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 this time.
So it was easy for us and our whole tour could be booked through email with our local travel agent using our credit card to pay them, rather than using cash.
Which, more times than not, cash is the usual when you are living in Vietnam.
Researching for a Mekong experience uncovers so many choices and companies that offer their services to you and may are pretty similar.
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 our kids too.
The Mekong Delta Tour we booked was basically travelling on carts, motorbikes, bicycles and a mix of river cruises on a few different boats in and around the areas of Ben Tre and Can Tho which makes up 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 trip to the Mekong Delta.
Where is the Mekong Delta?
The Mekong Delta is an area in the South of Vietnam (South West of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)) 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.
There’s a lot of history in and around the Mekong River.
The Mekong Delta area covers over 40,500 square kilometres and depending on the season you travel in 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 travel agents or tour guides 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 the Mekong.
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 type of tour for you or if you are taking the family too.