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Mekong Delta

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Mekong Delta

Opening Hours

24 hours

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"Escape the crowds and explore the hidden gems of the Mekong Delta by hopping on a local ferry to the less touristy islands like Tan Phong and Con Phung, where you can immerse yourself in the authentic rural life and witness traditional crafts like coconut candy making. Don't miss the chance to savor the freshest seafood at the floating markets while enjoying a breathtaking sunrise boat ride along the mighty Mekong River."

Ready to experience the famous Mekong Delta River? Known as the city’s lifeline, this river holds a lot importance to the people of Vietnam, and draws in a lot of attention from people looking to take some unforgettable tours in Ho Chi Minh City. Rich with culture that you won't find anywhere else in the area, it's definitely worth going out the way to see the Mekong River Delta if you're traversing this amazing city! 

The River Mekong unravels into nine rivers, creating the fertile Delta as nowadays. Daily life in the delta flows with the ever-changing waters, rice fields are dug as the waters recede and fisheries thrive throughout the annual flood. Considered as the “Rice bowl” of Vietnam, Mekong Delta River brings the magic inside that appeals to all those who have come to this immense land.

The Mekong Delta is completely focused around the water, which explains why the only way to navigate this region is by boat. You will see rice paddies, fruit orchards, and floating markets, Buddhist temples and family houses clinging to the river’s banks.

If you want to experience more of the ‘real’ Vietnam, this is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Take a trip down the river in a traditional paddle boat and pass local villages, beautiful scenery, mangroves and many other highlights.

Best time to visit

The best time to travel to the Mekong Delta is from October to March, when the river water level is highest, ideal for boat markets and sailing trips. This is also when life on the river becomes the busiest. January to March offers the best weather in the whole of Vietnam, despite prices being quite high at this time due to the recent Lunar New Year and shops and restaurants closed for a few days.


How to get there

It can be said that booking a tour is probably the best way for you to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta. You do not need to spend time looking for vehicles, finding places to pick up and drop off. Most Mekong Delta tours offer free pick up and drop off from/to Ho Chi Minh City. Depending on your time budget, you can book a 1-day, 2-day tour or a long-term tour to Mekong Delta.

Roughly it will take between 3 and 4 hours by car.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Mekong Delta?

The Mekong Delta is a region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River empties into the sea. It is known for its fertile lands, lush green rice paddies, and a network of canals and rivers.

How far is the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City?

The Mekong Delta is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) away from Ho Chi Minh City. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach there by road.

What are the popular attractions in the Mekong Delta?

Some popular attractions in the Mekong Delta include floating markets like Cai Rang and Cai Be, Vinh Trang Pagoda, An Binh Island, and the lush fruit orchards. Boat tours along the canals are also a popular activity.

Can you take a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City?

Yes, it is possible to take a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. Many tour operators offer day tours that include a visit to the main attractions and a boat ride along the canals.

What is the best time to visit the Mekong Delta?

The best time to visit the Mekong Delta is during the dry season, which is from December to April. The weather is pleasant, and you can witness the vibrant agricultural activities and floating markets in full swing.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Mekong Delta

Opening Hours

24 hours

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps