Ben Tre / Cho Gao Canal
For early risers, sunrise tea or coffee provides the perfect start to your day.
This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats (two guests per boat) for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.
Luncheon is served as we cruise along a narrow canal, regarded as one of the busiest trading routes in Southeast Asia.
This afternoon, the ship cruises through the hustling bustling Cho Gao canal, a manmade waterway that runs for 21kms, en route to the Saigon River. The RV Mekong Princess arrives at Saigon Port at dusk with spectacular skyline views of the city at sunset.
This evening, savor a sumptuous Vietnamese Dinner as we conclude our extraordinary journey through the Mekong Delta.
*Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host
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