Best Mekong Delta Tours 2023/2024

Most Popular Tours for First-time Travelers to Mekong Delta

Can Tho - Duration: 1 Day
Chau Doc - Duration: 1 Day
My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho 2 days 1 night

Highlights

  • Tien Giang: Visit the beautiful Vinh Trang temple, with elegant architecture that combines elements of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese and European styles.

  • Ben Tre: Go to a coconut candy factory and buy some handmade coconut products. This is a fun activity for those looking for souvenirs or the ideal gift.

  • Do you want to see the birds up close? Join us on a tour of the Forest Between Su Melaleuca and Tram Chim National Park, where we will show you the ecosystem of the wetlands.

  • Cai Rang is the Mekong’s most popular and largest floating market. It has over 2000 stalls and attracts both locals and tourists who enjoy not only shopping but also a variety of cultural activities.

  • Explore the various freshwater wetlands at U Minh Forest. Explore the area to see examples of natural landscapes, vibrant ecosystems, and the city’s more than 6 million residents.

 

Tips

  • Choose a trustworthy travel agent for your Mekong tours.

  • If you’ll be out in the sun for an extended period of time, bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. If you don’t, you’ll probably get sunburned.

  • Mosquitoes can transmit diseases, so keep bug spray on hand.

 

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Best time to visit Mekong Delta

Weather in Mekong Delta Vietnam

Weather in Mekong Delta Vietnam

The Mekong Delta welcomes you at any time of year, and each season will undoubtedly provide you with different kinds of pleasure and satisfaction. The best time to visit the Mekong Delta is during the floating season, which lasts from September to December.

  • Floating season (September – December): During this time, the Mekong Delta enjoys a pleasant climate with very little rain. You can go fishing in our traditional wooden boats, explore untouched nature, and relax in some orchards.
  • Rainy season (May – October): It is a good idea to visit Cai. During the rainy season, the rains are brief and will not interfere with your trip.
  • Dry season (January – April): It is hot and dry during this time, but it is harvest season, and you can join the locals in fruit-picking activities.

Best places to visit in Mekong Delta

Can Tho

Can Tho

Can Tho

Can Tho is 170 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City. Can Tho is located in the Mekong Delta, surrounded by rivers and canals. Can Tho is one of the largest and most popular tourist destinations in the region. This city has received over 9 million visitors to date.

  • Cai Rang Floating Market: Cai Rang Floating Market is a must-see for any tourist visiting Vietnam. This location is best visited between 5-8 a.m., so spend the night in Can Tho and then visit Cai Rang the next morning.
  • Binh Thuy Ancient House: The Duong family constructed Binh Thuy Ancient House in 1870 in French style. This location was used to film dozens of famous films, including a French director named J. Annaud’s ‘The Silt Ways,’ ‘Bac Lieu mandarin’s son,’ and ‘The Lover.’
  • Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary:  This 1.5-hectare stork garden is home to thousands of different storks. Observing the stork will astound visitors.
  • My Khanh Fruit Orchard:  My Khanh fruit garden is home to over 20 different types of Southwest fruits, including rambutan, durian, and dragon fruit.
  • Ong Pagoda:  This was once the location of various cultural and religious activities for Can Tho’s Chinese community. Ong Pagoda was built in 1894, and its distinctive architecture has been preserved to this day.

Chau Doc

Mekong River-Chau Doc

Mekong River-Chau Doc

Chau Doc is the main tourist destination of An Giang Province, approximately 220 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City and 117 kilometres from Can Tho. Here are some destinations you shouldn’t miss on your Mekong tours:

  • Sam Mountain: With an area of over 280 hectares, Sam Mountain is covered in shady trees all year.It is also a collection of temples, ancient pagodas, and caves.
  • Ba Chua Xu Temple: In the Mekong Delta, the Ba Chua Xu Temple is a well-known religious site. The first to third lunar month, when a spring festival is held, is the most popular time to visit.
  • Phuoc Dien Pagoda (or Hang Pagoda): Built between 1840 and 1845 on Sam Mountain, Phuoc Dien Pagoda is a religious destination that houses a 1000-arm and 1000-eye Guan Yin statue.
  • Tra Su Cajuput Forest: Tra Su Capujut Forest in An Giang is an ideal ecotourism destination due to its diverse flora and fauna. This region is best explored by boat.
  • The Forbidden Mountain (Nui Cam):  It is the highest peak in the Mekong Delta, which is home to Asia’s largest Maitreya statue.
  • Chau Doc Floating Market: This market specializes in tropical fruits. When the market is busier, the best time to visit Chau Doc Floating Market is between 6-7 a.m.

