What to expect at the Mekong Lodge...
You’ll feel fully immersed in Delta life from the moment you arrive at the Mekong Lodge. The property itself is situated on the banks of the Tien River, and whilst commuter traffic anywhere else can make the mornings unpleasant, here it brings the colour and flavour of the Delta floating straight past your doorstep.
Each day you’ll choose whether to head off by boat or bike with your personal guide, whose knowledge of the area is second to none. The boat cruise is fantastic, taking you through neighbouring river villages and letting you experience the calm and lush beauty of the Delta. A certain highlight is visiting Cai Be’s floating market, where hundreds of sampans laden with local veg and hot ‘street’ food (‘river food’?!) jostle in the waterway, creating a noise and chaos that’s a rare distraction from the Delta’s typical tranquility.
The cycle trips explore neighbouring orchards, gardens and villages, where you can meet the locals, who welcome visitors with friendly warmth. Back at the lodge, catch fish, harvest tropical fruit, and learn to prepare a Vietnamese meal - a far more lasting memento of your journey than any trinket.