A comfortable trip in 5 days will offer you the best way to explore Sai Gon/Ho Chi Minh city which is a fast developing metropolis and the Mekong Delta – a rice bowl of Viet Nam.
Duration : 5 days/ 4 nights
Tour code : SGMK
Accommodation : 3*hotels or 4*hotels or 5* hotels
Meals : 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Group size: Min 2; Max 16
Start city : Ho Chi Minh
End city : Ho Chi Minh
Transport : private van/bus, boat
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeShort Break Tour
Activity Level Leisurely
Arrive Saigon (D)
Day 1 Arrive Saigon (D)
On exiting the arrivals hall,you will be met by a local English speaking guide for your transfer to your hotel.
Tonight a special treat as your guide takes you to enjoy a dinner at a popular local restaurant to be introduced to the local cuisine.
Cu Chi tunnels - Saigon city tour (B, L)
Your local English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel early morning and then drive directly to Cu Chi district approximately 70 km for Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival watch an educational video outlining the history of the tunnels and how they were used during the American War.
At its height the tunnel system stretched over 250km from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving you a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the American war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise westerners would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. At the end of the tour time to visit the souvenir store before return to your hotel.
After lunch at a local restaurant you will then visit the War Museum a chilling reminder of the atrocities of war. It is then onto a famous Lacquer ware workshop to view this traditional craft being made and brose through the showroom. You will then travel to ‘The Paris Commune Square’ here you can view Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Central Post Office; two magnificent French colonial buildings and then further along is the Reunification Palace. Then return to your hotel.
Day 3 Saigon
Mytho (B, L)
Departing form hotel for the drive through the beautiful agricultural area known as the fruit bowl of Vietnam – Me Kong Delta. Arrive My Tho town and a boat trip takes you across the River to explore the myriad of estuaries and islands. Visit orchards and sample the wonderful array of fruit and goodies made at local home industries. Free Coconut drink 11.00: Arriving at Turtle Island you will take a walk around the fruit garden and enjoy some traditional music. Lunch is followed by a short boat trip to Ben Tre province – here you have the opportunity to walk through a coconut plantation and fruit orchard. Then travel by a 2-wheel tractor to a Bee farm and visit some typical local house – enjoy a local specialty, a drink with honey and lemon juice, Bee-wine or honey with tea. Then travel along a small canal by rowing boat back to Ben Tre province. About 14.30hr,start driving back to HCM.
Day at leisure (B)
Day 4 Day at leisure (B)
Today transfer with driver only to the airport for your outbound flight.