Best things to do for an exciting Mekong Delta tour

The Mekong Delta is one of two biggest deltas in Vietnam. This land impresses every Vietnam travel agency and tourists to here by its charming beauty. Today’s article is going to suggest you the best things you should experience in the Mekong Delta when you travel to Vietnam.

1. Exploring the floating market

Visiting the Mekong Delta, you shouldn’t miss the floating market – the most impressive attraction of this land, and the first thing people think of when talking about this land. If you haven’t sat in a boat and experience the floating market in your Mekong Delta tour, it would be a big pity.

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Bustling floating market in the Mekong Delta

Traveling to this land, you will see small boats full of fruits and special foods of this region. You can ask the local people for a seat on their boat to experience a bustling floating market. The local people are very friendly, kind, and hospitable. You always see the smile from the bottom of the heart on their face. Many famous floating markets in the Mekong Delta you can visit in a trip to this land with a Vietnam local tour operator are Cai Be (on Tien River), Phung Hiep (Hau Giang), Chau Doc (An Giang), Cai Rang (Can Tho), Phong Dien (Can Tho).

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[Cai Be floating market]

2. Eating grilled snakehead fish

Fish dishes are the most popular specialty of the Mekong Delta due to the dense net of rivers and canals. And grilled snakehead fish is the most favorite and famous food suggested in a lot of Vietnam travel reviews about this land. The best time to enjoy this dish in the Mekong Delta is in January when the local people catch this fish the most. Especially, sitting around a fire in the field in the chilly weather and waiting for your fish to be grilled well would be an unforgettable experience in your trip.

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[Grilled snakehead fish]

3. Enjoying Xeo Cake

Xeo cake is the most favorite specialty in the Mekong Delta. This food has a thin coat, full filling with various ingredients. It has the delicious taste of coconut milk, powdered turmeric, crispy coat, and various vegetables. Its wonderful taste will deeply enchant you and leave in your heart a deep impression of this beautiful land. There are many kinds of fillings you can choose and enjoy.

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[Xeo Cake]

4. Catching fish in the muddy field

Another must-try things you shouldn’t miss in your trip to the Mekong Delta is catching fish in the muddy field. It is one of the most attractive and exciting cultural activities in this land that you cannot find anywhere else. You can soak in the mud, get dirty, and catch the fish in the mud. Then you can enjoy a delicious meal of fish, which you have caught minutes ago. It would be one of the most unforgettable experiences in your trip to Vietnam.

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Catching fish in a small canal

5. Visiting huge orchards

One of the greatest attractions of the Mekong Delta that you should visit on a trip with a Vietnam travel agency is huge fruit gardens. Thanks to the mild weather and plentiful water, the Mekong Delta has a lot of huge orchards with various kinds of fruits. Visiting this land in summer, you can visit these fruit garden, pick some fruits, and eat them right in the garden. Many famous orchards you can visit in the Mekong Delta in summer are My Khanh in Can Tho, An Binh Isle in Vinh Long, Cai Mon in Ben Tre and Cai Be in Tien Giang.

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[Fruit garden in the Mekong Delta]

6. Visiting Hon Da Bac

From the city center of Ca Mau, go along the provincial highway for 40km, get through U Minh Ha Forest – the hometown of the liar king Ba Phi, you will reach a beautiful group of deserted islands which is 50m above the sea level. It has three islands linking with each other, including Hon Troi, Hon Ong Ngo, and Hon Da Bac with the total area of about 6.4 hectares.

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[Hon Da Bac Island]
This famous tourist site is in Kinh Hon Hamlet, Khanh Binh Tay Commune, Tran Van Thoi District, Ca Mau Province. Stone is the only thing you can see in Hon Troi – the small island located between two islands of Hon Ong Ngo and Hon Da Bac. In contrast, the other two islands have a lot of trees. According to many documents, Hon Da Bac has formed about 180 million years ago, in the mid-Jura period and Mesozoic.

7. Conquering the southernmost point of Vietnam

The southernmost point of Vietnam is always a must-see site of tourist in a Vietnam tour. After an hour going by canoe on the sea, you will reach this point in Mui Hamlet, Ca Mau. Getting there, you will see one of the four most sacred sites in Vietnam. From here, you will have a stunning view of the sea, listen to the sound of the sea waves, and feel your heart beating strongly in your chest.

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[Vietnamese national southernmost point]
These are the top exciting things you must try in your Mekong Delta tour. There are many other attractions of this beautiful land welcoming you to explore. Come and enjoy them, you will have an unforgettable tour in Vietnam.
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EXPLORING TAN LAP FLOATING VILLAGE

A road in Melaleuca forest

Tan Lap Floating Tourist Area is nominated as one of the top 10 ecotourism sites in Vietnam. If you are planning to explore this floating village, but you do not know how to go and what to eat, refer to the experience touring Tan Lap village below. Let’s explore Tan Lap village, which is one of the most famous destinations in Mekong Delta adventure.

