View English version View Vietnamese version
  • Office Tour

    Office Tour

  • Christmas  New Year Promotion. Save 30%

    Christmas New Year Promotion. Save 30%

  • Travel Arround the world with Ecosea

    Travel Arround the world with Ecosea

Top Hotels
Sapphire Hotel
32A-34 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1 - Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Price from: 1.040.000 VND ~ $52.00
Saigon Halong Hotel
Ha Long city, Halong Road, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 1.100.000 VND ~ $55.00
Tuan Chau Island Resort
Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 1.740.000 VND ~ $87.00
Hidden Charm
No 22D Tuan Chau Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 600.000 VND ~ $30.00
Top Cruises
Aclass Opera Cruise
Tuan Chau, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 3.200.000 VND ~ $160.00
Indochina Sails Halong Bay
Ha Long Bay, Halong City
Price from: 2.860.000 VND ~ $143.00
Oriental Sails Halong Bay
Halong bay, Halong city, Quang Ninh
Price from: 1.900.000 VND ~ $95.00
Le Cochinchine Cruise Mekong
Sai Gon - Mekong cruise
Price from: 4.880.000 VND ~ $244.00
Top Tours
Phu Quoc Honeymoon 3 days 2 nights
Phu Quoc Island, BBQ lunch, An Thoi archipelago, Doi Moi islet
Price from: 4.200.000 VND ~ $210.00
Home Host Tour
Hanoi, Family of local people leave in Hanoi
Price from: 13.000.000.000 VND ~ $650,000.00
Halong - Traditional village 2 days
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Halong City, Traditional village, Sung Sot grotto, Kayaking in Halong Bay
Price from: 4.840.000 VND ~ $242.00
Nha Trang - Buon Me Thuot - Don Village
Don village, Elephant, Dray Sap waterfall, Dray Nu waterfall, Buon Me Thuot, Ancient wooden house- on- stilts, tomb of the King of elephant
Price from: 3.360.000 VND ~ $168.00

Vinh Long

VINH LONG

Tel: 070 + Pop 124,600

Vinh Long, the capital of Vinh Long province, is a medium – sized town along the banks of the Mekong River, about midway between Mytho and Cantho

Van Hai Tourism offers a variety of boat tours ranging from three to five hours in length, as well as overnight excursions. Tours destinations include small canals, fruit orchards, brick kilns, a conical palm hat workshop and the Cai Be Floating Market. Homestays at the one of the orchards can also be arranged.

As is the case in most of the Mekong Delta, if you’re travelling independently you will need to organise at least a few people to go with you in order to make the prices of these tours reasonable.

Internet access can be found at La Huy ( 37 D Trung Nu). The rate charged there is 100d per minute.

Mekong River Island

What makes a trip to Vinh Long worthwhile is not the town itself but the beautiful small islands in the river, The islands are totally given over the agricalture, especially the growing of tropical fruit, which are shipped to markets in HCMC.

To víit the ílands you have to chảtẻ a boat through Van Hai Tourism. Small boat cost around US$30 per person for a three hour journey ( minimum of three people). However, you may be able to negotiate a better deal. The tours include an English or French speaking Vietnamese guide.

One way to pypass the government monopoly is to take the public ferry (5000d) to one of the islands and then walk around on your own; however, this is not nearly as interesting as a boat tour, since you will not cruise the narrow canals.

Some of the more popular islands to visit include Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh Island, but there are also many others. This low-lying regiuon is as much wawter as land, and houses are generally built on stilts. Bring plenty of firm because there are photo opportunites in every direction you look.

Cai Be floating Market

This bustling river market ( open 5am – 5pm) is worth including on a boat tour from Vinh Long, It is best to go early in the morning Wholesalers on big boats moor here, each specialising in one or a few types of fruit or vegetables. Customers cruise the market in smaller boats and can easily find what they’er looking for , as the larger boats hang samples of their goods from tall wooden poles.

One interesting thing you won’t see at other floating markets is the huge Catholic cathedral on the riverside – a popular and fantastic back drop for photographs.

It takes about an hour to reach the market from Vinh Long, but most people make detours on the way there or back to see the canals or visit orchards.

 

 

 

Related content