Mekong Delta, one of the most fascinating places to see in Vietnam is exactly where all your senses and imagination will be captured. Try to make the most of your Mekong Delta tour with picturesque landscapes, solemn pagodas and exceptional histories.
Wheel away from the bustling of the metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City, let’s have some simple, yet extraordinary fun in the hospitality of the Mekong Delta! From the wild, mysterious forests to the friendly, full-of-live floating market, we believe that Mekong Delta can easily quench your thirst for an amazing adventure. Hold your breath while we guide you through these 10 amazing things to see and do on your Mekong Delta tour.
1. Take a unique sampan ride in Tra Su Cajuput Forest
The massive area of 850 hectares in Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province is known as the symbol of nature’s charm during the floating season. To seat back on the sampan in the middle of the vast, green cajuput forest while immersing yourself into the sound of birds singing, was truly an unforgettable experience. Tra Su Cajuput Forest is available to visit every single day of the year, but the most beautiful time to visit this spot in the Mekong Delta is probably in the flooding season, from September to November.
2. Enjoy the view of wildlife at Tram Chim National Park
Tram Chim National Park is home to the largest wetland area in the Dong Thap Muoi, Mekong Delta. It is also recognized as the 4th biosphere reserve of Vietnam while taking the 2,000th of the world thanks to the respectable preservation of over 200 species of birds. Once getting there, don’t miss out on a chance to observe the rare red-headed cranes that are currently on the world red list of endangered species. Instead of choosing at dawn as the majority, you can start your exploration in the afternoon to enjoy the wonderful scenery.
3. Explore trading on the water with Cai Rang Floating Market
Cai Rang is the largest floating market in the whole of the Mekong Delta. The floating market is located in Can Tho Province showcases the best cultural aspects of people living in the South-west. This is where you will be blown away to know how locals sell produce from boat to boat. You can even get your favorite produce and sip your morning coffee right at any floating coffee shops. The market is always the most bustling and full of people early in the morning, just find your favorite vendor and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere in the significant Mekong Delta!
4. Get an adrenaline rush at Dong Tam Snake Farm
On the banks of Tien River, you can find Dong Tam Snake Farm. With more than 400 species, Dong Tam snake farm is named as one of the largest snakes farms and also the very first snake museum in Vietnam. Many domestic and foreign tourists have been attracted by the place as it is the rare chance to visit, learn and even to research thoroughly about snakes in the whole country. Snakes here are freely stocked, including 3 areas suitable to the nature of each species: a lake-style farming area, a venomous snake breeding area, and a python breeding area.
5. Discover the sacred inside Vinh Trang Pagoda
As the largest pagoda in Tien Giang Province, Vinh Trang Pagoda is proudly associated with the formation and development of this area over the years. Visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda, apart from the meaning of praying for peacefulness and happiness, most travelers find it simply amazing to admire the unique architecture combining various styles, such as French, Roman Thai, Cambodian and Champa architecture. That’s may be the reason why many are chanted to visit this pagoda during the Mekong Delta tour.
6. Turn back time at Mansion of Prince Bac Lieu
It is unknown when but Bac Lieu Province has long been synonymous with the anecdotes of a well-known playboy named who commonly called as Prince of Bac Lieu. Born in an extremely rich family, Prince of Bac Lieu was said to fire money to bold green beans. You cannot verify that story but you are definitely capable of admiring the fine architecture of the place where Prince Bac Lieu once lived. The whole mansion is inspired by French-style design, and all the materials are said to have been transferred from France. This is why this mansion is considered the most superficial house in Indochina during the early 20th century.
7. Get inspired by the seclusion beauty of the Pirates Island
Located 28 km from Ha Tien coastal area and 40 km away from Phu Quoc Island, Pirate Island is a secluded archipelago of 16 islands, with Hon Tre Island is the largest one. Most of the island area is covered by the evergreen forest trees, where saltwater is bounded by bare and untouched rapids. Traveling to this island during your Mekong Delta tour, more than just exploring the stories about the origin of this place from the indigenous people, you will have the golden chance to experience the natural landscape full of pristine beauty, cool and fresh healing vibes.
8. Hit upon local life on Thoi Son Islet
Thoi Son Islet is located in the downstream of Tien River, in Thoi Son Commune, Tien Giang Province in Mekong Delta Area. There’s nothing more adventurous (in a super good way) than to immerse yourself into the mysterious nature, following the crisscrossing lines tucked quietly between dense rows of towering coconut and palm trees. If you are not much of an adventurous soul, you can opt for a stroll along the stone paths to find a seat in the garden houses, and of course, relax with a cup of steaming honey tea in the mid of charming folk melodies.
9. Revel in the serenity of Tan Lap Floating Village
Located in Long An Province, Tan Lap Floating Village is a relatively new destination on tourist maps. This wonderful spot has already captured quite an amount of visitors because of its sense of relaxation where people have a good time in the green of the cajuput forest and stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
Coming to Tan Lap Floating Village during a Mekong Delta tour, visitors can discover the trail through the 5km long forest, watching the beauty of the sky-high, green melaleuca forest. It’s also a good idea to take a boat trip to visit the beautiful scenery of the swamp, capture a beautiful moment of the fields of lotus and water lilies in bloom.
10. Travel to the edge of the Cape of Ca Mau
Ca Mau Cape on Ca Mau Peninsula is the southernmost point of the Vietnamese mainland. Even though it’s just a protruding land towards the East Sea, not too beautiful, not too captivating for its poetic or majestic scenes, the Cape of Ca Mau has its own significant meaning as a milestone for the end of Vietnam.
There are so many ỉnteresting areas to explore in your Mekong Delta tour, right? Have any place pinned on your mind yet? Just tell us what you’ve got in mind and we’ll come up with the best plan for you. Contact us now!
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