The Mekong Delta is known as one of the “bred baskets” of Vietnam. With only 10% of Vietnams land mass, it produces 40% of food cereal crops. Fruit orchards, coconut plantations and fish farming is abundant. The elevation only averages a couple of meters above sea level with a high level of canals and waterways. The Mekong river is 4,220 kilometers long and is one of the 12 great rivers of the world. It is estimated the amount of sediment deposited annually to be about 1 billion cubic meters making the waters muddy looking. The Mekong Delta is a fascinating area with beautiful landscapes and friendly people.
Riptide tour Vietnam is can arrange almost any kind of Mekong tour through our trusted partners. Mekong Delta tours are very mainstream and attractions often crowded. The Mekong tours listed on this site are more off the beaten track itineraries that can be difficult to find. All tours are 100% customizable. A couple of off the beaten track destinations not listed that may be of interest to adventure travelers are Tra Su and U Minh Tuong reserves.