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Cruise Mekong, HCMC - Can Tho or around?

Posted by jadzia on 14/11/2010 at 18:22


we are there next week and our plan is to go from HCMC through the delta (short trip, mabe 2 days) before going to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia. Our favourite idea is to cruise the Mekong, perferably overnight, maybe HCMC-Can Tho or similar.

Can someone recommend a travel agent that can organize something like this individually or in small groups? I do not want to travel with the big busses with 40 fellow travellers...

Any hint is appreciated. Thanks and regards! :)

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Posted by jojo123 on 15/11/2010 at 13:00

We have just booked something similar with TNK - a private Mekong tour incl. a 1 night homestay and an onward flight from Can Tho to Phu Quoc. Haven't been yet so cannot comment on delivery of service!
Other agents we got quotes from where Come and Go Travel (good itinerary but this was quite a lot more expensive for no obvious reason) and Innoviet (was a competitive price, just the TNK itinerary met our specific needs better).

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Posted by jadzia on 16/11/2010 at 17:58

Wow, super. Thank you. I mean this is all a little too high above our small budget, but at least it gives an impression and maybe we find something nice.

Let me know what it was like when you are done. Wish good luck and and lots of fun though...

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Posted by jadzia on 17/11/2010 at 06:38

jojo123, when are you going? Thanks for sharing btw, now I found what I was looking for. I knew there are these boats but was not able to remember the name. :)

I rather think of joining (or forming) a small group (app. 6 people???) for the Cruise, as prices are not really my budget.

Ok, so: Anybody here is in SGN on 23rd and wants to join? Drop me a message! :)

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Posted by jadzia on 17/11/2010 at 21:07

Hm... I have researched a little more.

Getting away with expenses under 200 Dollar per person seems nearly impossible - maybe if you really have enough people you will end up a little lower - at least if you book it through a travel agency.

Probably the only way avoiding big groups and spending half the budget is to go directly to Can Tho (or Cai Be) and just ask people by the pier.

What do you think, how chances are?
I mean probably they would earn a lot more cruising us for a day than fishing - but maybe they are not allowed to do so or have problems if they do? Any experiences?

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