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Mekong Delta Day Excursion

The Mekong River Delta is the richest agricultural area in Vietnam. The Mekong River is known to the Vietnamese as Cuu Long, meaning "Nine Dragons".After making its long journey from the Tibetan Plateau, the river splits into numerous small winding tributaries, wide flowing streams and low lying island to form the Mekong Delta. The region is referred to as Vietnam's "Rice Bowl" from where farmers produce coconuts, sugar cane, a variety of fruit, fresh seafood and of course rice.

Upon arriving in the quaint town of Ben Tre, board a motorized trishaw and enjoy a ride along the rustic, country roads. Afterwards, board the Mango Cruise ship and begin exploring this remote region.After sailing along the river for a short while, disembark and visit a brick kiln factory; afterwards, set off on an exciting cycling excursion that will introduce you to a rice noodle workshop as well as the home of a local farmer.

Enjoy a selection of seasonal fruits before cruising through a small canal aboard a sampan rowboat.Once you have returned to your boat, sail onwards to a local coconut processing workshop for an overview of this regional treat.From there, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch.After lunch, go for a leisurely stroll to meet with a nearby local who is infamous for producing rice liquor.Afterwards, the Mango Cruise ship will transfer you back to the dock, where a car will be waiting for your return transfer to Saigon.

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