The Specialities Of Mekong Delta Tours

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The Mekong Delta is a famous destination which attracts tourists because of beautiful places and unique culture. It also offers many exciting attractions, activities, and excursions. Spending your holidays in this region, surely, you will have many wonderful and memorable moments.

Things to do in Mekong Delta

Floating markets

Cai Rang Floating Market

A part of Cai Rang floating market (Source: Internet)

One of the favorite experiences in Mekong Delta that nowhere else have is floating market. As there are many rivers and canals interconnecting to each other, it is a good opportunity to develop floating markets. The special thing in those markets is that everyone, both merchants, and customers, uses boats to sell and buy their goods. All kinds of goods can be found in these markets, from commodities to daily goods. In addition, remember to try local food sold on boats such as Hu Tieu, Banh Canh, and Bun Ca. Moreover, it can be a great chance to chat and know more about the life of the friendly people here. Some famous floating markets are Cai Rang, Cai Be, and Phung Hiep.

Fruit Gardens

My Khanh Garden

The entrance of My Khanh Garden (Source: Internet)

Being one of the most fertile lands in Vietnam, Mekong Delta is extremely famous for luxuriant orchard gardens. Thanks to the temperate climate and advantageous natural conditions, fruits seem to be all year round, which makes it an amazing place for both local and foreign travelers. There is nothing better than picking and enjoying ripe fruits by your hands.

Visiting the gardens, tourist can also go fishing and enjoy special local food in these gardens. It is definitely a small paradise of Mekong Delta. Some lot of famous fruit gardens in Mekong Delta are Cai Be Garden (Tien Giang), My Khanh Garden (Can Tho), and Cai Mon Garden (Ben Tre). Furthermore, it is a big chance to broaden your knowledge by knowing the typical fruits of each area.

National Parks

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park from above (Source: Internet)

Taking Vietnam tours to this region, tourists can have a chance to visit a lot of National Parks. They are interesting places worth exploring in your Mekong Delta trip. There are many tours to visit national parks in Mekong Delta today. There are four National Parks in Mekong Delta: Tram Chim National Park, U Minh Thuong National Park, U Minh Ha National Park, and Phu Quoc National Park. These Parks are home to a diversified range of birds, plants, mammals, and species listed in the IUCN Red List.

Specialties

Banh Bo Thot Not

Banh bo thot not (Source: Internet)

One of the things that can clearly display the culture of Mekong Delta is its specialties. It will be obviously a big miss if you don't try any local food when taking a trip to this water region of Vietnam. There are enormous tasty dishes and exotic sweets you shouldn't ignore. Most of the ingredients making these wonderful dishes are from local sources, so they are unique and fresh. Each province in Mekong Delta has its own specialties; for example, Soc Trang is so famous for Banh Pia, which is mainly made from durians; My Tho is well-known with Hu Tieu My Tho; Banh Bo Thot Not is a special sweet of An Giang; and a popular specialty of Ben Tre is Coconut candy, which you can buy as a gift for your family and friends after the trip.

Folk songs

Folk Songs Performance

Folk song performance (Source: Internet)

There is nowhere you can listen to better folk songs than Mekong Delta. This is one special kind of musical art, which reflects the lifestyle of Southerners in general and Mekong Delta people in particular who live on the land and along the Mekong River. Through the songs, the locals want to express their feelings, emotions, and industriousness as well as encourage them during hard times. There are instrumental group and singer who wear traditional Ao Dai. You can see how instrumentalists play dan nguyet, dan tranh, dan co, and guitar Phim Lom. And certainly, you will have a chance to listen to the beautiful traditional music as well as the sweet and soft voice of local singers. That is the reason why this performance has become more and more popular in Mekong Delta.

Mekong Delta is one of the two largest deltas in Vietnam. More and more people travel to this destination every year. mekongreviews thinks that it is really an ideal destination for those who want to find the peaceful atmosphere and experience the simple life in the countryside.

