Mekong Delta Bucket List

Discover the Mekong Delta with floating markets, rural villages, rice fields and much more.

There is a certain charm visiting the floating markets in Vietnam. They are also not like the tourist traps you find in Bangkok. These floating markets are working markets where boats laden with fresh produce, colorful flowers, and local goods meet on the water.

Cruising along the narrow canals gives you chance to take hundreds of delightful photos of lush vegetation & coconut groves. Relax in the Mekong Delta and take in the landscapes as they are surely a feast for the eyes and a haven for nature lovers.

Connect with local communities in their traditional riverside villages & explore their daily routines & artisan workshops. Check out our bucket list below & see the Mekong Delta hidden gems you can visit on your next trip to Vietnam.

We can also offer Mekong Delta day trips from Ho Chi Minh CIty, check them out today!

If you want to add these places in the Mekong Bucket List to your itinerary, contact us today!

What to do in Mekong Delta!

  • Visit the floating markets, such as Cai Rang Market, to experience the vibrant culture and commerce on the water.
  • Explore the lush green rice paddies and fruit orchards that stretch as far as the eye can see.
  • Take a boat tour along the Mekong River to witness the beauty of the delta from the water.
  • Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a stunning Buddhist temple with intricate architecture and tranquil surroundings.
  • Sample fresh tropical fruits at one of the many fruit orchards in the region.
  • Discover the intricate network of canals and waterways that crisscross the delta, offering a unique way to explore the area.
  • Visit the historic city of Can Tho and explore its bustling markets, ancient pagodas, and colonial-era architecture.
  • Take a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Mekong Delta dishes using fresh local ingredients.
  • Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary to see a diverse array of bird species in their natural habitat.
  • Explore the mangrove forests of the U Minh Ha National Park, home to a rich variety of plant and animal life.

  • Visit the Khmer pagodas in Soc Trang to learn about the region’s religious and cultural heritage.
  • Explore the vibrant city of My Tho and its historic sites, including the Vinh Trang Pagoda and Dong Tam Snake Farm.
  • Take a bicycle tour through the rural villages of the Mekong Delta to experience local life up close.
  • Enjoy a homestay experience with a local family to learn about their daily routines and traditions.
  • Visit the Ben Tre coconut candy factories to see how this popular local delicacy is made.
  • Explore the lush Tra On fruit gardens and sample a variety of exotic fruits grown in the region.
  • Embark on a kayaking adventure along the delta’s waterways to discover hidden gems off the beaten path.
  • Visit the historic town of Chau Doc and explore its colonial-era buildings, bustling markets, and picturesque riverside setting.
  • Take a boat trip to the idyllic Con Dao Islands to relax on pristine beaches and explore coral reefs teeming with marine life.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunset over the Mekong River, painting the sky in a myriad of colors and casting a magical spell over the delta.

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Dalat bucket list
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