During our research into doing a Mekong Delta Tour and the fact we had come close to booking a Mekong Delta Tour before (the timing wasn’t right), this meant we already had plenty of information ready to have a look through.
So it was easy for us and our whole tour could be booked through email with our local travel agent using our card to pay, rather than using cash, which, at times, is unusual when you live in Vietnam.
Researching for a Mekong experience uncovers so many choices and companies that offer their services.
We wanted a more local experience that just wasn’t getting on and off a bus and we end up finding one to suit us and also the kids too.
The Mekong Delta Tour we booked was basically travelling on carts, motorbikes, bicycles and a mix of river cruises on different boats for us in and around the areas of Ben Tre and Can Tho which is part of the Mekong Delta area.
Maybe that is something I have to explain first and give you a few Mekong Delta Facts before I outline what we did on our Mekong Delta Trip.
Where is the Mekong Delta?
The Mekong Delta is an area in the South of Vietnam (South West of Ho Chi Minh City) that covers twelve Vietnamese provinces.
This is the region where a vast network of rivers, streams, canals and creeks meet the mighty Mekong River as it makes its way to the sea after its traversed six countries to get there.
The Mekong Delta area covers over 40,500 square kilometres and depending on the season, this area can have a good portion of it covered in water.
So when you look for information on “Where is the Mekong Delta” or “What is the Mekong Delta” you will get information that covers a big region of Southern Vietnam.
But generally most people will know what you are talking about if you discuss booking a Mekong Delta trip.
Read on below and I’ll let you know what we did on the first day away in our Mekong Delta Tour.
Starting with the travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta, finishing with getting to the hotel in Can Tho and at the bottom will be all of our Mekong Delta itinerary listed for you, if you want to do the same tour.