mekong delta tours
Mekong Delta Tours Overview
Broad, lush and absolutely flat, the great Mekong River Delta forms the southernmost part of the country, extending to Mui Ca Mau – Vietnam’s Cap Finistere, where the waters of the South China Sea meet those of the Gulf of Thai land. The vast delta region is made up of rich alluvial silt carried down by the floodwaters of the Mekong from Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.
So regular is this process that the delta is growing at a rate of about 75m (245 ft) per year, extending both the shoreline and the rich farmland known as ‘Vietnam’s Rice Bowl’. A visit to this region enables the traveler to explore shaded waterways and floating markets by boat, see relics of the ancient Funanese city of Oc Eo, and visit the delta’s Khmer Buddhist temples and Cham Muslim mosques.
At Cozy Vietnam Travel, we offer a variety of choices for Mekong Delta tours from Ho Chi Minh City. Day trip to Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City could be to My Tho or Vinh Long and back to Ho Chi Minh within the day. We also provide 2 days or 3-day excursions to Mekong Delta with many interesting activities to visit the highlights of the area such as Cai Be floating village, Cai Rang floating village, snake farm, cottage industries villages, workshops, honeybee farms, brick kilns… Furthermore, we also have some interesting experiences like stay with a local family, paddling the local boat, biking on the islands on the Mekong River.
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Best things to do in Mekong Delta Daily Vietnam
If you want to escape from the bustling city to relax in the peaceful countryside, Mekong Delta tours are the best choice for you. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, Mekong Delta brings a lot of amazing experiences for tourists such as boating along winding rivers, going fishing, tasting juicy tropical fruits, and soaking into local floating markets. Consider top 8 things to do and see in Mekong Delta tours we recommended for you, check it right now!
Mekong Delta Floating Markets
Mekong Delta seduces the heart of tourists by the lively and colorful floating markets. Visit the floating markets to be mesmerized by the bustling atmosphere, to spread your eyes on the panorama of people exchanging goods, fruits and other chat and learn more about the lives of the friendly locals. Floating market will satisfy your shopping favorite with a plenty of things from fresh fruits, dried foods, animals to fruit juices and coffee. Sip a cup of coffee and taste some local food like Hu Tieu, Banh Canh, Xoi or Bun Ca…Great! There is a plenty of floating market in the Mekong Delta but Cai Be and Cai Rang floating market are the easiest to reach and most popular with tourists.
Make A Boat Cruising along Small Canals
It is absolutely true that the best way to admire the beauty and uniqueness of the Mekong Delta tours is by a boat cruise on waterways. From the boat, you will be impressed by stunning sights of rice paddies, lush orchards, lines of coconut trees and quiet stilt houses. The scenic Mekong Delta boat trip offers you the opportunity to discover the bustling colors of floating markets, to experience the traditional lifestyle of local people as well as to take a close glimpse at Vietnam countryside.
Listen To Southern Folk Songs (Don Ca Tai Tu)
Don Ca Tai Tu is a special kind of musical art which is flourished in Southern Vietnam in the late 19th century and featuring both scholarly and folk roots. It reflects the lifestyle of Southerners who live along the Mekong Delta and help them express all of their inner feelings, emotions, generosity and encourage them in the hard life. There are some traditional instrumental played in the folk song’s performance like play moon-shaped lute (dan kim), a 16-string zither (dan tranh), a 2-string fiddle (dan co) and a Western guitar adapted to Vietnamese music. Singers performing Don Ca Tai Tu often wear traditional Ao Dai. Wallow in the soothing sound of the music and drink fruit refreshments or tea to immerse yourself in Vietnamese Southern traditional culture.southern folk song mekong delta tour.
Feed And Catch Fish At A Fish Farm
Spend a day in your Mekong Delta tour to visit a fish farm to feed fishes, catch fishes and enjoy your achievement by cooking delicious dishes using fresh ingredients and Vietnamese recipe. Visitors will have an opportunity to catch fishes on the ponds with a bucket or even bare hands. For big fishes like catfish, elephant-ear fish or snakehead fish you need using a fishing rod with bamboo material. Do not forget to try “ Ca Kho To” – a famous and flavorful dishes in Mekong Delta which is made of catfish braised with caramel sauce in a clay pot as well as sweet and sour soup.
Visit And Taste Fresh Fruits In Local Garden
It will be a pity if you skip visiting a tropical fruit garden during your Mekong Delta. Thanks to the favorable natural conditions, fruits season in Mekong Delta seem to be all year round. Visiting Mekong Delta, you will soak up a wide range of tropical fruits such as plump, orange, mandarin, dragon fruit, mango, durian, jackfruit, coconut, and rambutan, etc. Play around an orchard to listen to the story to the host of the garden, pick and enjoy fresh fruits by your hands. That’s totally different from any experience you had had before.fruit garden mekong delta tour.
Explore The Beauty Of Phu Quoc Island
Your Mekong Delta tour would not be complete without setting your food on Phu Quoc Island to visit a lot of stunning natural sights such as Da Ban Stream, the Cape of Ganh Dau, etc. This beautiful island captures the soul and the heart of tourists by soft sand, lines of coconut palms, yellow sunlight and crystal water. It also offers you a chance to taste a variety of fresh seafood like ocean crab, herring salad, sea urchins, and more. That is such a wonderful feeling when you dip your toes into the powdery sand, sip a cold cocktail under the shade of coconut palms.
Visit Tram Chim National Park
The peaceful Mekong Delta is the kingdom of tropical floras and faunas, especially birds. Paddling downstream the river will take you to Tram Chim national park in which has preserved various types of valuable birds. Taking photos is allowed there so you can create an excellent photo collection. The national park is mostly covered by water so the most convenient mean of transportation is a sampan which helps you reach every corner of this area.tram chim national park mekong delta tour.
Cycle around the quiet villages
Needless to say, one of the most exciting ways to explore Mekong Delta is by hiring a bike for one or two days. Tourists can zig zag on small villages roads to admire the peaceful life of locals in this charming land and meet the super friendly farmers. You also can take a cycling tour in Mekong Delta which includes passing through charming towns and villages, crossing rivers on ferries and traveling along paths lined with orchards to see the wonderful sights, witness the slow life and taste the unique cuisine.