Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Tour Type: Full board package
Starts/ Ends: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Categories: Vietnam Tours for Asians & Expats, Ho Chi Minh City Tours
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong Delta – Saigon
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)
Highlights of 3-day Southern Vietnam Tour:
Explore the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels
Visit Mekong Delta of long-established cultures and traditions
Visit the War Remnants Museum to see clearer about the Vietnam War
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Cu Chi Tunnels (L, D)
Welcome upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, the heart of South Vietnam and one of the best typical cities to visit in the country. Then we transfer to the hotel in the center city. Check-in upon availability or enjoy our lunch at a fine local restaurant in town.
In the afternoon, we will leave for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. Cu Chi Tunnels is extremely important in Vietnamese winning war for their independence, also the most vital area in South Vietnam in the US-Vietnam war.
On our way there we will drive through the pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will 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 500lb bombs, dropped by B52 bombers. After that, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Recommended Flight Arrival Time: Morning
Day 2: Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
At 08.00 we leave Ho Chi Minh City behind and head to Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta. The Delta is as the unique and typical feature of South Vietnam with the beauty of the water river area. Mekong Delta is the definitely indispensable highlight in the South Vietnam tour itinerary.
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. We return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Shopping Time – Departure (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, we visit the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of South Vietnam. After that, we will visit the War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. We also stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. Then go shopping at Ben Thanh Market which is the biggest market in Ho Chi Minh City and one of the earliest surviving structures in South Vietnam.
After that, we transfer back to the airport for our flight to home. Southern Vietnam Tour now ends.
Recommended Flight Departure Time: Afternoon