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Explore The Authentic Southern Vietnam

5/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Ho Chi MinhMekongHo Chi Minh
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Spending 5 days 4 nights to explore Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta is a perfect itinerary for you to gain a fascinating insight into daily life of locals. From historical attractions to the tranquil and peaceful Mekong Delta, you will have an amazing opportunity to discover Cu Chi Tunnels - a mazelike underground network, Reunification Palace, Post office, etc and visit some rural villages of Mekong Delta where you are able to learn how to make coconut candy, rice paper, popcorn, and traditional floating market which will definitely bring you an authentic experience of the life here.

Highlights

  Gain a fascinating insight into daily life of locals

  Get the feeling of the agony of wartime when visiting Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum

  Visit some rural villages to learn how to make coconut candy, rice paper, popcorn, etc

  Taste some delicious regional food and possibly try how to make them

  Interact with locals and bridge the gap between language and culture

  Explore the traditional floating market to get the authentic experience of the life

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Have welcome dinner at local restaurant,... D
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the... B, L
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Visit Mekong Delta B, L, D
Day 4 Mekong, Can Tho Explore Unique Mekong B
Day 5 Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh Visit Floating Market, Drive directly to the airport in Ho Chi Minh... B, L
  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Have welcome dinner at local restaurant, Spend your free time in the city

Welcome to Vietnam - Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City

On arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel in the downtown. After doing the check-in, you will be free on your own to walk around the city center to get acquainted with the liveliness of this young city. 

In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals:

    Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the city centre

08.30 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. A one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a mazelike set of tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. 

After lunch in the local restaurant, in the afternoon, you will have a city tour including the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post OfficeChinatown, and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas.

About 04.30 PM, the tour finishes and you will be dropped off at your hotel and then you are free to relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Unique Experience in Legendary Cu Chi tunnel

If you are around Ho Chi Minh City and wondering how to spend a day in this fascinating city, why don't get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime by visiting the Cu Chi tunnels ? Hiding the the secrets of underground Vietnam, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels trip will amaze you by the 250km underground network utilized as weapon store, military bunkers and base . Don't miss the chance to crawl inside the tunnels and fire several different weapons in the shooting range.

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Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - one of the most modern cities in Vietnam. Don't hesitate to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day city tour. You will gain fascinating insight into rich culture and history with our knowledgeable guide when going to Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Moreover, haggling for lovely gifts at Ben Thanh market and feasting your senses on a local lunch of traditional Vietnamese cuisine will remark your trip in Saigon.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Visit Mekong Delta

08.00 AM: After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel. Today we will head out of the bustle and hustle of Ho Chi Minh city and head to the rural Mekong Delta

The program will start with a visit to Cai Be floating market. Then, we’ll come to Tan Phong island for biking / walking on village paths. You will have an amazing opportunity to witness the daily life of local people, orchard, school, traditional houses, and possibly the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in the Mekong Delta. On the way, we can make some stops to see how they make rice-net for spring-rolls, sew coconut-leaves for cottage roof and especially see how they wave the dried water-hyacinth to make various products: baskets, bags, rings, hats. It would be the perfect gifts for your friends and your families. Furthermore, you will thoroughly immerse into the lush green gardens and trees surrounding your small canal when it goes deeper into the countryside. 

Lunch can be served at Ba Kiet / Muoi Huong. Back to our boat to go across one of the longest rivers in the world – Mekong River, to come to An Binh Island

Travel on Muong Lo handmade canal to check in at Ut Trinh homestay (or other home-stay on An Binh Island). Free to take a shower before cooking some special dishes with the members of the local family. You will definitely enjoy your traditional food and the peaceful atmosphere here. 

Enchanted by the regional experiences and sympathetic locals in Mekong Delta

The cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta is picturesquely set among floating delta and remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chance to visit regional workshops which teach us how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper… Moreover, the local hospitality will warm your heart, with people who always smile, wave with your group, and try to help you as much as possible.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Explore Unique Mekong

Have your breakfast at the homestay. Check-out before having a walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning and arrive at the local workshops where you can see the process of making rice paper, coconut candy, and popcorn. Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea. Next stop will be the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. The boat will then go along the floating village to see how to farm catfish on Mekong River. Come back to the port and visit Vinh Long local market where you can take some great photos of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetable before going to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Enchanted by the regional experiences and sympathetic locals in Mekong Delta

The cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta is picturesquely set among floating delta and remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chance to visit regional workshops which teach us how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper… Moreover, the local hospitality will warm your heart, with people who always smile, wave with your group, and try to help you as much as possible.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Visit Floating Market, Drive directly to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City Airport for next flight

About 05.30 AM: In the very early morning, our guide will accompany you to depart for Cai Rang floating market where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits vegetables from boats of all sizes and which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. If you have experienced many exciting days when traveling to Vietnam, surely you will get out of bed early one day to witness this lovely local market to fulfill your Vietnam Holiday. 

The boat trip will give you valuable chance to observe the unique "advertisement" of local business - "Cây Bẹo": Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. The seat on the local trading boat, witness boasting activities in the market, find out local life in stilt house along the river.

After the trip, we will get back to the hotel for breakfast and relax. Then you will be transfered back to your hotel in HCMC. On your way visit Vinh Trang Pagoda.

About 03 hours before your flight, we transfer you to the Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight. 

With the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam and with us, hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to seeing you again!

Amazing floating market in Mighty Mekong Delta

About 02 driving hours away from the bustle and hustle of Ho Chi Minh City, you will arrive at the peaceful Mekong Delta. If we have time in the early morning, why don't we visit the floating market?Cai Rang floating market is the location where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits vegetables from boats of all sizes and which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Seat on local trading boat, witness boasting activities in market, find out local life in stilt house along river will be a joyful memory in your Vietnam Holiday.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusions

Meals
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodation
Hotel (4 nights),
Transport
Car
Included Services
  •   Vietnam visa approval letter
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Water on coach
  •   Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Exclusions

  •   Beverage
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  •   Vietnam Visa Stamp fee
  •   Other services not mentioned above