Imposing Saigon and Mekong Delta Tour
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Depart / Return: Saigon / Saigon
Visit: Saigon, Tay Ninh, Cu Chi Tunnels, Can Tho.
The Imposing Saigon & Mekong 6 days: 'Explore the history and life of the South.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
Getting started at 8: 30 am from your hotel. This full day of sightseeing will give you a glimpse of bustling Saigon. Visit the Binh Tay Market in Cho Lon; stopover at Thien Hau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple; then to a Lacquer wares workshop and the Jade Emperor pagoda. In the afternoon visit the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office, we’ll drop you off at your hotel around 5: 30 pm. Dinner on guest's account.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Tay Ninh And Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Departing Saigon at 8: 30 am from your hotel for a morning excursion to Tay Ninh to the Great Cao Dai Temple (a place to worship a mixture of Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism, Hinduism and Christianity). We see the noon mass at the temple (1 hour). Lunch in Tay Ninh. In the afternoon we visit the Cu Chi outdoor museum to learn about the infamous tunnel systems of the Viet Cong. Take this opportunity to get a unique understanding of the guerrillas underground fight strategies during the war and crawl through 50-100 meters of the 200 km tunnel system. On the way back to Saigon, local rice paper workshops, and views of Vietnam country side and paddy fields are pleasant sights. We’ll drop you off at your hotel around 5: 30 pm. Dinner on guest's account.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Saigon to the fertile Mekong Delta, Cai Be-Can Tho (B, L)
Depart Saigon at 8: 00 am from your hotel. Head south to Cai Be. Upon arrival at 10: 30 am, board a boat for a journey through the Mekong's floating market. See how river life goes on here, watch the trading between merchant ships and local farmers. Alive and exciting. Cruise through the secluded canals and cross the Mighty Mekong to an island where we will stop to enjoy fresh seasonal fruit before boating to Vinh Long. Back on the bus for our trip to Can Tho for overnight. Dinner on guest's account.
Day 4: Can Tho - Saigon (B, L)
An early start for a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, then we have some distance to cover. First a cruise, then a walk on a quiet country road taking in the magnificent scenery and getting a little bit closer to the locals as they go about their daily routine. We take a trip by "xe loi" which is a local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike and tour the country side. In the afternoon we head back to Saigon. At your same Saigon hotel by 6: 00 pm. Dinner on guest's account.
Day 5: Free day - Saigon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then a day at your leisure in Saigon. Today is a great day for you to relax, shop, take a cyclo tour, and finish any last preparations before you take your flight home the next day.
Day 6: Depart Saigon (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Depending on your flight you may have sometime for some more shopping. Then we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Tour ends at the airport.
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Hotels based on twin sharing room
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
Local English/French speaking guides (other languages opon request)
All entrance and sightseeing fees in the program.
International airfares & airport taxes in/out of Vietnam
Hotel early check-ins and late check-outs
All drinks & other meals not mentioned
Visa to Vietnam (We can arrange both visa approval letter and visa on arrival upon request)
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.)
Others not mentioned in details. Tipping and Gratuities are welcome!
What to bring:
Bring Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses and hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit and medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks.