With its meandering waterways and flourishing farms, the delta is a place not to be missed. Riverbanks are dotted with coconut palms, rice fields, orchards and stilted-houses and the water is teeming with boats of all shapes and sizes. Travel to this vibrant region, learn about life in the delta from local hosts and discover why this area is known as Vietnam's 'ricebowl'.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta Homestay
Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Vietnam's 'ricebowl' is a green, fertile area where crops of coconut, sugar cane, fruit and rice are abundant. Lush with rice paddies and fish farms, this region is dotted with river islands and picturesque villages making it a photographer's delight. Take it all in while cruising through the river and canals of the Mekong Delta. Spend the night at a village home, set within a garden full of seasonal tropical fruits such as longan, durian, mangosteen, banana and grapefruit. Learn about life in the delta from our local hosts.
Day 2 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City
Rise early to the sounds of the delta. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before jumping on a bicycle to visit the local market. Return to the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City where there's still plenty of time to jump in a cyclo and join the crowds whizzing by.