How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta
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If you have time to spend in Ho Chi Minh City, it would be a wonderful chance to visit magnificent Mekong Delta region. Nonetheless, the way to Mekong Delta is by no means easy and a guide is recommended. In this post, we will show you how to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta.
THE 5 BEST WAYS TO GET FROM SAIGON TO MEKONG DELTA
The cheapest to travel around in Vietnam is by bus, especially on the long way. There are a lot of buses to Mekong Delta, but you should consider which province in the region you want to visit. Some buses will take up to 6 hours of traveling and cost from 3.5$ to 6.5 $. Although bus in Sai Gon also has higher than the one in Hanoi, be cautious since pick-pocket may sometimes happen.
The Local Bus Station
The last disadvantage of this kind of transportation is the fixed schedule every day. Depends on which location, you have to wait 30 minutes to 3 hours for a bus to arrive at the station.
2. PRIVATE CAR
People who prefer a convenient way can consider renting a private car as well. The best thing about the private car is that the driver will follow your plan or guide you in the region. Nonetheless, the price per day is not cheap, but it will be lower for each additional person in the car.
Private Car in Ho Chi Minh
If you have the money to spend, then go for it.
An alternative choice for budget and adventurous travelers is to rent a motorbike and arrive in Mekong Delta. The price is more reasonable than a private car and you will have the chance to see the sceneries on the way much better. In terms of drawback, tourists must do research about the region and check their health carefully for the trip. Last but not least, it is important to know that Mekong Delta is mostly covered by rivers, so at some points, you will have to leave your bikes on land before boarding the wooden boats.
Stop and Contemplate the Peaceful Scene
4. TOUR SERVICES
Perhaps the best possible way to enjoy your travel to Vietnam is by booking a tour from a local provider. In this way, you will not have to worry about where to go, which form of transportation to take or accommodation and meal. Tour guide will also be offered who helps you with detail information on the way to the magnificent Mekong Delta.
5. LUXURY CRUISE ON THE MEKONG
What can be better than lying down on the sundeck, contemplating the stunning scenery and slowly cruising on Mekong River? Joining the luxury Mekong river cruises should be the best way to travel from Saigon to Mekong Delta if you are not budget travelers. Additionally, the price of these cruises already includes tours to idyllic fishing villages, local workshops and various activities happening on board. It is then not just a mean of transportation to get you from Saigon to Mekong Delta, but a one-of-a-kind journey. Moreover, you can extend your trip to Cambodia if you have more time, as these cruises do depart to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh as well!
Sundeck with a view on Jayavarman Cruise
- Source: Vietnam Excursions