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Mekong Delta Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • Growing rice in the Delta
  • A cottage and boats on the Mekong
  • Mekong Delta has recently been dubbed a 'biological treasure trove" and is a great addition to your Vietnam vacation.
  • Mekong delta fast food delivery
  • Farmers and their cows go out to work the field in the early morning

An interesting region of the country on a Vietnam vacvation is located in Southwestern Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is a network of distributaries emptying into the South China Sea from the Mekong River, which originates in the Tibetan highland plateau 2800 miles away.

The Vietnamese name for Mekong Delta is Cuu Long, meaning nine dragons, for the nine mouths that terminate the flow of the river as it absorbs in the sea.

In Vietnam, the Mekong Delta covers a region of 39,000 sq kms (15,000 sq mi) and lies west of Ho Chi Minh City, forming a triangle stretching from My Tho in the east, Chau Doc in the northwest, and Ca Mau in the south, including the South China Sea and the island of Phu Quoc.

Firmly under Vietnamese administrative control in the late 17th century, after its detachment from Cambodia, the Mekong Delta was then part of Cochinchina, France’s first colony in Vietnam, later becoming part of French Indochina. In the 1950s, the Mekong Delta’s patrolled waterways were the site of the First Indochina War, with the communist coalition league, Viet Minh, after France’s re-occupation post World War II. The Mekong Delta was then site of battle coined as the Second Indochina War, between Viet Minh and the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Following independence from France, Vietnam was attacked in the 1970s by the Khmer Rouge, who unsuccessfully tried to reclaim the Mekong Delta. This led to Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and subsequent downfall of the Khmer Rouge.

Much of life in Mekong Delta revolves around the river, with some villages accessible only by boat. Agriculturally rich, the Mekong Delta provides lush rice fields, yielding half of Vietnam’s supply of rice. In addition, dubbed as a ‘biological treasure trove’, the Mekong Delta features over 10,000 new species discovered in previously unexplored areas, all adding to the attraction of a Vietnam vacation.

Mekong Delta’s largest city, Can Tho, is the economic, cultural, and scientific centre of the region. Noted for its floating market, rice-paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals, it is also home to Southeast Asia’s longest cable-stayed bridge.

Home to Cai Luong, Vietnamese folk opera, Mekong Delta offers visitors a glimpse into Vietnamese rural life and its Viet and Khmer culture on  Vietnam vacation packages.

 


 

Vietnam Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Vietnam vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Vietnam's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Vietnam for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Vietnam tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Vietnam tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Mekong Delta

  • Signature Vietnam & Cambodia

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia while staying in luxury accommodations. Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh to see the major landmarks, including Halong Bay, the imperial capital of Hue, the resort town of Hoi An, and the temples of Angkor Wat.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,746
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences
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  • Classic Mekong River Cruise: Cambodia & Vietnam

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Cruise the Mekong River from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to discover some of the cultural highlights, natural landmarks, and historical treasures of Southeast Asia. Before and after, you’ll also explore the temples of Angkor and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Cruises & Sailing, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Single Friendly
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Classic Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the essential highlights of Vietnam. Travelling north to south, you’ll explore the colonial avenues of Hanoi, cruise beautiful Halong Bay, see imperial treasures in Hue, relax on the beach in Hoi An, and learn about the history of the Vietnam War in Hoi Chi Minh City.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,401
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Boat, Bike & Beach Southern Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta & Phan Thiet

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of Southern Vietnam. Take in the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City, explore the Mekong Delta's small waterways and islands by boat and bicycle, and then unwind with a blissful beach stay along the coast.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,729
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences
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  • Heritage Vietnam & Cambodia

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Immerse yourself in the rich historic and cultural heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia. This thirteen day small group tour will immerse you in the history, nature, and traditions of these incredible countries, highlighted by Ha Long Bay and the Angkor Archaeological Park.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,595
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam for Foodies: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Satisfy your hunger for good food and adventure with this foodie tour of Vietnam. Taste your way through the country from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and explore historical monuments and beautiful landscapes. Feast on delicious dishes from pho to bun bo hue along the way.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,045
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring, Specialty Groups & Events
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  • Scenic Vietnam

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: This 15 day small group journey covers all the highlights of Vietnam with some local flair. Cruise the Mekong, get to know locals on a homestay experience and spend a night sailing on spectacular Halong Bay!
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,655
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • South East Asia Loop: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Experience something different every day on this fascinating in-depth adventure through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following the path of the mighty Mekong River.
    Duration:
    30 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,335
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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