A Mekong Delta visit in southern Vietnam is the authentic experience many Vietnam travelers seek. Here visitors encounter timeless scenes of the real life of real people, and are impressed with the friendly and rustic soul of the local people. Fishermen and farmers carry on traditional lives in this lush rice-producing delta, which is criss-crossed with rivers, canals and arroyos. The delta’s flat roads are excellent for bicycling. The town of My Tho is closest to Ho Chi Minh City, about a two-hour drive. Cai Be, known for its floating market and craft villages, is further south, and Can Tho, with the largest floating market in the delta and numerous fruit orchards, is at the delta’s heart.
On a Mekong Delta cruise, the visitor takes in the traffic of rice and sand barges, fruit-drying facilities and wooden ship-building yards, you can them experience all. Or for those who wish to venture further a Mekong River Cruise extends from here up to and through Cambodia and beyond. Offering a whole new dimension to this region, with cruising in style through these peaceful and gentle waters.