Tan Lap floating village

Tan Lap floating village

Tan Lap village, about 100km from Ho Chi Minh City, is a pristine wetland of Moc Hoa district, near Long An and the Cambodian border. Linking with the Dong Thap Muoi area, the village creates a vast green area with dense canals and Vam Co Tay river.

The nature of this place is dominated by the ancient Melaleuca forests, lotus ponds, lakes and hundreds of bird species and endemic amphibians that make up the diverse ecosystem.

The road passing through the floating village

The road passing through the floating village

It takes more than two hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Tan An (Long An); from 1A Highway, turn right on Highway 62 and go straight to Moc Hoa about 60km, you will come to Tan Lap floating village where is a famous spot for Mekong delta tours.

From a distance, it was possible to recognize the tourist area thanks to the well-designed gateway. Just spending about five minutes in the forest, surfing on the river, catching the cool breeze, watching the peaceful countryside scene will make you feel really relaxed. In the rainy season, which starts in late August and finishes early in September, you also see the pink lotus floating on the water.

The highlight for people who visit the village is the 38-meter high tower. It is seen as a fire watchdog or fire direction to quickly put out a fire. The tower with a panoramic view of the extensive mangrove forests. Tourists will be excited due to the beauty of the blue sky and the hovering birds.

The floating village is a destination suitable for big fans of taking photos and the peaceful atmosphere. If you plan to visit some other places, it can be combined with the Floating Pagoda, medicinal garden or Tan Hiep border for shopping.

When taking Mekong Delta group tours to Tan Lap village, you can see from the tower a road through the jungle forest that is 5km long and only about 1m in width. There is a winding road, with a couple of turns so that you will discover many interesting things. Along the two sides of the road is the tall Melaleuca tree, its body wrapped in vines. The sunshine makes visitors feel like the mystery. Sunlight through thick foliage, shining down to make your Mekong Delta adventure tours more fanciful and romantic.

You can encounter many insects, wooden bridges or a monkey bridge, smell the smell of mud moss, which feels like a world of adventure. Every noise disappears, making room for the birds singing, clones or the motorboat.

In the dry season, the leaves filled full of the street, so travelers can hear the sound of footsteps on the dried leaves echoing in the middle of the forest. It is the romantic scenery that led people to describe it as the love road of the Tan Lap floating village. Walking among the fresh green nature, everyone feels relaxed, gentle, and peaceful. If you do not know the way, do not be too worried, because the turns are designed to get back to the starting point.

A road in Melaleuca forest

A road in Melaleuca forest

However, there is no food service to ensure the trip perfectly, so you should bring more food to eat on the way traveling. Come here, you can enjoy the typical dishes of the South West such as hot pot chicken, crispy fried fish, prized fish or fried eel sausage. Price ranged from 100,000VND back. After your Mekong Delta adventure, remember to enjoy the fish baked in lotus leaves or other specialties at the restaurants in the floating village to get all special taste here. You can also buy souvenirs, especially pure honey of Melaleuca forests for donation.

Traveling to Tan Lap floating village for 1 day, you can buy soft drinks or other snack foods in the resort.

The floating village

The floating village

In brief, Tan Lap village is a highlight for Mekong Delta adventure. Tourist not only discover the unique kind of forest, local food, but they also immerse themselves into the peaceful nature. Hope you will have an unforgettable trip there.

What to expect from Mekong Delta tours ?

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What you can expect from Mekong Delta Tours in Vietnam? Click to find out the best things to do when travelling Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta area is not only a fascinating tourist destination for its natural landscapes but also for its unique culture and friendly local people. If you are planning on a journey to the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, check this list of things you can expect from Mekong Delta Tours right away!

Cruise along the Mekong River

One of the best things to do when travelling Southern Vietnam is cruising on a boat along the countryside in Mekong River.From the boat, you can feast your eyes with the stunning sights of the lush orchard, lines of coconut trees and green rice paddies. You will also have the chance to get closer to local houses and discover the traditional lifestyle around the Mekong River, making unique and exceptional experiences when travelling the Mekong Delta.

Emerge yourself in the majestic beauty of Mekong River
Emerge yourself in the majestic beauty of Mekong River

Explore the local culture

On your cruise along the Mekong River, you can also have the opportunity to explore the daily life of local people. As you reach Cai Be and stop in local workshops, you will be fascinated in how to make rice paper, pop-rice, pop-corn and coconut candy.Moreover, you will talk to the local, listen to their stories and watch them doing their daily farming activities.

Explore the nature of Tra Su Cajuput Forest

Tra Su Cajuput Forest

Tra Su Cajuput Forest

If you are a nature enthusiast, you really can’t miss Tra Su Cajuput Forest in your Mekong Delta tours. Tra Su Cajuput Forest is known for the diverse flora and fauna system. On a boat trip into the forest, you will be endowed with the peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty of the spot. Slowly paddling through the water, you will enjoy the enormous green duckweed that blankets the water’s surface, the flocks of white stocks and numerous kinds of animals. You can also climb up the observation post to admire the panoramic view of the green forest with birds flying around.

