Interesting things to do in the Mekong Delta

The West of Vietnam is currently is famous as the nice image of an open space, the deep blue river, luxuriant fruit gardens, green trees and pure water. After a stressful work week, let’s escape from the hustling, bustling and noisy city, travel down to the South, where you can enjoy fresh air, find the soothing and refreshing. mekong cruises

Interesting things to do in the Mekong Delta
Interesting things to do in the Mekong Delta- source: internet

Once travelling in the Mekong Delta region, travelers will have an amazing opportunity to get immersed in the sweet folk to feel more comfortable and relax as well as enjoy the special flavor of many fresh tropical fruits. It is no doubt that tours to the Mekong Delta with some special things to do will bring comfort to all travelers.

Local boat trip in the Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta boat ride
Mekong Delta boat ride-  source: internet

It can be said that travelling on waterway is the best way to explore the beauty of the Mekong Delta. Flowing through the southwestern region of Vietnam, the Mekong River has formed a criss-cross system of channels. This is the only real way to observe and understand the life in the delta, which revolves around the river. Experience a scenic boat trip through the Mekong Delta means that you can enjoy the old-world river life of the Mekong River as well as catch a closer glimpse into rustic Vietnam.

Overnight in a home-stay

Overnight in a home-stay
Overnight in a home-stay- source: internet

There are so many home-stays all around the country, surrounded by several acres of lush orchards, those home-stays situated on quiet islands of the delta are particularly charming and attractive. You will certainly learn more about daily local life on the Mekong Delta from your hosts, sample freshly picked tropical fruit and gain a true appreciation of the reason why this area is famous as the ‘rice basket of Vietnam’ by taking part in a journey up the Mekong for a home-stay with a lovely local family.  Because your hosts are very likely to be as fond of your culture as you are in theirs, home-stay is actually a two-way cultural exchange.

Pay a visit to colorful floating market

Cai Be floating market
Cai Be floating market -source: internet

Once arriving on the Mekong Delta, which is famous for its colorful floating markets, travelers should not miss to start the motorized boat to visit and explore at least one of the busy local floating markets, experience how local people exchange their goods, fruit together with many other commodities on their own vessels. These floating markets on the delta are really in full-flow from 3.00am in the very early morning. They use boats and rafts to transport all the goods to the market. The boats ‘owners suspend a typical sample of what they sell from the top of a long pole to make it possible for travelers to realize and approach to the vessels selling what they want to buy, hence, shopping becomes easier. gecko eyes cruise

A visit to colorful floating market
A visit to colorful floating market -source: internet

There are many tour operations offering a lot of interesting tours from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta which include floating markets in their itineraries. If you only want to make a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City, you can still choose one of so many options in Mekong Delta day tour. Phung Hiep, Cai Rang and Cai Be floating markets, which are some of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam, should be included in your floating market tour.

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