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Transport from Phu My Port to Ho Chi Minh City

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1. Posted by rdpiro (Budding Member, 11 posts) 26 Oct '11 03:58

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We are arriving on a cruise ship at Phu My port and only have one day in port. We want to arrange transport from the port to Ho Chi Minh city then back again in the one day. Can anyone give advice on how we can arrange this transport, as we don't want to do the tour organised by the cruise ship. All suggestions welcome.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 26 Oct '11 09:29

You would far more accurate info over on the Tripadvisor/Vietnam forum.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 26 Oct '11 10:10

I have been to VN 5 times and one thing is for sure. If there is an opportunity to make some money, a VN person will be there. They will know when your ship is due to arrive and plenty of taxis will be available for the passengers.

There are 2 companies I would recommend. Vinasun and Mai Linh Taxi. Vinasun would be my first choice. Both have been in business for many years, have new vehicles and want repeat business. I would chat with the drivers until I found one with decent English skills and you feel comfortable with. Agree on a price for this one day tour before setting off. Vinasun is quoting $30 for an 8 hour tour of SaiGon. Compare this with the ship's tour price and decide. Good luck with your planning.

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6. Posted by asiatraveladv (Budding Member, 2 posts) 1 Nov '11 02:49

[quote=rdpiro]We are arriving on a cruise ship at Phu My port and only have one day in port. We want to arrange transport from the port to Ho Chi Minh city then back again in the one day. Can anyone give advice on how we can arrange this transport, as we don't want to do the tour organised by the cruise ship. All suggestions welcome.[/quote

Hi,

This is quite complicated if you want car and driver to pick up you inside Phu My port ( from cruise), because car and driver must to have the paper permission to go inside the port ( that costs about $25/ person, prepared at least 7 days in advance by local travel agent) . But it is more easy if you can walk from your cruise to the entry gate of the port. There are many taxis there. If you want to arrange the car and tour guide for your visits, you can contact local travel agent to organize them. Cheers,

Kelly Nguyen

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