Things to do in Mekong Delta
07 Nov 2018 By Lily Pham
Unlike many City Tours in the large city of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. A Visit to Mekong Delta in the southern most region of Vietnam where considered a rich agricultural land of waterways that supports nearly 18 million people, who live and thrive among this matrix of canals.
Embark a river boat, where you'll discover one of Vietnam's most wonderful locations with floating markets, beautiful bonsai gardens and tranquil tributaries. Here is our top things you must visit if you getting a chance to travel to Mekong delta.
#1 Visit A floating Market
Floating market is one of the most special things to experience the life in Mekong Delta, Most main transportation are boats and sampans with numerous goods from fresh fruits to lively animals. Besides, some boats or sampans serve as coffee shop, where you can enjoy tea, orange juice and coffee or even selling breakfast with local specialties such as Bun Ca (Rice Noodle Soup with Fish), Hu Tieu (Vietnamese Clear Rice Noodle Soup), Xoi (Steamed Sticky Rice), Banh Canh (Soup Cake) and many other delicious dishes
The most visited floating markets are Cai Rang Floating market – Can Tho, Ca Be Floating Market – Tien Giang, Tra On Floating market, Long Xuyen, Chau Doc floating market.
A Mekong River Tour for 2-3 days that including visiting one of these floating market in Mekong and considered as a great choice for your holiday.
#2 Take a sampan ride through overgrown canals
Most of Mekong Delta Tours include river cruise as well as sampan rowing through small canals where you can see beautiful sights of lush orchards, stilts in quiet villages and lines of coconut trees, green or yellow rice paddies. In addition, You can also see coconut candy factory and brick factory along the river. Learn more: Daily Tour Mekong Delta
#3 Take an Overnight Cruise
A selecting of Mekong Overnight Cruises from 2 days to 8days beyond the boundary of Vietnam country that including Cambodia, Laos. This tour offering travellers an intimate glimpse into occupations and the lives of the people living here. Learn more: Best Cruises in Mekong Delta
#4 Travel to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh via the Mekong
Immerse yourself into the daily life of Mekong delta, passing many rice fields, beautiful landscape along the river. Take a sampan rowing through small canals where you can see beautiful sights of lush orchards and end of the tour in style in the aquatic paradise of Phu Quoc where I have mentioned in the previous post about Phu Quoc – ideal destination for Families with kids and honeymooners. Because the island is not only famous for long and beautiful wild beaches with lines of green trees, sunlight and soft sand. Besides it’s alo famous with many other beautiful natural sights such as: Ganh Dau Cape, Tranh stream…etc Learn more: Phu Quoc travel guide.
#5 Listen To Traditional Vietnamese Music
A visit to Mekong Delta and listening a traditional Vietnamese music performance is something you relished after spending hours out on the boat. Most tours to Mekong River include this performance.
#6 Overnight homestay in Mekong Delta
While you may not have access to the luxury comforts that you will get with most of tours offered. Enjoy an overnight homestay in Mekong Delta that will bring you unforgettable experiences with local people and a unique perspective on this special home stay
#7 Cycling in Mekong Delta
Spend three day adventure will take you from Saigon to Bentre - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho for 2days, 3 days to experience firsthand the beauty of the Mekong delta. So, Cycling through charming villages, rice paddies and along shady canal paths will let you see the best of everything in Southern region that A Vietnam Tour has to offer.