DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON -CITY TOUR
Pick you up at Tan Son Nhat International airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Next will start our half day city tour included of visiting to The Reunification Palace
, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors.
Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. there will be over 1 hour of sightseeing entire the building from the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and under-ground head quarter.
Visit the Post Office and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
, 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.
We continue to the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War before transfer back the hotel. Overnight Saigon tonight
DAY 2: SAIGON- MEKONG DELTA (MY THO- CAN THO CITY)
Pick up at hotel in Saigon, next will heading for My Tho.
A full day trip to water world of the Mekong Delta
, take a boat trip along narrow waterways, you will enjoy a cruise on boats and viewing the daily activities of the local people along the Mekong River and taste fresh tropical fruits in the orchards, enjoy honey tea from bee hives with opera renovated or Local music shows.
Lunch will be served with special dish named Fried Elephant’s Ear Fish.
Cruise ends, continue our driving trip to Can Tho, check in hotel on arrival, free at leisure. Overnight in Can Tho city(B/L)
DAY 3: CAN THO- CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET- SAIGON
Start our cruise trip early this morning ( best time is around 5.30 am) to visit the famous floating market Cai Rang, a great chance to see daily local life, all farming products are selling on boats.
visit one of the local family and their orchard, taste tropical fruits, green tea. This floating market is just open very early in the morning and end around 8.00 am. the cruise trip ends, we will drive back the hotel for breakfast and fresh up, next will drive back Saigon, transfer back your hotel on arrival Saigon (B)
DAY 4: CU CHI TUNNELS & CAO DAI HOLY LAND
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.
Tour ends, we will drive for Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh (Have lunch in town of Tay Ninh), some 30km away from Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai is a syncretist Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism.
The Cao Dai Temple (as it is more commonly known) was begun in 1933 in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions, drive back Saigon and drop off at your hotel around 5.00pm. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
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 and this Vietnam Guided Tours
ends, Tam Biet and goodbye (B/ L) (B)