Also known as Nine Dragon river delta. It is called the rice bowl of Vietnam as it pumps out more than a third of the country’s annual food crop from just ten percent of its total land mass. The Mekong Delta region displays a variety of physical landscape, from vast paddy files in the south to hills in the north and west. It’s a water world where boats, houses and markets float upon the numerous rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
Differentiating from most of travel agents, Les Rives’s itinerary for Mekong Delta Tours avoid crowded touristy attractions. Discover the vast maze of rivers and rice paddies found in the Mekong Delta on our culture-centric tours with visits to a Cao Dai temple, Buddhist pagoda, river market and so much more. Bursting with charming local color and scenic views, these tours provide close-up looks at small-village life along the river, particularly during your time spent at a local family’s homestead. Travel by modern speedboat and discover the delectable homemade specialties of the Mekong Delta, including fiery Mekong whiskey and fried Elephant Ear Fish. Spend a single day in the Mekong Delta, or take advantage of our exciting new overnight stay at a boutique hotel, where you can enjoy the area at a much slower pace and discover more of the Delta’s treasures – from its labyrinthine network of canals to its aromatic markets and welcoming local communities. We also offer an incredible three-day adventure that includes a night aboard a vintage wooden cruise ship and a visit to colorful Can Tho – famous for tis bustling floating market – allowing you to truly discover the Mekong Delta and explore its rich rural traditions.
Our Mekong Delta tours are highly recommended for guests who wish to learn more about the values of Mekong region like the beautiful natural landscape, daily life of friendly local people and traditional culture. You will also enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam as it trundles along a slow tempo, as it has done for centuries.