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07

South Vietnam at Glimpse

Private & Any time
Far eastern pearl, Saigon, is the biggest city in Vietnam. The city locates in the south now changed to Ho Chi Minh City. The busy city is a fascinating mix of old and new and this is a good place to discover Vietnam from the past to present. You will discover the Cuchi Tunnel to understand more about the war as well as Vietnamese people during that period. Then we will uncover the local life in the Mekong Delta by a three day trip in the waterways of the far south. Take a boat trip to My Tho and Can Tho floating market and stay at the border of Vietnam and Cambodia: Chau Doc.
Depart at: sai gon
Finish at: sai gon
Tour destinations: Sai gon - Cu Chi tunnel - My Tho - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Sai Gon

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Saigon Arrival 
Day 02: Saigon city tour full day 
Day 03: Special Speed boat to Cu Chi tunnel
Day 04: Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho 
Day 05: Floating market visit - Chau Doc 
Day 06: Floating Village-Sa Dec- Saigon 
Day 07: Saigon - Departure
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Arrival 
Xin chào! Welcome to Sai gon - the commercial hub of Vietnam!
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam’s commercial heart and largest city. Transfer to your hotel, followed by a tour briefing, welcome drinks and your first taste of Vietnamese cuisine for dinner. Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 02: Saigon city tour full day 
A full day to explore the center of Vietnam’s southern and centre of commerce. Tour starts with a visit to some of Saigon’s most colourful architecture and historical legacies on visits to the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Then Independence Palace and Ben Thanh Market just nearby. Free the rest of the day and your dinner. Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 03: Special Speed boat ride to Cu Chi tunnel
We go by boat on a 1 hour very scenic speedboat trip up to Cu Chi.  On arrival explore this underground network that was once a hideout and home for scores of Vietnamese insurgents during the Vietnam War. Covering nearly 250km, they were shelter to over 16,000 communist guerillas during the war. The tour at Cu Chi with a private guide (English speaking) is done at your pace and generally takes about an hour or an hour and a half. Then we have lunch at Cu Chi and take you back to District 1 by boat again arriving around 1:30 pm. Back to Saigon city for relaxing. Overnight in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 04: Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho 
Get off the Highway 1 at Tan An town and head to Tam Vu and Cho Gao then My Tho (85km). Some en-rout stops let you see farmers working at paddy fields. A short boat ride to cross the upper Mekong to Ben Tre then being transferred to small sampans to get through some green, lush, picturesque and Amazon-like creeks. Call on some local families to see how they make coconut candies by hands. Lunch will be served at a local’s orchard. Continue our journey to Can Tho with a pleasant drive (90m). Arrive in Can Tho then check in hotel. Overnight at Can Tho
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho


Day 05: Floating market visit - Chau Doc 
Early boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, enjoy coffee and fruits at the market and watch the locals’ world goes by from our boat. Head to Long Xuyen for lunch (50km) and a quick break to visit the beautiful Theravada Khmer Buddhist Temple of Xvayton at Tri Ton (60km). A short drive to Tra Su Conservation, board on an arrow-boat and then a rowing-boat to unveil the breath-taking scenery and the wildlife habitats of this sensational and unique Conservation. The day ends with another short drive to Chau Doc. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc


Day 06: Floating Village-Sa Dec- Saigon 
Boat trip to visit a massive floating village where thousands of locals live in their floating houses and earn their living on breeding Basa and many other kinds of fresh-water fish. A pleasant drive to Sa Dec’s bonsai and flower villages (100km). This is where you can enjoy the arts of landscaping, creating bonsai, growing and looking after many kinds of bonsai and flower. Lunch at Sa Dec before head back to Saigon with some stops en route to visit a beautiful brick factory (140km). Arrive in Sai gon and check in back to the hotel. Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 07: Saigon - Departure
This holiday only shows you the South part where is the biggest delta of Vietnam. We have more destinations such as Halong Bay, mountainous trekking and heritages etc along the length of Vietnam. We do hope you will soon come back with us in a thorough exploration. 
Transfer you to the airport then we have to say goodbye. End of our Saigon at Glimpse tour.
Meal: Breakfast 
Accommodation: N/A
HIT Vietnam Tours wishes you very enjoyable memories with our Vietnam Classic Tours!

Why this Tour?

  • Speed boat on river to Cu Chi
  • The biggest floating market in Mekong Delta, Cai Rang
  • Explore the unique culture of Khmer
  • Discover wildlife in Tra Su forest
  • Visit lower villages in Sa Dec

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 1105 pp
Group 2 persons: US$ 670 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 610 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 510 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 120
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter
  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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