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The Mekong Delta stretches over an area of 39,000 square kilometres and at its heart is the city of Can Tho. Explore the bustling floating markets by boat where you will see the locals buying and exchanging goods.

The lush and fertile Mekong Delta serves as Vietnam's 'rice bowl'. At the heart of the delta are the towns of Chau Doc and Can Tho - host to the area's most famous floating markets. A cruise on the Mekong will take you past small villages, plantations, orchards and catfish farms. Here you can also learn about the local industry by visiting factories and witnessing local products such as rice paste and coconut candies being made.

Abercrombie & Kent's Mekong Delta cruises & holidays are the perfect way to explore this charming region.


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Best time to be there

Regional climate differences mean that there is no best time; try September to December to avoid the humidity in the north, December to April to miss the rains in the south and December to March is perfect for trips to the Central highlands. Catch the Trung Thu Moon festival in September or October for traditional lion and dragon dances.

Fly to

Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)

flying time

Approximately 13 hours

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Highlights of Vietnam

Nights: 8 | from £1,895pp

Explore vibrant Vietnam from north to south, taking in its heady cities, sensational street food, peaceful bays and beaches, and moving war reminders. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Vietnam Cycling Tour

Nights: 13 | from £3,225pp

Sync to the rhythm of life in Vietnam, where days pass in turns of a bicycle wheel. Discover the sights of Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An at pedalling pace, and... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat 2017

Nights: 12 | from £5,765pp

Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat, visiting Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Angkor Wat And Bangkok. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Life along the Mekong

Nights: 15 | from £7,470pp

A comprehensive tour that follows the Mekong River, taking in key landmarks and world-famous temples, but which also offers an intriguing insight into... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Cruising the Mekong: Siam, Saigon & Angkor Wat

Nights: 15 | from £5,525pp

Discover Angkor Wat with an expert local guide, cruise for seven nights on an exclusive charter along the Mekong River to experience its varied cultures,... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Victoria Can Tho Resort

Blending colonial-style architecture with the natural beauty of the Hau River surroundings, the Victoria Can Tho Resort is the only luxury hotel in the... Find out more

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Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Located on the bank of the Bassac River, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel is an ideal base to explore the fascinating Chau Doc region. Built in a colonial... Find out more

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Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

Buried on the side of Sam Mountain, Nui Sam Lodge has unobstructed views of the valley's emerald green rice paddies and the gateway to Cambodia. The verdant... Find out more

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Beijing to Bangkok

Nights: 18 | from £6,250pp

Uncover Asia’s rich tapestry of varying cultures and dynasties. From the ancient and modern wonders of China’s frenetic cities to the scenic beauty of... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Seabourn Cruise - Thailand & Vietnam

Nights: 19 | from £6,950pp

Discover the rich cultural contrasts that make Asia such an intoxicating melting pot. From the sophistication of Singapore to the ancient temples and... Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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