Ho Chi Minh Tour: Shopping, Eatings and Culture

This trip concentrates on the South Vietnam, with a taste of Mekong Delta and city passes thrown in. Ideal for travellers who are either on a short trip, or want to see the best of South Vietnam, this small loop can be completed in as little as 5 days. This exciting trip includes all key attractions of Saigon in & around.

¿Qué está incluido?

• Accommodations based on twin/double room
• English-speaking tour guides throughout your tour
• Meals as indicated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
• Entrance fee, motorized boating, traditional singing show in Ben Tre
• Private transfer for sightseeings by 16-seat van & Mineral water during transfer
• Airport pick-up & see-off in Ho Chi Minh city by 16-seat van

Duración

5 días

Cubierto de destino

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels y Ben Thanh Market

Más adecuado

Todo, Presupuesto, Familias, Grupos, Luna de miel, Niños, Lujo, Personas viajando solas
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (L or D)
Private airport pick-up from Tan Son Nhat international airport to your hotel with our tour guide. He will be welcoming you at the exit gate of Tan Son Nhat airport with a placard writing your flight number and your names.
Check in the hotel and free leisure at night.
Upon your flight arrival time, we will arrange either lunch or dinner.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Buffet Lunch (B,L)
8:45AM Depart from your hotel to Giac Lam pagoda built in the 17th century and is one of the oldest temples in the city. Then visiting China town, Cho Lon (Binh Tay) market, not only seeing the locals bartering, purchasing and selling merchandises at the market but also seeing a rich and diverse Chinese culture that is subtle yet distinctive from other parts of the city. Stopping at Thien Hau Lady temple that was built in the early 19th century dedicated to Thien Hau - Goddess of seafarers. Travelling along the Saigon Riverside to overview Nha Rong wharf where Ho Chi Minh President first left Vietnam in 1911. Enjoy buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you visit Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Stopover at Ben Thanh market for your free shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3: My Tho – Ben Tre (Mekong Delta) 1 Day Group Tour (B,L)
After breakfast, at 8:30, the tour guide and shuttle bus driver pick you up from your hotel. You depart for Mekong delta. After 2 hours driving, you arrive at My Tho city. Overview floating fish houses by boat. Motorized boat ride to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) of Ben Tre province. The province is home of coconut, you can buy handicraft made from coconut trees.
Around 12:00 AM: Have lunch on the island with delicious local dishes.
After lunch is the time to explore amazing Mekong canals. Motorized boat cruise along natural creeks and quiet villages in Ben Tre province. Visit orchards, bee-keeping house, enjoy honey tea, seasonal tropical fruit and traditional music.
Rowing-boat ride along small mangrove palm creek (mangrove palm or Nypa-frutican known as "dừa nước" in Vietnam)
See coconut candy production process. Around 3:00 PM: Get on the bus to come back Ho Chi Minh City. On the way back drop by Mekong Rest Stop for short break.
Drive back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Halfday Tour – Dinner On Saigon River Cruise (B,D)
After breakfast, you visit Cu Chi tunnels. Located 60km from the city center, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war).
Free shooting by AK47 riffle or M16 carbin in “free target zone” (bullet fee is paid by yourselves).
Return to your hotel. Free afternoon at your own leisure or shopping.
Enjoy dinner on Saigon river, a chance to view at splendid city at night.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
After breakfast, free leisure in the morning. 3 hours before your flight departure time, our private driver will pick you up from your hotel to Tan Son Nhat airport (no tour guide). See you off at Tan Son Nhat international airport.
• Other meals not mentioned above
• Drinks during meals
• Single room supplement
• Flight in/out Ho Chi Minh city
• Tipping for tour guide
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