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Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Renishaw, United...
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Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Hi there, we are arranging a 2 week itinerary in south Vietnam late Dec, early Jan. I’m trying to work out whether a couple of days in Mekong Delta would be good with the children or not. Am concerned about Dengue fever (but I know that that is a question for a medical profession or NHS / WHO guidelines and not on here). Has anyone been there with children and would you recommend it? I thought the boat tours looked really interesting. Any tips would be greatly recieved!

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San Jose, California
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1. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Plenty of kids there including our own (5 yo and 3.5 yo). They had a blast riding the canoe, fishing boat, horse wagon, checking out local markets etc

Ben Tre, Vietnam
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2. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Agree with post #1 - No problem to your children!

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Have happily taken our kids to the Mekong.

But then again, I don't like my kids that much. ;-)


Ho Chi Minh City...
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4. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

hi, no isssue ! let go mekong delta and stay at local house. People there is very friendly and welcome.

Ben Tre, Vietnam
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5. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Mekong Delta is a very interesting place for all ages, especially family with kids. It is not only about the river cruises and tropical orchards, but also lots of activities during the tours that involves interactions with the locals. This will provide you a great authentic experience to see and learn how Mekong Delta people live, how kids go to school, and what special traditions etc. Those activities will open your children's eyes and they will be more aware and appreciate the good life that they have back home.


Nhung from Mango Cruises

Tully, Australia
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6. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Could you recommend a group to book with please?

Houston, Texas
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7. Re: Mekong Delta with 8 and 10 year old

Kate December and January are outside of the rainy season so the risk is significant lower, especially since you're not traveling the remote areas.

My suggestion is a homestay so you can get a better feel for the normal daily life and the local culture.

Many of these homestays have programs (or work with other providers) to make your stay more enjoyable.

Use Google search for "Mekong Delta Homestay TripAdvisor" and you will get plenty of hits.



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