Mekong Delta Cai Rang Floating Market Ho Chi Minh Landscape by night
Vietnam

South Vietnam: 5-day classical tour with amazing experience

Duration
5D4N
Tour Code
VIV.17
Tour Style
Culture, Private

Overview

location_on Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ben Tre - Can Tho

Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern part of Vietnam are always attractive to travelers over the world. The vibrant lifestyle, the way people live and the way it has been influenced through wars had formed a unique Sai Gon, as named under the greatest leader of all times of Vietnam – President Ho Chi Minh.

The Southern part of Vietnam is always the fertile land with a lot of gardens and historical landmarks. The 5-day classical tour to this part of Vietnam would bring you to the unique quintessence part of Vietnam, where you can get a chance to live through the hard days when Vietnamese people fought back the American and won the battle and where you can enjoy the biking trip to some villages nearby.

Don’t forget the prosperous Mekong Delta with many beautiful sightseeing to discover. The journey will enchant and please you with its rich culture, warm weather, beautiful scenery, tasty foods, and friendly people of Vietnam.

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Trip highlights

  • Attracted by the crowd, bustling rhythm of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibe
  • Learn Vietnamese war history by visiting Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Experience the river life at Mekong Delta
  • Discover the vibrant floating market
  • Make your marks in the Southern part of Vietnam

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Xin chào Việt Nam! Hello Vietnam!

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asia city of markets, streets clogged with scooters, street-side food stalls, as well as foreign restaurants office blocks, and shopping malls. It is Vietnam’s economic powerhouse and the rate of progress over the last few years has been remarkable. Saigon is an exciting and exotic city where the pace of life never dims and which is now looking forward with great optimism after its tumultuous 20th century.

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, process the immigration procedure (visa on arrival is available or obtained in advance via Vietnam E-visa ), seek our driver and guide, who are waiting for you with a sign bearing your name. The journey from the airport to your hotel will take approximately half an hour and is an entertaining experience full of chaotic traffic and millions of motorbikes. Dinner is your arrangement.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Note: While every effort is made to have your room available upon arrival, check-in time is at 2:00 pm; your room may or may not be ready before this time.

Meal: no meal


Ho Chi Minh City overview from a corner of the street

After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will take you to see the wartime legacy of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by the Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. This vast network of tunnels played a huge part in the Viet Cong’s victory over the Americans, allowing them to control a large rural area surrounding HCM City. You will watch a brief introductory video at the Cu Chi Tunnels, followed by a walk through the reserve.

If you are feeling brave, you can crawl inside the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience how difficult life must have been and discover the 3 underground levels. There will also be a chilling exhibition of the traps and weapons used against the American GIs. After visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, head back to the city center for lunch.

In the afternoon, you start the city tour to explore great architecture in one of our largest cities in Vietnam. The architecture of Ho Chi Minh City is a splendid mix of Vietnam’s historical heritage, from French colonial villas to modern steel and glass monuments. The top architectural sights for tourists date back to the time when Saigon, the “Pearl of Indochina” was the capital of French Indochina. More has been added to the cultural heritage since then, and we see interesting times ahead in terms of modern architecture.

Our guide would be more than happy to take you to the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace. If time permits, you can also visit the Saigon Opera House, Saigon’s City Hall.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Saigon Municipal Opera House

The rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta, is essential to Vietnamese agriculture. As the mighty Mekong river approaches the coast at the end of its journey from China, it begins to spread out into a myriad of tributaries that bring life to the whole region. Explore these tributaries, both big and small, and witness a life lived almost entirely on water!

Pick up at the hotel at 8 am, leave the busiest city, and start the trip to Ben Tre. On arrival at Ham Luong Pier (Ben Tre town), take a boat on the Ben Tre River—one of the tributaries of the Mekong River. See lively activities along the river, such as fishing and water transport. Stop at Brickwork to see how to make bricks in the traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to the village. Take a walk to the family workshop to make sleep mats and enjoy some fruit and tea.

Take a biking trip on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a rowing boat along Water Palm Creek and cruise back to Hung Vuong Pier. Disembark and drive through endless rice fields to reach Can Tho.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Ben Tre boat trip in palm trees village

In the early morning at 6:00 AM, you will take a boat to Cai Rang floating market, the biggest wholesale of tropical fruits on the floating market where local people pick the tropical fruits from their garden to sell there, and you will have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. After experiencing the floating market(s), you will visit a local family who has made noodles (“hủ tiếu”) by hand for three generations, and you can try to learn how to make noodles with them.

A light breakfast is served in a local restaurant beside beautiful and quiet canals. Then, you are back at your hotel at 10:00 to pack your luggage and check out around noon. Enjoy the way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

In the evening, you can venture to the popular Com Nieu Sai Gon Restaurant, which provides an experience that goes beyond the flavors and edges of cultural exploration.  Taste the clay pot-backed rice that is dressed with scallions and a savory sauce.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam

The morning is at your leisure, allowing you to venture back into the city for one last visit to the Old City. You’ll soon arrive at the airport and be prepared for your flight back home thanks to your private transfer.

Meal: Breakfast


A corner of Ho Chi Minh City - view from a side of river bank

Useful Information

This sample itinerary was created by our travel experts as inspiration for your next trip. Ready for your customization. You pick to suit your budget, desires, and cultural experiences. The price of this trip will vary, depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and the availability of ground services. Please click on Inquire Now (above) and give us the necessary information to enable us to send you a FREE personalized quote within 24 hours if not sooner!

Our Service Include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water while touring
  • Tax & service charge

Our Service exclude:

  • Other non-mentioned meals
  • Other non-mentioned services
  • International Flights to Hanoi/from Ho Chi Minh
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Visa fee

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