Experience Vietnam by river and see some of the best places to visit using a water taxi.
10 May 2014| Last updated on 28 June 2017
There are some things that you can only experience on the rivers of Vietnam. One is the floating market which is literally a delta filled with boats and canoes of people selling their wares. The only way to access it is by boat. Some of the best places to visit by water taxi are the Chai Rang floating market, the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi.
The Saigon River Express provides many different tours around the great attractions that Vietnam has to offer. The Mekong Delta tour is one of the best and starts of at 7am, although if you want to catch the market you should ideally get there the night before as the market begins at 4am and ends at 10am. On the way to the Mekong Delta you will witness the spectacular morning views of Ho Chi Minh City. This tour is recommended as the tour guide is very knowledgeable. Once you exit Ho Chi Minh you will be on your way to the lush green canals of the Mekong Delta where you can visit the riverside markets, authentic villages and local pagodas, where lunch is usually served.
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There are many tours that you can take on the waterways of Vietnam, contact Saigon River Express via email to book your tour. A tour that includes meals, transport, guides and a drop off service costs around $100. It is really worth exploring Vietnam in this way.