Taste of Southern Vietnam life

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price from: $320 USD

Besides visiting and learning about the most overwhelming highlights of historical sites around Ho Chi Minh – the city named after a national Hero, this 5-day tour will bring you to a beautifully wild area with a density of small rivers, tunnels … it is such an amazing chance that you enjoy bustling atmosphere of floating market with thousands of boats carrying different types of local products. Especially, the daily life of floating families will be presented lively in your eyes, which shows you a distinctively stunning picture of Vietnam life. The last interesting thing which will significantly impress you is to enjoy a dinner with local people and listen to their dialy-life stories.

Day 1: HCM arrival

Welcome to HCM: On your arrival in Tan Son Nhat international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide with pick-up sign board then immediately transferred to the hotel for check in. It is estimated to be 45-minute driving through beautiful rice filed to reach Hanoi centre.

Free time ideas:

  • You can enjoy the beautiful scene from Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck where you can see all of Ho Chi Minh while enjoying a cocktail and some tapas style international dishes.
  • Enjoy the local cuisine around Ben Thanh market area

Meal: N.A

Overnight in HCM city

Day 2:HCM – Cu Chi – half day city  (B,L)

Cu Chi welcomes:

8.00 AM:  meet up our guide to visit Cu Chi tunnels, famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war.

Back to Saigon in the afternoon & Enjoy lunch.

The afternoon journey will start with visiting several well- known sites of city

  • The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building.
  • The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.
  • Ben Thanh Local market: Being a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset, Ben Thanh Market is absolutely a must-see attraction of the most dynamic city of Vietnam.

Your tour will come to the end in the late afternoon and you will have your free time at night.

Free time ideas:

  • Enjoying local food at Pham Ngu Lao street and surrounding such as Corn stir fried with dried shrimp (Bap Xao), Grilled Rice Paper AKA Vietnamese Pizza(Banh Trang Nuong), or Rice Paper Salad with Dried Beef (Banh Trang Nuong).
  • You have dinner your own and take taxi to Saigon Opera House to see the impressive A O show.

Meals: Breakfast/lunch /_

Overnight in HCM

Day 3: HCM – mekong rustic (B,L,D)

 

Authetic mekongdelta welcomes:

You will be transfer from Ho Chi Minh City downtown to Cai Be district on morning. Arriving in
Cai Be, you will be welcomed by the hospitable smile of the host and invited some fresh fruits
before embarking on boat to visit Cai Be Floating Market and traditional handicraft villages.
You’ll have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. The boat will then lead you to the
home-stay on Tan Phong Island for checking-in and having lunch.
In the afternoon, local host will lead you to his orchards where you can learn how to take care
for the garden and how to pluck the ripen fruits as the host does every day.
In the late afternoon, you will visit the vegetable garden and gather the vegetables for your
dinner.
You yourself will prepare your own dinner with the help of local host.
Stay overnight at the home-stay.

Stay overnight at the home-stay.

Day 4: Mekong delta – HCM (B)

Waking up in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air of Mekong region and then taking a stroll
around the home-stay, your 2nd day tour in Mekong will start.
Coming back to the home-stay where the delicious breakfast is waiting for you. After breakfast
time, You will visit kinder garden if it is school day. Stopping at a local farmer’s house to learn
how to make Jackfruit leafs cake and then cycling to Bonsai garden and talking to him to
understand how local farmers take care for their gardens, then try plucking the fruits and
tasting them.
Afterwards, we will return to the home-stay for check-out.
At 11:00, the small boat will transfer you back to the Cai Be tourist boat wharf and you will drive
to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in HCM city

vietnam airlines airbusDay 5: HCM departure (B)

Enjoy the last day in HCM city by your way until you will be picked up by our driver, transfer to the airport, connect flight to your home

Relation tour: Authentic Experience in Southern Vietnam

 

 

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  • Slected Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Door to door Private for whole trip
  • Boat trip on mekongriver
  • Good Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner)
  • Entrance fee and Sightseeing tickets
  • Services charges and Government taxes

Excluded:

  • Visa stamping fee in Vietnam (25USD for Single entry and 45 USD for Multi Entry at the airport).
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any flights to and from Vietnam
  • All personal expenses
  • All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
  • Flight ticket from Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh (you already booked yourself)
  • Bank fee
  • Surcharge on Christmas or new year time