Cruising the Mekong Delta
By Viator, May 2014
Since the Mekong encompasses such a large region, you’ll serve yourself well by planning to spend at least a couple days exploring it. On a four day tour, you’ll get to see rural Vietnam in depth with local boat tours of the deltas and waterways, visits to floating markets and villages of stilted houses, drive through the picturesque rice paddies and learn about life and livelihood along the river banks.
If you have limited time in Vietnam, it’s possible to get a taste of the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. A Mekong River cruise from Ho Chi Minh City will take you to the “rice bowl of Vietnam” to see the canals, waterways and floating markets that make the region famous. Once back in the big city, you’ll have a much better understanding of Vietnam’s people, culture and economy.