5 Days In Sai Gon: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

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5 Days In Sai Gon: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to adjust to the jet lag or explore the city on your own.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Full Day (Lunch)

07:30 – 08:00: Pick up from your hotel.

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. 

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. 

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. 

19:00: Return to Saigon, drop off at your hotel.

Dinner on your own and overnight in Sai Gon.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (Lunch, Dinner)

07:30 – 08:00: Pick up from your hotel and start the trip to My Tho.

Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then  boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Be rowed in a small sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.

The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local people to experience their daily life in the Mekong delta. Relaxing on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze is for those do not want to join the cycling trip. Proceed to Can Tho City and overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, Lunch)

Have breakfast at hotel. You can take a leisurely boat ride to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the most vibrant floating market in the area.

Walking tour of the local noodle factory. Visit Munir Ansay Pagoda – Khmer temple, famous for its unique structure. Then move by boat to the Con Son tourist area, visit the fruit plantation and enjoy seasonal fruits.

Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh city.

17:00 – 17:30: Drop off at your hotel.

Dinner on your own and overnight in Sai Gon.

Day 5: Sai Gon Deperture

Your driver will drive you to the airport for your onward flight.

5 Days In Sai Gon: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

Price is based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing, for group of 2 people

Please contact us for more information

Included:

  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel
  • Private airport pick up & transfer
  • A/c van/bus during tour days
  • Boat trip in the Mekong delta
  • English speaking guide
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • A bottle of mineral water per day

Excluded:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Drinks

Notes:

  • Pick up/Drop off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the started/finished time could be later than expecting.
  • Pick up/Drop off are available around center of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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