Are you tired of being treated like a tourist? Feeling overwhelmed by the ocean of information about where to go and what to do in your trip? Or do you simply want to skip large group tours due to their rigidity and inconvenience? All of your wishes are about to be fulfilled with our private Mekong Delta tours, accompanied by guides who are native to the region.
In this trip, you will be able to enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the true southern Vietnam's countryside, leisurely row on sampan boat along the narrow canals and be surrounded by rural hospitality.
Following your knowledgeable and caring local guide, you will get to explore the aboriginal cultures and regional customs of the region that supplies most of the nation's fruits and rice. Unlike any other tours, our private Mekong Delta tours will show you the real beauty of this region, give you lots of room for personalization, and bring you a fresh perspective on life.
The Mekong Delta is an incredibly unique place to explore, but figuring out the logistics of the area by yourself can certainly be a headache. Choosing which tour operator to rely on is equally as hard because of the countless tourist traps in the area. The exploitation of local services is common, as well.
Save yourself the hassle and make the most out of your time in the Mekong Delta with the help of Inspitrip. Our local guides are native to the region, so you are guaranteed an insightful and authentic experience!
The Mekong Delta was dubbed the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam because the area contributes to more than half of the nation's rice production. The locals mostly work with agriculture and aquaculture. Because of this, there is always an abundance of food, so their expectations of life are simple, laid-back, and optimistic. Although many people from younger generations now move to the city in pursuit of a different and urbaner life, this same positive attitude goes with them. As you get to know your local guide and understand this perspective, you may appreciate life even more.
More than 20 million travelers come to the region every year, and most of them are dragged to the same provinces over and over again. While the Mekong Delta is made up of about a dozen provinces, visitors are brought to the same villages and engage in the same activities that are set up specifically for the sake of tourism. Meanwhile, the locals who provide these services (like the boat and tuk-tuk drivers) only get a small portion of what you actually pay.
Choosing a responsible way to travel will benefit both you and the locals. On our many Mekong Delta tours, you will explore unique and beautiful provinces where you can observe how the locals actually go about their day and in a responsible way. What could be better than that?
The fertile soil of this region is nurtured by the mighty Mekong River. It spreads into thousands of smaller arteries before flowing into the sea. Riding down this stunning waterway is one local activity you simply can not miss is out on. You will be surrounded by stunning palm trees and awe-worthy mangrove forests along the way, as well.
Forget about the photographs you have seen with boats filled with tourists surrounded by even more boats, all fighting for some space on a small canal. On an Inspitrip experience, you will be hard-pressed to see another foreigner in sight.
Some people feel that a visit to the Mekong Delta is not complete without seeing one of the renowned floating markets. That is understandable since floating markets have been around in this region for more than 100 years! These markets initially began as a way for locals to trade goods because the road system had not yet been developed. As a result of quick economic development, however, local people no longer rely on these markets. Only a few floating markets remain and all have shrunk in size, but tourists are still intrigued by these water bazaars. Our local guides will make sure that you visit one of these incredible markets at their best times in order for you to have the most real experience.
The great thing about taking our private Mekong Delta tour is the combination of the local's expertise and traveler's personality. Take this opportunity to create a unique itinerary that speaks the most to you!
During your experience, you may stop by an elementary school for a short visit with the children, or you may even be invited to a local wedding! You can also spend the afternoon swinging leisurely in a hammock if that's what you wish for. You truly never know what spur-of-the-moment events will occur during your trip, so be sure to leave some room for spontaneity. It will definitely spice up your trip and make for some unforgettable memories!
"Our guide, Thong, was informative and filled with positive energy. We loved asking him questions and discussing the area. The locals that showed us around their island by bike were so kind and friendly. Our lunch was..."
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"Great guide, great and real non turistic trip, great mekong, interesting houses of real people with their activities, great views and motorbike rides. I totaly recomend it! Thank you for a great day!"
"It wad awesome. The non-touristic tour definitely is non-touristic! All my expectations were met and the food was tasty. I learnt a lot today, not only about the Mekong Delta, but about Vietnam in general."
"Very good sense of humour but also good knowledge about the area."
"Vy was an amazing tour guide. She had so much information and relayed it in an interesting way. She interacted with the kids ina natural and fun way and made sure everyone had a great time."
A total yes. Mekong Delta is definitely worth a visit. It is not only famous for the floating markets but also for the beautiful tropical scenery, interesting river land culture, and friendly people.
You will feel the peaceful vibe signature to Southern Vietnam's countryside, where the local life is surely different from where you live. Visiting the Mekong Delta will definitely give you a fresh view on life, enriching your knowledge and experience. The local life is very similar even in the Cambodian part where the Mekong river runs through.
Although located about two hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, it is always one of the top 3 must-visits. You should be aware that every day thousands of tourists flow to this area, hence some routes are overexploited. Unless you were careful in choosing your tour, all you will experience, aside from tourist crowds, would be services and sceneries that were set up just for tourists. A little more research will save you time and money!
In Mekong Delta there are two seasons: dry season lasting from October to May, and the rest is the rainy season. It will be better if you visit during the dry season. However, there is no problem to visit the Mekong Delta during the rainy season - typically the rain lasts for about an hour.
Of course, you can. There are a few things to remember. First, the Mekong Delta is a vast and diverse area of more than 10 provinces, with natural variations among them, so make sure that you know which province you want to visit. Second, decide how you are going to get to the Mekong Delta, based on the location of each province. Typically, it will take at least one and a half hour drive from District 1.
An easier way to explore the Mekong Delta is choosing from a range of Inspitrip experiences. You just need to relax and our local guide will take care of the hassles, from avoiding the crowds to homestay and kid-friendly activities.
Normally people will take a one-day trip, which is a great way to get a glimpse of the local life. If you want to catch the sunrise on the Mekong river or join a floating market in the early morning, a two-day trip would be perfect. Another way to incorporate a trip to the Mekong Delta in a package tour, so that you can enjoy more personalization or focus more on family bonding.
Because we have lots of options for you, from private, to small group, or standard group tours; from one-day trip to multiple-day trip; from floating market experience to coconut land, etc.
Most importantly, the tours are all crafted by our carefully selected local guides. They are passionate about bringing the most satisfying experience you as well as promoting sustainable tourism.