Dive deep into the heart of the Mekong Delta, a labyrinth of waterways, lush landscapes, and vibrant communities. This 5-day photography tour offers a unique opportunity to capture the essence of life in the Mekong, from bustling floating markets to tranquil riverside villages and the timeless traditions of the local inhabitants.
Itinerary for Capturing the Amazing Mekong Life in Vietnam
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City in the morning.
Arrive in My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Capture the lively scenes of boat traffic and riverside activities.
Proceed to Ben Tre, known for its coconut plantations. Photograph the process of coconut candy making and the serene waterways.
Evening: Enjoy a traditional Mekong dinner and stay overnight in a riverside homestay.
Day 2: Ben Tre – Can Tho
Morning: Explore the waterways of Ben Tre on a boat, capturing the daily life of local fishermen and traders.
Afternoon: Drive to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Capture the sunset over the Hau River.
Evening: Explore Can Tho’s night market and riverside promenade.
Day 3: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market
Early morning: Visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the largest in the Mekong Delta. Capture the bustling trade, colorful boats, and vibrant produce.
Afternoon: Explore the rural areas around Can Tho, photographing traditional houses, rice paddies, and local craftsmen.
Evening: Free exploration and photography in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Chau Doc
Morning: Drive to Chau Doc, near the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Capture the unique stilt houses and fish farms.
Afternoon: Visit the Sam Mountain for panoramic views of the Mekong Delta and the chance to photograph the sunset.
Evening: Explore Chau Doc’s local markets and street scenes.
Day 5: Chau Doc – Tra Su Forest – Ho Chi Minh City
Morning: Visit the Tra Su Forest, a flooded forest that’s a haven for birds. Capture the serene waterways and diverse fauna.
Afternoon: Return drive to Ho Chi Minh City, capturing any last-minute scenes along the way.
Evening: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour.
Floating Markets: Experience the vibrant trade and unique boat culture of the Mekong’s floating markets.
Traditional Crafts: Capture the age-old traditions, from coconut candy making to fishing techniques.
Natural Landscapes: From the lush mangroves of Tra Su Forest to the expansive rice paddies, the Mekong offers diverse photographic opportunities.
Professional photography guide
Transportation (including boat rides)
Entrance fees to all mentioned locations
Experience the pulse of the Mekong Delta, capturing its beauty, traditions, and the resilience of its people. Join us on this unique photographic journey and immortalize the soul of the Mekong in your frames.