One of the best ways to really experience the fancy things of Mekong Delta in Vietnam is making Mekong delta tours from Saigon. Because once departing from Saigon, you will have a chance to feel the different rhythms of the hustle lifestyle in Saigon and the simple but lovely lifestyle of the Western of Vietnam.
Going out of the dynamic Saigon with a busy lifestyle, there are a lot of towns in the delta with facilities for tourists, though some are rarely visited as they are not on the way to anywhere.
My Tho is well geared up for boat trips, and near enough to Saigon to be visited on a day-trip: it affords an appetizing glimpse of the delta’s northernmost tributary, the Tien Giang. From My Tho, laidback Ben Tre and the bounteous fruit orchards besieging it are only a hop and a skip away.
Perfect scenery of My Tho
Cao Lanh is strictly for bird enthusiasts, but Sa Dec, with its timeless river scenes and riotously colorful flower nurseries, has a more universal appeal, while just down the road, Vinh Long is another jumping-off point for boat trips.
Many visitors also spend a day or two in Can Tho, the delta’s biggest settlement, to take advantage of its decent hotels and restaurants and to recharge batteries before venturing out to the floating markets nearby. From Can Tho, there’s something to be said for dropping down to the foot of the delta, where the swampland that surrounds Ca Mau can be explored by boat, and Mui Ca Mau signals journey’s end in Vietnam. Pulling up, end route, at the Khmer stronghold of Soc Trang is especially rewarding if your trip coincides with the colorful Oc Om Bok festival (Nov or Dec), during which the local Khmer community takes to the river to stage spectacular longboat races.
Northwest of Can Tho meanwhile, and a stone’s throw from the Cambodian border, is the ebullient town of Chau Doc, south of which Sam Mountain provides a welcome undulation in the surrounding plains. The opening of the border here has brought a steady stream of travelers going on to Phnom Penh by boat, and several of them rest up a few days here before leaving the country.
Ca Mau with lines of coconut
Ha Tien, a remote border town surrounded by Khmer villages, is the best place to hop on a boat to Phu Quoc. The town has also become popular for its international border crossing, which allows beach bums to slide along the coast from Phu Quoc Island to Sihanoukville in Cambodia or vice versa.
Phu Quoc island – a pearl of Vietnam tourism
And you know what the best time to make Mekong Delta tours from Saigon is?
Given its seasonal flooding, the best time to visit the delta is, predictably enough, in the dry season, which runs from December to May.
So what are you still waiting for but not booking a tour with this travel agency immediately to enjoy joyful Vietnam tours!