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Southern Vietnam & The Mekong

Visit Southern Vietnam & The Mekong

Introduction

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

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong & Phu Quoc

10-day tailor-made journey from £1,715 pp incl. flights

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. And you’ll travel in style, with exclusive touring, luxury stays and private transfers throughout.

Highlights of Vietnam

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,810 pp incl. flights

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.

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

15-day river cruise holiday from £6,035 pp incl. flights

From the modern city of Ho Chi Minh City to the ancient temples of Angkor, this luxury 15-day tour with APT, including a weeklong river cruise aboard the luxurious RV AmaLotus, takes in the very best of Cambodia and south Vietnam.

Vietnam & the Mekong

14-day tailor-made journey from £2,350 pp incl. flights

The Mekong Delta is often referred to as 'Vietnam's rice bowl'. This rich agricultural land supports a thriving population of farmers, who make their living amidst the abundant waterways that form the mouth of the mighty Mekong River, one of the world's great waterways.

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Top places to stay in Southern Vietnam & The Mekong

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc

Historic hotel

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, Chau Doc

Traditional hotel

Victoria Chau Doc is an attractive riverfront property and a great base to continue your journey to Cambodia

Victoria Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Traditional resort

Victoria Can Tho is a characterful colonial-style property, and is the best available in the Mekong Delta

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Where to go in Southern Vietnam & The Mekong

Phu Quoc

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.

Con Dao

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

Chau Doc is a bustling centre and important trading post for the agricultural business of the Mekong.

Can Tho

Can Tho is the largest city in the Mekong Delta and its local canal network plays host to some bustling floating markets.

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When to go to Southern Vietnam & The Mekong

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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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Southern Vietnam & The Mekong articles

Destination Quiz: Vietnam & Cambodia

Test your knowledge of Vietnam and Cambodia with our quiz to find out how well you know these favourite destinations.

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