Another way of visiting the Mekong delta is on your own. You can travel by bus from Saigon. My Tho is the capital of the province of Tien Giang. This city serves as the Mekong Delta's gateway. It is better if you book a room in advance, but if not, you will easily find a place to stay in My Tho. There are a few budget hotels. The offer of upscale hotels is more varied.
Once in My Tho, you can ask your hotel for a boat tour. They will find a local with a boat that will take you wherever you want. Usually you pay per day. Make sure your guide speaks some English.
In my case, I took the organized tour. It was more hassle free. I met people who were more adventurous, and were very happy with their experiences. I have to say that going with a big group may be annoying. You have to do what your guide says. You have more freedom on a solo tour.
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