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Southern Vietnam overture

Price: Available upon request. Duration: 5 Days
Overview

This five-day package tour of Southern Vietnam will be starting from the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where mixed by both modern and historical sites. You will then visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the famous underground network tunnels during the war-time in Vietnam. Last but not least, visiting to the Mekong Delta where the colorful floating markets can be seen.

As you’ll be travelling tailor-made, you can transform this sample tour into your dream holiday. Just ask us to make any changes, and you’ll have a revised itinerary with 24 hours – no limit to the number of changes, and no charge for making the amendments!

 

TOUR’S HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exploring the bustling Ho Chi Minh City includes its modern and history sites through the colonial French buildings and pagodas.
  • Visiting to the incredible underground network tunnels in Cu Chi which constructed by Viet Cong during the war-time with both French and American.
  • Enjoying the boat trip to the Mekong Delta to see the colorful floating markets, fresh fruit garden and local family factories. Sailing the sampan boats explore the canals deep inside the water coconut farm.

Day 1: Pickup at Tan Son Nhat Airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: A full day tour exploring Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3: Travelling to Tay Ninh for a visiting to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 4: Enjoying a boat trip in Cai Be - Vinh Long and overnight in Can Tho

Day 5: Visiting the floating market in Can Tho. Later, transferring back to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight.

DAY 01: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon is a largest city of Vietnam where has modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense. Additionally, Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is the reconciliation between American and Chinese influence, with many dots of modernity yet without losing Vietnamese traits and as much historical as it is modern.

Arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, meet up your guide and driver and transfer to your hotel for check-in. You’ll have time to relax after your journey before a Welcome dinner at an excellent local restaurant in city. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 02: HO CHI MINH CITY

After breakfast at hotel, you will be guided for a visiting to the Reunification Hall, the building is a magnificent example of '60s architecture - airy and open with spacious chambers and tasteful modern decorations, the Centre Post Office, one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built around 1886 – 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel – a famous French architect and has become a significant symbol of the city, just like its opposite neighbour Notre-Dame Cathedral. Next, the War Remnants Museum provides a very partial, but riveting, perspective of the ‘American War’: not for the squeamish! Before enjoying the lunch at a restaurant, visit to the huge Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every conceivable commodity.

Starting the afternoon city tour with the FITO Museum, (First Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine) is host to a large collection of relics, including traditional Vietnamese medicinal implements, and chronicles the history of medical practice in Vietnam from 2000 BC. After that, drive to Binh Tay Market, located in Chinatown which is the biggest one in Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll also call in at the Jade Emperor Temple; it’s one of the best Taoist temples in Vietnam, with superb effigies, remarkable carved panels of the descent to Hell and somewhat incongruous terrapin and tortoise sanctuaries. Later, you will drive back to your hotel and have rest of day free at leisure. You will spend tonight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 03: CAO DAI TEMPLE AND CU CHI TUNNELS

After breakfast, you will head to Tay Ninh and for a visiting the Cao Dai Temples in time to watch the unique mid-day ceremony. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before driving 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 materialise as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, and vanish equally rapidly. In the late afternoon, you will transfer back to hotel in city and have spent the night there.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 04: MEKONG DELTA

After escaping from Ho Chi Minh City’s urban sprawl, you’ll travel to Vinh Long where a Mekong River cruise will take you to visit the fruit orchards, a traditional family-run brick kiln, and some long established cottage industries. After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll drive further into the Mekong Delta to Can Tho. Upon arrival you’ll call in at the Munir Ansay – an ancient Khmer style pagoda, renowned for its unique structural decorations. You’ll then drive to your hotel in Can Tho where you’ll spend the night.

Constructed in 1948 and modelled on Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat complex, the’ Three Treasures’ tower, the Munir Ansay pagoda has many intricate statues and pillars. Today, approximately a million Khmer people live in Vietnam, mostly in the Mekong Delta provinces

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 05: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE

After an early breakfast, enjoy a boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market on the Mekong River. Both of the journey and the market provide insights into the rural Mekong Delta lifestyle. After lunch at local restaurant, return to Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll call in at the beautiful and ancient Vinh Trang pagoda, 3 km from My Tho centre. Vinh Trang Pagoda is renowned for its architectural mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor styles. It’s located on a 2 hectare block with 5 buildings, 2 ornamental yards, 178 pillars and many valuable statues (especially the statues of 18 arahants which were carved from wood and made in 1907) the pagoda will give you a deeper look into the relationship between Vietnamese art and Buddhist beliefs.

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh, you will be free at leisure till transferring to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

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