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Cruising the Mekong Delta

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 9 Reviews | Add your review

The Mekong Delta is one of Vietnam’s most dynamic and interesting regions -- a stark contrast to the largely modernized Ho Chi Minh City. The agricultural zone produces more than half of Vietnam’s rice and a wealth of other produce. As an important hideout for Viet Cong guerrillas during the war, the Mekong Delta also played a vital role in the country’s history, so if you really want to understand Vietnam’s past and present, plan to make a trip to the area.

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.

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Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 359 Reviews

Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this small group adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll board a private longtail boat, experience the ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00

Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

Take a trip into the Cambodian countryside and along the Mekong River on this half-day, small-group tour from Phnom Penh. Travel out of the city by tuk-tuk, ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Experience rural life in Vietnam with a boat ride on the Mekong Delta! This day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be takes you to tranquil fruit orchards, a ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

Private Tour: Mekong River Cruise Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Explore the Mekong River - the rice bowl of Vietnam - by boat on this full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh to the Mekong Delta. Travel by Boat along these canals ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

Mekong Delta Cruise Including Village Tour and Tuk Tuk Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Coast around the Mekong Delta for a day – on a converted rice barge, a local boat and a motor cart – and catch a glimpse of traditional Vietnamese life along ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $173.33

2-Day Mekong Delta Farmstay from Ho Chi Minh City

Immerse yourself in the Mekong Delta region on a guided overnight trip that explores daily life along the mighty Mekong River. Travel by boat through the broad ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $240.00

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