Mekong Delta is the picture of river and boats only? Change your mind as there is a wide variety of enjoyable activities.
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Things to do on Mekong Delta
1. Staying at idyllic homestays
Once travelling to the southwest region, you should try to stay at homestay to get authentic local lifestyle here. Most homestays are designed with Vietnamese traditional style, very basic and rustic which brings you placid and relaxed feeling. Furthermore, staying at homestay to learn local customs and traditional cuisine is definitely amazing experience.
2. Cycling around rural villages and walking through orchards and rice paddies
Start your day by biking along the paths through the villages or walking through the lush greens of orchards and rice paddies. This tour allows us to explore fresh orchards, witness the charming beauty of endless fields, immerse into poetic picture of meandering canals along Mekong River, especially to interact with the sincere local people.
3. Visiting bustling floating markets – unique Vietnamese markets
Mekong Delta is characteristic of floating house, floating village, especially floating market. The most well-known floating market is Cai Rang located in Can Tho. Arriving Cai Rang floating market, you will see a hundred of boats full of variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and brilliant flowers. People seem to be busy with their livelihood. You could join in their daily work as an amazing experience, buying some fresh fruits and enjoying on sampan or tasting some specialties on boat such as “hủ tiếu – a kind of noodle”.
Cai Rang floating market is a vivid and colorful picture on Mekong River.
4. Cruising on rivers and rowing sampan through small canals
Mekong Delta is water world with a number of meandering canals. The best way to explore the mystic beauty there is cruising on rivers and rowing sampan through small canals.
Travel along Mekong River, visitors are attracted by yellow rice paddies, lines of green coconut trees, brick and coconut candy factory. In addition, rowing through zigzag canals surrounded water coconut is one of the most excited activities.
5. Listening to Southern folk songs (Don Ca Tai Tu)
After a long trip on Mekong River, get inspired by Don Ca Tai Tu performance, an indispensable part of the spiritual activity and cultural heritage of the people here. It nourishes their soul and reflects their simple lifestyle through gentle songs. They are group of instrumentalist and singers wearing traditional, Ao Dai. Sometimes, local people perform together after hard working. Don Ca Tai Tu is a piece of the picturesque Mekong Delta.
It’s time to experience yourself to something exceptional – a memorable voyage on the Mekong waterways with Mekong River Cruises!