Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Tour Type: Landscape and Culture
Starts/ End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Cao Dai Temple – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Vietnam Family Tours
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Departure
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be greeted and transferred to our hotel. Then be free and at our own leisure until dinner time. We will meet our guide again and go to a local restaurant for our welcome dinner.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L, D)
We depart from our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. Afterward visit the War Remnants Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. Before lunch, we will stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post office where we can get some good shots of the biggest city in Vietnam. A delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city.
In the afternoon, reach Suoi Tien Amusement Park to exhaust your energy in fantastic outdoor activities. Return to our hotel after visiting Giac Lam pagoda, one of the oldest and finest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. In the evening, explore Ben Thanh market and China town, which has its own unique Binh Tay market. Here we can experience our Southern Vietnamese daily life as well as buy some interesting souvenirs and gifts. Overnight in Saigon
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
In the morning, we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels. On the way there, we will drive through pleasant countryside, rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers.
Next we drive to Tay Ninh town near the Cambodian border to visit the Cao Dai temple and join Cao Dai worshippers for their daily noontide ceremony where hundreds of worshipers attired in lively red, yellow blue and white, chant religious hymns. This is followed by lunch on our way return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Mekong Delta Day Trip (B, L, D)
We leave Saigon behind and head to Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta. Passing through idyllic, rural scenery until we arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River, 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. Our lunch will be severed on an orchard garden. After lunch we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda going back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
We will transfer to the airport to take the flight home. Southern Vietnam Family Tour in 5 days ends.