There is a quote that: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Don’t hesitate to become a storyteller at the moment with a desirable journey to Mekong Delta. Below are some tips for you to enjoy Mekong boat trip by both roadway and waterway.
How to enjoy Mekong boat trip by roadway
If you choose to start your Mekong boat trips from Ho Chi Minh City, it might take 2 to 5 days to enjoy Mekong landscapes for a whole tour by roadway. In this beautiful journey, you can book a packaged tour in which all things in your program have been defined into fixed itineraries. Just enjoy the trip and record memories as much as possible.
To whom with free and adventurous spirit, making a tour on your own is not a bad choice. From HCMC, you can take local buses to Ben Tre, My Tho and Can Tho, which takes from two to four hours with a very low cost. There are 2 main buses in saigon and we recommend to choose Mien Tay Bus Station, as this bus station has all kinds of buses to any destinations in your plan. If your departure is Cambodia, it is easy to travel from Kampot to Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province. Besides, bus connection between Phnom Penh and Can Tho are now available.
From those bus routes, you can book different boat trips at destinations that bring you different experience and lifestyle of Mekong delta Vietnam and Cambodia.
How to enjoy Mekong boat trip by waterway
To more enjoy Mekong boat trip experience, you had better choose waterway Mekong cruises, which are easier and more convenient from Cambodia route as well as from Vietnam. The Mekong cruises might last from 2 days just around some corners of Mekong Vietnam, to 8 days journeys from Saigon to the famed Angkor temples. You can choose to stay only insides Vietnam or make a crossborder trip from Vietnam to Cambodia.
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Everyday, several boats are available to connect Phnom Penh and Chau Doc in An Giang Province, from slow boats to fast boats. Boat crew will handle the entry process and visa can be obtained at the border. This is also a so great experience enjoy Mekong water way while discovering Mekong on road ways.
There are two kinds of boats for you to choose: slow boat can take up to 10 hours while the fast boat takes around 5 hours. The fast boat leaves at 7.30 every morning from International Phnom Penh Port. This is absolutely a perfect way to enjoy the authentic beauty of Mekong River. It can be said that traveling from Cambodia to Southern Vietnam or vice versa by waterway is the best choice because visitors can watch the hustle and bustle on the rivers and canals.
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There are several activities for you to immerse in the daily life of residents here. For example, taking part in cooking traditional food, cycling around the countryside, making pottery, handicrafts with artists,… are some typical ones.
Cycling is a magnificent way to explore the incredible Mekong Delta life off the beaten track. To explore the journey, you can stop on the small paths along the canals or the river island. This is a perfect combination: a relaxing river cruise as well as active exploring of the Mekong Delta by bike.
To learn and relish the beauty of real Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine, you should participate in the cooking classes with the residents and cook traditional food by yourself. You will also have a strong feeling when touching and buying the fresh ingredients for your own meal directly at the local floating markets.
With these introductions, hope that you and your family can have great inspiration to enjoy Mekong boat trip, one of the best experience for life.