This special package tour will give you a memorable vacation within 6 days. Explore Mekong Delta provinces and Saigon. Learning more about Vietnam War and Vietnamese people’s lives.
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Meet and greet by our driver at Tan San Nhat International airport. Transfer to the hotel in the center, free at your leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
At 8.30AM, the guide will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will visit:
- The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city.
- War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
- Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.
- Thien Hau Pagoda: Located in Cholon, the city’s Chinatown, this pagoda is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.
- Ben Thanh Market by cyclo for an hour: This is one of the best ways to observe street life in this vibrant commercial centre. Enjoy a ride through the narrow streets and timeless street scenes as you soak up the atmosphere in comfort.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
At 8AM meet tour guide and driver for private pick up and start to visit Cu Chi Tunnels: Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
After lunch, travel by road to Tay Ninh province. Here you will see the famous Cao Dai Temple, the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion, a unique combination of the Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam with colorful ceremonies that are unique to observe
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Today, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. A two and a half hour drive takes you to Cai Be. We will start with the visit of Cai Be floating market. Here, you can see many wooden boats which play a role as stores where you can buy varying kinds of fruits and vegetables. Afterward, we may peek into a local workshop to learn how rice paste, coconut candy and pop rice are made.
There is also a handicraft village nearby where you can see how the locals make rice net for spring rolls, fish sauce and soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut leaves for cottage proof.
After lunch, we will travel around in a traditional rowboat and see the traditional wooden houses, palm trees and the daily activities of the local like fishing and picking up fruits in the Mekong Delta. An optional stop will be possible, you can visit a nursery garden to enjoy different types of fruits and discover how the growers of the Mekong Delta produce the world famous fruits and vegetables.
The cruise will end at around middle afternoon in Vinh Long town, driving to Can Tho for hotel check in.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Breakfast before we will start a boat trip for touring along the small and picturesque tributaries for seeing the Cai Rang floating market, Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Finally return to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
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