The bustle and dynamic of Ho Chi Minh city have drawn thousands of tourists every year with its hospitality and gorgeous wonders. It would bring out the adventure version of you, lead you to the south with a tropical delight of the Mekong Delta.
Following with this is a whole different world of pristine beach, blue sea, and amazing sunset await, or perhaps jungle treks, diving, and kayaking, either way, you will find it here. It is truly the paradise for tourists, especially for a family vacation. There is no doubt about it.
“Many of Vietnam's most fantastic beaches are to be found in the tropical south – try beautiful Phu Quoc or Con Dao for a taste of paradise found. My personal favorite is delving into the Mekong Delta, exploring the quiet backwaters by boat is a truly magical experience”-Tyler Palma – Head Tour Leader.
Classic Mekong Delta and Cu Chi tunnels adventure tour
Cai Rang floating market
Mekong River Delta is the largest granary in the country with a network of rivers and lakes, it is the land of sunshine and the cradle of many famous art forms.There are boats living day and night swept across the river … You will catch sight of people trading and exchange goods, and all the funny scenes in the river, it is called floating market.
On this Vietnam 7 days tour, combine a trip of the underground network with a boat ride through the upper Mekong Delta from My Tho province. Tourists can witness contemporary daily life in this agricultural region, stop along the way for tastings of honey tea, fruit and coconut candy. Your family, especially your kids would love this new experience.
At Cu Chi, the war museum, especially the tunnel system, consists of rough roads about 200 km long – a miniature village underground during the war years. You will be shown a documentary film about the tunnels and learn how the locals made bamboo traps, rice-paper, and rice wine. Get a closer look at Vietnam’s glorious past. You then have the opportunity to explore the web of the underground tunnels dug by Vietnamese resistance fighters.
Vietnamese resistance fighters
After exploring the tunnels, tourists can cruise by boat along the upper Mekong through a region with islands named after 4 animals that appear in Buddhist writings – Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Turtle. This is a unique attraction that only Vietnam has.
The next part of the Vietnam tour for family, you get to observe some of the atrocities of regional Vietnamese daily life. At there, you can easily take a trip by rowboat along the small waterways, enjoying the agricultural richness of the delta region. There are many local farms and fruit orchards, or if you prefer high-end shop, we also have it there, where you can enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy and southern Vietnamese folk music for a cheap price. It would make a great gift on the way back from Southern Vietnam too.
There is two main seasons in Mekong Delta River: rainy and dry season. The rainy season begins in May and lasts until August. However, the rains in this region are usually short and will not affect your trip seriously. Thus, visiting Mekong Delta during these months is not a bad choice at all. The same goes for dry season (December to April) with the stable throughout the year average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. However, the best time for visiting is between September and November as these months are the floating season in Mekong Delta.
Best places to stay in Mekong Delta (rated by Viet Fun Travel):
- Lac Long Hotel
Address: 2G Hung Vuong, Vinh Long City, Mekong Delta Vietnam
Located just 5-minute walk from inner bus station. The price starts at 5$.
- Nam Mon Budget Design Hotel
Address: C223/4 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Can Tho City, Mekong Delta Vietnam
Located in the central of the city. Bike rental is available. Price is around 9$.
- Xoai Hotel
Address: 93 Mau Than Street, Can Tho City, Mekong Delta Vietnam
It is the top-ranked value mini-hotel with roof terrace since 2012. Price is around 15$.
Tip for booking: From the bus station in Can Tho DO NOT take a taxi. There is a free shuttle inside the bus station.
Phu Quoc Days Trips And Excursions Tours
Beach in Phu Quoc island
Phu Quoc is known as the gem of Vietnam for its pristine beaches, blue sea that was once voted as “The Most Cleanest and Beautiful Beach of World” by reputable magazines in 2008. Not just the beaches but also the dense forests take part in the making Phu Quoc’s beauty, which was a part of Kien Giang – a World Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO in 2006.
Many activities such as squid fishing, watching the dance of the catfish dancing on the water are organized for your entertainment. In addition, guests can participate in some other exercise activities like climbing at Tranh stream, bathing to visit the Thung House. Not to mention, this place also offers the best seafood in the country with reasonable prices.
Phu Quoc Island has a tropical climate that varies throughout the year so you need to check the weather conditions before arriving, there is no harm in knowing more. In fact, Phu Quoc has three main seasons: High, Shoulder and Low season.
- High Season – from November to March
This season is the best time to visit Phu Quoc. The temperature is usually around 25-28 Celsius and the humidity remains at the low level and the sky is clearly sunny. Since there are crowded with foreigners, the price will increase. Two-star, three-star hotels are most likely to stabilize prices through year around or if there is an increase, the increase is negligible and does not affect the budget spent on your Phu Quoc travel.
- Shoulder Season – From April to June
It is also a good time for visiting Phu Quoc since there are fewer crowds, cheaper price, and fairly good weather. However, April and May could be hottest months of the year with average temperature of 32 Celsius and the humidity around 80%. It is suggested that tourists should book rooms with air conditioner and stay close to the beach to avoid the heat.
- Low Season – from July to September
It is monsoon season on this island when the weather is wet and rainy. The rains can last some hours, making the roads more slippery or even impossible to pass. Thus, this season is not recommended for visiting Phu Quoc Island.
Phu Quoc is now one of the hottest spots in Vietnam travel map, there are a large number of tourists visiting this island every year. It will be a risk if you do not book a hotel room in advance, especially in holiday season. Most hotels and resort in Phu Quoc are located near Duong Dong town which can get quite crowded. If you prefer somewhere quiet then you are advised to choose a resort on the beaches of the northwestern shores.
– Best places to stay in Phu Quoc ( rated by Viet fun travel):
- Lighthouse Hotel – Address: 15A Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
The three-star hotel located very close to many hot spots of Phu Quoc, such as Dinh Cau night market, scuba diving houses, Duong Dong fish market. The price is around 60$ per day.
- Mango Bay Resort – Address: 15A Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Surrounding with the pristine beach and a forest preserve. Mango Bay resort has a price around 100$ per day.
- Paris Beach Resort – Address: Cau Ba Phong, Cua Lap, Duong To, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
It is one of the cheapest resorts in Phu Quoc. The price is around 30$ per day.
Southern Vietnam’s beauty has captured hearts of many visitors. Vietnamese chanty on canals and the sunshine of Phu Quoc island on your skin. Not just vacations they are but also the best tours in Vietnam that you would have. What can you ask for more than that? Do not believe, you just have to come and see for yourself. Vietnam always welcome you and your family.