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Often referred to as the 'rice bowl of Asia' due to its plethora of emerald rice paddy fields, the Mekong River Delta is surrounded by fertile lands that showcase nature’s riches. On Vietnam’s mighty Mekong, sleepy floating communities live surrounded by an abundance of tropical fruits, buffalo wallowing in paddy fields, and mangroves rich with birdlife.

Attractions Along the Mekong Delta
The commotion of Ho Chi Minh City is easily forgotten as you float down the mud-brown waters of the delta. Highlights include the Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest of its kind in the area, where boats swell with fresh coconuts and exotic produce, and the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, where the river meets the South China Sea.

In the Thua Thua area, the delta transforms into narrow canals that snake past agricultural villages famed for their coconut palms and production of whiskey and wine. Travelers seeking serenity will be delighted by Ben Tre, where a sleepy waterfront and languid pace provide a welcome retreat. The region is also home to two spectacular religious landmarks: Cao Dai Temple and Cai Be Cathedral, whose distinct styles range from vibrant to austere.

How to Visit with Viator
In order to understand Vietnam’s past and present, a visit to the Mekong River Delta is essential. Travelers can combine a ride through Saigon’s canals with a sunset Mekong River cruise, or take a private tour of the unspoiled countryside in southern Vietnam. If you have more time to spare, set out on a multi-day tour to gain comprehensive insight into local life in the Mekong River Delta’s rural settlements—many longer tours also cruise through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

Insider Tips
  • The famous floating markets of the Mekong River Delta are in full swing in early morning; if you’d like to attend, choose a tour that departs around sunrise from Hanoi, Vinh Long, or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Bear in mind that a full day on the Mekong Delta can be hot and unshaded, so it’d be wise to bring a hat, some sunscreen, and plenty of water.

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Mekong and Tonle Sap River Sunset Cocktail Cruise with Dinner Option, Phnom Penh, null
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Mekong and Tonle Sap River Sunset Cocktail Cruise with Dinner Option

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Upgrade from the base cocktail cruise and enjoy an exceptional dinner cruise . Enjoy a barbecue dinner made from fresh ingredients and try some delicious ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.00
Private Can Gio Mangrove Reserve Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Night ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Can Gio Mangrove Reserve Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a scenic speedboat journey from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) to the dense riverside jungles of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, a ...  Read more

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

From USD $175.00
Vientiane City Day Tour and Buddha Park Visit with Lunch, Vientiane, Day Trips
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Vientiane City Day Tour and Buddha Park Visit with Lunch

Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos, is located in the banks of the Mekong River. This 8-hour tour is lead by an English-speaking guide who will ...  Read more

Location: Vientiane, Laos
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Mekong River Kayaking and Cycling Day Trip, Ho Chi Minh City, City Tours
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Mekong River Kayaking and Cycling Day Trip

Mekong Kayaking and cycling are both the best way to experience the water an the land of the Mekong Delta. Are you looking for the unique tour which you will ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00
Private Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise, Phnom Penh, Day Trips
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Private Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise

Experience the magic of Phnom Penh at sunset on this private 1.5-hour evening cruise. Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat; glide along Tonle Sap River to its ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.50
Mekong Delta Adventure With Coconut Village and Kayaking, Ho Chi Minh City, Sunset Cruises
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Mekong Delta Adventure With Coconut Village and Kayaking

Coconut Town with kayaking day trip in the Mekong Delta will surely bring you an unforgettable experience of the inland waterways. There is no time to wait; ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.00
Full-Day Rural Life Tour in Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
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Full-Day Rural Life Tour in Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City

The Mekong Rural life day tour will be an ideal option for those who wish to have a real experience of the landscape, people and culture of the Mekong Delta. ...  Read more

Location: Can Tho, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $106.25
Private Full-Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat

Embark on a scenic speedboat trip through the Mekong Delta. You’ll experience the old-world river life of the Mekong and enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural ...  Read more

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

From USD $170.00
Ho Chi Minh City and Canals Boat Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
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Ho Chi Minh City and Canals Boat Tour

Take this 2 hour tour and discover Saigon. With this tour, you will have chance to visit the scenic, lush jungle canals with locals living a simple life. Take ...  Read more

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

From USD $58.00
Private Luang Prabang Tour Including Pak Ou Cave and Nam Ou River Cruise, Luang Prabang, Full-day ... 
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Private Luang Prabang Tour Including Pak Ou Cave and Nam Ou River Cruise

This private tour offers you a opportunity to explore the holy Pak Ou Cave and observe daily life in Luang Prabang's traditional villages while floating along ...  Read more

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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