Visit Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

Visiting the floating market in Cai Rang is one of the best things to do when travelling Southern Vietnam. You will be emerged by the early morning lively trading scene with people exchanging goods, fruits and other commodities on boats. This vibrant floating market can also satisfy your cravings as many boats are served as coffee shops where you may sip a cup of tea, coffee or fruit juice while still enjoying the bustling atmosphere on a boat. Don’t forget the fulfil your hunger by eating delicious local specialities such as Banh Canh, Hu Tieu, Bun Ca,…

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnel

Located about 70km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnel is the extensive underground defending system during Vietnam War. Cu Chi Tunnel is one of the best places to visit in Southern Vietnam if you want to get to know more about the underground life during the war. In this site, you can climb into the underground tunnel system, explore numerous skilful deadly traps and have trial gun-shooting.
 

Vietnam floating market travel guide

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The floating market is the main attraction of Mekong Delta. There is no lie in saying that your trip here will be not completed without visiting this special commercial area. On the Vietnam floating market travel, tourists can have a great opportunity to not only enjoy unique local food but also experience how people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities in a special way.

Cai Be floating market (Tien Giang)

Cai Be is one of the most impressive floating markets. It is in the Tien River area – the border of three provinces which are Tien Giang, Vinh Long, and Ben Tre. It is not only where to trade goods but also an interesting tourist destination in Tien Giang Province.

Cai Be floating market

Cai Be floating market (Source: Internet)

Most tourists visiting here are attracted by the scene of many boats busily traveling on the river and the beautiful landscape around this long-standing market. There are green gardens, and streets shadowed by coconut-palms along the riverside. It is possible for you to rent a sampan to travel around Cai Be floating market.

Unlike other floating markets in Mekong Delta, fruits can be found everywhere and mainly come from Tien Giang, such as Lo Ren star-apples, Long Co Co green grapefruits, Tan Lap pineapples, oranges, and tangerines. It also has poultry, seafood, household appliances, and textiles. If you want to buy something for gifts, you can choose sweet tangerine, coconut candy or soap made from coconut – this is a famous product of Cai Be.

Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho)

Cai Rang floating market, one of the largest and the most famous floating markets of Vietnam, is always crowded with sellers and buyers, small and big boats from the early morning. The unique features of Cai Rang floating market are fruits, vegetables, and specialties of Mekong Delta. Goods here are sold in large numbers and each item is classified into different types based on quality and size.

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market (Source: Internet)

Apart from fresh fruits, you can also buy garden tools, crafis or enjoy a Vietnamese breakfast such as Pho, Hu Tieu, and coffee. Moreover, tourists can not only enjoy the lively atmosphere of Cai Rang market but also watch and learn more about the daily life of the local people living on the boats.

Phong Dien floating market (Can Tho)

Phong Dien floating market is considered as one of the must-visit ones if you want to get the real experience of locals' life. All agricultural products, goods, and services like fresh fruits, daily life‘s tools, fisheries instruments or foods are mainly found here. Additionally, there are petrol stations, sewing shops and machine repair shops on boats which makes here be the most unique among other floating markets in Mekong Delta.

Phong Dien floating market

Phong Dien floating market (Source: Internet)

Phong Dien is less crowded than Cai Rang floating market. It usually opens at 4:00 AM and most crowded at 6:30 AM. After the rush hour, there are still people in the market until afternoon. Phong Dien floating market is really an ideal place to visit if you wish to enjoy the atmosphere of local commercial in the floating market.

Phung Hiep floating market (Hau Giang)

Phung Hiep floating market is the remarkable market in the Mekong Delta. It is situated on the Phung Hiep seven corners, where 7 river routes meet; that is why it can be called Nga Bay. This floating market gathers many boats carrying goods and products. They supply goods for the local area as well as for the north of Vietnam and overseas market as well.

Phung Hiep floating market

Phung Hiep floating market (Source: Internet)

The main items of Phung Hiep are farm products and specialties of Chau Thanh District, and neighboring areas such as vegetables, seafood, poultry, handicraft goods, and household appliances. Goods come in various and abundant categories. Along with these goods, the most amazing point of Phung Hiep floating market is the supply of snakes, birds, tortoises, iguanas, and gecko all year around. Also, there are several tiny junks sell Pho. Banh Xeo, Banh Cuon and many kinds of drinks, which bring the distinguishing cuisine of the Mekong Delta.

Hectic and vibrant floating market is one of the noticeable highlights of the Mekong Delta. It has become the gathering places where the locals can buy goods while tourists can spread their eyes over the lively panorama around. Overal, this is the top destinations that you shouldn't miss when traveling to Vietnam.

