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SOUTHERN VIETNAM TOURS
ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN VIETNAM
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Price: 296,5 US$ per person
  • Price deals: 207.5 US$ per person
  • Purchase by: 31 Dec 2013
  • Highlights: Visit the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and an interesting side trip to the lush Mekong Delta, where scenes of local lifestyles can be observed with plenty of opportunity for interaction with the people.
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    Enjoy an insight into Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta tour with this 4 day / 3 night journey, taking in Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon, where you can enjoy this sprawling urban wonder which blends old and new beautifully. The journey then heads to Mekong Delta, an epic network of meandering tributaries full of colour and life. End your tour with a half-day visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you can learn of the ingenuity of the residents and the daily activities of the people during the Vietnam-American war.
     

    ITINERARY


    DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

    Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) you will be picked up and transferred by private car through the city to your hotel for check-in (hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in). The buzzing southern city, formerly known as Saigon, is a tantalizing mix of old and new. Rest of the day is at leisure.
    Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

    Services included: Airport pickup by private car and accommodation.

     

    DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch)

    07h45 - 08h00: Our guide will pick you up at your hotel for a full day tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
    Start your trip by heading to China Town and visit Binh Tay Market then the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda - dedicated to the goddess of the Sea, a 150 year old Chinese Temple. Continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars.
    Enjoy light lunch at a local restaurant served with Phở - Vietnamese noodle soup or Bánh Xèo – Vietnamese pancake.
    After lunch visit the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was towards this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Next visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office and XQ embroidery workshop.
    Finish the day with visit to Ben Thanh Market where an incredible display of fresh produce is offered. Simply stroll through the market seeing and enjoying the variety of goods for sale. Return to your hotel at 16h00 where the full day explorer ends. You will have dinner on your own.
    Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

    Services included: Transportation by air conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, breakfast at hotel, light lunch, 01 bottle of mineral water, entrance fees and accommodation.


    DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – FULL DAY OF MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH (Breakfast, Lunch)

    06h30: Pick up from your hotel lobby and depart for Cai Be via Trung Luong Express Highway, stop on the way to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
    09h30: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander around the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
    11h30: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, join a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
    14h00: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.
    15h00: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be; meet the car/van for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.
    17h00: Arrive at your hotel. Have dinner on your own. The evening is at your leisure.
    Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

    Services included: Transportation by air conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, boat trip in Mekong Delta, entrance fees, breakfast at hotel, lunch, cooking class, bikes, 01 bottle of mineral water, and accommodation.

     

    DAY 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

    Depart Ho Chi Minh City at 08h00 in the morning for the drive to Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Arrive and start the visit of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which consist of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel. Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK 47’s on display. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
    This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your next destination.

    If hotel and other travel arrangements are required, please contact us.

    Services included: Transportation by air conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, entrance fees, breakfast at hotel, 01 bottle of mineral water, and airport see-off.

    The tour ends.
     

    Package includes:
    - Prices are in US dollars based on twin share. Conditions apply;
    - Full transportation by air conditioned vehicle (shared minibus) as tour program indicated;
    - Airport transfer in Ho Chi Minh City - two ways by private car;
    - Entrance and sightseeing fees for mentioned visits;
    - English speaking guide;
    - Meals as mentioned;
    - 3 nights at Signature Saigon Hotel in a Deluxe Room (Free upgrade to next room category, subject to availability).

    Package excludes:
    - Flight to and from Vietnam;
    - Other meals not mentioned in program;
    - Tips and emergency transfers;
    - Optional tours;
    - Surcharges for other language guides;
    - Personal travel insurance;
    - Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, and camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc…;
    - Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program;
    - Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply;
    - Extra nights may be required at passenger expense due to flight schedules.
     

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