Mekong Delta water way tours
Delta water way tours
Ben Thanh Tourist has
launched five new tours to the Mekong Delta to visit the well-known Nam Can
mangrove forests, Ca Mau and Cai Rang floating markets, Ba Chua Xu Temple, and
the Bang Lang Stork Garden. The tours will also take visitors to several
ecological sites within the region.
If visitors do not have enough time for a long vacation, they can choose a
one-day tour to Vinh Long Province. This tour will take tourists to fruit
gardens that have many kinds of fruit, such as mangos, lemons and plums and for
a row along the river to view the village landscape. At Vinh Sang Farm in An
Thuan Hamlet, An Binh Commune, Long Ho District, the tourists will also have the
chance to become farmers to learn more about the daily lives of the southern
delta peoples. Visitors can use an ao ba ba (a kind of shirt used by
South Vietnamese peoples), and a khan ran (bandanna) provided by the Vinh
Sang farm to catch fish, and try some of the other daily activities of farmers.
Vinh Sang has now also started breeding ostriches, many of which like to stand
imperiously with their backs to visitors.
The two-day, one-night tour to the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang takes
tourists to Chau Doc Town, Ong Ho Islet and Tuc Duc Hill. Tourists can visit the
craft villages with their floating houses and go on to Ong Ho Islet to visit
Uncle Ton�s Temple. Then, it is time to venture into the Sam Mountain where Ba
Chua Xu Temple was built in1820, and where visitors can try mountain climbing or
go sightseeing to marvel at the beauty of the 100 odd pagodas, temples and
shrines. This large beautiful temple is unique, and attracts tens of thousands
of pilgrims each year to pay their respects and pray for the future. In the
mountains, tourists can also explore the ancient Tay An pagoda, and the Thoai
Ngoc Hau mausoleum, and some of An Giang�s other famous tourist sites.
The three-day, two-night trip to Ca Mau Cape, Vietnam�s southern most tip is one
of the most attractive trips. The Cape is a strip of land which projects out
into the sea and is situated in Mui Commune, Ngoc Hien District, some 100
kilometers from Ca Mau City.
Each year, the western side of the Cape advances into the sea about 50 meters so
people often compare it to a huge pier going out into sea. Since the only way to
visit the Cape is by boat, visitors can also enjoy the experience of watching
the coast float by, with its many floating markets, houses and shops as well as
the panoramic views of forests on both sides of the riverbanks.
Furthermore, this tour also includes visits to shrimp and fish farms in Nam Can
so tourists can learn more about the ever-growing aquaculture industries in the
Like other provinces in the Mekong Delta, Ca Mau has its own unique floating
market, where the population goes shopping for everyday food and vegetables and
other consumer goods. Although Ca Mau�s floating market is less famous than the
Cai Rang and Cai Be floating markets elsewhere in the Mekong Delta, it provides
visitors to the region with a bird�s eye view of the colorful life and culture
of the people from the southern tip of Vietnam.
Ben Thanh Tourist�s two other new tours comprise a four-day three-night visit to
Can Tho-Soc Trang-Bac Lieu-Ca Mau, and a six-day five-night visit to explore the
major tourist attractions in all 11 Mekong Delta provinces.
For more information about the tours, contact Ben Thanh Tourist on Tel: 08 520