Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

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    Mekong Delta Tours

    by Blatherwick Written Oct 10, 2004

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    The Mekong Delta tours are worth taking. They are cheaper than it would be to do it yourself. However, remember that cheaper does not always mean better. There are different tours that take you to different places and for different amounts of time.

    You will get a glimpse into the true Vietnamese countryside. Cities that can be visited include My Tho and Ben Tre for the short tours. Cities such as Can Tho and Chau Doc can be seen in longer tours. On the tour I took we went down canals by boat. We visited a candy producing factory. We sipped tea with honey while listening to a Vietnamese folk singer and being shown the bee hives that the honey came from. On the longer tours you can see the larger floating markets of the river.

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    Mekong Delta Tour

    by muddybok Written Sep 25, 2004

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    Day trip around HCM City are great, unless you are so mindful of exploring all the museums and temples.

    Sign up for some day trips to Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels will definitely bring you up to speed and better understand Vietnamese cultures & struggles.

    Some really cool tour guides will give you good history background during the trip. I consider these tours as very good history & geography classes.

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    Big Eyes Monster

    by muddybok Written Sep 6, 2004

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    This is a common design found on almost every boat at Mekong Delta.

    Local believe that those big eyes can help them to see far & beyond any danger ahead of them. The red color was the influents from Chinese believe of bring good luck. Another reason for those big eyes was to scare away crocodiles that once found so abundant at the Mekong Delta.

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    Mekong Delta

    by MoeB52 Updated Mar 7, 2004

    While in Saigon make sure you take a day trip out to the Mekong Delta. At My Tho you can take a boat trip out to one of it's lush islands where you can opt for a ride in a small dug out canoe and check out it's intricate water ways through the mangroves .

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    Mekong Delta Tours

    by SirRichard Written Oct 13, 2003

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    After asking bus prices and so, I found the Delta Tours offered by many agencies the best and cheapest way to see the Delta area. The ideal stay would be 3 days, so U have time to see the channels, sep there, see farms, visit the Cantho Market and even see the beaches in Bac Lieu?
    But 1 day is interesting too. They take U in a minib?s to Mito (the nearest village to Saigon), there you take a m?dium boat to cross the river to visit a farm where they offer U tea, fruits and traditional music. Then U go see how they make products from coconuts. Then lunch (included). Then ride by the channels. Then snake farm, honey farm, and back to Mito, where U take the bus back to Saigon. U leave at 8 and return at 18. 6 USD.00

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    Mekong Delta

    by mango13 Updated Jun 9, 2003

    Take a couple of days to go see the wonderful Mekong Delta. You can book these trips at the touristic cafes. Since I was so impressed by this gorgeous region and explored it later in more detail, you will find more info in my special Mekong Delta section

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    Mekong Delta

    by paradisedreamer Written May 30, 2003

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    Well worth taking time out from the busy streets of Saigon to see more of Vietnam. The organised tours are very cheap (about $5) You start off at Can Tho where you get on a small boat and go down the river to a floating market and you meander through various tributaries. The scenery is fantastic and the people are very friendly.

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    Visit the Mekong Delta

    by brewjohnson Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Mekong Delta is a place I'd heard of long before I was there (mainly because of U.S. made Vietnam War movies). Even if you haven't heard of it, it is a worthwhile place to visit. The Delta provides Vietnam with much of its food supply and there are numerous small villages that allow you to get a good idea of Vietnamese village life.

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    Mekong Delta experience

    by Smallprawn Written Sep 24, 2006

    The Mekong Delta is the region in Southeast Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of tributaries.

    Map of the Mekong Delta trip

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    Honey Tea

    by aussirose Updated Jul 6, 2006

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    Honey Tea anyone? ...And we also had a taste of the banana wine. Tasted a bit like sweet sherry.

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    Coconut Candy

    by aussirose Updated Jul 6, 2006

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    We had a few nice experiences on the little islands. The first thing we saw was the locals making coconut candy. It was only $1US a big packet and quite yummy.

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    Lunch in Mekong Delta

    by aussirose Updated Jul 5, 2006

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    Lunch was special. This was where we lashed out.....probably spending more than we should have. But, what the heck......this was a once in a life time experience!!

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    Mekong Delta

    by namidub Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Go to Mytho by bus which is about 2 hrs from HCMC and board on a boat to experience the lifestyle of Mekong River.Visit some village along the way too.Enjoy the coconut drink onboard,as well!

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    Too much to Experience

    by vuzu Written Nov 22, 2004

    Mekong trip is definitely a MUST, reasonable rate, scenic area for photography, cheap souveniors and friendly vietnamese.

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    Saigon River

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2003

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    The Saigon river runs through the city. Boat tours to the Mekong Delta are offered from here. The river itself is quite polluted

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