The Mekong Delta is super famous amongst local Vietnamese who need to run away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, due to a massive system of ecotourism sites found all over the wetland – which was created by an immense network of rivers. Its infinite natural greenish carpet along with serene ambience and authentic exotic food differs this delta to the rest of the country. With these most favored venues, your desire for a Vietnam family holiday package will not cause you any more trouble.
Bird Sanctuary – Bạc Liêu
Founded in Hiệp Thành Commune which is 6 kilometers away from Bạc Liêu downtown, this bird sanctuary was recognized in 1986 as one of the country’s ecotourism sites. The garden contains a prosperous flora and fauna system of a typical salt-marsh land. Covering an area of roughly 385 hectares, 5 percent of which is primitive forest along with 104 flora species and 150 fauna species, especially wading birds such as storks, whistling ducks, and night herons. You can mostly observe these species from this middle of May to the end of October, which is known as the flood season.
Bạc Liêu bird sanctuary (Source: Internet)
Peaceful as it seems, Bạc Liêu Bird Sanctuary hides a sudden noise of ascending birds out of the top leaves of the trees. On the ground, the relaxing dripping sound of water sneaking through the roots brings a vivid picture. A visit to Bạc Liêu Sanctuary is not only a great escape but also a perfect biography lesson for your children.
Gáo Giồng Ecotourism Site – Đồng Tháp
Gáo Giồng (Dong Thap Province) is one of the most sought-after camping sites for Saigonese youngsters. The place, besides its basic outlook as a famous ecotourism site, is well-known for its cajuput habitat, magnificent aromatic lotus ponds, and 15 precious bird races. With around VND 10,000 as an entrance ticket, you and family will surely be rewarded with a memorable experience.
Gáo Giồng ecotourism site (Source: Internet)
Other than that, Gáo Giồng is seen as the largest fresh-water fish source across the wetland of Đồng Tháp Mười with a huge number of fish and birds recorded to gather each flood season. Sampans and boats are the most popular means of transportation here. With a bonus as an ideal distance from Saigon, your family can totally reach Gáo Giồng in just a day.
Trà Sư Cajuput Forest – An Giang
Trà Sư Cajuput Forest – also known as Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, apart from being my all-time favorite hide-out, plays its role as a symbol of the flood season in the Mekong Delta. The best activity you can try here is to go with the flow inside a wooden sampan on the surface of a greenish water-fern canal while contemplating precious bird species hidden from far-away.
Trà Sư Cajuput forest (Source: Internet)
First of all, after purchasing entrance tickets, you would be led to a transit point where full of electric sampans are waiting at the dock. Over here, you can go creative with various photography angles for your Instagram feed. My advice is to reach this place from September to November, which is the flood season when water-fern is living all over the canal surface. An Giang Province, particularly Trà Sư Cajuput Forest is the top priority when it comes to Vietnam family holiday package, especially at the end of the year.
Tân Lập Floating Village – Long An
Cajuput forest is another common term given to Tân Lập floating village, which is situated in Mộc Hoá District, Long An Province. Even though Tân Lập is a newly discovered point on the travel map of Vietnam, it holds a great temptation attracting local youngsters, who seek utmost serenity without taking too much effort in moving. Located right next to Saigon, you may find a consideration of a day trip here worthwhile.
Tân Lập floating village (Source: Internet)
Paying a visit to the floating village, you will chase along a jungle-cutting trail stretching over 5 kilometers and getting drowned in the greenish space of cajuput surrounding. In addition, you can choose to sneak through the forest in a boat and capture the impeccable scenes of blooming lotus and water lily. If your time budget in Vietnam is not generous enough, take this site for a short run-away.
Across the locality of the Mekong Delta, there is apparently a wide range of selections when an idea of Vietnam family holiday packages pop up in your mind. Wandering around one of those recommendations above does not only bring you an absolute Vietnam family holiday package but also making it a good chance to take in an unexpected lesson of nature, geography, and biography. This is surely one of the best reasons why you must pick these places by travelling with your children. Do not forget to bring the best local guide for a memorable trip.
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