Hi, we plan to travel from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island, spending one or two nights in the Mekong Delta...any suggestions for must see places?
Hi, travelling with family, 2 adults, 17 and 14 year old kids. We want to travel from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island, spending up to 2 days/nights in the Mekong Delta. Any suggestions on where to stay en route, or must-see destinations? Thanks!
Cantho is a good stop. Check out the morning market at 5am or the floating market a little later. (See my blog or YouTube)
Near Cantho is a small town called Soc Trang - like many places there isn't much to 'see' but the vibe of the town was (quite some years ago) very authentic.
See google images for an idea.
Mekong is a wonderful place to explore and Phu Quoc was pretty untouched last time we were there. about 7 years ago
You have got yourself a good mix there. Saigon is bursting with activities even until late night. Mekong Delta is really Asian, a side of life that can probably be seen only here. Phu Quoc, I have just visited a couple of weeks back, is still quite untouched, as mentioned by Original Nomad above. You would mostly spent time on the beach. I would suggest you to spend 3-4 days in Saigon, 2 days in Mekong Delta and probably 2-3 days in Phu Quoc.
I have contact of a guide in Phu Quoc I hired. He mentioned he has a group of friends can guide English, Russian, Chinese, French. I took a 2 day tour there, but I guess you can just hire him for a day to know about the island and spend the next day on the beach. There are some interesting stuffs he can tell you. Let me know if you want contact.
Other places in Vietnam I used www.triip.me. Pretty much you can find anything there. about 7 years ago