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forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

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forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

I have made arrangements with our tour guide to pick us up from hcm airport and proceed straight to our tour which starts off at the cu chi tunnels and then towards mekong delta. I know that forex at the airport is poorer than forex in the city, my route doesnt allow me to go to hcm first. Is there any forex from the airport towards the tunnels and/or mekong delta or am i better off changing some at the airport?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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1. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

Just use US$ and change it when you get to the hotel. US$ is widely used in Vietnam.

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2. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

I am arriving at HCM airport in the morning and going straight out on tour with the guide. Thus I will be checking in at some small hotel at the Mekong Delta. Would it be better to prepare some small change US$ for use on the 1st day, or change a little, like $100 at the airport, or at any forex along the way?

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3. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

al,

I found the airport exchange rates were pretty good anyway. You might be talking about $1 or $2 difference in $100 cashed. Certainly not enough to stress about and upset your trip IMO.

Mark

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4. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

thank you for the replies. So i will just change some at the airport and prepare small bills in dollars until I finish my mekong tour and reach HCM.

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5. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

NO, Vietnam currency is not the USD but the Dong and you are not from Texas so what is the point to pay banks to change your currency to USD and pay again to change it in Dong?

The airport is full of ATMs, use them.

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6. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

You'll visit the touristic places so do not worry about forex. You can use US$ anywhere base on the daily exchange rate. Once you are in Mekong, you can ex some at your hotel. The guide will help you more details. Take it easy.

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7. Re: forex question-from airport straight to mekong delta

Zendinicky, it's great you're here passing on your experiences, but your advice in this instance isn't great- yes, vendors will accept USD but in the wash up you end up paying more. This is even moreso when the person is not from the US -as is the OP in this instance_ and thus to get USD will already lose on the exchange.

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