It can be said that to completely discover the endless fancy things of Mekong Delta in a day is impossible. Besides taking part in the activities that I mentioned in Part 1, the other activities for wonderful Mekong Delta tours that I will tell you below are also something will leave you unforgettable memories.
4. Stop by floating markets
What make the Mekong Delta unique and outstanding from its neighborhood areas are vibrant floating markets. On arrival at the delta, travelers can visit one of the floating markets by our tour on the motorized boat, and then spread their eyes on the panorama of people exchanging goods, fruits and other commodities on vessels. The busy vibe and noisy atmosphere of these markets start as early as 3 AM morning. To help other buyers notice and realize their goods, traders are likely to suspend a sample of what they’re selling from the top of a pole.
Cai Rang floating market
From each “floating store,” you are quite able to satisfy your shopping favorite by a number of things in Mekong Delta, such as fresh fruits, dried foods, lively animals, etc. Some boats are also even served as coffee shops where you may sip a cup of coffee, tea, and fruit juice. Don’t forget to make your hunger fulfilled with local specialties, like Hu Tieu, Banh Canh, Xoi, Bun Ca and so on. It’s a wonderful opportunity to chat and learn more about the lives of the friendly locals. If you are meant to visit Southern Vietnam, it seems a pity to ignore those floating markets.
5. Catch and cook fish
The natural environment in the Mekong Delta is also perfect for a school of freshwater fishes to live and give birth. Coming to here, you are given a chance to go fishing and enjoy your achievement by cooking delicious dishes using fresh ingredients. While a bucket or even bare hands may be used to catch some types of small fishes in the ponds, you can need a fishing rod with bamboo material to catch catfish, elephant-ear fish or snakehead fish.
Fish braised with caramel sauce in a clay pot
In general, fish braised with caramel sauce in a clay pot as well as sweet & sour soup with fish and vegetables are the most famous and flavorful dishes in Mekong Delta tours in Vietnam you should try once.
6. Listen to Southern folk songs
After a long trip of roaming around Mekong River by boats, tasting fruits, catching fish and visiting floating markets, you will be then inspired and calmed by traditional Southern folk songs and performance. Also called “Đờn Ca Tài Tử” in Vietnamese, the Southern folk songs are one special kind of musical art, reflecting the lifestyle of Southerners who live and earn their bread on the land and along the Mekong River. Through the songs, the locals want to express all of their inner feelings and emotions, generosity, industriousness, and courage of their own. That’s why this performance has become popular to any domestic and international locals. You yourself will be quickly cooled down and recharged after wallowing in the soothing sound of the music, in addition to drinking fruit refreshments and tea of the area.
A “Đờn Ca Tài Tử” performance
Along with visiting many stunning natural sights, like Da Ban Stream, the Cape of Ganh Dau, etc. no trip to Phu Quoc will be complete without setting foot on one of the fish sauce factories and learning more about how people live on the island. Don’t miss a wonderful chance to relish fresh seafood and specialties, i.e. ocean crab, herring salad, sea urchins, and more. The moment between July and November is considered the rainy season while the peak season on Phu Quoc is between October and June, when the sky is quite blue and the sea is quite tranquil.
That’s why Mekong Delta has always been one of the most popular destinations for anyone’s Tours to Vietnam. Once you come to this mighty delta, there won’t be anything can make you feel bored, because every moments here will just be fantastic and interesting.
Sounds very exciting, right! So what are you still waiting for but not booking a tour with this travel agency immediately to enjoy joyful Vietnam tours!