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TOP 3 MEKONG RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Threeland Travel offers top rated Vietnam river cruise tours in the Mekong Delta as well as other Mekong river cruises tours in the nearby countries: Cambodia & Laos. There are variety of cruise styles and itineraries via the Mekong Delta between Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Saigon (Vietnam) – a great way to explore the attractions of this lively waterways of the Mekong Delta.

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Le Cochinchine Mekong Cruise
658/1 CMT8, Ward 11, Distrct 3, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
 
RV La Marguerite Mekong Cruise
Saigon - Cai be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau border crossing - Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Lake- Siem Reap
 

FAQs about Mekong Delta Cruises in Vietnam

The Mekong Delta, also called as Nine Dragon river delta, is the region covering southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River reaches its end-point and approaches the sea through a network of tributaries. The Mekong Delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam with over 40,500 square kilometers. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. Normally, the water rises during the rainy season (June to October) and falls during the dry season (November to May). The region comprises 12 provinces: Long An, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, An Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau, along with the province-level municipality of Can Tho.

Mekong Delta shares the same climate as the south of Vietnam with two distinct seasons: rainy and dry season.

- Rainy season: The rainy season usually begins in early May and ends at the end of November. During the rainy season, rain changes unexpectedly. Sometimes, there is soft rain while it is sunny. Sometimes, all day, it keeps raining a few minutes then stops. The most rain is in June/July, heavy rain lasts half of a day. After it rains for a few months, a flood occurs in the Mekong Delta, called flood season.

- Dry season: The dry season starts in November and ends in April. November through January is the optimum time of the year to do Mekong Delta cruise. During this time, the sun is not too hot, the weather is at its most comfortable, the heavily rainy days have just passed. Therefore, you can unwind and enjoy your Mekong Delta Cruise trip with the clear sky and quiet water outside.

From March to May it is very dry. During this time, some rivers are harder to navigate, and boat cruises in remote places may not be possible.

Book as early as you can, especially if you want to go at the most popular times of year (Nov to Jan). The best offers are usually further in advance. On the contrary, you may pick up a bargain on Mekong Delta cruise in the rainy season.

From more basic to all-inclusive luxury, there are ships to fit every budget. Generally, all ships have a shady sun deck to sit on, some will have swimming pools and gyms, some will not. The ships are tall and wide with fairly large cabins to fit the Western travelers’ body. They also provide some unique arrangements with smaller boats and fewer cabins on board, that allows it to be the most favored among small groups or families.

There are many tour itineraries for a Mekong Delta cruise to fit your time and budget. In general, the cruise will take you to discover the vast maze of rivers and rice paddies found in the Mekong Delta on the culture-centric tours with a close-up look at small-village life along the river, particularly during your time spent at a local family’s homestead.

There is a plethora of things to experience in a Mekong Delta cruise, then you should spend at least 2 nights. Check this best-selling 3-day Mekong Delta Cruise with the local expert Threeland Travel:

- Day 1: SAIGON - CAIBE - MYTHUAN - SADEC

• The car of THREELAND will pick you up at hotel to leave Saigon for Cai Be floating market, where we will board on cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink then start cruising to Cai Thia while our lunch served on the boat.

• Afternoon we will leave the cruise for a cycling excursion along the riverbank thru gardens of tropical fruits, local houses and stop at the Caodai temple on the way to Mythuan.

• The cruise continues toward Sadec, a nice small town renown by the residence of Marguerite Duras, the writer of the famous Novel “The Lover“ (L’amant). Visit a lively Sadec food market and primary school where Marguerite’s mother used to be the headmistress. Walk along the village path and enjoy the peaceful landscape of Vietnam countryside with green fields, vegetable and fish farms. Back to our boat for a cruise downstream. Dinner and overnight on board.

- Day 2: CAITHIA - VINHLONG - TRAON

• Breakfast will be served when we enjoy the morning on Mekong river. Go on to Binh Hoa Phuoc island, where we will can go for a walk through the islet, trying some fresh tropical fruits, mingle with local people who are making handicraft.

• Later we will spend time at Cat Be floating market with river bustling life, where people trade on their local products. Continue to visit old houses, bright flower gardens and small family factories making coconut candy and rice paper.

• After lunch, our cruise will head to Co Chien river, an important part of the Mekong system. Stop in a remote area for a pleasant walk by small paths to local villages, farms and orchards. We will be back to the cruise quite late to enjoy the sunset and attend a nice dinner on board. Overnight on board while the cruise keeps on to Mang Thit river.

- Day 3: TRAON - CANTHO - SAIGON

• Mang Thit is a small river link between two giant branches of Mekong, Tien Giang and Hau Giang. Enjoy the morning life of Mekong people hereby before heading to Cai Rang, one of the biggest and most exciting floating markets on the Mekong. Hundreds of boats gather here in the early morning for selling and purchasing, meeting and mixing with each other, making the marketplace a hectic sight attached to the Mekong landscape picture.

• After the trip, we will disembark the cruise around 11am. Have lunch before transferring back to Saigon.

For more detail, please check here or contact Threeland Travel experts at help@threeland.com to get free support and tailor your extraordinary Mekong delta cruise trip.

