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Vietnam cruise – A memorable and meaningful cruise tour to Mekong Delta


Mekong Delta is one of the most well-known destinations in Vietnam thanks to its striking natural landscape. Coming here, you will have a chance to discover famous floating markets, fruit orchards, and handicraft villages as well as enjoy local specialties.

Don’t heritage anymore! Book a Vietnam cruise tour such as 2-day Mekong Delta cruise tour to explore the natural beauty as well as the unique culture of this place and have memorable experiences in your life.

Mekong river

Mekong River

Day 1: Visiting fruit orchard gardens and small villages

You will spend the 1st day of your tour to discover fruit orchard gardens as well as small villages. But before coming to these places, you will have a panorama river cruise along the Mekong River. Firstly, you will board the river cruise vessel at noon. But after lunch, your cruise actually starts. It is really wonderful for you to sit on the boat, admire the impressive views and watch the daily life of people living around Mekong River.

In the afternoon, you will debark to walk through the villages and then move to fruit orchards. These orchards are separated by a large number of canals with “Cau Khi” (bamboo bridges) crossing them. One of the fruit gardens in Mekong Delta you must visit is Vinh Kim apple star orchard. It is located in Vinh Kim district, Tien Giang. Tourists must be surprised by a lot of star apples that are suspended from almost all branches.

Fruit orchard garden in Mekong Delta

Fruit orchard garden in Mekong Delta

In addition, you can also explore others such as Ngu Hiep durian orchard, Cho Gao dragon orchard, etc. Coming here, you not only taste extremely delicious fruits but also meet the friendly and hospitable locals. This promises to bring you exciting emotions.

Then, return to your boat, relax and enjoy the sunset on the Mekong Delta. The first day of experiencing Mekong Delta cruise will end with a tasty meal on board.

Day 2: Visiting Cai Rang floating market

In the morning, you will be waked by the sound of the Mekong River. After that, prepare for the 2nd day of excursion by cruise vessel on this beautiful river. At first, it is a chance for you to admire the beauty of the sunrise. This is a new experience for you to get up and immerse yourself in the sunlight at the beginning of the day. It will make you feel quite relaxed and peaceful. It is also time the locals start their daily activities.

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market

After having breakfast, you will continue your Mekong Delta tour by boarding a sampan boat to move to Cai Rang floating market. It is known as one of the most popular and bustling markets in the region. Hundreds of boats packed with a variety of farm products and various fruits such as coconut, grapefruit, banana or vegetable gather here from the dawn to noon. The atmosphere is extremely animated, joyful and busy with trading activities, attracting many visitors.

Besides, you can also enjoy some soft drinks and food that are sold by small boats around. Several other products are also available at Cai Rang floating market such as clothes, mending machine or cosmetics. In general, these products are the same as those sold in many markets on land. But the exciting feeling you can have here is when trading from boats and getting goods thrown by sellers from the surrounding boats. In addition to enjoying fresh fruits, you will have an opportunity to visit some candy making factories or the locals’ floating houses along the riverside when sitting on a sampan.

Enjoy fresh fruits at Cai Rang floating market

Enjoy fresh fruits at Cai Rang floating market

Then, you have lunch and take a rest to prepare for the next activities. In the afternoon, there is a choice of a trip on land. You can disembark to explore the nearby town or small canals of Mekong River and take a stroll through orchards. Another interesting experience for you is to visit a cooking class and learn the ways of making specialties of the locals. So, you can make some foods by yourself with the instructions of the friendly people living here.

Remember to take a lot of photos of the Mekong River, the locals and their daily life as a great way to keep memorable moments in your tour.

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