Southern Vietnam

  • Southern Vietnam is a great combination of beachside escapes and tropical climates. Phu Quoc or Mui Ne offers great beach breaks. Sweeping canals, fruit orchards and floating markets make Mekong Delta to be one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam.

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Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival – City Tour Half Day
Arrival to Hochiminh city
Our driver will pick you up at the airport with your name on board. Then transfer you to join Ho Chi Minh city and check in the hotel.

Afternoon: You will visit Handicraft workshop, Reunification Palace, The Notre Dame Cathedral, The General Post Office, City Hall. Back to your hotel around at 17:00. Accommodation in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho

Leave the hotel for My Tho in the morning. Uppon arrival, take a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks, quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen’s port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water). One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments.
- Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey teafolk music while checking out the that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.
After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees.
As your journey ends, you will return to My Tho by motorized boat and then travel to Can Tho. Accommodation in the hotel in Can Tho.

Day 3: Can Tho – Phong Dien – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc

After breakfast, boarding a motor boat for a long distance trip to discover the area’s largest marketplace…on water! Then cruising through small channels to visit a rice noodle making village, a large rice mill, and more fruit gardens. Experience the “monkey Bridge “in the Delta. Visiting another floating marketplace and its surroundings before breaking for lunch and bus to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit crocodile farm. Arriving Chau Doc. Visit the famous and the sacred Sam mountain for its panoramic view over the vast plains into Cambodia. Accommodation in the hotel in Chau Doc.

Day 4: Chau Doc – Saigon

After breakfast. By local ferry, travel downs the canals and backwaters of the main Mekong Channel to a Cham tribal village. Take rowing boat through the village and visit a catfish farm. After that return to Saigon. Back to Ho Chi Minh city around at 18:00. Accommodation in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 5: Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnel

After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart for Tay Ninh – a province 95 kms South East of HCMC, close to Cambodia border. The Cao Dai Temple is like a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. Its exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of swastikas. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.
At about 13.00 pm, we willleave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets… Back to your hotel around at 17:00. Accommodation in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will get free time until your flight depart. Our driver will pick off you 2.5 hours before departure time. Tour end here.

Including: Transport; Local guide; Entry tickets; Boat trips; Hotel

Not including: Drinks and personal expenses; Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

 

 

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Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Vung Tau

Day 1: Hochiminh City Arrival

Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport. Meet and transfer to hotel. A short sightseeing tour of Ho chiminh City : Notre Dame Cathedral,China town Thien Hau Temple, BenThanh market . Accommodation in the hotel in Hochiminh city.

Day 2: HoChiMinh -Vungtau.

In the morning, we go for City sightseeing including  Reunification Palace, War Crime Museum

Then depart to Vung tau Beach resort . Check in and free time for seabathing. Visit White Village of Bao Dai - the last king of Vietnam, visit biggest Buddha statue and the retreat of crown prince Nirvana - the Cham`s relics. Accommodation in Vungtau.

Day 3: VungTau - Cuchi -Hochiminh

In the morning, we return to Hochiminh City by car and on the way back to Ho Chi Minh City we will stop in Cu Chi underground tunnels. We will visit the Cu Chi where is 70 km northwest away from HCM City, Cu Chi tunnels are a popular tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists. The system is about 200 km long tunnel, including accommodation, meeting rooms, clinics, kitchens, storage of weapons and ventilation. . Accommodation in the hotel in Hochiminh city.

Day 4: Hochiminh City - Departure

Free at leasure till transfer to the airport.

Including: Full transportation as tour program indicated; English/French - speaking guide; Entrance fees; Accommodation with daily breakfast;

Not including: Drinks; Other services not mentioned in the itinerary; Personal expenses