Yes. Even with a very tight time in Vietnam, you are able to get a taste of the Mekong Delta on a day cruise trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Set sail on a Mekong River cruise and view the life of the local people live along the banks. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that, you will embark on the small boats rowed the local people thru the small canals with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybees. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village.

Prices for the Mekong Delta Day Cruise vary according to season and tour operators. Normally, the tour includes authentic Vietnamese delicacies for breakfast and lunch, unlimited drinks and local fruit, an English-speaking guide, hotel transfers, and entrance fees to the workshops.

See more: Mekong Delta Day Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City

Summer (around June, July, August) is the ripe fruit season in the Mekong Delta Vietnam. It will be the most idyllic time to visit fruit orchards in Mekong Delta. During this time of the year, you can visit some famous fruit gardens and enjoy a myriad of tropical fresh fruits in the gardens such as durian, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit.

To name some, here are the top worth visiting fruits orchards in Mekong Delta: Cai Be orchard in Tien Giang, Cai Mon orchard in Ben Tre, My Khanh orchard in Can Tho, and Thoi Son islet in Tien Giang.

Yes, we have cruises with connecting cabins to cater for families. Our cruise crews are very comfortable working with kids and all of our staff will provide the necessary care for your family.

A: Daily life in the Mekong Delta is predominantly on the river and its canals. Therefore, a Mekong Delta cruise is definitely the best and most ideal way to deeply immerse in local life. It’s really restful and exotic as contemplating the sceneries from a boat, especially when it comes to sunrise time.

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Best Tours In VietNam

8 days / 7 nights

Let's reward yourself for a Mekong cruise tour from Cambodia to Vietnam along the Mekong river. Your tour itinerary lasts 8 days through typical lands of Vietnam and Cambodia such as Ho Chi Minh city, Sa Dec, Long Xuyen, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap with plenty of leisure activities along which shows you featured points of Mekong’s residents on water, orchard gardens, temples and definitely worth as a lifetime experience. Check details below for various cruise options.

5 days / 4 nights

Fr$182

This 5-day tour will give you an opportunity to discover the charming beauty of the provinces in the South of Vietnam in general and the energetic Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh City ) in particular. You won't miss the chance to observe or experience life underground in the famous historic Cu Chi tunnels and explore the vibrant Mekong Delta by boating among intricate waterways with colorful markets, ending with gorgeous countryside landscapes, of rural area where arroyos, fish farms and tropical fruits are abundant.

4 days / 3 nights

Fr$138

Only spending 4 days to have the best experience in Southern Vietnam. Let’s check it out with Threeland Travel’s professional local guide to discover every corner of Ho Chi Minh City - a metropolis on the move at its bustle and hustle life of Indochina, known as Saigon. Getting inside the Cu Chi tunnels to witness Vietnam’s War relics to learn more from this sad history to a great victory of the nation. Exploring the vibrant Mekong Delta by boating among intricate waterways with colorful markets, gorgeous countryside landscapes, meeting and interacting with local people.

Northern Laos

6 days / 5 nights

Fr$530

Explore the hidden villages with rustic scenery in northern Laos on this in-depth and off the beaten track odyssey from Luang Prabang. This ‘Mekong voyage to Luang Prabang’ tour enters Laos in the north, and takes you down the river and floating along the mighty Mekong River flows through the beautiful countryside of Laos on its way to the sea. Discover with Threeland the diversity of this exciting river and the cities, towns and temples along its shores.

7 days / 6 nights

Fr$874

A flat Delta with lush tropical-fruit gardens, floating houses and crisscross waterways, the Mekong is the perfect place for a cycling tour. Be a bit different from other short cycling tours in Mekong, this trip will last longer to see more interesting things in not only Can Tho, Tra Vinh with floating markets orchards but ride southwards deeper to visit Chau Doc and Cao Lanh to understand more about the beautiful countrysides as well as the life of the locals by the river

4 days / 3 nights

Route: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Saigon

Duration: 04 days / 03 nights

Feature: Explore the dynamics of Saigon - A city that is both rich in history and exciting with modern lifestyle; Cu Chi Tunnels - Understanding of the old fierce Vietnam War and Mekong Delta - Enjoying Country music - Experiencing the real daily life of the locals living in the delta.

Extension: Easy to connect with Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia by short air, river and landways. Moreover, Saigon is also becoming a good transit for the best beaches in Asia, including Con Dao and Phu Quoc islands or plages on the Southern coastline.

On Request

3 days / 2 nights

Explore the dynamics of Saigon - a city that is both rich in history and exciting with modern lifestyle. Experiencing the real daily life in the delta.

7 days / 6 nights

Fr$1100

After a short stay in Saigon, you will embark on board, traveling to Mekong delta area. Casting off at the first day light, you arrived the same day at Vinh Long in the heart of the Mekong Delta, sailing amidst islets of lush and colorful tropical orchard. Your itinerary lasts 7 days through typical lands by river of Vietnam and Cambodia such as Sa Dec, Long Xuyen, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap. This 7-day Mekong Delta tour organized with plenty of activities, shows you featured points of Mekong’s residents and truly gives you once-in-a-lifetime experience.

On Request

3 days / 2 nights

Highlight your staying in Southern Vietnam with a classic trip on the Mekong Delta River, enjoy the local life.

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