Mekong Delta by Speedboat,
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and The South
Info : Mekong Delta by Speedboat
Mix high-speed boating with absorbing the sleepy Mekong delta. This is a brilliant experience for travellers not wanting to invest in a full on Mekong cruise but want to sample life on Vietnam's most important river.
Combining canal exploration with meandering down green tributaries, you'll visit local river-side markets full of locally grown fruit and vegetables. You can discover old Buddhist temples on the banks of the Mekong and gain insight into old traditional craftsmanship such as brickmaking. Get stuck in with the Vietnamese and learn how to weave in an expertly lead workshop.
The experience is interspersed with fantastic lunches on floating restayrants and an overnight stay is included in the boutique property The Island Lodge.
We feel that we've seen Vietnam and Cambodia in some depth. The real parts, not just the tourist areas. The holiday has provided us with great insight into both countries. David was right when he said it would be better to have our own Guide and driver. It really did make a big difference to the holiday overall!