[Event] – Ben Tre Weekend Trip: Coconut Trip

Welcome you to our 8th travel – Ben Tre, the coconut land in Southern Vietnam. This tour was particularly designed by a Ben Tre local with the aim of offering the most local experiences for participants.

Let’s COCONUT it by:
  • Row boating across small canals in Tiền River (Mekong Delta.)
  • Visit a coconut candy factory and try fresh coconut candies.
  • Visit the remaining constructions of Ông Đạo Dừa – the Coconut Monk.
  • Trying making ‘Bánh Xèo’ by yourself.
  • Experience picking coconuts.

Wait! That’s just a part of the trip, we will also:

  • Sit on horse carriages to observe fruit gardens.
  • Visit the honey bee raising area.
  • Listen to ‘Đờn ca Tài tử – traditional music in Mekong Delta.
  • Catching and grill snakehead fish.
  • Try ‘Chuối đập’ (lit. pounded bananas) – a speciality of Bến Tre
  • Visit Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda, a national historical site, one of the most visited pagodas in Southern Vietnam.
Time: 9th September 2018
Maximum number of participants: 13 people
Schedule:

Fee:

The sooner your payment is, the higher promotion you get 😉

  • 20/08 – 26/08: 850,000VND (36.50USD)
  • 27/08 – 01/09: 950,000VND (40.85USD)

Including:

  • Transportation (16-seated van)*
  • Services: electric carts, horse carriages, and row boating.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks
  • Drinks and water
  • Tour guide fee

*Note: We will transport by the van if there are more than 10 participants. Otherwise, taking a public bus is another option. In that case, your two-way bus tickets will be covered instead.

**Excluding: Other fees out of those above-mentioned things.

Cancellation Refund Policy:

If you cancel your registration, you will receive refund based on the time of your cancellation.

  • 20/08 – 26/08: Refund 60% of the total fee.
  • 27/08 – 01/09: Refund 30% of the total fee.
  • 02/09 – 09/09: No refund.
Registration Process:

Step 1. Register by filling in the form below.

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Step 2. Complete your payment via:

***Bank Transfer: The information of bank account will be sent to you via email.

***Direct Payment:

Contact Minh Nguyen

  • Phone: 01666725720
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***Your registration will only be counted after completing your payment.

Before registration, please read the following terms carefully.

1/ In each trip, there is a main guide who is in charge of planning, arranging everything, contacting people, and guiding during the trip. The guide cooperates with us via the Local Supporters Program. All of the expenses of the guide will be shared among other participants in the trip. That’s why in your fee includes the fee for the guide. The guide of this trip is Nguyen Thi Yen Nhi.

If you agree with the above-mentioned term and feel interested in the trip, register ASAP! First come first served. Please fill in the the form below.

>>>Let’s take a look at our previous trips:

Thanh An Island (Can Gio) | Giang Dien Waterfall (Dong Nai) | Tay Ninh | Bac Lieu

Top Five Must-visit Destinations in Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Sailing down the Cuu Long River, a beautiful and peaceful landscape will appear before the eyes of tourists. 170 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh city, Cần Thơ is the fifth largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta.
It is beautifully carved with floating market, rice paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals.

And when you already set foot in this land, these top five destinations should not be missed out:

1/ Ninh Kiều Pier (Bến Ninh Kiều)

Ninh Kiều Pier is located on the bank of Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong River, and close to the centre of the city. The pier is the city’s main trading centre where hundreds of boats plying the river, bringing products from the rest of the Delta region. In the nearby area and along the river are there Ninh Kiều Pier Park and more excitingly, Ninh Kiều Night Market to fill the hungry bellies of visitors.

Photo: tinnhanh.us
2/ Cái Răng Floating Market (Chợ nổi Cái Răng)

When it comes to Can Tho, people tend to think of cruising on a boat and enjoying many countryside sceneries passing by. Embarking at Ninh Kieu pier, tourists will indulge themselves in the coolness of river breeze in the early morning, and the fullness of fruit-laden trees along both sides of the river. At the end of the cruise, the boat will stop at a very special destination which is unique to the region criss-crossed by channels as Can Tho – Cái Răng Floating Market.

The special point of the market lies on trading activities taking place on narrow boats. A buyer just needs to look at the bamboo poles in front of each boat which hang samples of what it is selling, and then calls the seller if they want to buy it. The boat of the seller will approach the boat of the buyer for trade. Tourists can even enjoy such delicious dishes as bun rieu, hu tieu (a kind of noodles), and che (a kind of sweet dessert).

Photo: saigontourist
3/ Bình Thủy Ancient House (Nhà cổ Bình Thuỷ)

Located about five kilometres from downtown Cần Thơ, Bình Thuỷ Ancient House is designed as a combination of the architecture of Vietnam and France. Besides, outside of the house is there a garden with various flowers and fruits, including a wide range of orchids and a record cactus. The French-style house was built in 1870 by the Dương family on an area of nearly 6,000 square meters.

Address: 26/1A Bùi Hữu Nghĩa Street, Bình Thuỷ Ward, Cần Thơ.

Photo: tintucmientay.com.vn
4/ Munir Ansay Pagoda (Chùa Munir Ansay)

Built in 1948, Munir Ansay Pagoda is the oldest and biggest Khmer pagoda in Can Tho. Its architecture is imbued with Khmer national identity with colorful pyramidal domes. The spacious yard creates a peaceful feeling for a visitor in spite of being in the center of the city. Annually, Munir Ansay pagoda organizes several big festivals such as Chol Chnam Thmay – New Year Holiday (March 13-15th in lunar calendar), Ok-Om-Bok – Bringing water festival (October in lunar calendar), Donta – Ancestor worship (August in lunar calendar), etc.

Address: 36 Hòa Bình Avenue, Cần Thơ City.

Photo: didaudo.vn
5/ Giàn Gừa relic site (Khu di tích Giàn Gừa)

Giàn Gừa is a big trellis of 150-year-old Gừa heritage tree. Now, the tree has trellis over 2.700m² of wide and 12m of height. Rooted from local belief, villagers used to construct a small temple to worship a Goddess called Thượng Động Cố Hỉ to express their respect and gratefulness to her as a protector of the village. Besides, it was the place to hide weapons, documents, to train, gather and transfer liberation army in the past. Many important meetings of The Southwest Area of Can Tho Committee Province were also held there.

Photo: muctim.com.vn