DAY 1 | Saigon - Ben Tre - Mango Home
The cruise will first stop at a family owned Coconut Processing factory, learn how every ounce of the coconut is utilized. Then cross the river to a brick making operation, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand.
Continue on to a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region. After your visit take a short walk to one of our friends, Mrs. Huong, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea and then board a rowing sampan taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.
After our team rows you through the quiet canal, reconnect with your Day Cruiser and enjoy a cruise to Mango Home. It is time for you to relax and check-in, after freshening up from the day’s activities enjoy a five-course lunch of local specialties, some grown organically in the Mango Home garden!
After lunch, enjoy a visit to Mr. Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.
Return to Mango Home, perhaps it is time to enjoy the swimming pool or relax at one of the nice sitting areas? In the early evening prepare to join the cooking demonstration with your guide.
Overnight will be spent at Mango Home.
DAY 2 | Mango Home
Breakfast will be served on the verandah, then you will take our beautiful day cruiser to Tai Phu canal. You will cycle in a very quiet area and eventually reach the My Long wet market by crossing the bridge.
Enjoy a walk through the market, which offers everything from fresh seafood, meat, vegetables and even dry goods and clothing. You will also have a chance to see a family owned shrimp farm.
Cycle to Phong Nam village to see a local Cao Dai Temple and learn about their traditions and beliefs. Return to Mango Home, and freshen up before enjoying a five-course lunch.
After lunch, you will enjoy the remainder of the day to relax and unwind in one of our nice sitting areas, or perhaps in a hammock, tucked away with a new book or time in our beautiful swimming pool!
A five-course dinner will be provided in the evening at your desired time.
Overnight at Mango Home
DAY 3 | Mango Home – Saigon
Awaken to breakfast in the morning at the main house enjoy a day at your leisure. Perhaps it will be of interest to borrow a bicycle to explore the area on your own, or enjoy time at the swimming pool. At 12 noon it will be time to check-out of the room and enjoy a final five course lunch at our restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a final boat tour to Ben Tre city where your car will be waiting to return you to Saigon.
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