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5-Day Intriguing South Vietnam

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Overview

Southern Vietnam has a vast river and canal system with a rich history of trade and transportation, and it is located right outside Ho Chi Minh City! These waterways are well known for their role in the Vietnam-American War.

This short tour will show you the highlights of both in just five days. You'll visit Vietnam's Cu Chi tunnels, excellent war museums, and learn about the history of former Saigon, before setting out to explore the culture and floating markets of the Mekong Delta by boat.
Sightseeing
Cycling
Cruising

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

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Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you'll arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll be welcomed by your experienced guide and transferred to downtown. You'll check into your hotel and enjoy some free time to refresh and explore on your own. Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it was once known, is a bustling metropolis of motorbikes, street food, sights and sounds. It is a hub of excitement and activity.

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    Accommodation

    Aquari Hotel

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    Activities

    Ho Chi Minh CityOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Ho Chi Minh City

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    Destinations

    Ho Chi Minh

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels

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Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels

Today, you will visit Vietnam's Cu Chi Tunnels, the underground system used by the Viet Cong during the war. You'll be able to understand the tunnels’ history, life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese’s resilience during the combats. In the afternoon, you'll head back to the city to explore the highlights including the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, the charming Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and the bustling Ben Thanh Market where you can have some dinner if you wish.

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    Accommodation

    Aquari Hotel

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    Activities

    Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels Private Full-Day Tour

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Ho Chi Minh

Day 3

Day Trip to the Mekong Delta & Overnight in Can Tho

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Day Trip to the Mekong Delta & Overnight in Can Tho

Today, you'll travel to the Mekong Delta today. On arrival, you'll board a motorised boat on the Ben Tre River. You'll make a stop at a brick kiln to see how bricks are made traditionally and visit a coconut processing workshop. You'll cruise through the waterways to local villages, local houses and local fruit farms. You'll then take a Tuk-Tuk or bicycle along the shady paths to learn about the daily life of local people, before taking a rowing-boat along a beautiful water palm creek.

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    Accommodation

    Mekong Rustic Can Tho Lodge

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    Activities

    Mekong Delta Tour

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Ho Chi Minh

    Bến Tre

    Cần Thơ

Day 4

Explore Can Tho, Visit the Floating Market & Cycling Tour

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Explore Can Tho, Visit the Floating Market & Cycling Tour

Today, you'll visit Cai Rang, the busiest but nicest floating market in the area. Then, you will ride a bicycle through villages and fruit orchards, take a ferry across the river and visit a blacksmith family. Next, you'll experience how to make a banana cake and walk on the monkey bridge which local people use to cross the canals daily. You'll stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and fresh coconut water. Later on, you'll head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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    Accommodation

    Ha Hien Signature Hotel 3 star

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    Activities

    Cai Rang Floating Market

    Can Tho Bicycling

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Cần Thơ to Ho Chi Minh City

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Cần Thơ

    Ho Chi Minh

Day 5

Departure Day

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Departure Day

After breakfast, you'll have some free time until you meet your guide for your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Ho Chi Minh City to Tan Son Nhat International Airport

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Ho Chi Minh

Included in Price

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 activities
  • 4 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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