Welcome To Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta, located in southern Vietnam, is a vast and vibrant region known as the “Rice Bowl” of the country. It encompasses a network of rivers, tributaries, and canals that stretch across more than 40,000 square kilometers, making it one of the most fertile and productive regions in Vietnam.

Destination Highlights

  • Cai Rang Floating Market:

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of one of the largest floating markets in the Mekong Delta, where boats laden with fruits, vegetables, and other goods converge for trade.

Visitors can visit the cluster of historical sites including the island lord’s house, Phu Hai prison camp, French tiger cage, American tiger cage. Pick-up time at historical sites is 7:30 am – 11:30 am and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm during the day, including weekends and holidays. You should register or go with a group with an narrator to hear stories at the old prison.

  • Vinh Trang Pagoda:

Visit this beautifully crafted Buddhist temple adorned with intricate woodwork, sculptures, and gardens, located near My Tho city.

Dining

  • Mekong Delta Cuisine:

Sample local specialties such as fresh seafood, river fish, tropical fruits, coconut-based dishes, and Vietnamese delicacies like banh xeo (crispy pancakes) and hu tieu (noodle soup).

  • Riverside Restaurants:

Enjoy authentic Mekong Delta cuisine at riverside restaurants and floating eateries, offering scenic views and fresh, flavorful dishes.

Accommodation

  • Homestays:

Experience genuine hospitality and immerse yourself in local culture by staying with Mekong Delta families in traditional homestays, offering comfortable accommodations and homemade meals.

  • Riverside Resorts:

Relax in luxurious riverside resorts and eco-lodges nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta, offering stunning views, upscale amenities, and guided tours of the region.

Transportation

  • Boat Tours:

Explore the waterways of the Mekong Delta by joining boat tours and cruises, which offer scenic rides along winding rivers, floating markets, and lush countryside.

  • Bicycle Rentals:

Rent bicycles to explore towns, villages, and scenic paths at your own pace, allowing you to discover hidden gems and interact with locals along the way.

  • Motorbike Rentals:

Rent motorbikes for greater mobility and flexibility in exploring the Mekong Delta’s diverse landscapes, from bustling cities to peaceful rural areas.

  • Local Buses and Minivans:

Travel between towns and provinces in the Mekong Delta by utilizing the extensive network of local buses and minivans, which provide affordable transportation options for budget-conscious travelers.

Suggested Tour Packages

16-DAY ESSENTIAL VIETNAM

Destinations: Ha Noi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Da Lat, Da Nang, Hue, Mekong Delta, Ninh Binh

Duration: 16 days 15 nights

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta – Da Lat – 7D6N

Destinations: Ha Noi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Ninh Binh

Duration: 7 days 6 nights

La Pinta – 2 days 1 night

Destinations: Halong Bay

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to visit Hanoi?

It is highly recommended you visit Hanoi during the months of October to early December. The air is cool and dry and there are not yet many tourists (compared to the peak season of late December to early January). The period after Tet holiday from March to April is also a great time to visit as there are many festivals in and around Hanoi. If you don’t mind the heat, summer is otherwise a good time to be as accommodation and tour activities are considerably cheaper than in winter time.

2. Is Hanoi a safe city?

Hanoi is a very safe place to be in, especially in Hanoi Old Quarter area. Here and there there can be petty crimes such as pick pocketing, so beware of your belongings. Single woman travelers have consistently rated Hanoi as one of the safest cities to travel in, with very low crime rate against tourists.

3. How long should you spend in Hanoi?

It really depends on how much time you have got. The minimum recommended duration is 3 days while you can stay as long as 3 weeks to fully enjoy the city. Although Hanoi does not seem to have a lot of things to do at first sight, one will have to dig deeper to know the must-dos. From nightly street food scenes to the hidden shopping alleys, and occasional visit to craft village, Hanoi may just well be your most special destination thus far. If you need some suggestion, contact us.

4. What should I buy in Hanoi?

Hanoi is famous for its Old Quarter where each street often specialize in one single product (production and sales). Once you get here you will know exactly what you should buy. Some ideas include conical hats, handcrafted bags, silverwares… Souvenir shops that crowd Au Trieu Street, Nha Tho Street or Hang Be Street also offer more extension selection: coffee, tea, essential oils, and silk. If there is no price tag attached, it is always good to bargain.

5. How cold does it get in Hanoi?

Hanoi weather often reaches a record low of 7 Celsius degree in late December or early January. However the humid wind often makes it a lot harsher than its sounds. If you plan to travel to Hanoi during this period, make sure to pack some serious sweater or jackets. In case you travel beyond Hanoi to the mountain region of Sapa, the temperature may even drop further.