The sights you’ll see looking out of your Vietnam hotel room window will be vastly different to the view you’ll get when experiencing this beautiful country by boat. In fact, taking a boat ride in Vietnam is really a must. Just like when you are staying in Gold Coast apartments with beach views and a ride on the Aquaduck is a prerequisite for your holiday, so too a boat ride in Vietnam.
There are plenty of boat services which run between the mainland and the islands in Vietnam. Getting around from one place to another by boat is also rather cheap too. If you want to take a less scenic approach to your boat ride, take the express boat service between Vung Tao and Con Dao and between Rach Gia and Phu Quoc.
Ha Long Bay
Take a glimpse at the nature limestone wonders of Ha Long Bay. It’s full of limestone karsts and islands, each ranging in size and shape. Take a tour by boat and experience sandy beaches, freshwater swamp forests and freshwater lakes. There are plenty of tours you can take by boat which will ensure you don’t miss out on any of the beautiful sights here in one of the most popular spots to visit in Vietnam.
Travel Along the Mekong River
Running through Vietnam, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia the Mekong River is the longest in south-east Asia. It’s simply brimming with history, culture and opulent natural beauty. There are many different tours you can take, starting at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for instance, to enjoy a portion of what the river has to offer. Take a ferry, small boat, raft or cruiser depending on the type of experience you want to have. Here is what you can expect:
• See first hand the villages and communities along the river
• Take in the breathtaking landscape
• Experience the best in floating markets, selling everything from fruit to art, local cuisine and stunning orchids
• Enjoy tea in a typical boathouse on the river
Whether you want to experience the different parts of Vietnam from the water in style, or you simply want to be able to travel to the different islands quickly and at little cost, boat travel in Vietnam can be both a scenic and convenient way to get around.
One important thing to remember is that there are many cruise operators that have different schedules and touring routes. So before you head to Vietnam, try to work out which one takes you to all of the places you wish to see by boat. Whether you are looking for a few short day-trips or a cruise ship you can stay on for a few days, Vietnam has it all.