Vinh Long

Tra On floating market in Vinh Long

Tra On floating market in Vinh Long

Vinh Long, 140 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, is an excellent place to learn about riparian culture. The climate in Vinh Long is cool and pleasant all year, but summer is the best time to visit because the orchards are at their most lush. Vinh Long’s specialties include fish and tropical fruits.

  • Vinh Sang Tourist Area: Vinh Sang Tourist Area is a combination of a fruit orchard and a handicraft village. There are many activities available here, such as fishing, fruit picking, and biking.
  • Vinh Long Orchard: Don’t forget to visit an orchard while in Vinh Long. Among the largest orchards in the area are Chin Hoan’s Rambutan Orchard, Tam Ho’s Longan Orchard, My Hoa’s Grapefruit Orchard, and others. Fruit can be picked and eaten in the garden.

My Tho

Cai Be Floating Market in My Tho

Cai Be Floating Market in My Tho

My Tho, only 70km from Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the destinations not to be missed in Mekong tours.

  • Vinh Trang Pagoda: Vinh Trang Pagoda is one of Tien Giang Province’s most beautiful pagodas, with an ancient and distinct architectural style.
  • Cai Be Floating Market: The most well-known tourist attraction in My Tho is the Cai Be Floating Market. The beauty of the Mekong River in our country’s west will take visitors’ breath away.
  • Dong Tam Snake Farm: this is one of Vietnam’s largest snake farms. You can learn about over 400 snake species.
  • Fruit Orchards: The Mekong Delta’s orchards are undeniably must-see attractions. You can enjoy the fresh air while eating delicious fruits such as rambutan, durian, and mango.

Best food to eat in Mekong Delta

It’s no coincidence that the Mekong Delta is one of Vietnam’s major food hubs. This region has it all, from the rich and flavorful to the extreme and intimidating.

Hu tieu Nam Vang (Nam Vang noodle soup)

Hu Tieu

Hu Tieu

Hu Tieu Nam Vang originated in Cambodia and spread to Southern Vietnam and the Chinese community in South East Asia. This dish’s main ingredient is crunchy noodles mixed with small pieces of pork, organ, quail egg, and seafood.

Banh Canh Cua (Crab Noodle Soup)

Banh Canh (Thick Noodle Soup)

Banh Canh (Thick Noodle Soup)

This is widely regarded as one of the best Vietnamese dishes. The rich broth is made with crab roe, which gives it a bright red color, crab meat and chewy noodles.

Goi cuon (Spring rolls)

Spring Roll

Spring Roll

Goi cuon (Spring rolls) is a popular Vietnamese cuisine. When eating, we use a special rice paper, wrap it with a variety of herbs and meat (beef, pork, shrimp, etc.), as well as noodles. The dipping sauce containing vinegar, sugar, fried onions, and chili is an important factor in the popularity of Goi cuon.

Banh xeo (Vietnamese Pan Cake)

Bánh Xèo

Bánh Xèo

Banh Xeo is a popular type of street food in Vietnam. It’s traditionally made with coconut milk and rice flour, as well as pork, shrimp, and beans… and served with fresh Vietnamese herbs and fish sauce.

Banh khot (Khot Cake)

Khot Cake

Khot Cake

There are a variety of toppings ranging from shrimp and squid to green onion or eggs. To make this dish, they use rice flour, coconut water, eggs, mung beans, shrimp, herbs, vegetables, and a variety of other small ingredients such as pepper, salt, and so on.

And it is the best in Mekong Delta that we would like to recommend to you. If you are looking forward to having Mekong tours in 1 day or more with all the above things, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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