 

Mekong Delta tours for adventurers

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The so-called “rice bowl of Vietnam”, Mekong Delta has become a favorite destination for those who love to explore the untouched beauty of nature in Southwestern Vietnam. Mekong Delta is carpeted in the green of paddy field, producing a third of the country’s annual rice crops. If you are looking for an ecotour in the South of Vietnam, let’s take a look at our local tour guide for a Mekong Delta tour.

When to visit Mekong Delta?

The dry season (between December and April) can be seen as the ideal time to visit Mekong Delta. The amount of rainfall is small during this period, also the humidity. Tourists can enjoy their travel without being worried about getting caught in the rain. You can experience some outside activities such as biking along the country roads and visit local houses to observe the local daily life in Southern Vietnam.

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Mekong River in the sunset

From September to November is a good time to travel Mekong Delta as well. This floating season is the most beautiful season in this region, wild water lilies growing in the rice fields are in their full bloom and tourists will be able to embark boat trips along Mekong River, sightseeing, and fishing.

Where to go in Mekong Delta

Cai Be floating market (Chau Doc)

Cai Be floating market starts in the early morning. From 3 a.m to 4 a.m, small boats and junks with various kinds of goods and products gather at the market, creating a bustling atmosphere. Visiting the market, tourists may have the chance to observe the original trading activities on the river, learn about the daily life of the local people and enjoy the scenic panorama of Mekong River.

A boat on Mekong River

A boat on Mekong River

Tra Su Cajuput forest (Chau Doc)

Located 30km from Chau Doc, Tra Su forest is the top destination for ecotours in Southwestern Vietnam. Getting on a boat trip, visitors are able to explore the unique flooding ecosystem and a nature reserve in An Giang Province. The forest is verdant and green all over the years, being the home for many kinds of wild birds. The local people will tell you stories about Tra Su forest while sailing the boat.

Tra Su Cajuput forest

Tra Su cajuput forest

Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho)

Similar to Cai Be floating market, Cai Rang market begins early in the morning. Each boat often sells only a kind of goods. The most common products sold are tropical fruits such as mangoes, grapefruits, star apples, custard apples and much more. Once you visit Cai Rang market, you should not miss the chance to enjoy some tasty fresh fruits.

What Vietnam travel agency to choose?

Planning a Mekong Delta tour on your own can be exciting but challenging at the same time. See this tour as your reference.

Day

Destination

Time

Activities

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh City

Morning

  • Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Check in hotel
  • Explore the city on your own

Day 2

Cu Chi Tunnels

Morning

  • Transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels

Afternoon

  • Visit some tourist attractions such as War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh market

Day 3

Cai Be (Mekong Delta)

Morning

  • Travel to Cai Be
  • Take part in a cruise trip along the Mekong River
  • Have lunch at a local house

Afternoon

  • Go on a biking trip in the village roads

Day 4

Tra Su

Morning

  • Have breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Tra Su Cajuput forest
  • Embark a boat trip to explore the forest

Afternoon

  • Travel to Can Tho City

Day 5

Can Tho

Morning

  • Move to Cai Rang floating market
  • Visit traditional houses in the villages
  • Talk to the local to explore their tradition
  • Come back to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch

Day 6

Ho Chi Minh City

Morning

  • Have breakfast at hotel
  • Have a walk around the city for shopping or sightseeing
  • Drive to Tan Son Nhat Airport

A village by the river Mekong

A house by the river Mekong

A Mekong Delta tour with memorable experiences is here for you, what are you waiting for? Let’s book a ticket to Vietnam and enjoy your trip right away!

 

New experience along with Mekong Delta tours by yacht

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Mekong delta tours always have a special attraction with domestic and foreign tourists. Nowadays, explore this site, tourers will have an occasion to get an exciting feeling with Mekong Delta cruise.

The luxury yacht on Mekong River

The luxury yacht on Mekong River

The journey along the Mekong river on the boat will help visitor discover the natural loveliness of this location with canals system, extensive rice fields, fruit orchards … With the luxury yacht, guests can feel the unique characteristics of the Mekong Delta, and also can feel the beauty of nature, people, and life at here.It can be said that this is a trip for tourer to fully enjoy the relaxing moments in the Mekong Delta. With the feeling of lying on the deck, enjoying a cocktail and admire the sunsets gradually on the immense river. Then, enjoy delicious meals with raw materials from the affluent river. Taste local food is considered as one of the most worthy things to do in Mekong Delta for international tourists.This trip to Mekong Delta will be completely different from what you have experienced so far.

Tourists have breakfast on the yacht

The tourists have breakfast and enjoy the fresh-air on the yacht

In the morning, the voyage will begin. Traveler boards a comfortable cruise. After enjoying the welcome drink, visitors will be introduced the comfort and cozy cabin. When lunch is served, the yacht starts running. Let’s back to the seat to enjoy the wonderful scenery and daily life of the Mekong people. In the afternoon, visitors can walk around the village, the orchard and the rice fields. Meet local people and try out products of regional fruits. Be sure that you do not miss the opportunity to take the great pictures of the Mekong landscape and life at here.

