The Mekong Delta or "Nine Dragon river delta" is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. This region consists of 12 provinces :An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Tien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long and 1 municipality: Can Tho. The Mekong Delta forms both the far southern region of Vietnam and one of country's two main rice-bowls. Dominated by the Mekong River and its many tributaries, the surrounding lands are comprised of low lying rice paddies and the rivers are bordered by dense mangroves and palms.
Local life at Cai Be floating market in Mekong Delta
By embarking on a comprehensive exploration of the Delta, you will have the opportunity to observe and participate in an extra dimension of Vietnamese life and culture. The attractions of this region of Vietnam include the way in which life exists around the comprehensive river system. However, cruising up river as the sun sets over the distant coconut trees as well is also a truly remarkable experience that will stay with you forever.
Fruits boat on Mekong river
Tours to Mekong delta can vary in duration, visitors who wish to explore more of this area can choose tours with more days in their itineraries. For Mekong Delta 1 day tours
, tourists can choose itineraries that include visiting floating markets - one of the highlights of Mekong delta, or a day trip to Can Gio eco-forest - best choice for nature lovers.