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Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh-Phan Thiet
The Best of Vietnam

With its vibrant culture and food scene, breathtaking landscapes and friendly locals, Vietnam is the perfect escape for a tranquil, yet fun-filled vacation. Explore Ho Chi Minh City, interact with locals, and unwind on gorgeous secluded beaches for a wholesome and unforgettable experience.

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

3* Hotel
4* Hotels
5* Hotels

Service Level

Standard
Upgraded
Luxury

Transportation

Private
Public

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

Max 75 years

Difficulty

Easy

Who is this tour for?

Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Family with Kids, Family with Parents, Mixed Group, Family & Friends
Tour Map

Tour Experience

Experience Vietnam's nature, culture and cuisine on this six day trip to the 'Land of the Ascending Dragon'.

  • Tour Ho Chi Minh city
  • Mekong delta cruise along water channels.
  • Local markets and traditional workshops.
  • Interact with the locals.
  • Visit the ancient Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho.
  • Sample some of the freshest seafood and local delicacies
  • Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnel System
  • Explore the beaches of Phan Thiet

*This is perfect for those looking for a short but wholesome experience in Vietnam

5N/ 6D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Swimming
Photography
Village Walk
Temple Visit
Shopping
Local Interaction

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Spiritual
Village Life
Architecture

Itinerary

1 Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City

A local representative awaits your arrival at the airport and will drive you to your hotel to get settled in. Once you check in, the rest of your day is at your leisure. (Check in begins at 14:00).

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City
8 km None
None +
Ho Chi Minh City
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Shopping
None

Today, post breakfast, we set out to discover bits of Ho Chi Minh City itself as we visit The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.

We stop for lunch at a famous Pho restaurant!

After lunch, we set off on a drive through the countryside to visit the Ben Dinh section of the well-known Cu Chi Tunnel System, an underground tunnel system, built in the 1940s by communist forces in Vietnam. On arrival, we watch a video explaining how these tunnels were used during the times of war with America. Walk through passages, crawl through narrower ones at get a glimpse of how they were once used during the times of war. You'll find displayed, booby traps, ammunition, weapons once used during the war.

There is a shooting range where you can try your hand at firing automatic or semi-automatic weapons (self sponsored).

After an informative day, we head back into the city to stay the night.

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City
95 km None
None +
Ho Chi Minh City
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Photography, Shopping, Local Interaction
Culture, Architecture
Breakfast, Lunch

Post breakfast, we head to the city of My Tho where we board a motor boat for a cruise along the vast network of river channels of the Mekong with views of for famous islets - Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix.

A glimpse of the day-

  • We stop at one of the floating fish houses to discover their fresh seafood and way of life
  • We visit traditional honey farming and coconut candy making workshops for some insight and hands-on experience while the trills of local traditional music permeates the air.
  • Next, we hand-row a 'sampan', a kind of wooden boat through local floating markets and ride through villages on the back of a Xe Loi, a type of local cycle rickshaw.
  • After a lovely 5 course traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we board a boat back to My Tho.
  • Before we return to the hotel, we visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a majestic temple surrounded by beautiful gardens, a sight for sore eyes.

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • My Tho
  • Mekong Delta
  • My Tho
  • Ho Chi Minh City
150 km None
None +
Ho Chi Minh City
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Shopping, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, Architecture
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, after breakfast, we begin our drive to Phan Thiet, some 200 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, we have the rest of the day to discover the beautiful stretches of palm fringed beaches.

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phan Thiet
215 km None
Phan Thiet
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Swimming, Local Interaction
Nature
Breakfast

Today is at your leisure. Go around town, sunbathe in the golden sand, or take a tip in the blue, blue ocean - the day is all yours!

None +
Phan Thiet
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Swimming, Shopping, Local Interaction
Nature
Breakfast

Today, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, and you will be transferred to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your onward journey.

  • Phan Thiet
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City
210 km None
Breakfast
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Inclusions
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis, with breakfast.
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle except for group tours.
  • Pick up and drop to and from the airport.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned
  • Entrance fees
  • SIC tours - day 2,3
  • Complimentary Vietnam Visa letter
Exclusions
  • International flight tickets
  • Vietnam Visa stamp fee of 25 USD for single entry
  • Early check in & Late check out
  • Drinks, other than water.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, cigarettes)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharge if staying in Phan Thiet during the weekend (Friday-Saturday)
Advisory
  • Hotels are subject to availability.
  • Check in usually begins after 2 pm.
  • Flight fares are subject to change.
  • During the festive season and peak season, expect an increase in rates.
  • Validity of the passport should be minimum 6 months from the intended date of return.
  • For group from 10 and more, a compulsory tip for the guide and driver is added.
  • Learning the local language always earns you smiles (and discounts!)
  • Public display of affection is frowned upon as it is considered impolite.
  • Be respectful of monks. Woman, especially, must never touch male monks.
  • Avoid pointing your bare feet at monks or statues of Buddha. It's a sign of disrespect.
  • It is advised that you dress conservatively while visiting religious sites and places of worship.
  • It is recommended that you obtain an e-visa for Vietnam. It's a quick and easy process which can be done via the following government website - https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/khai-thi-thuc-dien-tu/cap-thi-thuc-dien-tu

The processing fee for the same is 25 USD. Ensure that you have in hand a printed E-visa.

Why Ecohunters?

Small Groups
We deliberately encourage small groups as they allow for better experiences , more interaction and exchange.
Epic journeys
Every journey listed on the site has been mined for the sheer purpose of extending the joy to you!
All Inclusive Trips
All inclusive trips ensure you soak into the experience 100% without having to bother about the nitty-gritties.
Safety First
Every journey is calibrated ensuring the safety of the traveller. We closely monitor events man-made or natural to avoid any uncertainty during your travel. Trusted local partners ensure local support.
Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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