Day trip from Saigon: Mekong Delta

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Mekong Delta is a much different experience than in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City when you can explore the scenery, people’s daily live and the laid back atmosphere in the countryside. The Mekong trip would be the worth-experience when discovering immense rice fields, fruit gardens, floating markets, etc. These tips below will help you to have a nice day trip from Saigon to Mekong Delta. 

1. Day trip from Saigon to Mekong by bus

Mekong Delta region comprises 12 provinces and one city. It’s an enormous area, so we recommend taking a common route from Saigon to Can Tho city, from where you can transfer to another transportation to explore other provinces.

Express Bus and Sleeper bus are ordinary ways to go for a day trip from Saigon to Mekong Delta region. You can be flexible with your schedule as many buses are departing a day.

Take the cozy express bus for a quicker journey

The average ticket price

VND 60.000 to 160.000 (US$3 – 7) for a one-way ticket.

List of bus companies

  • Futa Bus Lines: VND 155.000 (On Futa Bus website, you can choose the Destination in Mekong Delta, then select date & time & pick up point in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • for choosing from the different bus station, including Futa Bus and other buses.

2. Day trip from Saigon to Mekong by private car

If you’re traveling with a group, a private car may be the right choice for you because of its comfort and convenience. Hire a private vehicle and go ahead to Mekong Delta region whenever you please.

The easiest way to travel

The average price

The price is around VND 600.000 – 1.500.000 VND (US$27 – 95) depending on your certain places and cars’ types.

List of private car hiring service

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Saigon-carrental: The various route from Saigon and different of car’s types you can choose.

Another choice for you is that you can book a tour to explore the Mekong day trip from Saigon. This is a way to save your money, and you can fully experience the Mekong Delta specialties. You should also consider 2D1N Mekong Delta Tour – Can Tho with transportation & 4-star accommodation.

3. Day trip from Saigon to Mekong by boat

Travel by boat for a memorable experience! To have a Mekong day trip from Saigon by boat, you should book a travel tour.

This journey over the river is the best route to see the charm of Mekong if you have the luxury of time. You can consider the 2D1N Tour in Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh By Waterways, with the route from  Saigon – Ben Tre/Vinh Long – Chau Doc – Phnompenh.

We hope this transportation guide to go for a day trip from Saigon to Mekong Delta is useful for your Vietnam trip! Let us know your experience in Mekong Delta in the comments below!

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