A network of distributaries in southwestern Vietnam, between Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia

Mekong Delta (My Tho)

Mekong Delta (My Tho)

The Mekong Delta “Nine Dragon river delta", also known as the Western Region is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. Mekong Delta is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. 

What to expect from Mekong Delta Trip?

The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Boats are the main means of transportation, and tours of the region often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) and then visit Ben Tre or My Tho.

My Tho is located about 70 kilometers out of Ho Chi Minh City. It is an amiable market town that nestles on the north bank of the Mekong River’s northernmost strand, the Tien Giang, or Upper River. Visiting My Tho, you will have an opportunity to travel by boat along the Mekong water-way, visiting Xep canal, where you totally escape from the busy own. Having a walk around the village and stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers. Moreover, you also get experience a horse cart trip along village road which you will never see in the modern cities.

Ben Tre is a coastal province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, connected by a bridge to the busy market town of Mỹ Tho. Coming to Ben Tre, you will be immersed in a green land with coconut trees, rice fields, fruits gardens, rivers, and canals. A boat trip in Ben Tre will escort you to a brickwork – coconut charcoal making and coconut husking of the local people living there. A chance to be on a cart powered by a motorbike or biking and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetables gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Enjoy peaceful time there and you will see the life is so amazing and valuable.

One day trip to Mekong Delta (My Tho or Ben Tre) provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.