Discover the mysterious underground network - Cu Chi Tunnels.
Explore in the former Presidential Office - Reunification Palace.
Visit the classical sties of Central Post Office.
Stroll around the Ben Thanh market like locals.
Enjoy the fascinating landscape of Mekong River.
Day 1: Enjoy classical Ho Chi Minh City tour with Cu Chi Tunnels
On our Ho Chi Minh City tour, the tour guide will go to your hotel for picking you up at the lobby, at your preferred time, or normally 8:00. Cu Chi Tunnels will be the 1st site we'll visit; it's in the northwestern suburb of Ho Chi Minh City. In order to escape from aerial bombing at war time, Vietnamese built this to be a small city underground. They dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels from Saigon to Cambodian border. They stored military supplies, necessaries for daily use, equipment, etc. in the tunnels, to support the fights against enemies. At that time, the life is very hard for dark and wet environment as well as the infestation of various poisonous insects. Nowadays it become a popular tourist attraction, as you can step into the tunnels to experience the tough life of Viet Cong soldiers. After about 2-hour visit here, return to the downtown for lunch.
Be guided to the Reunification Palace, the former house for presidents of Vietnam. It's now the right place for meeting and treating heads of foreign nations, meanwhile becoming a historical site for tourists to visit. There are a number of rooms with multiple functions, including the halls for banquets, the rooms for cabinet conferences, the space for entertainments, library, base underground for military activities & military headquarters.
Next, the local landmarks of Saigon Central Post Office & Notre Dame Cathedral in the center area of Ho Chi Minh City. You'll enter to visit the Central Post Office and see Notre Dame Cathedral exterior. They are neighboring in outstanding French style and survived from the wars fortunately, having witnessed the winding development of Ho Chi Minh City.
Ben Thanh Market is very popular locally, which is the last place on our Ho Chi Minh City tour today. It is a best place to feel the real Vietnamese life. Escorted by the guide, you will feast your eyes with a wide variety of local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese arts and characteristic souvenirs, and you may select favored gifts for your family or friends.
Day 2: Full day Mekong Delta tour to My Tho & Ben Tre
Around 08:00 in the morning, the guide will meet you and lead you to the famous Mekong area. We'll drive around 1hour and 30mins to My Tho, and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda on route. Vinh Trang is a splendid temple integrated with oriental and western cultures, where the 60 wooden statues enshrined are considered to be the fine carving works in the early 20th century.
Upon arrival at My Tho Town, we'll change to a boat trip on Tien River, to feel the life on water of the locals. While admiring landscapes of fishing ports, stilt houses, Dragon & Phoenix Islands, you will enjoy seasonal fruits offered on the boat and listen to traditional music "Don Ca Tai Tu". Mekong food is quite notable in Vietnam, and you'll try the authentic Vietnamese dishes as lunch led by the guide.
After lunch, stroll through the orchard on the island and taste the honey or fruit wine brewed by the farmers. Then the Ho Chi Minh City tour will continue to Ben Tre province by boat. We'll walk into the local rainforest, visit the coconut candy workshop on the island, and learn the producing process of traditional coconut candy with the explanation by the guide. In the evening, Mekong River is peaceful and picturesque, and it would be a fascinating experience to raft on it. Saying goodbye to the Mekong, we'll return to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours' drive. The guide and the driver will escort you back to your hotel.
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- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English-speaking guide as per itinerary
- Entrance fees, boat trip for all mentioned sights visited.
- International flight into and out Vietnam.
- Accommodation and meals other than those per itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Vietnam Visa fees.