The Mekong Delta is a wonderful region located in southern island, what characterizes this area are the vast rivers, islands and swamps. Floating markets, pagodas and villages are all included inside the rice bowl of Vietnam. Experiencing one of the most fascinating trips I have ever lived was truly inspiring, here is my story.
The region often start in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) or Can Tho. Experiencing this trip will give a glimpse of the local life firsthand. Spend time exploring villages observing old traditions, learn to cook Vietnamese food and glide through the waterways watching locals going about their daily lives.
Ben Tree is one of the most wonderful cities while travel on Mekong Delta tours, also known as the coconut land, the capital of the province with the same name has so much to offer. One of the best way to explore the city, it to rent a bike and just go for tour around the villages. The ferries that still traverse the river used to be the main means of transportation for many of the city’s residents.
Can Tho, known for its floating markets, the most famous one is Cai Rang This markets reunite every sellers from each part of the region. There were many boats from all other province in Mekong Delta that were full of fruits gathering at the Cai Rang. Some boats even departed their home from mid night to get there in time. Many families also use the boats as their mobile home.
We recommend you to discover the various floating markets: Cai Rang, Cai Be, Phong Dien, Long Xuyen, a cruise on the Mekong river, take a bike and get a closer and fascinating discovery of the landscape, visit the the Khmer pagodas in Chau Doc or Tra Vinh region, meet the locals,: you will learn so much from them and finish with a taste of every tropical fruits that Mekong Delta has to offer