5 days / 4 nights
Leave your busy day behind to explore the hidden Laos with the boat trips along the magical Mekong river. Enjoy traditional boat down the Mekong river with tranquil beauty and pay a visit to the historical sites of Luang Prabang.
To escape the hustle and bustle of urban cities’ life and to seek for tranquility, the Mekong Delta is such an ideal place. This delta is well-known as a rice bowl of Vietnam, which contributes the biggest part in making it in the top 5th world rice exporters. Dominated by the lowest tributaries of the mighty Mekong, this land is a water world, comprised of low-lying paddies and rivers bordered by dense mangroves and palms, and famous for many early-morning floating markets. The Mekong provides a great chance to observe and learn about Vietnamese tradition and local life thru rural daily routine. With an immense, interlacing network of channels and canals, boat trips will offer passengers a real insight into the local's life on water. Due to flat topography from Saigon, you will hardly find excursions to towering mountains like those in the North, though the Mekong delta trips to Vinh Long, Can Tho, Sa Dec, Tra Vinh and especially the night in Chau Doc before crossing over to Cambodia will be memorable experiences with numerous activities in each destination. If you are able to book early, let get a deluxe river-cruise linking Saigon and Phnompenh which will be another great selection for high-class relaxation and enjoyment.
The region of Mekong Delta appeals to both domestic and international tourists with its impressive cuisine that reflects its culinary culture. Tourists can enjoy countless opportunities to try the simple but irresistible local cuisines for a once in a lifetime experience. Each dish embraces the unique generosity in the region’s nature as well as its inhabitants, who give their dishes a defining characteristic as well as a soul. Cuisine in this region is prepared from home-grown products, following a cooking style generally described as “wild and generous”.
The Mekong Delta region consists of 13 provinces, including Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Can Tho, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, An Giang, Dong Thap and Hau Giang. The region has been widely known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam thanks to its lush green rice fields and large Mekong River, where bountiful harvests of dozens of millions of tons of rice are produced every year. It is strongly characterized by its lifestyle afloat a tightly linked network of rivers, canals and streams.
Our pick: Stay at least one night at a town in Mekong delta to catch the morning floating market, take biking tour or a rowing boat for a day trip to the fruit and flower garden.
Overland to quiet corner of Mekong Dealta at Sa Dec or Tra Vinh, staying at eco homestay. Enjoying rural life with coconut farm, flower garden.
Discover the Delta by rowing boat, stop at wetland national park for bird watching.
Deluxe river cruising from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Cambodia downstream to Saigon.
Visit to the Cham muslim village in Chau Doc, then historical house of Marguerite Duras, the famous French novelist.
3 days / 2 nights
We will explore the fertile Mekong Delta by bicycle and witness it’s wonders at a pace ideal for soaking up its many splendours and meeting the local peoples. The local guide will take you to off the beaten path to discover Mekong Delta, the granary of Vietnam, by cycling on the tracks across countless rivers, orchards and breathtaking countryside scenery.