We were picked up from hotel promptly at 0700 by our guide San and our driver. It was around a two hour drive to Ben Tre, we had a quick rest stop on way. San was very friendly, knowledgeable of the Mekong Delta area, and a great photographer! When we arrived in Ben Tre, San showed us around a local food market and informed us about lots of different tropical foods typical of the area. Being British in a more rural area, we had a few curious stall owners saying hello and asking where we were from which was lovely, and didn’t feel any pressure to buy anything. San then took us on a boat ride, with free coconut water and fruits, down the river to an island. We looked around a handmade coconut candy shop and tried some different flavours, as well as some banana/coconut wine (at .35% alc vol!) We took a tuktuk to see some local ladies making brooms from coconut tree leaves, and then took an authentic rowboat down a small canal wearing the traditional hat (non la). We were taken by boat back to the mainland and had a delicious private lunch included in tour with view of the river. We barely saw any other tourists all day. We walked back through the town where our driver picked us up and we made way back to Saigon. Don’t plan to do anything straight after the tour, as the drive back is typically much longer (around 2hrs 30 at least) due to regular traffic at the time leaving. This was fine with us on the day, and we were informed of this on the way to the Mekong so we could decide whether to leave earlier. Many thanks to San for being a great guide, and for making us a video diary of the day, it was great!