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A Mekong Delta boutique hotel is the perfect base to explore the slow rhythm of rural lifeThe Mekong Delta experience is both one of fascination in the variety of lifestyles of the people who call the delta home, as it is one of peace and relaxation, whether floating gently through quiet waterways enjoying the natural beauty and rich wildlife of the region, or relaxing at your Mekong Delta boutique hotel perhaps dining on a menu recommended by the hotelier of their favourite local dishes or unwinding with the help of the hotel’s spa team. A Mekong Delta itinerary is both one of adventure and exploring and one of relaxation and unwinding, all to the rhythm of the ever flowing majestic Mekong river. People have called the Mekong Delta home for 1,000s of years. Thanks largely to the ever widening Mekong river, as it nears the end of its journey across south east Asia to enter the South China Sea. The delta region’s rich, fertile soils have made this area the rice bowl of Vietnam with nearly 50% of the country’s total cereal production coming from here. Fishing is also an important industry in the delta, with nearly 60% of Vietnam’s fishery production coming from the delta, both from aquaculture (fish farms) and wild caught fish. And to complete the menu from the delta’s pantry with something sweet, the delta farmers grow a dizzying array of exotic fruits that are exported to over 70 countries around the world. In fact the Island Lodge Mekong Delta, a Secret Retreats Mekong Delta boutique hotel, is perfectly placed for you to experience these exotic fruits. This Mekong boutique hotel is located on Unicorn island where many of the local families manage fruit orchards growing a variety of fruit throughout the year.
From Boutique Hotel to Mekong Delta Boat TripNo trip to the Mekong Delta would be complete without taking a Mekong Delta boat trip. Booking your trip with Secret Retreats guarantees you the best way to explore Mekong Delta by both land and by boat carefully tailoring your itinerary from the selection of Mekong Delta hotels to the tours and special moments, and to taking care of the little details that make all the difference. Working with local partners with sincere responsible and sustainable travel credentials the concierge team at Secret Retreats will curate and tailor a Mekong Delta tour itinerary just for you incorporating luxury stays from our secret Saigon boutique hotels to the pick of the Mekong Delta boutique hotels. And pairing with one of the locally owned converted rice barges for a delightful cabin cruise on the Mekong and deep into the Delta. After a few nights at the Island Lodge where we can arrange guided tours of the locality and fascinating trips to local villages, markets and temples. Enjoy some relaxing time before dinner in this Mekong Delta boutique hotel spa. Your cabin cruiser will pick you up directly from your boutique hotel. Literally step from the hotel’s pier onto the river boat’s launch which will take you out to your home for the next few days aboard the Bassac Cruise.
With your own private en-suite cabin you will travel in style aboard this converted wooden rice barge. Relax on deck with a cool drink from the bar watching the river life of the Delta pass by, such a relaxing way to travel. Explore the mighty Mekong River, and its maze of small canals and streams to witness small traditional villages set along its banks, and lush paddy fields. Experience Can Tho or My Tho’s famous floating markets, and soak in the rich cultural heritage. Shop for traditional handicrafts, and then unwind with some tantalising Vietnamese cuisine, making memories that will last a lifetime.
A unique landscape dominated by waterways a Mekong Delta experience is not to be missedThe Mekong Delta offers travellers the opportunity to experience Vietnamese rural life unchanged by the passage of time. From the busy, bustling cities frantic with trade to the boats that traverse the delta from all over the region, to the rural lives of the delta’s farmers, a Mekong Delta experience is a must have in any Vietnam holiday itinerary. Staying in a Secret Retreats selected Mekong boutique hotel is the best way to enjoy this region, supported by our team of local experts who will ensure your Mekong Delta experience shows you the best of the region and supports sustainable and responsible tourism from the Mekong Delta boutique hotel selected for your trip to the tours and secret spots they will share with you, Secret Retreats takes sustainability and responsible tourism seriously and only selects and partners with equally conscious travel minded local businesses.