Grab convenient transportation from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and enjoy the quick ride out of the city, passing by expansive green fields thick with rice before you arrive in My Tho. Cruise around the city's islands, snapping pictures of quaint fishing boats and stilted homes before you continue to Ben Tre for up-close looks at dense coconut groves. Bite into tasty coconut treats, sip warm cups of honey tea, and then recharge with a tasty lunch of deep fried fish and shrimp, caught locally of course.
Catch a boat to Ben Tre's charming center, where you can round out your first day with a thrilling folk dance performance, featuring colorful costumes and dramatic choreography. Afterward, take a comfortable shuttle to Can Tho to turn in for the night.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast and then hop aboard a boat for a winding exploration of the Lower Mekong River's maze of tributaries. Swing through the famous Cai Rang Floating Market for looks at vendor boats loaded down with everything form fresh produce and housewares to antique jewelry and liquor. Consider picking up a few souvenirs from this buoyant bazaar, visit a noodle maker who crafts thin strands of vermicelli, and then pick up a few pointers on crossing the bamboo spans of what locals call a "monkey bridge."
Have lunch at a nearby market and then conclude your 2-day adventure with hassle-free transportation back to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.