Going to the land of warm sunshine
Living in an air-polluted city, while planning a family vacation, Ms. Hong Khanh (Cau Giay District, Hanoi) has learned about the sharp drop in airfare, so her family has decided to buy flight tickets to Can Tho City.
Various fruits sold at Cai Rang Floating Market - An interesting experience - Photo: Luu Quang
Looking at her children walking under the fruit trees, having some sunbath, breathing the fresh air mingled with the scent of flora, Ms.Khanh knows that her choice of the time and the place is right for the family trip. "What makes me happy is that my children have a place to play in the warm sunshine and eat more vegetables and fruits, which supply them with abundant vitamins," says Ms. Khanh. According to her, the change from spring to summer is the most beautiful time in Can Tho in particular, and in the Mekong Delta in general.
This Western South is one of the localities with green vast fields, luxuriant orchards, a dense system of rivers and canals. Especially, its typical warm climate of the South has an average temperature of over 27 degrees Celsius.
A family experience of having lunch on a boat at Cai Rang Floating Market - Photo: Thuy Khanh
Warm sunny days and inexpensive airfare make it possible for a lot of people to take tours to Can Tho City these days.
Can Tho is the center of the Mekong Delta, bordering An Giang, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, and Vinh Long, so after a direct flight from Hanoi or Da Nang to Can Tho, visitors can easily extend their trip to neighboring provinces, discovering beautiful landscapes typical of this region.
Cai Rang Floating Market is a must to visit in a tour to Can Tho City - Photo: Luu Quang
It is so many ideal natural features that make the southwestern provinces safe, peaceful and suitable for eco-tourism including camping, shopping on water, listening to Southern folk songs, enjoying ripe sweet-scented fruit from large gardens, etc.
Most orchards are open to welcome visitors with prices from 30,000 - 50,000 VND / person, which is quite cheap for the delights of this waterway region.
Tours making up for Tet Holidays
After the days of the Covid-19 epidemic during Tet Holidays when people were afraid to go anywhere, the epidemic has been now under control, so the demand for travel to “compensate” for Tet Holidays has increased, especially when some airlines starts reducing the airfare such as Vietjet Air’s discount up to 50% for all routes.
In addition to favorite tours to warm seas with breaking waves to the shores, those to the waterways region in the western south are widely chosen by a lot of families.
Twinkling and fancy Can Tho City at night - A popular destination of many tourists today - Photo: Trung Quynh
Mr. Le Van Minh (from Ha Noi City) has hunted 6 pairs of Vietjet return tickets from Hanoi to Can Tho for the whole family at a price of just over 6 million VND. Mr. Minh says that during the Lunar New Year, it was rainy and cold in Ha Noi. Also, he was worried about coronavirus disease, and his family did not go anywhere.
"Now that the children are off school until the end of February and air tickets are cheap, so we take tours to make up for Tet. We wear masks in public places, wash our hands often, eat well and exercise in the warm sunlight under green trees to improve our resistance to disease. We feel safe to hang around," says Mr. Minh.
According to Mr. Ngo Tan Long (a staff of an air ticket agent in Ha Noi), data from tickets sold show that Ha Noi - Can Tho is now the favorite route for families, and Vietjet Air’s reduction of 50% of airfare makes the flight demand increase significantly.
Favorite destinations such as Cai Rang Floating market, My Khanh Tourist Resort, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery (the largest temple in the Southwest region), Binh Thuy Ancient House, Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary, Can Tho Ancient and Ninh Kieu Wharf ... have been included in most itineraries. Specialties like freshwater fish, vegetables, oranges, mangoes, grapefruit, longan available nearly all year round are inviting visitors from all over the world, which helps make this city more and more famous "Can Tho has white rice with clear water. Once you pay a visit to this land, you will become hesitate to return home."
Source: tourismcantho.vn – Translated by Diep Truong