Meet our guide and driver at Tan Son Nhat International airport and transfer to your hotel in down town, check in early and sleep back.
Have breakfast in the hotel
At 09.00 am, 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 center 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.
Lunch in finest local restaurant, drive back Saigon and you are free for your own shopping and sightseeing the Ben Thanh Market.
Dinner & overnight in Saigon (B/L/D)
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.
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.
Dinner & overnight in Saigon (B/L)
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 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, 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 one of the finest local restaurant.
This afternoon, we will continue to visit the Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Saigon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, a great place for shopping.
Transfer for dinner and next will drive back the Tan Son Nhat airport for flight onwards. tour ends at airport (B/L/D)