Saigon to Mekong Delta?
3rd November, 2010
Just wondering if anybody has advice on going to Mekong Delta from HCMC. I've been reading about taking a 1 or 2 day tour from the city..but I was wondering if it is something that I could do on my own without booking a tour.
Also wondering whether 1 day is enough time in Mekong Delta or if I should expect to want to stay for 2-3 days before heading back to HCMC.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
#1 Posted: 21/11/2010 - 13:01
17th December, 2009
I don't think it's wise to do it yourself for 1 day. If you have limited time take a 1 day tour. For 2-3 days doing it yourself is better. Gives you more time and options to choose/organize what you want to do.
The Mekong delta starts to get really interesting when you get away from the main roads/riverways and that's difficult to achieve in 1 day by yourself.
#2 Posted: 21/11/2010 - 16:07
6th July, 2009
Total reviews: 28
It takes a couple of hours to get down to the Mekong from Saigon and then you're just on the edge. There are lots of cities and towns in the Mekong- all different- and quite diverse countryside. And you could spend a few interesting days in any one of them.
Probably the best plan is to go to Can Tho for a few days, spend the morning on a small boat seeing the floating markets and the beautiful canals, spend a dy on a bike looking around at the countryside or maybe go to a nearby town, like Sa Dec or Tra Vinh overnight, and you get a bit of an idea of the area.
A 3 day tour would take you a bit further, and really more quickly than you could get by yourself, but you will just see a tourist scene.
It's a huge area and slow to get around it. Read up on the different places in the area and decide which ones sound best to you.
#3 Posted: 21/11/2010 - 18:09
Add your reply
You need to be logged in to add a reply.
Not a member? you can join here.
|Possibly related discussions||Replies||Views||Latest reply|
|Angkor-Mekong Delta-Saigon ...||5||3717||25 Jan 2010|
|Ferrying from Saigon to Phnom Penh on Mekong Delta.... ...||6||9572||1 Feb 2007|
|Mekong Delta from Saigon to Phnom Penh tour group ideas ? ...||1||3534||5 Nov 2008|
|Mekong Delta ...||15||4391||29 Nov 2006|
|Mekong Delta - doing it on your own ...||5||6841||18 Mar 2009|
|Mekong Delta - Sa Dec ...||0||3134||13 Sep 2008|
|Ben Tre Mekong Delta ...||0||3470||27 Jan 2010|
|Mekong Delta during TET ...||5||2514||1 Nov 2012|
|B&B in Can Tho (Mekong Delta) ...||1||3238||7 Nov 2008|
|Mekong Delta ...||1||2850||5 Mar 2007|