We are heading to HCMC for 4 nights on the way to another trip and I really want to visit the Mekong delta but I am going around and around in circles trying to decide if we should do a 1 or 2 night stay and also if we should visit Cai be or Ben Tre or if it's worth traveling the extra distance & going to Can Tho?
We fly into HCMC at 3pm Monday and fly out of HCMC Friday night at midnight. The main thing we want to do is the Tunnels as my husband is right into war history. In the Mekong delta I would like to do a floating market, a cycle ride, a cruise through the canals & anything to show their culture & way of life.
Lastly, should we arrange our own transport out there and hotel and do our own thing or do a tour?
We don't usually like tours and having to follow their time constraints of when and where to stop but we know nothing about the Mekong to know what to do otherwise. Any experiences with overnight authentic trips? I am also considering staying on an overnight boat too......see, as I said -around in circles!!
Thanks for any help.