Organized tours to Mekong Delta allow tourists to see what’s in the south of Vietnam. These tours offer different packages but the majority of tourists choose the 1-, 2-, or 3-day packages. A trip to Mekong Delta should be an enjoyable and interesting experience. Here are tips to achieve this expectation:
Go with the Flow
All trips to Mekong Delta depend on the tide. Boats won’t be able to land at some sports when the water level is low and high water levels might cause minor flooding. Tour agencies will follow itineraries which give you an idea of what to expect from the tour as long as the tide permits. But because of issues with the tide, you want to ditch the schedule and just go with the flow.
Protect Yourself Against the Sun and Bugs
Expect the Mekong Delta to be extremely hot and have swamps. Mosquitoes and other bugs love to stay in swamps. Thus, make sure you bring sunscreen and bug spray to keep yourself safe during your trip.
Because of the intense heat of the sun, you might need to bring extra water to keep yourself hydrated. Plus, things could happen in the middle of the trip. For instance, the boat could get stuck in the middle of a canal because of a low tide. This situation might require you to walk minutes and even hours to reach the next stop. You want to make sure you have enough water to keep you smiling.
Prepare Yourself to Get Through the Bus Ride
Expect to spend lots of time on the bus. Longer trips will take you further and include more point bus transfers. If you want less bus time, consider choosing the one-day trip. But, if you are scheduled to take long bus rides, just prepare yourself to stay happy.
Get the Best Price by Shopping Around
Keep in mind that travel agencies and hostels sell tickets for the same trips at different prices. Make sure you shop around a little to get the best price. Plus, in case you won’t be satisfied with your trip, you won’t feel like you paid more than what the trip is worth.
Spending a great time in Mekong Delta is about knowing what to expect and deciding if it is worth the possible long walks and bus rides. If you want a more exciting Vietnam experience, embark on a Mekong luxury river cruise.