OVERVIEW

This 6 day tour focuses on the beauties of the South of Vietnam and is designed for those who have limited time and/or have been to other parts of the country before.
This vivid tropical land is soaked in sunlight all year round and known for its charms from the colorful and lively Saigon - Ho Chi Minh city to undulating rice paddies, evergreen ochards and spider-net-like waterway of the Mekong Delta. 

Highlights
  • Shopping at the Ben Thanh Market
  • The underground city of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Saigon street food and exotic nightlife
  • Boat cruise and sampan rowing along meandering canals of Mekong
  • Bicycle ride along rural path and join in farm work with locals
  • Savor fresh taste of tropical fruits as you walk along ochards
  • Fascinating floating market
Trip Length: 6 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Local life & culture | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Ho Chi Minh City/Ho Chi Minh City
Places visited: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh - Ben Tre - Can Tho
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Itinerary Details

ho chi minh city, vietnam
ho chi minh city, vietnam

Xin chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by your guide and transfer to hotel for check in.
The remainder of the day is free to relax or wander around for catching up with some first sights of the city’s busy life.
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest commercial and most dynamic city of Vietnam. This is the place of great mix between old and new, east and west that blend very well in the tropical air to make it a wonderful place of discovery.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
Hotel in ho chi minh city
ho chi minh city, vietnam
ho chi minh city, vietnam

Take a morning ride on cyclo through busy Saigon streets, catch up interesting moments of local life and visit to city’s some featured sights. Explore the War Remnants Museum where you learn something about serious wars that happened in the country in the last century. Continue to the Reunification Palace, former Presidential palace of the Saigon regime where display many interesting objects that related to occupants of the building before it was captured by the communist army in 1975.
Walk across the street to the nearby Notre-Dame Cathedral and then Central Post Office, two of some prominent French gothic architecture in the city. From there you will take a ride along the Dong Khoi Street (former Rue Catinat, made famous by Graham Greene in his best-selling book - the Quiet American) and passing the historical building such as municipal theatre, hotel Continental, Rex Hotel and so on.
Drop to visit a colorful Hindu temple, where you will see most of the payers are not Hindus, to learn more about the local spiritual life. Your last visit in the morning will be the Ben Thanh market.

In the afternoon you will take a tour to Saigon’s China Town. Wander through colorful streets and shops at Binh Tay Market (Cho Lon) and visit to the Thien Hau Pagoda.
Back to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
cyclo ride & sightseeing
Breakfast
Hotel in ho chi minh city
ho chi minh city, vietnam
ho chi minh city, vietnam

After an early breakfast, depart Saigon center for a drive out to visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the most famous war relics in Vietnam and the World. The system was dug and used as a stronghold of Viet Minh and Viet Cong from 1948 to 1975 during the first and second Indochina War.

This underground city consists of more than 200km of spider net narrow underground tunnels that connecting half or total covered hideouts, shelters, fighting bunkers, hospital, school, living rooms and so on with air filters, airtight covers, booby traps and sentries were all part of the system.

Watch a documentary film introducing the war time then walk along sinuous paths run under tropical foliages to explore the tunnel system. Discover secret entrance, booby traps, visiting workshops, clinics and so on...
It is the chance for you to creep into a tunnel to experience how the Vietcong lived and fought during that time and learn more about Vietnam War as well as how strong people’s determination can be.

Continue with a short drive to Tay Ninh through some of historical sites and old battle field and take a visit to Cao Dai Holy See, the head church of Caodaism that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail.
This afternoon, after getting back to Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, it is free time to roam around the city for sightseeing and photos.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
cu chi tunnels & tay ninh explore
Breakfast
Hotel in ho chi minh city
mekong delta, vietnam
mekong delta, vietnam

Leave Ho Chi Minh City for a 2 hour drive through scenic country land to the Mekong Delta. On the way you make stop in My Tho to visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a special Buddhism architecture in Mekong with more than hundred year history.

On arrival in Ham Luong pier in Ben Tre, board a wooden boat for your leisure cruise on Ben Tre River, exploring lively activities along river such as fishing, water transferring etc.
Following, visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. As Ben Tre is the land famous for coconut, you will have a chance to learn lots about this kind of tree, huge variety of products made from coconut and do not miss the opportunity to taste some local specialties. Back on the boat and turn on natural meandering creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits and tea.
Continue with an exciting ride on motor cart (or bicycle) along shady paths, pass by coconut forest, green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about this fascinating tropical land.

Afternoon, take little sampan rowing along meandering canal to Ham Luong pier then drive to Can Tho.
Check in hotel and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in hotel in Can Tho

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Boat
tour of mekong delta
Breakfast
Hotel in can tho
floating market, mekong delta, vietnam
mekong delta, vietnam

Early breakfast then take a motor boat cruise along small and picturesque tributaries to the Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most famous one in the Mekong Delta.
Here, hundreds of boats gather for selling and buying local products of different kinds and colors making it a very hustle atmosphere on the river.
Enjoy the typical scenery, learn about local and their way of life and do not forget to take for you memorial photos.
Continue with a visit to a rice husking mill then visit to Binh Thuy Temple, Binh Thuy ancient house.

Get transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Boat
mekong floating market
Breakfast
transportation
Private vehicle
Hotel in ho chi minh city
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy your free time at leisure until getting transfer to the airport for your onward flight.  Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
Breakfast

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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary: This tour itinerary can be tailored to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best

Tour price: Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

Payment: A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights: You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents: You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance: It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

 
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