Binh Tien Farm Stay 2 Days
There is no better way to experience the real living of local people in Mekong Delta than staying a night with the local family. Located in Long An - a Mekong Delta province just between Ho Chi Minh City to the West and Cambodia border on the East, 2D1N tour to Binh Tien Farm Stay offers you chance to off the beaten track & explore absolute non-touristy places, to see real daily activities of the local people, to enjoy local dishes as authentic as you can get and to have an intimate chat with local family about life in Mekong Delta over the rice wine.
DAY 1: HCM – BINH TIEN FARM STAY (L/D)
08:00 pick you up from your hotel, we’ll travel 50 minutes southwest to the cycling point. Upon arrival, hop on your bike, we'll begin pedaling for 10 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 and learn how the family make their livings as long as maintain this traditional job. We continue cycling passing Vam Co Tay River – the largest & most important river system of Long An Province. There you’ll have a chance to challenge yourself up over a couple high bridges.
Take a rest, enjoy some fruits & relax your leg at a local house along the way. Following, boarding a small motorized-boat for a short cruise along Vam Co Tay River and through its narrow canals. Hop off the boat, we’ll make a visit to a local primary school, then continue transfer you to Binh Tien Farm Stay.
You’ll arrive the farm at around 11:00 where the Host Family will greet you with hospitality, lovely smiles and a homemade herbal drink! We are the only guests of honor today.
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!
Midafternoon, pick up your bike we’ll cycling around the village passing vegetable farms and a fish pole store to see the daily lives of local people. Late in the afternoon, we go back to the farm and help the hostess pick up vegetables for dinner. She will also show you how to cook the dishes, and the menu’s different everyday depending on which ingredients available in the garden at that time. 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.
Overnight in Binh Tien Farm Stay
DAY 2: BINH TIEN FARM STAY – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
This morning, rise early and join your hostess to the local market buying some fresh ingredients for daily meal. On the way to the market you may see some small kids crying for their parents on their first day at school in front of a kindergarten. Return the farm for breakfast. After breakfast you can either go fishing, collecting cassava fruit, or try planting/harvesting the rice crops (seasonal activities).
10:00 check-out and say farewell to your friendly host family and head back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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