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The Mekong Delta covers an area of approximately 15,000 square miles (40,000 square kilometers) to the west of Ho Chi Minh City. The Mekong Delta is where the mighty Mekong river completes its 2,700 mile (4,300 km) journey from the Tibetan plateau and empties its riches into the South China Sea.

This is an area of lush, tropical and fertile lands. It is often referred to as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam due its huge production of rice crop. Vegetables, exotic fruits (coconuts, mangoes, rambutan) and fishing also feature prominently here. Life in the delta revolves around the river, and as such this is the only real way to view and understand it. See its many waterways, communities and cottage industries that are so vital to the way of living here including the thriving local floating markets.

The area is rich in lush green vegetation and the pace of life is relaxing, the setting natural and serene. This makes for a great break away from the hustle of the city and an insight into local life.

Practical Info

The Mekong Delta officially starts about 60 miles (100 kilometers) to the west and south of Ho Chi Minh City. The floating markets on the delta are really in full-flow early morning. A long day on the river can be hot and unshaded, even with refreshment stops - so take precautions!

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Mekong and Tonle Sap River Sunset Cocktail Cruise with Dinner Option, Phnom Penh, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Mekong and Tonle Sap River Sunset Cocktail Cruise with Dinner Option

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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
Vientiane City Day Tour and Buddha Park Visit with Lunch, Vientiane, Night Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 Delta Adventure With Coconut Village and Kayaking, Ho Chi Minh City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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
Mekong River Kayaking and Cycling Day Trip, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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
Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise, Phnom Penh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise

Cruise with the unique skyline overview of Phnom Penh in the back, all the way from Wat Phnom Royal Palace to the Mekong. This 1.5-hour cruise will show you ...  Read more

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

From USD $42.50
Private Full Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat, Ho Chi Minh City, Sunset Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat

Enjoy 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: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Ho Chi Minh City and Canals Boat Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $56.00
Private Half-Day Can Gio Forest Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Full-day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Can Gio Forest Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City

Your scenic speedboat journey will take you from the heart of Saigon to the dense riverside jungles of idyllic Can Gio, via the verdant green canals of the ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Private Luang Prabang Tour Including Pak Ou Cave and Nam Ou River Cruise, Luang Prabang, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Luang Prabang Tour Including Pak Ou Cave and Nam Ou River Cruise

The tour offers you a chance to explore the holy Pak Ou Cave and daily life in some traditional villages when floating along the peaceful Nam Ou River. The ...  Read more

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

From USD $119.00

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