How to get there?
If you love to ride a bike and are not scared to ride a long way, this is for you. You take your bike from Saigon to Ben Tre, it is around 1 hour further than My Tho, 4 hours in total to get to Mekong Home. To have tried both way (highway and secondary road) and the latter is way much better. By taking the secondary road you are avoiding all the trucks, bus and most of the cars, not talking about the continuous sound of the klaxon. And why is it so nice? It is because you are going through all those beautiful landscapes of paddy field, crossing numerous bridges while gazing at the beautiful Mekong Delta.
Ben Tre is the next city down My Tho. To get there you have to go at the very end of Vo Van Kiet in district 5. Then, take the road named QL1A which is national road that drives you to the best part of the road. After driving 15 min on this road, you will have to turn left to get into the secondary road DT833. This road has two quick ferries (6,000 VND per bike per ferry), one in the middle of the way and then, when you will get to Tan An city. From Tan An city, follow the road DT 879 to get to My Tho and then the QL 60 to get to Ben Tre.
This is the option that is cheap, fast and convenient. Book a ticket bus from Saigon to Ben Tre costs you 70,000 VND and it is faster. It will take you 2H30 to get there. You can book your ticket from Futa Bus Line, the website is both in Vietnamese and English. From the bus station in Ben Tre, they have a free shuttle that can drop you directly to the hotel Mekong Home. You will need to contact the hotel so they will arrange it for you, it is easier.
About Mekong Home:
MEKONG HOME is a family-run homestay located alongside the Mekong river in Ben Tre. The welcome is warm and smiling, and they are incredibly kind. There is trees and plants all over the place, it is very quiet and peaceful. They grow their own veggies and cook delicious home-made traditional Vietnamese dishes, such as: smoked eggplant with minced pork and fish in coconut milk.
There are several bungalows only, surrounding by vegetation. Each of ones have their own terrace where you can lie down on a hammock. The room is pretty big, very comfy and well decorated. You have complimentary water bottles at disposal, and coffee and tea as well. They provide shampoo, shower gel and towels. The hot water is pretty long to get, so you will need to be a bit a patient about that.
Beside that, bicycles and motorbikes are at disposal for free, so you can easily get around and explore by yourself.
A night is roughly 1,315,000 VND during low season and up to 1,700,000 VND during high season. The price includes the breakfast which is serves from 6-9AM. The dinner is 200,000 VND per pax and if you want to get some wine from Dalat, the half bottle is 160,000 VND.
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