Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

If you’ve had a hard time, why not reward yourself with a nature tour. Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta is definitely an exciting discovery trip for you. With the unique natural beauty, happy and hospitable people and the beautiful culture of the West will definitely help you have a very interesting time. In the Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta tour, you can admire the majestic Sam Mountains, romantic rivers with two sides of the river are fruitful gardens. 

The Mekong River is known as the largest river in Southeast Asia and among the top most beautiful rivers in the world. Originating in the Tibetan Plateau (China), the Mekong River flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The Mekong River is also affectionately known as the “river of five colors”. Flowing through 6 countries, the Mekong River is imprinted on the Mekong Delta. The Mekong Delta is the largest delta in Vietnam with a dense canal system. Besides, the Mekong Delta is a source of rice, fruits and agricultural products extremely diverse and abundant. When you come here, you can participate in many interesting activities here.

Picture of Mekong Delta

In Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta tour, you can visit all roads to admire the rich beauty of the winter. Not only attracting tourists by its diverse and colorful beauty, the Mekong River is also loved by the typical culture of the people here. 

When should I visit Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta tour?

You can explore the Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta tour at any time of the year. Overall, the most ideal time to visit the area is from November to February of the year. Because at this time, the weather is less rainy, cool and the fresh air is very suitable for exploratory excursions. From March to May, the weather is usually hot and dry. Especially, if you want to visit the Mekong River from July to October, you need to pay more attention because this time it is often rainy. 

Things You Must Try When Visiting Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Visit Ba Duc Tien Giang Ancient House

Ba Duc ancient house is famous for its gentle architecture but still full of luxury. This place is a combination of Vietnamese and French cultural styles. Duc Ba ancient house is one of the ancient houses in the chain of houses in Cai Be. It was built in 1850, famous for a large orchard and attractive ornamental garden. Because of the unique architecture, Ba Duc Tien Giang ancient house always attracts a lot of visitors when coming here.

Picture of Ba Duc Tien Giang Ancient House

Visit Tram Tra Su Forest

Tram Tra Su forest belongs to Van Giao commune, An Giang province. This place is only about 30 km from Chau Doc and only about 10 km from the border of Vietnam and Cambodia. Coming here, you will be attracted by the cool green natural space with shady melaleuca forests on both sides. When boating in Tram Tra Su forest, you can come into direct contact with many species of waterfowl as well as rare wildlife. Tram Tra Su forest was developed with the desire to become a “common home” of many layers of tropical creatures along with the Southwest. 

Picture of Tram Tra Su Forest

The main means of transportation in Tram Tra Su forest is mainly a three-leaf canoe. You will be introduced by boaters guides and Tram Tra Su forest and take you along the melaleuca forest. The people here are famous for being friendly and hospitable, so if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. You will be shared about birds, aquatic species or the history of Tram Tra Su forest. 

Paddle a boat to explore the Mekong waters

This is definitely an extremely interesting experience when you join the Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta tour. When leaf boating, you can enjoy the unique river nature. Imagine sitting on a leafy boat, gently gliding through natural scenery and fruitful gardens.

Not only famous for its unique and interesting natural scenery, the Mekong Delta also has many floating markets such as Cai Rang, Cai Be, Phong Dien, Tra On, Long Xuyen ,.. The floating market is considered an extremely unique culture of the river region.

Picture of paddle a boat to explore the Mekong waters

Visit the orchards

Famous as the “land of fruits”, coming to the West, you should definitely visit the fruit orchards here. Besides, you can also visit U Minh Ha forest, the largest biosphere reserve in the world to see the vast green natural scenery. 

What dishes you should try when going to the floating market in the water

The floating market in the water area is a place of exchange and trade of many goods. Each boat, boat or ship will sell a certain item such as fruits, everyday items, crafts, dry food or a lot of delicious food. Although the floating market is a trading market on the river, it takes place excitingly, as crowded as the large markets on the mainland. 

If you join the floating market here, visitors can not only explore the unique culture here but also extremely attractive dishes. Let’s find out the delicious dishes here!


Vermicelli vermicelli is the dish that leaves the most impression on visitors by the eye-catching colors of tomatoes, meat and green onions. Besides, the characteristic aroma of shrimp paste with a little sourness of tomatoes and a little hot pepper will be a combination of flavors that make you almost rub. More specifically, the experience of eating a bowl of vermicelli noodles on a rocky chair will make you feel extremely excited. This is a special experience that you cannot find in other traditional markets on the mainland.

Picture of Vermicelli

Pork organ congee

There’s nothing quite like sitting on a boat gliding gently over the water and enjoying a bowl of warm porridge with some sprouts and a bit of green onion. The bowl of porridge here may not be as special as the restaurant on the shore, but all of the above experiences make everyone who eats it have a compliment delicious.

Sa Dec noodle soup

This is a specialty noodle soup dish of the Sa Dec region of Can Tho province. The noodle soup here is usually large, ivory white combined with a variety of toppings such as pork, liver, heart, fresh lettuce and onions. One thing that makes Sa Dec noodle bowl more special is the frugal yellow sauce drizzled on top of the noodle bowl.

Picture of Sa Dec noodle soup

A trip to explore the Mekong waters must help you recharge after long days of hard work. Each of your experiences will become memorable for the rest of your life. Hope you have a good trip!

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