Mekong Delta

The Mekong is one of the longest rivers in Southeast Asia. It has its origins in Tibet. It flows across China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, where it dies. Its rich waters feed the fields in the Mekong Delta, where rice, vegetable and fruit are cultivated.

The Mekong Delta is one of Vietnam’s main tourist attractions. The delta lies 50 miles south of Saigon(70 km). In the Mekong Delta, tourists can do many excursions around its canals, where floating markets are still the place where locals exchange goods.
If you come with our company, we will show you a sneak preview of the Mekong River’s Delta. We will also give you the most useful travel tips and recommendations.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta


There are two ways to visit the Mekong Delta. One is on an organized tour. The other is on your own.

To Book a tour around the Mekong Delta before departing to Vietnam, you can go to your local travel company, or search the internet for Mekong Delta Travel. We are Vietnamese travel agencies will offer a better price. If you are not confident with internet deals, you can wait till you get to Saigon. Any travel agency in the center of Saigon, will organize a tour for you. More or less all agencies offer the same tours, but you should compare prices and services before reserving. But the best way & save your time you should book the tour with us. Peace of mind then you go. If you book with a Vietnamese agency, you will need to be flexible. Do not get upset if there is a change of plans, changes happen all the time in Vietnam. If you book a hotel, and are brought to another, ask for a money refund to your guide.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta


If you go on an organized tour of the Mekong Delta, a guide will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon around 8am in the morning. You will get on a bus, and after a short journey you will get to My Tho. You will be brought to your hotel, where you will leave your bags. After a while, you will get on a mini bus and will go to the port of My Tho, where you will get on a tourist boat.


Lying immediately to the west of Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta has long been an attractive destination for its beautiful landscapes with green fields and sleepy villages along Mekong River, fruit orchards, colorful floating markets and its biological treasure trove.

In 2012, this southernmost region of Vietnam was given a great honor to be rated as one of the “Best-Value Destinations for 2012” by Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book.
The Mekong Delta region is largely inhabited by ethnic Viet, with Khmer minority populations living primarily in the Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, and Muslim Cham in Tan Chau, An Giang province. There are also sizeable Hoa (ethnic Chinese) populations in the Kien Giang and Tra Vinh provinces. That diversity in population creates unique and colorful features for the region.

Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Taking a boat trip to explore the green and tranquil countryside along the legendary Mekong River, visitors will not only have chance to visit floating market where sellers and buyers bargain and exchange agriculture products on boats but also can taste local specialties while listening to “Cai Luong” – a form of Vietnamese folk opera.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

There are lots of beauty-spots to visit in the Mekong Delta, but the most renowned places are Can Tho, Ben Tre, My Tho, Vinh Long and Chau Doc. Being the heart of this rich agricultural region, Can Tho has been considered the metropolitan city as well as an important trade hub. Here visitors will discover the daily life of the locals through visiting Cai Ranh floating markets, Binh Thuy Communal House – valuable monument of art and architectural style in the newly-expanded South Western area, Buddhist pagodas and other famous places like My Khanh Tourist Village and Phu Sa Tourist Site. Ben Tre is well-known for the natural scenery of very small islands namely Phung islets, Oc islets and Tien islets, the ecological environment of Vam Ho Bird Yard, and vast orchards. With many islets like An Binh Islet, laden orchards and many historic cultural monuments like Van Thanh temple of literature and Long Thanh Communal House, Vinh Long is a destination for watery and garden tourism. Chau Doc is a district and also is a town in An Giang Province. Coming here, travelers can choose to visit The Lady Temple (Mieu Ba Chua Xu), Tay An pagoda or Sam Mountain.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

More excitingly, this region is also appeal to visitors for local specialties like tropical fruits and seafood. Visitors can forget the favor of Cai Rang fermented pork roll and Rice pancake (folded with shrimp, meat and soy bean sprouts) in Can Tho city; the sweet taste lingering on the tongue of fresh coconuts, My Long rice paper, Cai Mon mangosteen, Chin Hoa durian, Phu Le alcohol in Ben Tre province; Vinh Long delicacies with Nam Roi pomelo, green orange, 6 RI durian, Vung Liem fermented pork roll, pottery, and Chau Doc with its special product of “Mam” which is made from fish and other delicious delicacies.

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