Part 2: Ben Tre – Can Tho
Length of the section: 120 km
Highlights: Binh Thanh Island, Can Tho Bridge, rural scenery
From Ben Tre you have several options to get to Can Tho. The fastest one is following QL60 north towards My Tho and then the QL1A to Can Tho. Well, this is fast, but how much fun would be a journey on busy highways. It would defeat the purpose of traveling by motorbike through the Mekong Delta.
The second option would be heading towards Vinh Long via the DT884 and QL57, and then follow the QL1A to Can Tho. The DT884 is actually a nice road. I took a bus from Ben Tre to a homestay there back in January 2015, and then continued to Vinh Long. Some rather interesting roads in that area.
But if you really want to see more of rural Mekong Delta via small roads, taking ferries to islands – then I would suggest the longer way.