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Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta, known as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Vietnam, is a vast maze of rivers, swamps, and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas, and rice paddies to explore. This region offers a glimpse into the traditional Vietnamese way of life, where waterways are the lifeblood of the community.

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Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary

Explore this sanctuary, home to thousands of birds in the heart of the delta.

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Sa Dec Flower Village

Wander through colorful flower gardens in a village famous for its flower cultivation.

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Binh Thuy Ancient House

Visit this well-preserved 19th-century house that showcases French colonial architecture.

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Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery

Find peace and serenity at this beautiful monastery, a spiritual haven in the delta.

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Visit a floating market

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Cai Rang Floating Market – the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta. And experience more Mekong Delta floating markets.

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Take a day trip

Discover all the Mekong delta has to offer with our comprehensive day tours.

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Nature Lovers

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Bird Watching in U Minh Thượng National Park

Spot rare and exotic birds in one of the delta’s most important ecological zones.

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Cycling Tours

Bike through rural villages and past rice paddies to glimpse delta life.

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Sam Mountain Hike

Climb Sam Mountain for panoramic views over the rice fields and border with Cambodia.

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Mangrove Forest Kayaking

Paddle through the dense mangroves for an up-close look at this unique ecosystem.

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Can Tho River Cruise

Embark on a cruise along the Can Tho River, observing daily life along the banks.

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Leisure & Lifestyle

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Fruit Orchard Visits

Taste exotic fruits straight from the tree in one of the many orchards.

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Homestay Experience

Immerse yourself in local culture by staying in a traditional Mekong Delta homestay.

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Relax at your Hotel

Stay in comfort at one of the many hotels offering stunning views of the river and lush landscapes.

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Dine Out

Savor the flavors of the delta with a visit to the best restaurants in the region.

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Unwind at the Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at the best spas in the Mekong Delta.

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Active & Creative Activities

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Local Market Tours

Dive into the heart of Delta culture with a visit to its bustling local markets.

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Fishing Excursions

Experience traditional fishing techniques and enjoy the day’s catch.

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Pottery Workshops

Try pottery making in one of the delta’s craft villages.

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Cooking Classes

Learn to cook traditional Mekong Delta dishes with local ingredients.

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FAQs: Things to do in Mekong Delta

Absolutely! The Mekong Delta is a must-visit for its unique landscape of rivers, swamps, and islands. The natural features are mixed with a friendly and vibrant local culture that gives the region a unique feel. It’s an essential experience for understanding Vietnam’s rural culture and biodiversity.

Spend your first day exploring the floating markets of Cai Rang or Cai Be, then visit a local fruit orchard. On the second day, take a full-day Mekong Delta Tour to discover remote islands, enjoy traditional music performances, and sample local cuisine to fully experience the Delta’s culture and natural beauty.

The Mekong Delta’s top attractions include:

  • Floating Markets like Cai Rang and Cai Be
  • Ong Temple
  • Xeo Quyt Forest
  • Ba Chuc Tomb
  • Cavern Pagoda
  • Tra Su Bird Sanctuary

Outdoor activities in the Mekong Delta include:

  • Boat tours through the network of rivers and canals
  • Cycling through rural villages
  • Visiting fruit orchards
  • Kayaking in the smaller tributaries

You can combine several of these outdoor activities and learn even more about the area’s culture with a day tour like the Cai Be Village Mekong Delta tour.

Since the Mekong Delta is a region rather than just a city, there are lots of day trips in it. For example:

  • An excursion into nature at Xeo Quyt Forest or Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
  • A Mekong Delta day tour to learn more about the agricultural heart of Southern Vietnam
  • A shopping trip to a floating market like Cai Rang or Cai Beo followed by other handicraft villages in the area.

Popular activities with kids in the Mekong are:

  • Taking a family biking tour like the Bike and Boat tour from Mr Biker Saigon
  • Cruising through colorful villages on a Mekong Delta Jeep tour
  • Exploring wildlife at a national park like Tra Su Bird Sanctuary

Taking a full-day tour that exposes families to all parts of Mekong Delta life.

For those seeking off-the-beaten-path experiences, tours to smaller, less-visited islands like Ben Tre or Tam Hiep offer a glimpse into local life away from the crowds. Other hidden gems include biking through rural villages and visiting local artisans for a more authentic and personal experience of the Delta.