DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON
Pick you up at Tan Son Nhat International airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Sai Gon
DAY 2: SAIGON CITY TOUR
This morning, our car and guide will pick you up at hotel and start the full day sightseeing the city, included of Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors.
Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. This guided tour to present you the history of entire the building from the living quarter of the president’s family, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, under-ground head quarter.
Next stop will be the Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam, drive to the War Remains Museum, where you will have a great chance to read and see pictures of Vietnam war that you may never seen before or taking pictures with old tanks, helicopter that displayed at outside the Museum. Relax and have lunch at finest local restaurant.
This afternoon, we will continue to visit the Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Saigon.
Next to visit is Ben Thanh market, a great place for shopping before transfer back hotel for fresh up and next will transfer for dinner. Overnight Saigon (B/ L/D)
DAY 3: SAIGON -CU CHI TUNNELS
After breakfast, we will depart for cu chi tunnels. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like.
The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Drive back to Saigon for lunch with Best Vietnam noodle soup that called PHO and next will transfer to downtown for shopping time and dinner included today. Overnight Saigon (B/L/D)
DAY 4: SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA
Pick up at your hotel/ home in Saigon at 8.00 am and Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The most interesting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the most beautiful Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits.
And then we continue our trip to see fascinating local industries in Ben Tre Province. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Saigon with stop over at the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda.
On arrival, transfer to your hotel for fresh up and next will have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight Saigon (B/L/D)
DAY 5: SAIGON DEPARTURE
Have breakfast in the hotel, free time for your own of relaxing and sightseeing , enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh Market, Parkson, Diamond, Vincom, XQ Hand Embroidery, next will meet back our car and driver to transfer back the airport for flight onwards (B)