This 11-day programme contains a choice of five very different destinations – the only common features are sunshine, warm sea and sandy beaches. Whether you prefer lazing with your toes in the water under palm trees, trekking through the jungle or something in between – there's a suitable tailor-made itinerary waiting for you.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – the hustle and bustle metropolis of Vietnam. On your arrival, our guide and driver will pick you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, take a rest for a while. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel
- Northern Saigon Hotel
Being the heart and the soul of Southern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (or used to be known as Saigon) represents an image of fast-moving and dynamic metropolis. Take a city tour and explore a very different side of this busy city through the visit of notable key attractions there.
Start your tour with Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the War Remnants Museum. Other important tourist sites as Jade Emperor Temple, History Museum, Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market will be your next destinations after lunch. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Head to the town of Vinh Long, a gateway to the delta. Board a sampan ride to begin touring a region known as Vietnam’s rice bowl. The country is among the world’s top rice exporters, and the Mekong’s climate allows farmers to produce two or even three rice crops per year. The other major export is seafood, especially shrimp and catfish.
Your boat arrives at a small home-based factory where workers process coconuts by separating their oil, flesh and husks to be used in products like matting and candy. Learn how it all works! After lunch take in the river scenery as you return to Ben Tre where you will be will be transferred to Can Tho, the delta’s economic hub, followed by a visit to Munir Ansay pagoda.
- Nam Bo Boutique Hotel
Get up early in the morning to visit the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats. After your market visit, return to Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho where our driver is awaiting for transferring you back to Ho Chi Minh City (3.5 hours), en route stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho. Check-in hotel then rest of your time will be at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Cai Rang Floating Market, Vinh Trang Pagoda
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City for a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. The cramped tunnels were central to a few of the war’s strategic operations, including the famous 1968 Tet Offensive, and they didn’t escape damage. American B52 bombers dropped hundreds of missiles leaving huge tell-tale craters behind. The tunnels also have “mantraps” - large camouflaged holes dug deep into the ground that ensnared enemy soldiers by bamboo spikes. But don’t worry, you won’t step in one! You’ll also discover the remains of an American tank that was destroyed by a landmine which you can climb on for great photos. The Cu Chi experience can be emotionally draining for some visitors, but it offers fascinating windows into the hardship and traumas of war. Drive to Tay Ninh province with an escorted visits to the ‘Cao Dai Holy See’. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Cu Chi Tunnel, Cao Dai Holy See
Free time and Relax on beach.
Dam Trau Beach, Con Dao National Park
Spend your last moments picking up souvenirs at the local market before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.
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