5 exclusive activities you should try in Mekong Delta

With the flow of Mekong River, Mekong Delta is famous for growing crop and creating specialties food. If you are planning to travel around Vietnam by bicycle, we show you some exclusive activities Mekong Delta which help you to see the beauty of agriculture village.


1. Fascinating Homestay and Special Cuisine Adventure

a) Homestay

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This is the place for you to settle down awhile and relax because of the fresh and quiet atmosphere. Not only will you find freedom and peace, but also you will try many interesting activities. The place is the final destination of the day after many hours of cycling along magnificent landscape of Vietnam countryside. After arriving the homestay, we have some infinitival introduction, we visit every house corner and meet all family member. We also have a walking around the village to see true Vietnamese life around. If we are lucky, we can have an opportunity to observe and practice the harvest activities of the land.

Thanks to the fertile soil provided by the Mekong River, vegetables and fruits are grown widely on this land. In addition to the taste of the fresh fruits, travellers also take opportunity to hand on cooking with the family to join the Vietnamese atmosphere. Travellers also can learn some recipes of some Vietnamese traditional dishes. That’s a so awesome experience in Mekong Delta Vietnam.

b) Special Cuisine

When you visit Mekong Delta Vietnam, the food experience is extremely amazing and interesting. Then, there are plenty of food which is impressive to you from the first sight. But the most stunning is “Banh Xeo” which is made from shrimps, meat and coconut milk with fish sauce.

2. Riding bicycle around and talk with the citizen in the village

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Riding bicycle around is the easiest way to meet the local citizen and discover glamorous destinations. Visitors will have a close view of daily life in an agricultural region. Immerse fields, adorable buffalo, and blue sky are waiting for you. Some people do the harvest on the fields in their old clothes. you will find kids run around a narrow padauk tree. Some children fly a kite and chase each other. This is the marvelous experience you need to make it in Vietnam. Riding with the wind and feeling the sound of the wind make your life more colorful.

Moreover, you will meet friendly and affable people. Especially, they will give you a wave, a loving smile and a yelling “hello” from the middle of no where. Get on a bike and experience the hospitality in the Mekong Delta.

3. Experience the Floating market

a) What is floating market?

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Floating market is one of the unique traditional activities. This should be in the list of exclusive activities Mekong Delta, because this is unique in the world. People sell things such as vegetable, flowers, and everything for daily life on a boat floating on the rivers. Transporting by boat is the most popular and quickest way in Mekong delta Vietnam. People here take advantage of this method to ship their merchandise to consumers. Shoppers also comes on small boats and bargain to buy things. The overall picture is amazing to see such a rare way of life still remaining on this earth.

b) Where can you find it?

The most famous floating market are “Cai Rang” and “Phong Dien” which are in Can Tho. However, you can find a floating market in every province in the Mekong Delta. You should wake up early to see the floating because it always opens before the dawn.

4. Fishing on Mekong canals

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If you think dirty is bad, you should think twice after fishing on the canals at a Mekong delta garden. This is super exciting. The dirtier you are, the more fun you experience. With the flow of Mekong River, the Mekong Delta is the world of fish. Trying to catch fish by hand or some equipment helps you to know clearly about the locals’ life. Especially, you will have a chance to grill fresh fish by coal. Among the exclusive activities Mekong Delta, this is also very excited for local people.

5. See the beauty of fireflies

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Have you ever seen fireflies? There are many scenes in the movie with a field of fireflies. Do you want to see that fabulous scene? Now your dream will be fulfilled in Vietnam. It is easy to find the fireflies’ garden. Now is the time for you to be in storybooks.

It is our recommendation for you to do in Mekong Delta because heaps of fire flights here at night. Just walk out of your house in a countryside of Mekong, go towards the canal sites where it is cool enough for fire flights, and you will see galaxy of fire flights at trees around you.

So which one is your favorite activity among 5 exclusive activities Mekong Delta?

5 replies
  1. Red Nomad OZ (Marion Halliday)
    Red Nomad OZ (Marion Halliday) says:

    I like the idea of the homestay – learning how to cook in a local kitchen would be great! But I like the idea of catching fish in the canal by hand, then cooking it over the coals even more – luckily, I don’t mind getting dirty!!

  2. Vlad
    Vlad says:

    I would love to visit a floating market – this would be by far my favorite activity on the list :D Of course, homestays are awesome, the best way to learn more about a culture (and its food!).

  3. Megan Jerrard
    Megan Jerrard says:

    Visiting the floating markets has been on my list long since having seen photographs in National Geographic – so different to the culture I know. I love the idea of organizing a homestay, and riding bikes to immerse yourself fully in the culture and landscape. Thanks for the ideas and tips!

  4. Sandy N Vyjay
    Sandy N Vyjay says:

    What I love about your Mekong-Delta experience is the fact that it is so immersive. You have been able to interact with the locals, actually live with them and get real close to their culture and cuisine. This is travel in its real essence. The bicycle rides amidst rice fields is of course the icing on the cake.

  5. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    Vietnam is high on our travel list because of its’ cuisine. I’d really love to taste that Banh Xeo and taste every dish and fruit at the floating market.


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