Discover My Tho and Mekong Delta - private - Ho Chi Minh City and South
Discover My Tho and Mekong Delta - private: Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this fascinating group adventure. You will discover beautiful landscapes along the river with its endless paddy fields and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. Experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms, exotic fruit farms and dine on traditional Mekong Delta food. Begin your exploration at My Tho; a former naval base. My Tho is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta where you will visit the ancient Vinh Trang pagoda; the most beautiful pagoda of the province with a mixture of many styles.
Next, a motorized sampan will take you on an adventure through the vast estuary of the Mekong Delta. This incredibly fertile region is very popular for food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. All daily life and agricultural activities are centred on the countless branches of the river. Life for villagers in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, people are more likely to transport by river than by road. Because of its abundance of rice fields and water, this region is called the Rice Bowl of Vietnam. Take pleasure in visiting an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit from a local fruit orchard. Continuing to another green island in the Mekong Delta we learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Our local guide will take us to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. We have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture and customs of people who call the Delta their home. This fascinating Mekong Delta tour is essential on any holiday itinerary for those who love scenic landscapes, beauty and for those who would like to experience the authentic life on the Mekong Delta River.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.