Discover southern Vietnam, where the region has so many beautiful sites to offer, from the famous Mekong Delta to the beach. Enjoy a thrilling Ho Chi Minh City tour to see the life in this metropolis. Squeeze your way between the underground maze of Cu Chi tunnels and learn about its history. Escape the cities, navigate the canals and hidden waterways and floating markets in the Mekong Delta region. Take an express boat and reward yourself with lazy days on the stunning beaches on Phu Quoc island.
- This itinerary is designed for your kind reference, and it can totally be personalized to match your time, budget and interests. Feel free to let us know your expectations for the trip and we take care of them for you.
- Trips are personally tailor-made, with basic standards of daily JOIN-GROUP TOURS where-ever possible, while accommodations and your time of leisure are at your own choice. If your budget allows, we recommend you upgrade to PRIVATE TOURS, when you are personally taken care of and be able to enjoy more private time on your own. Certainly, your trip can be a good mix of PRIVATE DAY TOURS and JOIN-GROUP DAY TOURS as you wish, just simply let us know!
Day 2: HCMC City – Cu Chi Tunnels & Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will travel over 70 kilometers to the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, which was built by the Viet Cong in the war battles for the South of Vietnam. The tunnels are a sobering insight into the dedication of the Viet Cong who lived almost entirely underground in the narrow and claustrophobic tunnels, for up to 10 years!
Upon arrival, you will have a chance to watch a brief video that will introduce you to the Cu Chi tunnels, followed by a walk through the reserve. In this walk, you can see the Secret Entrance to the tunnels, workshops for the handmade weapons, the clinic bunker, the commander bunker, the meeting bunker and the kitchen bunkers, which are all open and above ground. Nearby is a chilling exhibition of the traps and weapons used during the war. You can experience the Cu Chi tunnels by crawling inside to see how difficult life must have been, and discover the 3 levels underground.
For those who do not like the claustrophobic atmosphere, you will not have to crawl into these tunnels! The small replica displayed outside will give you a perfect example of what the interior looked like.
Finish the tour and return to HCM City around noon for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, your guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th, 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Proceed to the War Remnants Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war.
Continue to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Next will be Jade Emperor Pagoda, nestled in a quiet enclave in downtown HCM City, the Pagoda offers a calming sanctuary from the bustle of the busy streets outside
The final stop will be Ben Thanh Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city here.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in HCM City
Day 3: HCM City – Mekong Delta (My Tho – Ben Tre) – Can Tho
After breakfast, you will depart for a two-hour drive to Ben Tre Town, in the Mekong Delta, popularly known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, and is famous for its vast rice fields, orchard farms, coconut trees, numerous waterways, and beautiful landscapes.
Upon arrival you will embark on a motorized boat trip around the scenic Ben Tre River, viewing various local industries along the way. During the boat ride, you will stop to visit the small local factories where bricks and sleeping mats are made. Take a leisure walk along the village lanes visiting the local homes to try dry fruits, taste honey tea while enjoying a local Tai Tu music show. Continue to visit a coconut mill workshop where the local delicacy of coconut candy is produced and a range of coconut husk and fiber products are skillfully handcrafted.
You next take a small sampan boat through palm-fringed back canals, gliding peacefully along the hidden waterways surrounded by an immense variety of tropical plants. The quiet, rural setting is a welcome and restorative retreat to the frenetic buzz of Ho Chi Minh City which seems far, far away.
Enjoy sitting in the back a Motor Cart (xe lôi) passing rice and vegetable orchard farms while meeting with local people. Then head to a local restaurant for a simple lunch, after which you will be driven to Can Tho city, the heart of Mekong Delta, for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Express Boat to Phu Quoc
After breakfast, you will embark on a motorized boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole religion. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and roam through the villages, seeing many fruit gardens.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Rach Gia jetty to take the express boat to Phu Quoc island. Upon arrival in Phu Quoc island, you will be picked up and driven to a beach resort for check-in. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Enjoy the comfort of the resort and the private beach.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Phu Quoc island
Day 8: Phu Quoc – HCM City - Departure
The whole morning will be free at your leisure. Check out of the hotel around midday.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight back to HCM City and then transfer via your outbound flight or travel on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.
Meals included: Breakfast
The price of this trip varies according to selected airlines, the number of people in your party, dates of departure, hotel standard, and availability of ground services. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we would be more than happy to assist you with your arrangements.Contact us for the best rates
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- City tour of Ho Chi Minh city with highlights
- Spectacular maze of Cu Chi tunnels
- Mekong Delta discovery, boat trip on bustling Cai Rang Floating Market
- Beach stay in Phu Quoc Island
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- All Excursions
- Transportation in AC vehicles
- English speaking guide(s)
- Domestic flights
- Local boats
- Local train ride
- Admission fee
- Meals as stated in the program
- Complimentary Vietnam Visa Approval Letter
- An open choice for join-group tour or private tour with maximum flexibility
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
- Transfer in good and high qualified transportation vehicles
- Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
- Accompanied by Experienced and friendly local guides
- Optional Experiences and free time
- Airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour