OVERVIEW

Wander through busy streets and indulge yourself with fantastic shopping in Saigon; floating along the World's twelfth longest river - Mekong, walk under shades of evergreen orchard and be immersed in the scene of colorful floating market of the delta. Get up the mountains, wander through a world of flowers, trying the famous weasel coffee and admire the nature glory before getting down to the emerald water and colorful coral reefs of Nha Trang and get suntan on the white sandy beach...

Highlights
  • Cyclo ride through lively Saigon
  • Fantastic cruise along the mesmerizing Mekong
  • Visiting tropical orchard and sarvor taste of the fresh delta
  • Colorful floating market
  • Motorbike adventure of Da Lat mountains and villages
  • Snorkeling at colorful reefs of Nha Trang
Trip Length: 9 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Local life & culture, Nature | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang
Places visited: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Da Lat - Nha Trang
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Itinerary Details

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

Xin Chao! Welcome to Saigon – 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.

Being the largest metropolis in Vietnam, Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City is a very dynamic city that contains a big blend of old and new, East and West. This place is characterized by busy traffic, fast moving daily life, skyscrapers, exciting nightlife and is home of some best street foods. 

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
mekong delta, vietnam
mekong delta, vietnam

Leave the hustle Ho Chi Minh City for a 2 hour drive to Cai Be, a rustic little town line on the bank of mighty Mekong River. On arrival board your river cruiser for a fascinating cruise on the mighty Mekong. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through the village and the surrounding fruit orchards and rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape. The boat will anchor for the night.
The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.
Overnight on board cruiser

Summary of inclusions

transportation
bus transfer
boat cruise
Mekong River cruise
tour activity
village Sightseeing
meal inclusion
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
accommodation
o/n on board cruiser
mekong delta, vietnam
mekong delta, vietnam

Crossing the Mekong on the way to Cai Rang Floating Market, the most colorful floating market in the delta.
Here, hundreds of boats gather for selling and buying making it a very exciting scene. Seller boats have their sample product hung on a pole to attract customers and make it easier for people to see from afar what is on offer.
Disembark the boat and take transfer back to the airport for a short flight to Da Lat, the Alps of Vietnam, the city of love and flower.

Located on the Liang Biang Plateau in the South Central Higland of Vietnam with beautiful temperate weather, stunning natural scenery, beautiful architectures of colonial buildings dotted on hillside amongst green trees and blossoms as well as very colorful minority communities those still maintain their traditional life style and culture identities.

Get pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

boat cruise
Boat cruise
tour activity
cai rang floating market
transportation
Private airport transfer
flight
Internal flight
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in da lat
dalat, vietnam
dalat, vietnam

Today you will have a day tour sightseeing Da Lat featured sights including the Crazy House, as its name implies, a special and rebelling idea of architecture that may come from fairy tales; the Domain de Marie monastery - a French built convent with remarkable architectural style and garden; the Dream Hill embellished by Dragon Lake; Da Lat flower park which is a great place for flower lovers; the Old Da Lat train station; the King Summer Palace used by the last King of Vietnam; the Robin Hill where you can have the full view of Da Lat and take a great cable car ride to Truc Lam Zen pagoda and Tuyen Lam Lake; the Central market of Da Lat with full of fresh local produces.
Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
tour activity
Sightseeing da lat
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in da lat
dalat, vietnam
dalat, vietnam

After breakfast, jump up on motorbike for your interesting sightseeing day of Da Lat surrounding country.
Get out of the city centre to the suburban area to enjoy the greenery and rural life.
Here you will take a visit a vegetable village and then a flower growing village to join with local at their farming works, learning about local working methods.
Continue to visit a coffee plantation to learn about famous product of Da Lat in particular and Centre Highland in general. Also, you will have a chance to visit a weasel coffee farm and workshop where farmers feed weasel with best coffee fruits to get the best ‘weasel coffee’, cricket farm, local workshop of local rice wine distillery and the silk manufacturing workshop.
Along the way you will also have chance to stop and visit local hill tribe village of Cil and Lat people, two of different Montagnard group in the Central Higland area.

In the afternoon you will get your  ride to Elephant Waterfall that is described as one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the Central Highlands then the Linh An pagoda which is famous for a huge statue of Quan Yin, 54m high, looking down the area from a hill.
Get back to your hotel in the late afternoon and evening is free at your leisure.

Note: if motorbike riding is not your cup of tea, car/van drive can be used instead.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
mortorcyle ride
country sightseeing
da lat country sightseeing
waterfall
waterfall visit
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in da lat
nha trang, vietnam
nha trang, vietnam

After breakfast, take a private vehicle drive along the spectacular landscapes of mountains, hills, sinuous passes, stunning valleys and evergreen plantations to Nha Trang with stops along the way for visiting local village, photos and local interaction.

Known for its long and white sandy beach, consistency of good weather, beautiful emerald water and colorful coral reefs, Nha Trang is one of the most famous and popular beach towns in the country. This place is also boasted as the best site for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Check in hotel upon arrival and remainder of the day is to enjoy your time at leisure for sun, sea and sand of Nha Trang.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
tour activity
Nha trang beach relax
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in nha trang
nha trang, vietnam
nha trang, vietnam

Today you will have a boat trip on Nha Trang bay to visit some of the nearby islands and marine park.
Start with a visit to an island fishing village where you will walk through a local market, interact with local people and enjoy a round bamboo basket boat rowing. Continue to a marine protected area where you can swim in the clear warm water and enjoy snorkeling to discover the colorful coral reefs.

Your afternoon is at leisure on the beach for sun, sea and sand.
Back to hote in the late afternoon and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private transfer
boat cruise
Boat cruise nha trang bay
tour activity
nha trang marine park
meal inclusion
Breakfast & lunch
accommodation
Hotel in nha trang

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before your transfer to airport for onward flight or continuing with more “Travel Authentic Asia” destinations.

Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

meal inclusion
Breakfast
transportation
Private airport transfer

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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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