Special Offers Southern Vietnam Tour for only 5 Days for Asians & Expats living in Asia!
 

Tour Code: SVTPA 02
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Type: Full board package
Starts / Ends: Ho Chi Minh City / Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) arrival – Cu Chi tunnel – Cao Dai temple – Mekong Delta – Saigon shopping & departure
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Activity Level: Classic
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour
Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnel – Cao Dai Temple
Day 4: Mekong Delta
Day 5: Shopping time and departure

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival (D)

Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Welcome upon arrival by local tour guide and driver, then we transfer to the hotel.

ben thanh night market vietnam tour
In the rest of the day, we are free to walk around the Ben Thanh market that is a nearby hotel.
19:00: have a welcome dinner. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Hotel: Kingston hotel – 3 stars

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B, L, D)

07:00 – 08:00: Have a breakfast
08:15: visit the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam.
10:00: visit War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war.

War Remnant Museum Hanoi Vietnam Tour

12:00: Have lunch
14:00: visit China town
16:00: stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. In the rest of the day, we will visit Ben Thanh market.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
19:00: have welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Hotel: Kingston hotel – 3 stars

Day 3: Saigon – Cu Chi – Cao Dai (B, L, D)

Sites visited: Cao Dai Temple, Cu Chi Tunnel
06:00 – 08:00: Breakfast at the hotel
09:00: we depart for Tay Ninh in the Northwest of Saigon where is near the Cambodian border to visit Cao Dai Temple or Great Temple or Holy See. Cao Dai is a syncretistic Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates the aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and even Catholicism. Here, we have a chance to see a modern architecture closely resembles Christian cathedral… There are 4 ceremonies in a day, 6 AM, Noon, 6 PM & midnight.

Cao Dai Temple Vietnam Tour

We will visit NOON ceremony at 12:00, the biggest one in a day. We can see an orchestra of 10 musicians and a choir of 20 youths lead the service in prayer and hymns. The hymns sound western, but the accompanying music is traditional Vietnamese. We can take photos, and we are also asked for trousers, skirts covering the knees; remove shoes before entering and remain as quiet as possible during the ceremony.
13:00: have lunch

Cu Chi Tunnel
14:30: transfer to Cu Chi Tunnel where is located in the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh city. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters.
Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed; then we will have an exploration of the maze of tunnels. We will visit the safe part of the tunnel system which may be made larger and lightening.

Cu Chi Tunnel Vietnam Tour

Above-ground attractions include caged monkeys, a vendor selling souvenir, and a shooting range where we can fire the number of the assault rifle, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60.
18:00: arrive at the hotel
19:00: have dinner

Hotel: Kingston hotel – 3 stars

Day 4: Mekong Delta (My Tho) (B, L, D)

06:00 – 08:00: Breakfast at the hotel
08.15: leaving Ho Chi Minh city and head to Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta. We will pass through idyllic, rural scenes until we arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Next, we will have a boat ride on the Mekong, visit local homes and orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing.

15:00: return to Ho Chi Minh city
17:00: arrive at the hotel
19:00: have dinner

Hotel: Kingston hotel – 3 stars

Day 5: Shopping and departure (B)

Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
06:00 – 08:00: Breakfast at the hotel
Free and pack luggage.
Transfer to the airport for flight to home. Trip ends.

What’s included?

  • Private transfer with air – conditioner & good driver
  • English speaking guide (other language upon request)
  • Accommodation based on Twin/BDL sharing
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee
  • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • A bottle of water/person/way

What’s excluded?

  • Other airfares and taxes in international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam.
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities

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