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20 Apr

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta

Dubbed as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta of Vietnam leaves great impression as a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even markets float upon many rivers, canals and streams flowing through the region like arteries. The charm in little-visited riverside cities, sample fruits traded in the colorful and bustling floating markets, or feast on home-cooked delicacies before home-stay overnight with hospitable local hosts will appeal to every visitor joining Mekong delta tour to explore the Southern delta of Vietnam.

Floating market – unique and typical of Mekong Delta

How to get there and around 
Traveling by Air: There are daily flights from Hanoi to Can Tho city and from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia and Ca Mau, the two provinces of Mekong Delta region. So you are easy to take a flight to Mekong Delta.Traveling by Boat: In the Mekong Delta, there are ferries linking some delta towns; therefore, it must be a fascinating way to travel by boat around some towns in the delta. In particular, the boat trip between Ca Mau and Rach Gia is so scenic that captures your heart.

Traveling by Bus: It is quite easy to travel the Mekong Delta by public transport as bus connections are excellent. There is a bus station – though located on the edge of town – in each urban center. From there, you only need to take a short Xe Om (called motorbike taxi) or taxi to reach your hotel. You are highly recommended to take minibuses as it tends to be faster, more comfortable and not much more expensive. Starting from Ho Chi Minh City, buses to the delta leave from Mien Tay Bus Station, which is 10km to the west of the center. Traveling by car/motorcycle/bicycle

Traveling by private car, bicycle or motorbike is considered the most flexible transport option. It’s good fun when discovering the southern delta on the two-wheeling. You can experience at Mekong delta one day tour with a bicycle.  Joining a Mekong delta tour 

There are dozens of tours from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta, ranging from half-day trips to one day trips or even four-day-trip with homestay overnight, which can satisfy all your needs of time. In particular, a Mekong delta tour to floating market is a must-try experience when visiting this land.