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Is the Mekong Delta one day trip worth the time?

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Is the Mekong Delta one day trip worth the time?

We are staying in HCMC for 2 nights and 2 days at the beginning of a 12 day trip through Vietnam. We were planning on exploring HCMC day one and doing the Sinhbalo one day Mekong Delta trip day two. Any reviews of Sinhbalo? Any suggested revisions to our proposed itinerary?

Thanks

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1. Re: Is the Mekong Delta one day trip worth the time?

It is worth to do one day mekong tour, Not too far from Hochiminh city thought, over 2 hours or so.I would also recomend Ben tre tour which is nicer and less touristy.

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2. Re: Is the Mekong Delta one day trip worth the time?

It's worth doing if you just want to take a few pictures & say you've seen the Delta. But if you REALLY want to experience the Delta & its laidback way of life, you need to stay at least 1 night.

Please note that 99% of tour operators in Saigon sell exactly the same 1-day tour, to My Tho/Vinh Long, then rush back to Saigon before 4pm. You will spend the day being rushed around in a group and be surrounded by other tourists everywhere you go. If this is your thing, go for it! If not, dig a bit deeper & find someone offering something a bit different. The Delta is a big, culturally/scenically diverse area - a shame that most visitors all visit the same small part of it.

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3. Re: Is the Mekong Delta one day trip worth the time?

Tendernob:

We were in Saigon in 2006 for 2 1/2 days. We spent the first 1/2 day just walking around the downtown. The next day we took a day trip to the Mekong Delta at My Tho. We thought it was worthwhile. The final day we took a city tour. Our visit was arranged through Pleseant Holidays who used Saigon Tourist as the local agent. We had a guide and driver. As other posters have said there are many tour operators mentioned on this forum. Given the fact that we had a limited amount of time in Saigon, our program worked very well for us and maximized our time there.

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