General Information About Mekong Delta
The beginning of cultivation of the Mekong delta can be dated back to 1750 when Vietnamese monarchs started to built canals and drain swamps to gain more land for cultivation. But the main part of the development was done by the French at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuaries.
Thousands of waterways form a labyrinth of major currents and secluded canals lined with lush vegetation, mangrove swamps and verdant rice fields. Due to the fertile soil and the production of 16 million tonnes of rice per year (harvested in three crops) the Mekong delta is also called “rice bowl” of Vietnam.
The Mekong delta is an exotic paradise for travellers from all over the world: good climate, an abundance of tropical fruit, sugar cane, coconuts and colourful flowers, a relaxed atmosphere and the generous mentality of the people. Lots of the activities in the area take place on the vast waterways. Most houses have access to the river, not all of them to roads.
At 8:00 am
Depart from your hotel, the first bustling town at the Mekong Delta is My Tho, 84 km from Ho Chi Minh (Hochiminh city) City.
On arrival at My Tho of Tien Giang Province, go for sightseeing Vinh Trang Pagoda, the largest Buddhist temples in Tien Giang Province, has a unique architectural construction and subtle as a mixed Asian architecture in Europe.
Around 10:30 am
you’ll board a boat cruising through beautiful river, you will see daily activities of local people along the river, seller and buyers bargaining, exchanging merchandise, the products that they get from their working on the river. When being on board a boat to An Khanh, enjoy cruise to the orchard islets where tropical fruits can be found and tasted. Roaming to the village around and observing how people make the living from fruits trees such as: coconut, collect honey at local gardens, and you can taste it with lemon and tea while you enjoy the South’s traditional music performed by locals.
At 13:00 pm
Have a lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, enjoy your own time (biking, walking to the village or relaxing on the hammock).
Back to Ho Chi Minh City and end tour about 16:00.
Transfer by modern air-conditioned vehicles
Expert English speaking local guide (other languages on request)
All entrance fees during guided time
Wet tissue & Drinking water 2 bottle every day (0,5ml/bottle )
Drinks, tips and personal expenses
All Visa approval Vietnam & visa stamping,
Meals were not included in the itinerary
All international flights,
All international airport-tax
Everything not mentioned in the program