The romantic and fascinating afterglow on Mekong River

The romantic and fascinating afterglow on Mekong River

Return to the ship and enjoy a refreshing drink in the bar or relax on the deck when the sun goes down on the magnificent landscape of Mekong River. Ships will be anchored in the evening. One day ends with a good evening on board. You will spend the night on the yacht as a “floating hotel” in the Mekong Delta.

In the second day, wake up to the melodious sounds of the river and prepare for an exciting new day to admire the scenery on the Mekong. The boat will follow the sunrise journey. Look at people with routine work such as drying fruits or building wooden boats in the yard when you enjoy breakfast on the yacht. After breakfast, travelers will take a small boat to Cai Rang floating market, the busiest and most bustle market in the area. By appointment time, the visitor will discover the small canals of the Mekong Delta around Cai Be with a canoe or a walk. Tourists will be amazed at the abundance of fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts. Then tourers will go to another boat to talk and negotiate the price with the seller. Anyone will also visit some local candy-making establishments, watch the houses, gardens and the shipyard.

Cai Be Floating Market

The crowded spectacle of the Cai Be floating market which attracts a large number of tourers

At noon, travelers can row along the clear blue water to visit the local houses. Besides, explore the nearby town by hiking or exploring small canals by bike. Then return to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, there will be another trip to the village on the way. If you are curious, you can go shopping with the chef and take part in a cooking class on board. What an exciting experience! When the yacht continues on the way, you will following the small canal to Can Tho (or Cai Be). There will be many options for the afternoon, such as visiting the village by bicycle, walking, visiting the orchard or cooking classes.

Mekong delta tours are featured by Southern Vietnam tours with a homely beauty but make tourists unforgettable. Welcome to the special tour of the Mekong Delta region and experience a series of ineffable emotions. High-quality service, incisive impression, and strange travel style are what you will feel during the trip.

 

Just smartly seize Mekong Delta Tours to hit the road

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Guarantees of qualities and flexible time are premises of tourists’ options. Therefore, tourists usually have a popular liking for beach tour because that one can fully satisfy them with necessary standards. But, have you ever changed your mind that you can experience further than you did, it means to be a tour with more pleasures? Mekong delta tours are certainly of what you never think before.

Mekong Delta is known as the biggest river in the world which drifts out Vietnam’s territory. Previous to reach Southeast Vietnam’s rivers, it is derived from Tibetan and subsequently flows through Chinese, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. The loftiness of Mekong Delta is 5230m (about 17.140 ft). It is estimated to be 4350km in amazing length stretching out from the beginning to the end of Vietnam. Relying on some above information, Mekong has far been proving its international scale to many people for a long time. And no matter when being mentioned, Mekong will show us its good potential features for civilized industries. The main reasons why it more and more gets special are obviously the first-class ship services. Mekong Delta tours are named after their poverty. Residents here continually call, ‘the luxurious ones in Vietnam’. They are such tours that you must pay more than the others but it’s actually deserved.

Mekong Delta has the special structure that was ranked as a top ten significant river in the world

Mekong Delta has the special structure that was ranked as a top ten significant river in the world

Nowadays, tourists and travelers usually tend to enjoy the adventurous things that can stagnate a couple of certain precious memories. Keeping up with their predilections, this types of excursion-trend tourism are commonly developed at Vietnam’s tourist destinations having rivers or seas. And surely, these things are some over-the-moon points that you really want to travel to Mekong Delta. Although you try to directly say that other beach tours you have taken are funnier than Mekong tours, you even understand nothing about it. Some recommended pleasant activities that you plan before should include eating, playing games and visiting. Mekong’s specialties and landscapes are those stuff which detains tourists in leaving. You can eat something when you feel a bit peckish. The weather of Mekong Delta is easily affected by abnormal climate changes so you need to check up the proper tourist time for your travel. In accordance with the most experienced roadsters, the summer months are under favorable conditions, especially July and August month.

The delicious fried fish food in Mekong delta tours - A special nice food

The delicious fried fish food in Mekong delta tours – A special nice food

In order to go on a sightseeing tour of Mekong Delta, tourist agency will have to resort to ships for showing you around the course of that river. Especially when you can sit on a large and expensive ship. Be pleasant to look at people’s regional lifestyles and watch photogenic sunrises with a cup of a palatable cocktail. It will be just enough to compensate for hard stressful working. Knowing what you want and spoiling yourself are the healthy life methods that you are undoubtedly worth to have. Discovering Mekong Delta by cruises is much different from these ordinary tours. If you can chill out in Mekong Delta by express ship, you will have chances to feel the speedy surfing. Moreover, you may also view the conventionally beautiful tourist attractions of it. One more particular element is the merchants’ trade exchanges on the river. It is called ‘the floating market’. The floating market stares very early. From 3 am to 4 am, boat trips around the place are crowded. And when the sun comes out from 5 am to 6 am, it's the busiest and crowdest market ever. This is the appropriate time for visitors to visit, explore the floating market. Travelers will have the opportunity to perceive the river trading activities, learn about the life of people in the Southwest. Walking in the river, watching the sky, water, visitors enjoy the wonderful relaxing moments.It often closes at 8 pm, the activities in the market now also began sparsely. If you like quiet and peaceful, visitors should visit the floating market in the afternoon, about 4 pm, when the sun is down. To floating market at this time, visitors have the opportunity to watch the sunset on the river. Sunset is also the time when the "floating street" lights up, bring a bit of poetic and sad, somewhere tourists also hear the old saying.

