Visit Southern Vietnam & The Mekong
The Mekong Delta is the ‘rice bowl of Asia', a rich agricultural land of waterways that supports nearly 18 million people who live and thrive among this matrix of canals.
Climb aboard a riverboat and you'll discover one of Vietnam's most wonderful locations, full of floating markets, tranquil tributaries and beautiful bonsai gardens. Some of Indochina's most beautiful coastal stretches and peaceful outlying islands are found on Vietnam's southern coast, where their long white beaches and clear waters glisten in contrast to the rich forests that rise from them.
Top itineraries in Southern Vietnam & The Mekong
Between cruises on the Mekong Delta, private tours of Ho Chi Minh City's history and a luxury beachfront stay on an island paradise, this is your chance to showcase the highlights of southern Vietnam.
Discover the best of Vietnam, taking in the country's vibrant northern capital Hanoi, the emerald waters of Halong Bay and the historically rich central coastal towns of Hue and Hoi An. Then, fly south Ho Chi Minh City and the magic of the Mekong Delta and the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.
Pair the Angkor-Wat and Golden-Palace headlines of Cambodia and Vietnam with their off-the-beaten-track gems on this luxury Mekong cruise. Think all-inclusive open bars, full-board dining and excursions that range from cooking classes to rickshaw tours.
Top places to stay in Southern Vietnam & The Mekong
This boutique colonial-style beachside resort is located on one of Vietnam's most picturesque islands, Phu Quoc, and offers an atmosphere of indulgent and intimate luxury
Victoria Chau Doc is an attractive riverfront property and a great base to continue your journey to Cambodia
Where to go in Southern Vietnam & The Mekong
Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest outlying island, located off the south-west coast in the Gulf of Thailand. It's largely untouched by tourism although just a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City, making it a perfect spot to enjoy a bit of beach time.
A small archipelago of just 14 islands situated more than 100 miles from the mainland, Con Dao was formerly a key trading post, established by the East India Trading Company in the 1700s.
Chau Doc is a bustling centre and important trading post for the agricultural business of the Mekong.
When to go to Southern Vietnam & The Mekong
The weather in southern Vietnam is at its best between December and May, while the wet season runs through the summer and autumn, ending in November. However, during the wetter months, downpours tend to be short and sharp, and travel during this time is certainly possible, although heavier-than-normal rains can lead to some flooding in the Mekong Delta. Southern Vietnam tends to be hot throughout the year, with temperatures rarely falling below 20ºC.
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