The Mekong Delta roughly forms a triangle stretching from My Tho in the east to Chau Doc in the northwest, down to Cà Mau and including the island of Phu Quoc.Most people choose to build their homes on stilts along the many waterways that cut through the lush lowlands. Its people intensively farm as much of the region’s fertile land as possible, with orchards, sugarcane plantations, rice paddies, fish and flower farms jostling for space amongst bird sanctuaries and national parks. One of the Delta’s most enchanting - and often surreal - characteristics, the markets can be found throughout the major waterways, which will bring you a wonderful, lively experience.
Best time to travel Mekong Delta:
The dry season begins in November and ends in April/early May with late February to May being slightly hotter and with higher humidity. The wet season lasts from May to early November with the months from June to August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. The average temperatures in the south range between 25 - 35°C year round.
By road: Mekong delta is easily reached by road. From Ho Chi Minh City, it takes 85km to Ben Tre, 136 km to Vinh Long, 169km to Cantho and 245km to Chau Doc.
By boat: There is a wide range of cruise boating along a vast network of canals and channels in Mekong delta.
By flight: There are three airports, in Phu Quoc island, in Can Tho and in Rach Gia, connecting Mekong delta with other parts of Vietnam.