Mekong Delta (tour)

Mekong Delta (tour), Ho Chi Minh City

Are you planning to visit the Mekong Delta? See our information below!


Visiting the Mekong Delta is among the highlights your trip through Vietnam. It’s a miracle of Mother Nature you end up in. On the water in a boat, you see all kinds of things passing by. Floating houses, water buffaloes relaxing in the rice fields, boats full of coconuts, outside full of fruit or rice sail by at a leisurely pace and through the narrow, brown rivers you can discover local life. You can take a day trip to this area, which is about a two-hour drive from the city. This is easily arranged in Ho Chi Minh City.

A visit is an escape from the dizzying hustle and bustle of the city. Life literally goes by half in this place. It can be very touristy at times, a fun and alternative way to explore the area is to stay there for a night and explore one of the small islands by bike.

Opening hours:

The Mekong Delta is a public river that has no opening hours. The Floating market is not an all-day event, but is open from 05:00 AM to 09:00 AM in the morning. If you would like to visit these, so be sure to arrive early! If you go on a Mekong Delta tour, the times depend on what you agree with the tour operator.

Photographer: Anne Lin by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Mekong Delta.

  • The largest floating market can be found in Can Tho, a small village south from Ho Chi Minh City. To get to Can Tho, you first need to travel 3 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh City.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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