The city of Can Tho is the beating heart of the Mekong Delta region that’s often referred to as Vietnam’s “rice basket.”
Nearly half the rice farmed in the country comes from the Mekong Delta, and the majority of Vietnam’s fish catch also comes from the delta’s many tributaries that wind through the fertile flood plain. The delta region produces a plethora of agricultural products including bananas, coconuts, and lychee.
Just a few miles up the river from Can Tho, the Cai Rang Floating Market is where the bounty of the Mekong Delta is sold. Traders from throughout the Mekong Delta region arrive daily to sell the fat of the land they’ve painstakingly carved from the fertile earth and waters of the area.
The best weather for exploring the Mekong Delta region is between December and April during Vietnam’s dry season. Temperatures begin to rise in May and the mercury continues to rise through November, but the warmer weather comes with increased chances of afternoon showers that cool the area considerably.
Can Tho is the largest city on the Mekong Delta, and the fourth largest in country. It can be easily reached by guests on our luxury tours of Vietnam in a private vehicle traveling from Ho Chi Minh City.
The river cruises through the Mekong Delta that depart from Can Tho are some of the most talked about experiences in South Vietnam. It’s a thrilling excursion that should not be missed while traveling through the area.
Appropriate Attire :
Western-style clothing options are fine to explore the city in, but it’s advisable to wear light clothing that you don’t mind getting wet during a boat cruise.