This trip discovers the busiest and most diversified city of Vietnam, which was once regarded as the “Far Eastern Pearl”. You will see the city’s modern beauty in the centre and visit war vestiges in the suburbs. Also enjoy the exciting boat cruise through the typical attractions of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s “Rice Basket” with vast fruit plantations.
Start city: Ho Chi Minh
End city: Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request.
Destination: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi tunnels.
Arriving at Tan Son Nhatairport in Ho Chi Minh City, the city with its hustle and bustle, you will be met and driven to your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel.
A morning drive will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialize as if from nowhere to launch a lightning ambush. You will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels construction and explore the maze of tunnels where one can rapidly disappear. Return to Ho Chi Minh for lunch and then your guide will show you around Ho Chi Minh City. You will visit the Museum of War Remnants providing a very partial, but riveting, perspective of the ‘American War’: not for the squeamish! Then onto the huge BenThanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City and packed with every conceivable commodity. Following this the tour takes you to the historic Notre Dame Catholic Church.
Overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh at your hotel.
You start your tour early at 7.30 am and go to TienGiang. On arrival board a boat to view four beautiful Islets: the Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix on the Tien River. Continue through the Xepcanel to visit Mekong traditional houses at Quoi An village (made from coconut trees). See coconut collection setsand demonstrationsby the locals making handicrafts from the coconut trunk and shell. Enjoy seasonal fruits and listen to traditional music. Take the horse drawn cart on a village path and stop at Ben Truc orchard to taste the local honey with tea or wine. See bees-breeding in wooden boxes at the local farms.Next you board a rowing boat on the palm edged creek. Lunch is on an islet at a local house. Experience the friendliness and hospitability
of the host.Your boat will then take you to visit a coconut candy workshop where you can taste thetreats.(Special products of Bentre province). You then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City where you tour will end at about 5:00pm.
Overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
After breakfast you will be free for relaxing or shopping.
Overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast you will be free until your driver comes to take you to the airport for your flight back home.cient city.