Having a Mekong Delta tour is always advisable for tourists who expect the typical peaceful and tranquil scenery of Southern Vietnam. Owning a vast maze of rice paddies, with a dense system of rivers and canals, the Mekong Delta is featured by unique landscapes that visitors will never find in any other region in Vietnam. However, every day, there are thousands of tourists visit the area, which makes it vulnerable to exploitation. If you don’t know how to avoid the chaos and get to the heart of this tropical gem, read our article and steal these 5 ideas for your non-touristy Mekong Delta tour.
The Windmill Field, Bac Lieu
About 2km from the center of Bac Lieu, a once large alluvial ground has now become a huge windmill filed, in fact, the power plant that generates clean electricity for the whole Bac Lieu. It has a total of 62 wind turbines. Each turbine tower is 80 meters high and has a diameter of four meters and weighs more than 200 tonnes. From a distance of 10 kilometers, visitors can see but the “iron fan” turns evenly on the clear blue sky, bringing beautiful natural scenery. It can be said that the windmill field in Bac Lieu is a spectacular and strange tourist attraction, bringing new breath for those who are too familiar with other popular spots in a Mekong Delta tour.
The Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap
The quiet Tram Chim National Park is certainly an ideal destination for bird lovers, as well as independent travelers who wish to stay away from the crowd in a common Mekong Delta tour. With an area of more than 7,500 hectares, the park is the paradise of waterbirds, home to more than 200 types of birds, in which many of them are listed in the Vietnam Red Book. In particular, you will have an opportunity to watch the beautiful dance of a red-headed crane – one of the rare birds listed on the Red Book of the world.
It is a wonderful feeling when jumping into a boat, rowing among vast wetlands, and watching thousands of birds on the top of trees. Every morning, flocks of birds turn back their nest under the sublime sunset. It offers a taste of peace to our soul among the wildland in the park.
>> Places to visit in Tram Chim National Park
The Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, An Giang
Tra Su Bird Sanctuary is a surprisingly beautiful and serene spot around 25kms from Chau Doc City, An Giang Province. It is home to a rich array of birds and other wildlife that live among the canals and cajeput trees (tea trees) – all planted since the end of the Vietnam War. This immense forest is 800,000-hectare width and the home to an astounding number of wading birds. To visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, visitors normally make a short speedboat ride along the narrow channels through the gnarled and green sunken forest. It is really an interesting journey for you to make, to have a perfect adventurous trip while enjoying a non-touristic Mekong Delta tour.
>> Places to visit in Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
The Dong Tam Snake Farm, Tien Giang
Located on the bank of Tien River (Tien Giang Province), with an area of 30 hectares surrounded by green trees, this place is considered as the first museum of snakes in Vietnam, where you can see many types of snakes (over 400 species) from poisoned to normal ones. Also, you are welcome to witness how people take the venom from snakes which will be served for medicine and other uses. There is a snake-breeding zone with dozens of species to feed or even to play with. There are also crocodiles and other species of birds and animals on hand. Since this unique “zoo” is quite private and still out of sight of many tourists, visiting this place is a great choice for your non-touristic Mekong Delta tour.
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U Minh Ha Mangrove Forests, Ca Mau
Ca Mau is one of the provinces that owns a golden treasure of coastal mangrove ecosystems, in which, the U Minh Ha Mangrove forest is filled with seawater and all of the water surfaces are covered with the green color of water-fern. It is a wonderful feeling of relaxation when rowing along lush melaleucas and enjoying a peaceful atmosphere among the vast space of the forest. There is no noisy sound of vehicles in big cities, instead, it is a tranquil space with an impressive twitter of birds and the sound of paddles gliding through the water surface. As located at the southernmost of Vietnam, Ca Mau is not on the most-visited list and U Minh Ha is easily considered a non-touristic destination of any Mekong Delta tour.
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If you can steal these ideas, you may enjoy a non-touristic Mekong Delta tour yourself. In case you are looking for your own travel agent, who can offer a wonderful and hassle-free trip to the Mekong Delta, please feel free to let us know. We always commit our best to make it your once-in-a-lifetime journey.