A homestay tour in the Mekong Delta makes it possible to escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and relax with the more peaceful life. This type of trip on the Vietnam holiday packages is perfect for learning more about the local life and culture of the Mekong people, while staying the night in a homestay. This gives a completely different experience to booking a room in a traditional guesthouse or hotel.
Enjoy a multi-day trip of the fascinating Mekong Delta
Take a boat trip on the scenic waterways or use a bicycle or 'xe loi' (wagon pulled by motorbike) to venture along the village roads
Get a completely authentic experience with the ability to stay in a local homestay
Tastes the local food that include plenty of Mekong specialties
Homestay tours can include accommodation, activities, hotel transportation and meals
What to Expect
Learn about the local lifestyle and culture in the Mekong Delta on a homestay tour that includes passing through fruit farms and paddy fields, quiet villages, stilt houses and travelling by boat to witness the floating markets. Even though there are private bungalows in the region, the homestays give the more authentic feel and make it possible to get completely immersed in the everyday life of the locals.
Overnight in a homestay
An overnight stay in a homestay makes it possible to appreciate the slow pace of life in this region. Travellers can even join in with locals by planting trees, fishing, or joining the farmers in their daily work. In the evening, you may get the change to prepare a traditional dish with your host. A delta specialty includes the tasty elephant-ear fish. This is certain to appeal to the travellers on the Vietnam private tour that want to learn cooking techniques and recipes local to the Mekong Delta.
The homestay facilities are usually quite basic. Lodgings include a hammock or bed in a spare room. Bathrooms often include bucket baths and squat toilets, but still well-kept and clean. A homestay booked via a travel agency can include extras, such as a cycling trip that travels down quiet roads between papaya, mango and coconut trees, or even a kayaking trip on the narrow canals. Other activities of local interest include spending time at one of the lively early morning floating markets, such as Cai Be, Cai Rang, or Tra On.
After spending a night in the homestay, travellers can enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast before spending time visiting the island’s handicraft workshops or other destinations before making the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Even thought there are homestays all across Vietnam’s rural districts, those located on the serene islands of the Mekong Delta are highly attractive, especially those surrounded by acres of orchards. This tour is more interesting when able to the meet the locals and understand more about the lifestyle and culture in the Mekong region. A single or multi-day trip to the Mekong organized through a Vietnam travel agent is an unforgettable experience and that much more special when staying in a homestay.