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market which tourists can buy some various kind of fruit to nosh

In conclusion, the tour purposes of each person are based on their individual requirements. Taking several enjoyable trips to Mekong Delta are factually absorbing. You could hardly reckon what you would receive from because of their traditional cultures and cultural heritage. Mekong Delta is not only a simple tour but it is also an unforgettable souvenir that you never miss any creative things. And, we wish you like this article.

Mekong Delta tours, memorable voyages

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Mekong Delta tours always make the amazing feelings for domestic and foreign tourists. Among top things to do in Mekong Delta, don’t miss an occasion to visit these destinations.

1. Visiting Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market is one of the three biggest floating markets in Can Tho. Unique features of Cai Rang floating market is specialized in trading fruits, specialties of the Mekong Delta.

Cai Rang floating market in the morning

Cai Rang floating market in the morning

In Cai Rang floating market, people gather in the river on boats. Nowadays, although the road network developed widely, floating markets still exist and more and more crowded, develop economic and tourism potential for West Southern Vietnam.

2. Tra Son Melaleuca forests

Travel to Tra Son Melaleuca forests in Mekong Delta Vietnam, guests will have an occasion to enjoy the fresh nature and taste the rustic dishes of charming countryside. A voyage to An Giang to visit Tra Su mangrove forest, where have typical ecosystems in the Western floodplain of the Hau River. Tra Son Melaleuca forests made a special impression for visitors with interesting experiences.

After visiting the Melaleuca forest, visitors can stop and take a rest and enjoy the rustic dishes.Culinary in Melaleuca forests also have a particular feature, with the dishes of the southwest as the grilled fish, sour soup fish,…

3. My Khanh tourist area

One of the activities known as the highlight of this resort is to become a landowner and live a day with the style of the "lavish" ancient people. You will visit here by private carthorse, visit the plantation, have a guide and cool fan. Moreover, if you have never experienced the feeling in a large house with a wooden table and chair, this is a great opportunity for you to feel this.

My Khanh tourist area attracts a large of visitors

My Khanh tourist area attracts a large of visitors

Before participating in these activities, you will be changed the suitable outfit. After that, after visiting the tourist village, you should enjoy the delicious dishes such as grilled fish, fish sauce with many kinds of featured vegetables. Just enough to make an unforgettable My Khanh – Can Tho tour for tourers.

4. Cai Be orchard

Cai Be orchard is located on the northern bank of the Tien River in Cai Be district of Tien Giang province. Covered by rivers, the canals have rich alluvial, Cai Be gardens always give fresh fruits for the region. Go to Cai Be orchard, visitors will have the chance to enjoy many kinds of fruits right at the garden. Especially, the visitor can taste the West specialty fruits as the "Tu Quy" durian, " Cai Mon" durian, Nam Roi grapefruit at the garden, Hoa Loc mango, …And visitors do not be surprised to see the mango with grapefruit flavor because these varieties have been grafted and crossbreed.

5. Sa Dec flower village

In the end of the year, when everybody busy with work and prepare for the Lunar New Year holiday, in a place about 140km from Saigon is also bustling waiting for flowers bloom, it is Sa Dec flower village also known as Tan Quy Dong flower village.

Sa Dec flower village with many kinds of brilliant flower

Sa Dec flower village with many kinds of brilliant flower

Visiting Sa Dec flower village in the blooming season near the Lunar New Year, you will be able to admire spectacular scenery with all kinds of flowers blooming as dye whole flower village

6. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is a beautiful archipelago located in the Thai Lan Gulf, Kien Giang province. In the southern sea of the country, Phu Quoc islet is the largest island of Vietnam, is also the largest island in a population of 22 islands here.Clearwater, peaceful streams and much unique seafood are the great advantages of Phu Quoc tourism.

The most crowded tourists are from April to September. However, the dry season (October to March next year) is the most beautiful time in Phu Quoc. In general, you can rest assured Phu Quoc travel at any time of the year because the annual average temperature is only about 28 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy the fresh air of Phu Quoc Island

Enjoy the fresh air of Phu Quoc Island

7. Binh Thuy ancient house

Binh Thuy is dubbed as the most beautiful ancient house in Western. The house is located at Bui Huu Nghia, Binh Thuy, Can Tho. Go through the fortified concrete fence and iron French-style residence, you will see an auxiliary gate built in Oriental architecture with 4 columns, in front of the house has a panel "Phuoc An Hieu". Binh Thuy ancient house is also famous in the country and abroad because of appearing as the main context of dozens of well-known films.

