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The tropical Mekong Delta is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it provides half of the country’s food needs. This maze of waterways must be experienced firsthand to appreciate the contrast of peaceful tranquillity and commercial activity.
Our “Simply” itineraries are perfect add-ons to your holiday. This tour starts and ends in Saigon, however transfers from other locations can be arranged as required. Discuss options with our Asia Travel Experts.
Skyscrapers are replaced by rice paddies and fruit farms as you travel by road from Saigon into the Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Vietnam. Witness daily life in the stilt houses and fish farms that you pass as your driver navigates the maze of canals in the traditional wooden motorboat.
Sample freshly picked exotic fruits from a small island orchard as the farmer before lunch served in a traditional Mandarin house where four generations of one family live. Walk back or be rowed in a sampan to your motorboat and travel to Can Tho where you will spend the night. Your guide will provide an introduction to Can Tho and take you to your hotel.
Rising early you board your boat and head out to the floating markets where you witness boats of every size plying their trade. Cruising in close to the excitement you can watch as traders and farmers buy and sell fruit, vegetables and other produce between their boats.
Later, visit a fish farm and learn how Vietnam produces an abundance of fish in the Mekong Delta that's shipped all around the world. In the afternoon, travel back to Saigon and for your departure transfer or other arrangements.
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All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.
|Standard:||from AU $288|
|Superior:||from AU $346|
|Deluxe:||from AU $366|
All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!
Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.
Visa for Vietnam
When obtaining your visa you should allow 2-3 weeks for processing, the cost is approximately US$60 to US$100. Check with your embassy or consulate for further details. The Vietnamese Embassy in Edgecliff, Sydney has been known to issue a visa in 4 working days if all the correct documents are submitted at the time of application.
Availability of accommodation and season.
"One of our favourite experiences in Vietnam was the Mekong Delta visit where we received such a warm welcome from the locals as we cycled through the town and loved the opportunity that we got to interact with the locals in their homes/farms. It was truly a local experience and there were no other tourists in sight!" — Jessykah Dang, Sydney, NSW, February 2014
"“...Our favourite places were the Mekong Delta due to the lovely locals we met and the new experiences/adventure it provided as well as Hoi An for relaxation. Everything was extremely well organised and we would have no hesitation in recommending GetAboutAsia to friends. The photos are of us on the Mekong adventure and myself after mastering the navigation of a Basket Boat” " — John Callen, Kincumber, NSW, March 2014