5 days Southern Vietnam Package Tour

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Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Trip code: VNP5d
Trip style: Mekong Cruise
Duration: 5 days 5 nights.
Departure: Ho Chi Minh City
End: Ho Chi Minh City or Cai Be via Can Tho

You will soak up cultural delights of bustling Ho Chi Minh City on your full day adventure.

You will then ramble though the streets of Chinatown and discover the real Ho Chi Minh City. In which you can discover its traumatic past to its beautiful French-colonial architecture.

Later, you then discover the cultural heart and hidden treasures that dot this busy city.

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Saigon travel offers a comprehensive travel and booking 5-days Southern Vietnam Package Tour Saigon.

– See vibrant Ho Chi Minh city

– learn historical Cu Chi tunnel
– Discover the Mighty Mekong River and overnight on boat.
– See daily life floating market Mekong
– Enjoy local cuisine Mekong Delta

Night 1 – Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (D)

A driver will meet you on arrival at Tan San Nhat airport and transfer you to your hotel in district one. The rest of the day is free and you can relax or explore the area around your hotel before enjoying a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B / L)

08h00 – 08h30 – Your City tour will start from your hotel with a local guide by first heading to Chinatown for a walking tour through back streets of China town near Cho Lon market to experience the local daily life.

Next is a stop to visit Thien Hau temple which was built in the early 19th Century and is dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers.

We then move deeper into Chinatown, visiting the amazing Cho lon and Binh Tay Markets for an insight into where locals shop and be amazed at the wide range of goods for sale.

Then you will enjoy a short stop at a local café for a coffee and to watch the hectic pace of life pass by in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Following your market visit, it will be time for a traditional local Vietnamese lunch of “Pho” or noodle soup.

Once you finish lunch you visit the haunting but very interesting War Remnants Museum and take a walking tour to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office, Opera house and downtown Saigon.

The War Remnants Museum was originally opened in September 1975, it displays items from the American War. In the courtyard there are some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter.

The Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace was the sight of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975.

Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and the Opera House are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.

The trip is designed to give you an insights into the history, culture and the daily life activities of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City.

Return to your hotel at approximately 16:30 and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnels ( B, L, D)

The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country.

The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes. Housed in the tunnels were hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters.

08h00- 08h30 – You will be picked up at your hotel and leave Ho Chi Minh City for Cu Chi and the famous system of tunnels.

Hidden deep underground, the 3 floors of tunnels is a intricate labyrinth of winding ways with a total length of approximately 250 km.

On arrival you will watch a presentation video and get to see the tunnels.

It is very interesting to discover how the tunnels were constructed and how the habitants combated two foes, the invading troops and the confines of the tunnels themselves.

Visit, Hoang Cam’s smoking less store, some of the secret hide-outs, fighting bunkers, and view many of the dangerous booby traps.

For the adventurous, you can have the opportunity to try firing an AK-47 assault rifle which was the weapon of choice for the North Vietnamese Army during the American war. (fees not included)

There is also the opportunity to taste boiled tapioca, drink hot local tea and visit the rice paper village where you can try to making it by yourself.

Return to your at your hotel at approximately 14h00 and relax until time for your dinner cruise on Saigon River.

17h00 – A driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you join your peaceful dinner cruise on Saigon River.

Along the way you will enjoy the fresh gentle breezes and pastoral scenery as the boat takes you along the River for a set menu dinner and live show.

It is time to watch a fascinating cultural show presenting a traditional music instruments with a bridal procession on water, solemn rituals and vibrant dances.

You will enjoy an elaborately prepared Vietnamese dinner served on Board on Saigon River while cruising before returning to your hotel by car at approximately 21h30.

Overnight in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong River Cruise 2 Day (B,L,D)

Explore the vastness of the Mekong Delta on board a vessel that was once a traditional rice barge but has now been converted into a luxurious river cruiser with 15 cabins artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong Delta, a spacious restaurant and bar area, a panorama lounge, a large sun deck and outdoor restaurant.

Your vessel combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong Delta in style.

All cabins are air conditioned and have a private bathroom and shower.

08h00 –08h30 your transport will arrive at your hotel and you will depart by road to either Can Tho or Cai Be in Mekong delta to board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon.

After a refreshing welcome drink and a tour of on-board facilities, you will be shown your well-appointed cabin.

Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people while lunch is served and cruise gets underway.

In the afternoon, you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a lovely local village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields.

You will meet with the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.

Back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong River.

The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

The cruise boat will anchor for the night and you stay overnight on Cabin with peaceful night time sounds in the Mekong Delta.

Day 4 – Cai Rang – Cai Be Floating Market ( B/L)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta.

At 06h30 the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise.

You will enjoying an early breakfast and watch the river come alive as the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards.

After breakfast, you will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets.

You will be amazed at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skillfully handcrafted regional products.

You will pull up to the boats and have the opportunity to bargain for local produce and that special gift to take home.

You will also visit some of the local sweets and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, orchards and ship-building yards.

After brunch or lunch it will be time to start your return journey back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 5 – Shopping and Departure (B)

Your last day in Ho Chi Minh City is free for you to go souvenir hunting or relax ready for journey home or onto your next destination.

Trip Price

Children policy:

  • Children under 4: free of charge, sharing bed and room with two full paying adults.
  • Children from 4 to 9 years old – 50% of the tour price, sharing bed and room with two full paying adults. Limited to one child per two adults.
  • Children 10 and above: Full price.

Trip includes:

2 way airport transfers

  • Transport as per tour program.
  • English speaking tour guides.

2 Private tours

  • Meals as marked on itinerary
  • Twin share accommodation, entrance fees & security permits.

Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Please Note:

  1. Twin share hotel accommodation in HO Chi Minh City for the night prior to your tour & the night following your Mekong cruise is included in the tour package.
  2. All persons traveling alone will be required to purchase the single supplement as all accommodation included in the tour is twin share. Accommodation and upgrades to private tours are available at additional cost on request.
  3. Your Mekong Cruise will depart from either Can Tho or Cai Be depending on the day and which leg of the journey the boat is on. Eg, upstream or downstream leg.

Trip excludes:

  • Flights, drinks, meals not clearly included in itinerary, tips, phone calls, travel insurance and all other private expenses.

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