4 days traveling from Saigon to Mekong Delta

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Mekong Delta attracts visitors by the mild temperature, beautiful landscapes, luxuriant fruit, floating markets, etc. and of course the hospitable people. This trip will definitely bring you the most relaxing moments.

The West or the Mekong Delta has made Vietnam an attractive destination, not only for native tourists but also for international travelers. In the Southwest, you can watch the sunrise with the sea waves on a deserted island. Or you can see the smile on the girl on the floating market boat. You will love watching the pinky bud lotus between the immense lotus field. At that time, you will understand why this is one of the must-see destinations in Vietnam.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is considered as the "gateway" to bring tourists to explore the western provinces. Because of this, many tourists come to the Mekong Delta by taking Saigon – Mekong Delta tours. Usually, a tour from Saigon to Mekong Delta takes 3 or 4 days.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Departure: in Ho Chi Minh city

  • Transport: Tourist bus + boat
  • Time: 4 days 3 nights.

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO

  • 07h45: Depart from Ho Chi Minh
  • 08h00: Depart for My Tho. You pass through the area of Long An – Ben Luc – Vam Co Dong – Vam Co Tay.
  • To Tien Giang, the visitor can have a break at Mekong Restop Restaurant.
  • Arrive at My Tho cruise port, the travelers will cruise on the Tien River for a sightseeing for the four islets: Long, Lan, Qui, Phung.
  • Sightseeing My Tho fishing village and other fishing villages along Tien river, Rach Mieu bridge.
  • Arrive at Thoi Son Island. you will stroll on the village road, visit orchards, enjoy the seasonal fruits and listen to the music.
  • Take a canoe to the small canal to admire the scenery of the river. After that,  the honey bee farm, enjoy honey tea, banana nut …
  • Visit Phung Cuong and crocodile farm. Furthermore, you can join the crocodile fishing
  • Downstream of Tien River to Tan Thach Ben Tre. Try Ben Tre specialty coconut candy oven, traditional handicraft village, and rice paper workshop.
  • Returning to the mainland.
  • Travel by car to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda – Tien Giang ancient temple. Then continue the journey to Can Tho. You cross the bridge My Thuan – Can Tho Bridge.
  • Finally, you arrive in Can Tho and back to the hotel to rest.
  • Evening: You can have dinner on Can Tho cruise, stroll Ninh Kieu wharf and explore the nightlife of Can Tho people.

Day 2: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – SOC TRANG – BAC LIEU – CA MAU

  • After breakfast. There will be a car taking you to Can Tho River. To Cai Rang Can Tho floating market – the meeting place on the river to exchange goods on the river. Cai Rang is the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta. You can buy fruits at the river. After discovery the floating market, the car will take you to Soc Trang to visit Doi Pagoda, Clay Pagoda, Khmer Ethnic Museum.
  • The visitors will have lunch at a restaurant nearby.
  • Continue exploring Ca Mau and go back to the hotel to take a rest.
  • Evening: traveler will have time to relax overnight in Ca Mau

Day 3: CA MAU – NAM CAN – DAT MUI – BAC LIEU

  • Morning: Have breakfast.
  • You move to Nam Can. You can visit the forest grounds by canoe, listen to story Ba Phi Uncle.
  • Afternoon: Depart from Ca Mau to Bac Lieu to visit Diep Church in Ho Phong. Go to Bac Lieu (Bac Lieu province) to visit Bac Lieu dynasty house, the relic site of musician Cao Van Lau, the author of Da Co Hoai Lang.
  • Next, you will visit Xiem Can pagoda and go back to the hotel.
  • Evening: Have a walk around Bac Lieu at night.

Day 4: BAC LIEU – CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY

  • Morning: Have breakfast. Departure to Can Tho and visit My Khanh Fruits Garden.
  • Afternoon: Continue the route to Saigon. On the way, you can buy some local specialties: rice paper, spring rolls, fruit, etc. and so on. The car takes visitors back to the original pick point.

The following schedule is a plan for 4 days on Southern Vietnam tour. Mekong Delta will give you a lot of experiences which is worth to take Vietnam tours.

We wish you a pleasant and useful trip!