Charming, rustic, green and relaxing; these are the characteristics of Southern Vietnam. Also called the Mekong Delta (for obvious reasons), the area is also known to be a haven for biological specimens. Over 1000 new species of plants and animals have been discovered here in the last ten years. But you also can’t help but be fascinated by the lifestyle here. The water is a huge part of the people’s lives, so much so that entire villages, markets and transport systems are marine based. You too can be a part of the Mekong Delta lifestyle, by rooming in with a family that will be a unique and memorable experience for both.
Speaking of markets, you’ll first encounter semi-aquatic life at Cai Be, famous for its, yes you guessed it, floating market. All kinds of items are on display and for sale here. Pick and choose as you will. Glowing green rice fields and the lush back waterways of the Mekong Delta stretch as far as the eye can see and serve as an eye-pleasing background. You’re certainly in some sort of wonderland. And have you noticed how slow the pace of life is? You can’t help but to join in the contagious laid back attitudes of the people.
And it is no different with your host family. Smiling comes naturally for them. Their quaint home is on the picturesque Long Island, known for its fruit orchards and sedge fields. Relax and feel at home. Share your travel stories with the family. And learn the fine art of Vietnamese cooking. There certainly is no better cooking class than from the kitchen of a Vietnamese household.
There’s nothing like waking up to the soothing sound of nature. Stretch those arms and legs and wake up to the soothing aroma of breakfast, Mekong Delta style. We’re sure you’re itching for some exploration. And what better way than by bicycle, the Vietnamese’s favorite choice of transport. This two wheel journey includes a stop at a local shrine dedicated to Thoai Ngoc Hau, one of the founders of the area as well as Vinh Long city. You are more than welcome to stop for photos of the area’s vast expanses of rice fields.
If you are looking to blend in with the locals, this Mekong Delta Homestay is the tour for you. This program is the perfect opportunity for you to truly experience local Vietnam and capture the essence of the country.
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