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Exploring the Mekong Delta
3 day journey - Mekong River

Exploring the Mekong Delta

Known as the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is an endless stretch of green rice paddies and networks of small waterways branching off from wide rivers. Most people here earn their living from the land or from the river itself. Many people harvest rice or other agricultural crops, or depend on fish farming. As such, the way of life is simple, cars are few and small sampan boats are a common form of transport. Bicycle is also a wonderful way to explore the islands themselves. The islands are characterised also by their cottage industries, including coconut candy, rice popcorn and brick kilns. Life on the river begins at dawn, when local people congregate at one of the region’s evocative floating markets to trade fresh fruit and vegetables or fish.

There are so many ways to experience the Delta, of course you can dip your toe with a day tour consisting of a boat trip and a cycle around rural villages, however the best way to experience the Delta is to spend at least one night or longer there.

Overnight cruise

Bassac or Private Sampan

One option is an overnight cruise on the Bassac Cruise, a beautiful traditional wooden boat with just six air-conditioned cabins, or alternatively aboard your very own Sampan, converted into a one cabin boat, complete with four crew. As the sun rises, you’ll be best placed to experience the buzz of the morning markets as the delta comes to life.

Accommodated Excursion

Three Day / Two Night Vivid Mekong Journey – Azerai Can Tho

Learn about life in the delta by day and relax in luxury at Azerai Can Tho by night. A sample three-day itinerary.

Journey for longer

Extended Cruises


Exploring the Mekong Delta


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Prices start from
£565 per person
Price from £565 per person including 2 nights in a Garden Room at Azerai Can Tho, daily breakfast, transfers and excursions as per itinerary.
Extended cruises: Cruise prices start from £2,215 per person for 3 nights, from £5,170 per person for 7 nights, including all meals, house wine and beer with meals and all shore excursions.
Biking excursion from Aqua Mekong
Why Turquoise loves...
“Vietnam is one of the most diverse, exciting and beautiful destinations to visit in Asia. Whether your interests are in culture, history, beautiful scenery or simply relaxing on a beautiful beach, Vietnam well and truly has it all. In my opinion, Halong Bay is a must on any trip to Vietnam and for a real treat, why not fly into the Bay via seaplane? Ninh Binh province is also worth a visit for those looking to venture slightly further off the beaten track.” Emilie Mariaux, Indonesia travel specialist
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