The Mekong Delta boasts significant tourism potential thanks to its surrounding rivers, a diversified ecosystem, and rich community traditions. However, the region has yet to take full advantage of its potential to develop a local tourism signature, particularly in terms of combining tourism services with agricultural produce.

Most tourists to the Mekong Delta are in awe of the vast rice fields, orchards, and traditional agricultural and fishing villages. Tourists enjoy sightseeing as well as more hands-on experiences with agricultural activities.

The Mekong Delta has promoted agricultural tourism products, including those that let you experience an hour of farming, or even a day in the life of a farmer. Community-based tourism models have helped promote local agricultural products while increasing incomes for farmers.

More and more local residents are now offering homestay services across the region. Experts say that agritourism can provide sustainable development for both agriculture and tourism, particularly amid the impacts of climate change on regional agricultural produce. Therefore, locals should invest in homestay tourism models in a more professional manner.

The Mekong Delta – the nation’s biggest agricultural producer – is currently a hub for ecotourism with its many orchards, as well as a centre for cultural, religious, and historical tourism. The region can develop another signature to draw more tourists by focusing more on agritourism.-VNA