The Mekong Delta, as a region, lies immediately to the west of Ho Chi Minh City (also called Saigon by locals), roughly forming a triangle stretching from My Tho in the east to Chau Doc and Ha Tien in the northwest, down to Ca Mau at the southernmost tip of Vietnam, and including the island of Phu Quoc.
The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It's a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost soporific pace of life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish).
Elsewhere, mangrove forests teem with a wealth of birdlife and bristle with the remains of Viet Cong bunkers, ornate Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples reach for the sky, while off-coast islands offer white-sand beaches and tropical hideaways to some, and pirate havens to others.
|Departing||Trip name||Days||From USD|
|17 February, 2019||Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc - Ha Long Bay Package Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hanoi Capital City, Vietnam||10 days||$695||View Trip|
|17 February, 2019||Private Mekong Delta Full Day Cruise Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to My Tho, Vietnam||Full Day||$25||View Trip|
|17 February, 2019||Private 2- Day A Glimpse Of Mekong Delta Can Tho, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||2 days||$102||View Trip|
|17 February, 2019||Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Highlight Full Day Luxury Group Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to My Tho, Vietnam||Full Day||$64||View Trip|
|17 February, 2019||Mekong Delta Day Cruise Luxury Group Full Day Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to My Tho, Vietnam||Full Day||$35||View Trip|