of this small town. After that continue to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucism.
After that get back to the cruise and refresh, check out and you will transfer to Vung Liem Market where your driver is waiting for you to take you back to Saigon or continue your onward trip.