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travel in the South of Vietnam - need help

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1. Posted by DieuThuy (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

hey guys !

I am writting scripts for a Reality gameshow in which some teams have to go to different places and have some challenges to face. the places where the team would come must be nice , cool scenery and have something special. Teams' route is going through 3 or 4 places in one shooting day.
I have to write ten scripts about the South of Vietnam, I am currently living in the North, and haven been in the South once, i don't know much about where and what to do and what to look in those places
I hope every person who already come Vietnam and travel to the South could give me some suggestion about the places and some activities.
I think I will spend some scripts in HCM city like Cu Chi tunnel, Vam Sat-Can Gio mangrove forest, and within the city
some other places I think I would mention are Phu Quoc island and Mekong delta

have you ever travel to any places above? could ya tell me what did you do in your day tour in those places? what do ya think that is interesting and I should bring it to the show?

If you did have a trip to the South, could ya tell me your detail route? suggestions about different places from what i listed above are highly appreciated

help me, please !!!!!!!
my deadline is coming up...

thank you guys so much

VTD

[ Edit: Edited on May 9, 2008, at 11:58 PM by DieuThuy ]

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

In March I went without a tour to the Mekong Delta from Saigon. I took the Express Boat from the dock on the Saigon River (this was a newer jet boat). Since the boat was not large we could not get to Can Tho the way a large boat, such as a hydrofoil, would go (an ocean route), so we took a freshwater route going south and then east (almost to Chau Doc). We never made it all the way to Can Tho because of engine problems, and used a private minibus to complete the trip. The next day I took a small tour boat to see the floating markets south of Can Tho in the early morning. We also stopped at a fruit orchard for fruit samples and to see their collection of snakes and monkeys. I booked the Express Boat back to Saigon, but the trip was canceled, and I took a public minibus instead. Next time I'll book a complete tour from Saigon.

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

I did the Mekong Delta trip too booked it from HCMC - it was only a day trip and there are over night stays available too, just didnt have the available time.

I also took a trip to the Cao Dai Temple which l found rather interesting - the building itself is amazing to see and great to photograph. It is a bit of a cattle market though with all these tourists standing by as these people worship. Again booked via an agent in HCMC