Definitely, above Mekong delta tourist attractions won’t make you hopeless!

Tips to have a relaxing trip via Mekong Delta group tour

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Obviously, besides the cultural essence and uniqueness, visitors have always been surprised, satisfied with various tourist attractions in Vietnam.

The North impresses visitors with stunning mountainous landscapes and diversified culture of highlands such as Sapa or Ha Giang, the capital – Hanoi, Halong Bay – one of Seven New World Wonders or hundreds of destinations. The Middle appeals travelers by romantic, ancient and dreamy Hue and Hoian. What about the South and especially The Mekong Delta, the world afloat of Vietnam?

Vietnamese travel agency

A lot of Vietnam tours by different agencies are available, so you need to consider carefully, to avoid inconvenience and have a great time in this beautiful country. As suffering from some awful travel agencies, I highly recommend my favorite tour operator in Vietnam (helloVietnam) due to its handpicked hotels, world-class service, and best price guarantee.

The best time to visit the Mekong Delta

Unlike Northern Vietnam’s weather, the Mekong Delta just possesses two major seasons: the dry and rainy seasons with constant temperatures at about 25 – 35 °C all year round. The dry season starts from November to early May, and it will be hotter and more humid from late February to May. The wet season lasting from May to November may be the high peak of Southern Vietnam as it is hot summer in Northern Vietnam so many people flock there to relax.

But do not worry, in general, The Mekong Delta Vietnam always welcomes us with high sunny and windy days with a lot of amazing activities and meaningful experience.

Top must-see destinations in the Mekong Delta Vietnam

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

Known as the world afloat in Vietnam, one of the most popular spots that we should not miss in The Mekong Delta is the floating market. Mekong Delta is covered with rivers and canals, so traveling by boat is the easiest and fastest way of transportation. Besides fruits orchards, yellow rice paddies, Southern folk songs, and special regional cuisine, the vibrant floating market is what comes on tourists’ mind when talking about Mekong Delta.

Floating Markets in Mekong Delta

Floating Markets in Mekong Delta

Floating markets have long been an integral part of the lives of the locals in the Southwest from generation to generation. The floating market is gathering place where the locals can buy their own products and fresh fruits or vegetables hanging on the poles while visitors can travel around to enjoy the locals’ life and buy something. Even you can find some floating bars, floating restaurants and the same kinds of shops as on the land.

Sitting on a boat and traveling around the market, visitors will be overwhelmed by hundreds of different boats packed with fresh and vivid colors of abundant fruits, poultry products, vegetables, seafood, handicraft goods, regional goods or aquatic products. Therefore, it is always crowded with many retailers from small markets in nearby cities, they come here to get fresh goods at reasonable prices.

Stunning scenery, hospitable locals, the greenness and rural characteristics will definitely ease your mind from all everyday troubles and give you memorable moments.

Do not forget to pay a visit to Cai Be, Cai Rang, Tra On, and Nga Bay Floating Markets.

Phu Quoc

Near Mekong Delta, a lot of attractive destinations are an irresistible appeal to tourists. One of the most favorite spots is Phu Quoc island, especially for those loving pristine beaches as it retains the almost intact beauty of the wilderness and is less impacted by the human than other beaches. Regarded as the most beautiful island of Vietnam, this “Pearl Island” impresses visitors by crystal sand beaches, dense tropical jungles with diversified flora and fauna, blue water touching the golden sand twinkling under the sun, and especially the peace that we find our soul. Three most amazing beaches at Phu Quoc that we should not miss when arriving in Phu Quoc are sophisticated Long Beach which was listed in the “World Hidden Beaches”, charming Ong Lan Beach for your honeymoon, and alluring Bai Sao.

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc

The beach remains pristine with crystal blue water, romantic palm trees and soft sands, which is extremely suitable for boat-sailing, sunbathing, diving, swimming, scuba-diving and wandering with your lovers. If you are lucky enough, you can see some nice coral reef and a bamboo shark. And also exploring traditional fishing villages and pearl farms on the southern end of the beach will be a meaningful experience.

What’s more? After about an hour dipping yourself in the cool water, what is greater than relaxing and being served with a series of especially tasty fresh seafood? Let’s try!

Ho Chi Minh

Together with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is also one of the most attractive destinations when visiting Vietnam. When thinking about Hanoi, people will regard it as a peaceful and romantic city. By contrast, Ho Chi Minh City gives tourists the impression of the hustle and bustle of a new Asian cosmopolitan city, people here seem to be always in a hurry. With one of the world’s highest population densities, Ho Chi Minh City has the craziest traffic in the world and that is the reason why it is named “a land of rapid culture”.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Located in Southern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (also officially known as Saigon) is Vietnam’s most booming up and coming city, where the moving never stops. Ho Chi Minh City is truly a modern and active city that you can feel the burgeoning pulse of a new Asian metropolitan city, but still carries with it a lot of tradition.

