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Comprised of green rice field and tropical fruits, Mekong Delta is a glorious destination in the Southwest Vietnam. The Mekong Delta is a vast maze of interconnected rivers and canals, floating markets and rice paddies, in which you get unique experiences with stunning natural landscapes and the daily life of residents.
If other Vietnam tours lead you to the top-rated mountainous attractions such as Sapa, Ha Giang, this Mekong Delta tour will take you down to verdant paddy fields painted every shade of green alongside the Mekong river. You can uncover not only the marvelous scenery but also the warm-hearted locals, which create the vibrant Mekong Delta.
For visitors who once travel to Mekong Delta, it is truly a heaven where nothing but great memories about green endless paddy fields, abundant tropical orchards and the humanity of people stay forever. Unforgettable memories, fantastic experience - a Mekong Delta tour promises to bring you all!
1. How to get to Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City?
Airway: Travelling to the stunning Mekong Delta is now convenient. From Tan Son Nhat airport, visitors can buy an airline ticket to Can Tho airport and take a bus to other nearby provinces.
By car, bus: There are a wide range of available buses to the Southwest Vietnam at the Western Bus Station (395 Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan District Ho Chi Minh City). Purchase a bus ticket, visitors will be led to the land of verdant nature.
Another means of transportation to travel to Mekong Delta is by motorbike. It is the best way for travellers who loves adventure travel to discover the features of the South. Only choose this option if you have skill at driving motorbikes because it’s pretty dangerous.
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2. The best time to take a Mekong Delta tour?
Bestowed a mild tropical climate all year round, the Mekong Delta is glamorous in any season. There are two main seasons in the Mekong Delta: rainy season from May to September and dry season from October to April.
If travelling to this attractive destination in the summer, visitors not only savor a vast number of fresh fruits but also admire the breathtaking scenery here. In this season, a compelling experience should not to be missed is to enjoy attractive gardens, where numerous typical kinds of fruit are offered to tourists such as durian, big longan, soapberry, tamarind, star apple, mangosteen, mango, rambutan.
If you miss the opportunity to visit Mekong Delta in dried season, you can do a Mekong Delta tour between September to November, when floating season is expected. This is also ideal time for tourists to see firsthand local people gathering abundant aquatic resources and water vegetables in the delta.
3. Where to stay in Mekong Delta?
Since the Mekong Delta is an attractive tourist destination, there are numerous available accommodations for visitors to choose. Depending on your budget and travel style, you can pick out fancy hotels, cheap hostels, cozy homestays or even luxurious resorts with great facilities like Vinpearl Can Tho, Victoria Resort Can Tho ...
4. What to visit in Mekong Delta?
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Cai Rang Floating Market in Mekong Delta
Travelling to Can Tho without visiting floating market, your journey has not been yet completed. Cai Rang Floating Market is located on Cai Rang River, about 6 km far from the city center by road, and about 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu Pier. Cai Rang floating market is a must-see point in Mekong Delta where visitors can take a closer look at the unique bustling trading scene of merchants. You also rent a boat to visit Cai Rang market to immerse yourself in the rustic lifestyle of local people at a price of 30,000 VND / boat. The best time to drop by this floating market is at about 7 – 9AM, when the most interesting activities take place.
A wide variety of products such as fresh fruits, agricultural products, vegetables, seafood or even other processed specialties are sold at Cai Rang Floating Market. Most of them are farm products gathered from gardens of Cai Rang Town, Chau Thanh District and nearby areas. Besides, many floating restaurants serving some local specialities like pho, hu tieu, com tam also attract tourists. With a price about 25,000VND to 30,000VND, you can have a hearty breakfast catered by local people.
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Tra Su Cajuput Forest in Mekong Delta
About 20 km southwest of Chau Doc city, Tra Su cajuput forest is an impressive tourist destination in the Mekong Delta with its diverse ecological system and wild natural beauty. Covering a vast area of 850 hectares, the cajuput forest is home of many species of flora and fauna. Tra Su is most beautiful from September to November, when the whole area is covered with emerald-green duckweed in floating water season, making an incredible sight for tourists. The fresh air in combination with tranquil scenery, Tra Su is an ideal destination for travellers who want to escape from the hustling city to dip into the nature.
The best way to contemplate the stunning sights of Tra Su forest is by mall rowboat. Sitting on the boat paddled by local women along the small canals lining the forest, you can see the various species of plants and birds chirping on the cajuput trees. At the centre of the forest, there is a 25 metre high sightseeing tower equipped with a telescope for you to have a panoramic view overlooking the whole forest. Watching the sunset from this view will be the most memorable moment on your Mekong Delta tour. So get your camera ready for special photos in this stunning forest!
Cai Be Floating Market in Mekong delta
Together with Cai Rang and Nga Bay Market, Cai Be Floating Market is one of the most crowded markets in Mekong Delta. If you are into experiencing the bustling trading activities at the market, you should come at early dawn, around 5-6 AM when traders exchange agricultural products and consumer goods. You can immerse yourself in the trading life of local people here and enjoy every single moments to the fullest!
If you prefer the tranquil life on the river, we highly recommend visiting the market at around 16:00 when the dusk is falling. Feast your eyes on the glorious sunset coming into view is also a great experience on your Vietnam tours.
Some specialties of Cai Be floating market are offered such as tangerine, king orange, grapefruit, star apple, mangoes, longan Kiet etc. Other famous products made from coconut such as: Coconut candy, soap, handicrafts.. are also meaningful souvenirs for your beloved relatives.
Sa Dec : Blessed with many natural landscapes, Sa Dec city should be put on your top must-visit destination on your Mekong Delta tour. Sa Dec is well-known as a comparatively peaceful city and a flower pradise, where visitors can see a large number of beautiful flowers loaded on boats. That's why the best time to visit Sa Dec is in spring from February to March, when it seemingly turns itself into a ravishing painting in which flowers are fully blooming.
Located in Tan Qui Dong commune, Sa Dec flower village is an attractive tourist point - homeland of various kinds of uncanny flower. If you once visit this flower village, you will be immediately overwhelmed by hundreds of flowers that are blooming in vivid colors.
On the occasion of Tet holiday, the area is filled with colors and aromas of many different flowers such as: hydrangeas, dahlia, water lily, lotus, etc., creating a gorgeous background for taking photos.
My Tho: To escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho is also a perfect suggestion that you should not miss on your Mekong Delta tour. Being less than 2 hour drive south of Sai Gon, My Tho promises to offer you memorable experiences and can be visit as a day trip from Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh city ). Upon arrival in My Tho, you can take a small boat to visit gardens and rural houses, where a lot of families produce coconut candy, feed the bee for honey, or plant juicy fruit.
Drop by Vinh Trang Pagoda - a well-known tourist attraction: The pagoda is indeed the most beautiful site in My Tho for visitors who are interested in religion. The mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Khmer architectural styles creates the unique feature of Vinh Trang Pagoda, attracting a large number of locals and tourists yearly.
If you like Vinh Trang Pagoda, why don’t you book a day tour to My Tho including visit to Vinh Trang pagoda today?
We believe that, with our guide, thrill-seekers will have a good plan for their upcoming memorable Vietnam tours. Are you looking for a reliable travel agency that fits your budget and travel styles? Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Threeland Travel Website for more tour options. Our consultants are willing to transfer your requests into a dreamlike adventure.
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