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Vietnam: Saigon-Cu Chi-Mekong
A Pho-ntastic Pho Day Trip to the Land of the Ascending Dragon

On this quick trip to Vietnam, you have the opportunity to make the most of your visit as you uncover bits of the rich natural beauty, culture and heritage of the country.

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 , Senior Couple, Family with Kids, Family with Parents, Mixed Group, Family & Friends
Tour Map

Tour Experience

Get a taste of Vietnam's nature, culture and cuisine on this four day trip to the 'Land of the Ascending Dragon'.

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

3N/ 4D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Bird Watching
Photography
Village Walk
Shopping
Local Interaction

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Village Life
Cityscape

Itinerary

1 Arrival

A local guide awaits your arrival at the airport and will drive you to your hotel to get settled in. After you rest a while and filly your tummies, we set off for a tour of the city.

We look to discover bits of Ho Chi Minh City itself as we visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office, Dong Khoi street, the Mariamma Hindu temple and the Ben Thanh market.

After the day's sightseeing, we head back to the hotel for the night.

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • Ho Chi Minh City
15 km None
Photography, , Temple Visit, Shopping, Local Interaction,
Culture, , , Architecture
None

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 type of wooden boat through local floating markets and ride through villages on the back of a Xe Loi, a kind of local cycle rickshaw.
  • After a lovely lunch at a local restaurant, we board a boat back to My Tho.
  • Before we return to the hotel in Ho Cho Minh city, 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
  • Vinh Trang Pagoda
  • Ho Chi Minh City
151 km None
None +
Ho Chi Minh City
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Photography, , , Shopping, Local Interaction, Temple Visit
Nature, Culture, Village Life, ,
Breakfast, Lunch

Today, after some breakfast, we set off on a drive through the countryside to visit 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 and 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 for the night. .

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City
115 km None
None +
Ho Chi Minh City
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels, 5* Hotels
Local Interaction,
Nature,
Breakfast

The trip comes to an end here. You will be dropped off at the airport for your onward journey. You can fit in some last-minute shopping before your departure. The hotel room is at your disposal until noon.

  • Ho Chi MInh City
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport
8 km None
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Other Details

Inclusions
  • Accommodation in a twin-sharing room 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
  • Mineral water on coach (2 bottles a day/person)
  • 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
  • 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.

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