Mekong Delta Tours

Mekong - The Land of Smiles

The Mekong Delta features an amazing opportunity to experience the authentic lives of locals that depend on the river to make a living. Completely focused and lived around the water, the Mekong Delta shows us a way of life which has continued unchanged for hundreds of years. You'll see fruit orchards on either side of the river, alluring rice paddies, friendly smiles and floating markets - every inch is filled with life.

Mekong River Vietnam

Are you looking for the best tour to explore Mekong River Delta in South Vietnam? Get inspired with our below Mekong Delta Tours which cover top attractions to see as well as less visited places in Mekong Delta, then choose the right trip for your family. Don't forget we can tailor-make itineraries or design new South Vietnam Tour package to suit your travel interest

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Explore Beautiful Mekong Delta On Bassac Cruise
Lose yourself deep into the heart of the Mekong Delta, over one night or more, on board The Bassac - three classic wooden cruisers with all comfort on board and caring service (sharing the same standards and mostly differing in size).
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Mekong Delta Travel Guide Information

Mekong River is well known as the seventh longest in Asia in particular and the world's twelfth longest river. It runs through 6 countries that are China, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. More than 60 million people depend on the river for having food and water

Mekong River goes by many names. In Vietnam, it was given the name as the Nine Dragons River (Song Cuu Long) due to the separation of the river into 9 arms toward different directions

Status: Vietnam’s largest rice basket

Dry season (November to April) and Wet season (May to October)

The Khmer’s culture has a strong effect on the life of locals at the Mekong Delta region. The Mekong Delta is considered as a "biological treasure trove"

Top Things To Do In Mekong Delta - Vietnam

1. Experience the authentic floating life

Since the water flows more than 33,500 miles (54,000 kilometres), the residents' life has been quickly set up around this place. A floating market is merely a tourist attraction to some people, but to locals here, it is a way of life.You will be surprised that life here is much lived on, almost by or near the water. In order to withstand the floods that happen frequently, houses and fishing farms are built on stilts. Easily watching big ferries carry people, vehicles, and food from this terminal to the others. The products which are selling in the markets are pretty different from one to the others. While Cai Be floating market focuses on rice and potatoes, Cai Rang floating markets are famous for selling many kinds of fruits. This is a list of the 7 main floating markets in the Mekong Delta:* Cai Rang floating market, Phong Dien floating market at Can Tho Province* Cai Be floating market at Tien Giang Province* Nga Bay floating market at Hau Giang Province* Nga Nam floating market at Soc Trang Province* Tran On floating market at Vinh Long Province* Long Xuyen floating market at An Giang Province

floating market

2. Vinh Trang Pagoda - an ancient Buddhist pagoda with special structure

This pagoda was built in 1849 which is situated in My Tho, Tien Giang province with its area is nearly 2000m2. Vinh Trang Buddhist pagoda is famous for its architecture - the blending of Vietnamese, Khmer, Chinese and also European styles. You will be amazed and look intently at the intricate designs and ornaments on the walls and arches. This pagoda is full of beautiful flowering shrubs and well maintained potted plants. In addition, the laughing and reclining Buddha outside and the bronze life-size Buddha idol inside are truly remarkable and make you want to bow down in respect and devotion.

Vinh Trang Pagoda

3. Sampan Cruise in Ben Tre and Cai Be

Simply take a sampan which is a small wooden rowboat, and paddle your way going deeper into many small canals of the Mekong tributaries to come across flower and vegetable farms, rice factories, many fruit orchards and all sorts of attractions by the water. Best places to do this is Ben Tre, My Tho and Cai Be where you can totally immerse into the beauty of nature. 

Mekong sampan along the canal

4. Colourful Cai Be fruit orchard

Can you guess where is the place which provides approximately 70% of the fruit consumed all over Vietnam? This is the Mekong Delta where has a load of fruit orchards scattered throughout the provinces that make up the Delta. You are easy to find many kinds of fruits such as guava, apple, mango, grapefruit, dragon fruit, jackfruit, mangosteen, durian, plum, etc.., is cultivated. When you visit Tan Phong island of Cai Be, you will see many fruit orchards and if you want, just ask politely the owner and give them a small amount of money to visit their orchards and take photos, try fruits and even buy them to your friends and your families. 

Fruit garden Mekong

5. Stay with a local family in Vinh Long

Vinh Long is known as a major transit hub and has good connections to go from this island to many others. With the convenient location of surrounding by the network of streams and canals, there are many families now welcome travellers as one family member, giving them the great chance to experience daily life on the Mekong. There is also a B&B Ut Trinh with several guestrooms. The service, tranquillity, and possibility to help in the kitchen give this place a homey feeling. You will be amazed by its beauty, cleanliness, and well-maintained furniture with a very attentive and kind staff even they do not speak English well.

Homestay in Mekong delta

6. Cruise Mekong experience

Staying for more than 1 night in the Mekong River, you will find it easy to witness the local life drift past. Most vessels here are beautifully crafted and still retain their original hand-carved charm. An adventure through Vietnam and probably Cambodia which depends on your itinerary with Mekong river cruise experience will uncover breathtaking moments with enchanting culture, from charismatic Ho Chi Minh City to victorious historic Phnom Penh.

Mekong Delta Cruise

7. Evergreen Tra Su Mangrove forest

This forest is located in the An Giang province of the giant Mekong Delta which is just 30km southwest of Chau Doc. It is an amazing ecosystem with full of cajeput trees that line dusty dirt paths and a flooded mangrove forest that is a stunning backdrop for plants and animals. This is also the home to 140 types of flora, 70 species of birds, 11 types of animals, 25 species of reptiles, and 23 kinds of fish. Tra Su is a mangrove forest which flooded throughout the year but the most beautiful time is from August to December. You will pass waterbirds of all shapes and colours, dancing between the reeds and lotus blossoms, and their small bodies and hollow bones barely making a dent on the leaves. You will witness the most stunningly peaceful views once you are in the heart of the forest. This is an absolutely not-to-be-missed half-day trip from Chau Doc.

Tra Su forest

Explore Mekong Delta With Golden Holiday Travel

You can book Vietnam Holiday Packages including Mekong delta exploration or just register single Mekong delta tours with us.As a local travel company in Vietnam, Golden Holiday Travel have done regular inspection to Mekong river's attractions and to local suppliers of hotels & cruises to make sure of your good travel experiences when doing a visit to this land of nine dragons.

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