Mekong Delta Farmstay- CODE: SE03
HCM – BINH TIEN FARMSTAY (L/D)
09:00 our local guide will meet you at the cycling point (Mai Ba Huong Street, Le Minh Xuan Commune).
Hop on your bike, we'll begin pedaling for 7 km on quiet back-roads through peaceful villages, seeing sceneries changing from small canals to big river, from the sugar cane field to green paddies, etc. Pause en-route to visit a family-run incense making workshop where you can observe the making process. We continue cycling passing Vam Co Tay River – the largest & most important river system of Long An Province. Take a rest, enjoy some fruits & relax your leg at a local pagoda along the way.
Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a motorboat ride through a canal to a wide lotus field grown by local farmers for living. Chill out, enjoy fresh coconut water picked up on spot by the boat rower. You can even try to collect lotus flower, seeds and roots yourself. The roots you pick up will be used to prepare for a delicious Vietnamese salad.
Return to land, we continue cycling and there you’ll have a chance to challenge yourself up over a high bridge. Pass the bridge, we will stop to visit a local primary school (we encourage to view from outside only to avoid distracting the kids from their lesson in class). Finish cycling, we continue take a transfer straight to Binh Tien Farmstay. You’ll arrive the farm at around 11:30 where the Host Family greets you with hospitality, lovely smiles and a homemade herbal drink! You are the only guests of honor today.
(Note 1: Cycling option can be replaced with motor-biking option.)
(Note 2: For cycling lovers, 25km cycling route straight to Binh Tien can be arranged)
After getting to know the Host Family, you can take a rest by the pond, watching ducks swinging and surfing over the water lily or go discover the luxuriant garden with many types of tropical fruit trees, vegetable and flowers before lunch. Your hostess will treat you with special dishes made of local fresh ingredients grew at the farm (you can even join the family preparing the food if you like.) After meal, simply relax or take a nap on one of the hammocks that scattered around the farm or go fishing in peaceful atmosphere. Life couldn’t get much better!
(Afternoon / after lunch arrival) Late this afternoon, we’ll cycle around the village. On the way, we’ll visit some vegetable farms to buy some fresh ingredients for dinner and a fish pole making workshop. Return to the farm, we’ll help the hostess prepare for dinner. She will also show you how to cook the local dishes. Dinner is one of the best opportunity you’ll have to sit down with local people and talk about their lives over cups of rice wine. Before going to bed, soak your tired feet into hot herbal water, relax and enjoy the moment! Overnight in Binh Tien Farmstay
Day 2 BINH TIEN FARMSTAY – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
This morning, wake up early as a real local, you’ll join your hostess with her daily gardening & farming such as feed the duck with water lily, watering the orchids, etc. She will reveal you the family gardening techniques that passed on from generations. Finish the work, we take a rest, enjoy breakfast and a cup of Vietnamese coffee. Afterwards, you can either go fishing, collecting cassava, corn, grapefruit, guava, lotus seed and leaf or try planting/harvesting the rice crops (seasonal activities).
10:00 we check-out and say farewell to your friendly host family and head back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and end of service.
WHAT WE INCLUDE:
- Private Transportation with A/c
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Accommodation in twin-sharing bungalow.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Bicycle or Motorbike with driver - Mineral water, fruits & cold tissues.
- Herbal drink on arrival. - Motorboat ride & herbal foot soak.
- Fishing, cycling, collecting vegetables & fruits, gardening activities as stated in the itinerary.
- Visits to Lotus Field, Incense Making Workshop, Vegetable Gardens, and Fishing Pole Making Workshop as stated in the itinerary.
- Mechanic during cycling.
- Accommodation and meals for tour guide
- Free Wi-Fi access
WHAT WE EXCLUDE:
- Travel Insurance.
- Drinks and other meals
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the Inclusion above.