– A cultural tour to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels
– Visit the most famous places of interest in Saigon
– Half-day shopping tour around Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office
– An overnight in a homestay in Can Tho to enjoy and learn more about the daily life of Southern people
– An exciting cruise to visit Cai Rang and Phong Dien Floating markets together with other destinations in the region
Day 1: Sai Gon – Arrival
Arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Free at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 2: Sai Gon – Cu Chi (B, L)
Pick-up at your hotel in Saigon, depart to Cu Chi.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime.
Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs.
Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war.
Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relaxing or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
Return to Saigon. End trip.
Day 3: Sai Gon – Mekong (B, L, D)
8.00 am: Pick up at your hotel in Saigon. Depart for My Tho. Take a boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise island and have lunch in the orchard.
Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business that epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks. After taking a delightful walking through the fruit plantation, village.
Transfer by motorboat to a small village in Cai Rang district, Can Tho. Check into your homestay. In the afternoon, go cycling or trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Join a family as they prepare dinner, then share the meal with them.
Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in your homestay in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Sai Gon (B, L)
After breakfast, taking a very early morning boat trip (5.30 am usually recommended) to visit the Cai Rang floating market which is a wholesale market of fruit and vegetable at its busiest at this time of the day.
Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making the village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Head towards Phong Dien for the smaller, quieter floating market (optional).
Break for lunch. Return to Saigon. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 5: Sai Gon Full Day Tour (B, L)
7.15 – 8.15 am: Pick up at your hotel and start the trip.
Visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu.
Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office.
Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of both the Indochina wars.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. End trip.
Free afternoon for shopping and relaxing. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 6: Sai Gon – Departure
Free time until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of services.
– Entrance fees
– Boat trip in the Mekong
– Homestay in Can Tho
– Water and wet tissue
– Hotels accommodation
– English speaking guides
– Pick-up and see-off services
– Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
– Travel insurance
– Extra food and beverages
– Tips and personal expenses
– Visa & flight arrangement (optional)
– Other meals not indicated in the itinerary