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Saigon to Mekong Delta?

  • Rcarriere

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    3rd November, 2010
    Posts: 1

    Hey Guys,

    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

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  • eastwest

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    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 778


    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

  • violets

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    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

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