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Ho Chi Minh City & Phu Quoc getaway

Ho Chi Minh City & Phu Quoc getaway
Trip length:6 days
Trip style:Vietnam Comfort Tours
Trip themes:Local life & Culture, Beaches
Physical rating:*****
Start / End cities:Ho Chi Minh city / Ho Chi Minh city
Price from:USD $480
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City  Arrival
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Get picked up from the airport and transfer downtown to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure to wander around colorful streets.
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and a commercial hub of the country that characterized by a vast array of sights and sounds with people rushing about their life from early morning until midnight. The city contains in it a fascinating blend of old and new, East and West and is home to great local cuisine.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to rest or just take walk around the central quarter for some first explore of this city.

Accommodation in hotel in Saigon center.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels - City Tour
Depart Saigon centre for a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the most famous war relics in Vietnam and the World that was dug and used as the stronghold by Viet Minh and Viet Cong during the anti-French and American Wars. This underground city stretches over 2 hundreds kilometers in the soil of Cu Chi district, about 75 km northwest of Saigon. Divided into three levels within a complicated system of rat-hole-like tunnels, there are living rooms, fighting bunkers, hospital, military workshops and cinemas with air filters, airtight covers, booby traps and sentries were all part of the system. Chance to creep into a tunnel and learn how strong people’s determination can be.

Back to Saigon at noon and this afternoon, after a short rest you will take a ride on cyclo through busy Saigon streets, catch up interesting moments from the wheels and visit to city’s some featured sights including the War Remnants Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Independence Palace (former Presidential Palace of the South of Vietnam). Ride through Dong Khoi street (former Rue Catinat, made famous by Graham Greene in his bestselling book the Quiet American) and spend some time for a troll through the Ben Thanh Market that filled with lots of interesting local products.
Free evening to enjoy time at your own pace.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc
Get transfer to the Tan Son Nhat Airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc.
Known as Pearl Island because of its beauty and is considered the best beach resort in Vietnam. With its rugged jungle, squeaking white sands and sparkling cobalt waters, unbroken beach stretches for almost the entire length of the island's west coast, only a small part of it has been developed, Phu Quoc Island has been described as paradise for relaxing.
Activities in the area: Phu Quoc is a snorkeling and diving paradise. Outlying islands and reefs make for fascinating exploration for either a half or full day trips. In the centre of the island are tropical forests, perfect for day hikes. Vietnam’s favorite ingredient Nuoc Nam (Fish Sauce), can be found here in abundance and a visit to a local factory is a must.

Get picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel for checkin.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and enjoy your time on beach.

Overnight in Phu Quoc
Day 4: Phu Quoc Island
A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 5: Phu Quoc Island
A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 6: Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City
The morning is at leisure before checking out. The resort shuttle bus will transfer you to airport for your departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

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