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Southern Vietnam with Mekong Delta – 6 days

  • Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh
  • Ho Chi Minh city post office
  • Cao Dai temple
  • Review of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Vinh Trang pagoda
  • producing coconut candy
  • Mekong 1 day tour
  • Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh
  • Ho Chi Minh city post office
  • Cao Dai temple
  • Review of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Vinh Trang pagoda
  • producing coconut candy
  • Mekong 1 day tour
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
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The 6 days 5 nights trip will definitely helps you admire the ancient and unique architecture in Ho Chi Minh City; to the decorated, majestic, mixed with a bit of mystery of the Cao Dai Holy See. In addition, you will also understand the life of guerrilla soldiers and the brutal war in Cu Chi, experience sampan and enjoy the bustling, unique scene at Cai Rang floating market.

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnel – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh

Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Date: No fixed dates


Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City
/Ho Chi Minh

Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent


Tour Type: Nature and Landscape, History and Experience

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city and arrival (D)

Arrive at Tan San Nhat airport where you will be met by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon (if time permits). Enjoy a welcome dinner. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B; L)

Breakfast at your hotel. Begin your sightseeing city tour by visiting the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, it has been ranked as a special national monument by the Vietnam government.

Besides, you will admire the Notre Dame Cathedral and the City Post Office, both of which are unique architectural works in the ancient Gothic style, and be a typical projects contribute to the appearance of HCMC. Lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit Thien Hau Temple: this is one of the temples and shrines with the oldest history of the Chinese people in Ho Chi Minh City. Besides admiring the value of architectural and sculptural art, this is also a place of gathering and mutual support for Vietnamese people of Chinese origin (Guangdong).

After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda which is a place to worship the Jade Emperor, built by a Chinese person during the period 1892-1900, according to Chinese architecture. And then the War Remnants Museum, It is a place to collect, store, preserve and display documents, images and artifacts about evidence of the Vietnam wars since the twentieth century. End the city tour with a visit to Ben Thanh market where you will have a free time for shopping and experience the local markets buzzing life.

Dinner on guest‘s account. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh city – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi tunnels (B;L)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, you will drive west towards Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Holy Land where the most outstanding architecture in Asia was built between 1933 and 1955. This is the headquarters of the most interesting typical religion of Vietnam. Cao Dai is a religion that combines many sects of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On arrival attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the temple wearing colored robes and pray. The temple is decorated in many colors with many unique structures, mixed with mystery.

Lunch at the local restaurant. On the way back, stop to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network structure includes hospitals, accommodation, kitchens, storage rooms, working rooms, meeting rooms…etc. and were used as a military base during the American war. 

Review of Cu Chi Tunnels

Review of Cu Chi Tunnels

When visiting the Cu Chi tunnels, you will learn how Vietnamese guerrillas built, lived fought in the tunnels. You can witness with your own eyes primitive homemade weapons, bamboo traps…; experience to crawl through tunnels. In addition, you also have the opportunity to shoot guns at the shooting range in the tunnels.

After that, coming back Ho Chi Minh, dinner on guest‘s account, and overnight in this city.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B;L)

Breakfast at your hotel then starting the Mekong Tour to My Tho (about 80km from Ho Chi Minh City). Arriving at My Tho, tourists will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda which famous for ancient and unique architectural, artistic relics started in the 19th century. The pagoda imbued with Eastern architecture and mixed with Western trends, creating a valuable work of culture and design. Furthermore, visitors will be overwhelmed by the image of Buddha statues carved meticulously, under the skillful hands of skilled craftsmen.

Leaving Vinh Trang Pagoda, you go up boat trip to visit the floating fish rafts on the Mekong Delta River by motor boat, and admire the beauty of Rach Mieu bridge. After 20 minutes, the boat docked at Thoi Son tourist area. From here, you will walk around the village streets, visit and learn about the lives of local people, and go to orchards to enjoy seasonal fruits. While sipping fruit, you can enjoy the smooth, deep sounds from folk music – “don ca tai tu”.

Walking through the garden, you come to the small ferry wharf. From here, a woman wearing a Ba Ba shirt rowed a dinghy on the canal to take you to the beekeeping village to collect honey.

Thoi Son islet

Rowing sampan in Thoi Son islet

There, visitors will enjoy honey tea, meet and chat with genuine Southern people. Return to the big boat, go down the Tien River, the boat will take you to Ben Tre province to visit. Ben Tre’s specialty coconut candy factory. Continuing the journey, you will board a -drawn carriage to visit the village streets to see the fruit gardens and simple life of the local people.

Coming to Con Phung, visitors will have the opportunity to sit on a sampan to admire the river scenery and enjoy sweet coconuts; visit a crocodile farm before heading for your lunch in local restaurant…

After lunch, You can use a bicycle to ride on the village road and immerse yourself in the lives of local people, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the “coconut kingdom”. Then proceed to Can Tho. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Can Tho city.

Day 5: Cai Rang Floating market – Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning, you will have breakfast at the hotel then board the boat to visit Cai Rang floating market – the largest and busiest floating market in the Mekong Delta.

Here you will see the busy trading scene on the river with all kinds of goods – this is also a unique feature of the river region. After that, you will visit the fruit garden and  making facility. Get on the boat to return to the pier and have lunch at Can Tho restaurant, return to Ho Chi Minh City, stay overnight in here.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Free time until your transfer to the airport for departure. End of Southern Vietnam with Mekong Delta tour.

CUSTOMIZED TOUR


Tour Price Includes

  • A/c van/mini bus transfer & sightseeing as per program
  • English speaking guide on day tour
  • Entrance fees.
  • Half board package meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Accommodation base on twin/double sharing

Tour Price Excludes:

  • International flight & Domestic flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Vietnamese visa stamp fee


Cancellation policy:

  • Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your Cancellation Request via email and travel service start date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations made at least 4 days before the start date of the experience.
  • Cancellations made within 4 days of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
  • In most cases, reservations paid by wire transfer, cash deposit, or money order/traveler’s check/cashier’s check will be refunded via PayPal. FOR REFUNDS PROCESSED BY PAYPAL WITH ANY ASSOCIATED FEE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE OVERALL REFUND AMOUNT.


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