Amazing Mekong Delta Tour (3 Days)
This trip will take you to My Tho, Can Tho, Chau Doc from Ho Chi Minh City. Friendly locals, charming villages, vibrant tropical fruit gardens, bustling floating markets, are what makes the Mekong Delta so unforgettable. Getting away from a hustling and bustling city, this 3 Day Mekong Delta Tour is a perfect choice.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city of Vietnam where modernity is mixed harmoniously with traditional features. One of the most beautiful pagodas you can visit is the Jade Emperor Pagoda, a unique Taoist pagoda with hundreds of Tao and Buddhist deities. To learn about Vietnam’s history and the Vietnam War, visit War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace or Independence Palace. Not far from the city, Cu Chi Tunnels are undeniably interesting. Moreover, there are plenty of shopping malls, local markets where you can go shopping and taste local diverse delicacies with a very reasonable prices.
The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is located in a fifty shades of greens. Here you can see boats, houses and busy markets float upon the net of countless rivers, canals and streams. You can also take a boat trip to visit laid-back villages in the countryside where you can learn to make some coconut candy, pick up some fresh fruits and have the true taste of rural Vietnam. Elsewhere, mangrove forests with a wealth of bird life at U Minh Ha National Park and other parts of Ca Mau Biosphere Reserve will attract travelers interested in wildlife.
Ho Chi Minh City arrival – My Tho – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Tra Su Sanctuary – Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh CIty
- Start the journey in My Tho, you will get on a boat follow many lush tributaries of the Mekong under chunks of lush trees and coconut palms. Here you can stop at vibrant tropical fruit gardens on multiple stunning islets like Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix islets. Here you can see authentic bee farm, try some honey with kumquat tea and enjoy Southern traditional music.
- You will take time on Cai Rang floating markets, which are the most vibrant and bustling in the whole region. You’ll also have chance to see how Vietnamese vermicelli is made traditionally. Then wander around the village and learn how to pass a “Monkey bridge”, visit orchard and tropical fruit garden.
- Proceed to Chau Doc, you can visit Tra Su, cruising to discover wild birds Tra Su Sanctuary, arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other exotic birds.
- Take the nice rowing boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish farm. Here you can see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish around their floating house. Then visit the Cham minority village with their special weaving tradition.