There are plenty of places in Saigon for visitors to enjoy delicious local street food at very cheap cost. Right on the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the most suggested place is Ben Thanh Market, the symbol of Saigon, where visitors can witness the cramped stalls and market chaos, especially enjoy the street food heaven.

A historic place that we should not ignore is Cu Chi Tunnels – an extensive network running underneath from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border. This vast 250-kilometer plus the network of tunnels played an important role in Vietnam War as it was the base for the Viet Cong's military operations as well as hiding places, hospitals, communication bases, supply routes, and even living quarters. Visitors can now crawl through some of the tunnels, learn the struggle of life for days on end. It is an impressive part of the country’s history.

Anything else? Visiting Reunification Palace (Dinh Doc Lap), a historic evidence of Vietnam War is not a bad idea. This 1960s-style building, with its large, airy rooms and dated furnishings seems to become a museum since April 30, 1975 – after a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through this palace’s iron gates, bringing an end to the Vietnam War. For locals, the palace represents this historic event and the reunification of the North and South Vietnam. Also especially the fighter jet that destroyed the Norodom Palace and tank 843 and rammed through the palace gate bringing the independence to Vietnam is displayed here.

Also, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, the Post Office, War Remnants Museum and many entertainment centers such as Dam Long or Suoi Tien will satisfy all tourist from kids to adults with exciting and meaningful moments.

These above are some advice on the tour agency, the ideal time to visit The Mekong Delta Vietnam as well as the top 3 attractive destinations that you should not miss when coming to this amazing land. Let’s backpack and have a great trip!

3-days Mekong Delta tour

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For those who like the scenery of the countryside, love the orchards and life in the river, Mekong Delta tours are a perfect choice for them.

Southern Vietnam has something unique and charming that you can only feel when you come to this land. Going to the South to see the orchards or go on the floating market is a very interesting experience. There are a lot of things to do in Southern Vietnam; visitors should take the Mekong Delta tours as soon as possible.

Not as noisy and bustling as the town, Southern Vietnam is gentle and idyllic. If you have a chance to visit this land once, you will want to explore it one more time. Coming to the Mekong Delta, tourists will enjoy the fresh and cool air, enjoy the taste of many fruits garden, immersed in the sweet folk songs. Furthermore, you can also visit the traditional villages, explore the floating market and admire the beautiful scenery.

In particular, the people of the West are always rustic and hospitable. Tourists can feel the warm hospitality of the West. If you love and want to explore the West in your own way, sign up for the Mekong Delta tour soon. We are sure to bring you the most impressive and memorable Western trip.

Hospitable people

Hospitable people

Many tourists are wondering how many should they spend to have a trip with full of exciting experiences. We think that a three-day trip to the West is enough for travelers to discover and understand the land and people there. With a period of 3 days or more, tourists will find out what is the most interesting in Southern Vietnam. Although not much time to visit all the "corner" of the Mekong Delta, Visitors still have enough time to feel the beauty or the sweet and charming in this land.

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Floating market

Compared to the 1-day tour to Southern Vietnam, Southern Vietnam Tour in 3 days help people to have more time to visit, explore, discover the most special in the South. The most attractive in the tour in 3 days is that visitors are free to choose the Tour has their favorite destination. With the time to go which is quite comfortable, visitors can go to Dong Thap to see the stork at Sa Dec bird garden. They can come to Tien Giang to roam the Tan Con Quy island or to Ca Mau in the southernmost of the country. Ben Tre is also a favorite place for visitors to pick fruits in the garden, etc.

If you like to travel between Mekong Delta with some tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City or Vung Tau, the tours can still meet that requirement. Besides, to register for the Western Tour 3 days, visitors in all 3 southern, central and northern are easy to participate. We have designed many tours have departed in 3 big cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hanoi. Therefore, visitors from anywhere in Vietnam can also enjoy beautiful Southern Vietnam and explore the unique culture of the Mekong Delta.

Southern Vietnam with fresh air

Southern Vietnam with fresh air

Not only the 4 days tour but also the 2 days or 3 days tour, etc. visitors can still explore, experience a lot of interesting things. Most of the beautiful destinations, outstanding activities in the West are interspersed with the program. Therefore, the trip to the west of the tourists will be extremely attractive. Every trip to the Mekong is considered a trip to nature, to "touch" nature and live with nature. Therefore, not only Vietnamese tourists but also foreign tourists to the West also "fall in love" this land. 3 days tour to the South is one of the many tourists preferring to register.

In Mekong Delta, to describe the beauty of this land, perhaps, in a brief introduction is not enough. So, if you have a chance, you should try to visit the South to admire the scenery. Coming here, you can communicate with people here to know how kind they are.

And if you need travel information about the West, do not hesitate to contact us. Experienced staffs are always available to support and advise any question for customers. Especially, if you have questions about the experience, prepare for travel in the West, etc. you can read the writings in our travel guide. Mekong Delta is definitely the paradise for the visitors.