The Mekong is one of the most legendary rivers in the world. Its Delta, located in the south of Vietnam, covers an area of approximately 40,000 square km before its 2 main branches empty into the South China Sea.
The Mekong Delta is where the mighty Mekong River completes its 2,700 mile (4,300 km) journey from the Tibetan plateau and spreads its richness to nature and local people. Indeed this is an area of lush, tropical and fertile lands. It is often referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam due to its huge production of rice. Fishing, vegetables, as well as exotic fruits like coconuts, mangoes, are a prominent part of the local agricultural economy.
Life in the Delta revolves around the river, and as such this is the only real way to view and understand it. Seeing the many waterways, communities, floating markets and cottage industries integral to the Delta way of life is a perfect way to understand local culture.
The area is rich in lush vegetation and the pace of life is peaceful and relaxing. This is a perfect serene break from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and an insight into local life.
Discover our four new tours in the heart of the Mekong Delta on a boat for 2 Day/1 Night:
Mekong Eyes Cruise on Mekong River 2 Days 1 night
Dragon Eyes Cruise on Mekong River 2 Days 1 Night
Private Gecko Eyes Cruise on Mekong River 2 Days – 1 Night
Mekong Emotion – Le COCHINCHINE III Cruise 2 Days – 1 Night
Esther is a passionate traveler and a multilingual content specialist that has lived in 3 continents, 5 countries and 6 cities so far.
She was immediately conquered by Vietnam with its contrasting and magnificent landscapes, its culture, its traditions, its people… and found there the ideal place to settle down for a while.
She firmly believes that it’s the encounters that make the best trips and loves to share her insider tips and advice about Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and new travel trends.