The mighty Mekong Delta. Feast your eyes and ears on a kaleidoscope of richness. A world of contrasts, a biological treasure trove, a collection of personal and moving stories told by the people of the delta, and explore the secrets of this vibrant green land with its silty brown waters. Pedal power your way through sleepy villages, let your feet take you on a journey to a sacred mountain, and step into traditional and more unusual places of worship. Embrace the peaceful canal waters, the piercing shrills of cicadas, the lyrical calls of the floating market traders mingled with the chug chug chug of motorboats. Pluck fresh fruit from the trees, discover the intricacies of the humble coconut, and marvel at a split second explosive popping rice spectacle. Discover infinite treasures, a melting pot of beliefs, and patchwork of colors making up the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam.
The Mekong Delta is a land of many stories. Tales of wandering waterways and islets, cool coconut trees and swaying palms, succulent orchards and shimmering rice fields. Of human endeavor harnessing the fruits of the land and water. An evolution of architectural styles and of communities which have shaped its vibrant cultures. Turn the pages of your journey, delve into what makes the delta tick. It’s said that it’s a people who give their communities an identity. The Mekong Delta is no exception. Drift along and traverse waterways and rivers leading to islets to soak up the life of the locals. Discover ‘homes & gardens’ Mekong Delta style. Dig deeper to compare and contrast different ethnicities, from strong Khmer influences with ancient Khmer-style pagodas to the Cham followers of Islam living in the shadow of the mosque. Rise early to explore floating market mazes where the hollering of vendors mingles with the chugging of their motorboats, and end of the day shaking hands with farmers who till the fields. The Mekong Delta is like an open book, its hospitable people in the role of storyteller.
One delta, many worlds. Interweaving experiences of daily life in, on, and next to the water. The peaceful calm of time gently sails by as you glide along the Mekong’s waters shaded by canopies of palm trees, silty waters gently lapping against the boat. Your senses mingle in the chatter and clamor of traders who jostle shoulder to shoulder for space and customers in their incredible floating market maze. Soak up the vivid colors and sounds, the tantalizing and unusual smells and tastes which blend with the rhythms of the mighty delta. Step into this melting pot of different ethnicities and religious communities who share their river delta lives with barges, sampans and fishing boats winding their way along the waterways. This is the Mekong Delta, the lifeblood for so many and the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam.
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