Discover the wealth of beauty and culture that South Vietnam has to offer, beginning with a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh city, the fastest-growing metropolis in SE Asia, then experience & enjoy the water life in the Mekong Delta, ending with different floating markets in the region are all of this wonderful trip around Saigon.
Tour Highlights: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City - Tay Ninh – Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels - Can Tho - Phong Dien - Cai Rang Floating Market - Mekong Delta.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city Arrival (/)
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon (if time permits). Overnight at your chosen hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L/)
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin a sightseeing tour by visiting the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau and Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with a visit to Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner o n guest‘s account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive west to Tay Ninh, the centre of Caodaism. O n arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. O n the way back, stop to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong during the American war. Drive back to HCMC. Dinner o n guest‘s account. Overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (B/L/)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for My tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by rows of traditional stilt houses and fruit plantations. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation on Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Can Tho. (Family home stay can be arranged on request.). Overnight at your hotel in Can tho.
Day 5: Can Tho - Phong Dien Floating Market - Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/)
After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market and experience the sights, sounds and smells of this thriving traditional market. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a village where rice noodles are made. Experience the "Monkey bridge" in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Stop to relax at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Overnight in the hotel in Saigon.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure (B/)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for the departure flight. End of tour.
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