Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival – City Tour Half Day (L)
You’re arriving in the morning.
Our driver will pick you up at the airport with your name on board. Then transfer you to join Ho Chi Minh city Group tour at noon. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon: You will visit Handicraft workshop, Reunification Palace, The Notre Dame Cathedral, The General Post Office, City Hall. Dinner at your account. Back to your hotel around at 17:00
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 2: Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
08:00 - 08:30, Pick up & start to Mekong delta tour.
9:30am - 10.00am, arrive in My Tho. Board a wooden motor boat (20 minutes) to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks, interesting fishermans port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water).
From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea. After that we walk around quiet villages and watch the life of rural people in Mekong Delta.
Things get small and personal now. We are divided into many groups and get on small row boats. During this 15 minutes trip, you’ll witness all kind of interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around, while enjoying the fresh air along the canal and beautiful water coconut tree scenery. Away from the city, that is it all about!
Next, lets get back to the large motor boat for something different. Youll cruise a canal whose 2 long sides are orchards. After that, we cruise to a village where the sweat smell coconut candies are in the air. To satisfy your curiosity, well get to a village that has many small shops that make coconut candy and handcrafted items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. It is indeed inseparable from the villagers life.
Have a lunch at the restaurant in Mekong Delta.
One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a seasonable orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. You can enjoy the fruits for free while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.
As your journey ends, you will return to My Tho by motorized boat and then travel to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc (B,L,D)
After breakfast, around 7:15 am, we board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to get to our first spectacular landscape ---- Cai Rang floating market...
This is the largest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, youll have a chance to board a merchant boat that sells pineapples which come from Can Tho City.
After that, we continue on our riverine route for 5-7 minutes and then on foot for about 5 minutes to reach a noodle and a rice paper factories.
The next stop is a rice processing factory where youll learn the many steps that transform "rice with a brown cover" to the delicious and beautiful rice grain that we consume daily.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Lets go back to Can Tho for that.
After this, our bus/car takes you to Chau Doc. On the way, we will stop at Long Xuyen to visit Crocodile farm. And we will continue to Chau Doc
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 4: Chau Doc – Saigon (B, L)
07.00am - 07.30am departure to visit Raft village, and to learn the history of development of fishery (a type of specific economic on the river).
Then continue by boat along the cannal into the village of Cham where we visit the ancient largest Mosques of Cham community in An Giang and to show a clear distinctive architecture and customs of residents here, it is shown all in Chau Phong temple .
Visiting Cave pagoda and local market.
Have lunch at the Floating Restaurant.
We end our sightseeing trip at Chau Doc Town. On the way back to Saigon by bus/car, well have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs. Back to Ho Chi Minh city around at 18:00. Dinner at your account.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 5: Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnel Full Day (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel.
08:00 – 08:30 Our driver will take you to 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, after lunch, will leave 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…Dinner at your account. Back to your hotel around at 17:00
Overnight 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.
NOTE: All rates are in US$ per person.
+ Airport transfers
+ A/C tourist car during Group Tour
+ Boat trip in Mekong Delta
+ Accommodation (twin sharing or triple)
+ Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner
+ English speaking guide in Group Tour
+ Engtrance fee
+ International & domestic flight ticket
+ Visa arrangement, Single room
+ Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
+ Tips & personal expenses.
+ Single supplement
+ A group with 2 adults and 1 child: the child under 5 years old is FOC, sharing bed with parents.
+ A group with 2 adults & children: One child under 5 years old is FOC, the other children under 5 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing bed with parents.
+ Children from 5 to under 9 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing bed with parents.
+ Children from 9 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates, sharing bed with parents.
|Tour type/ Class||Price US$/per person|
Hotel 4++ 5+