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VN11: 10 Days Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Type: Private tailor-made tour with professional guide and driver
Accommodation: Selected 5-star luxury and 4-star comfortable hotels
Highlights:

  • Take a boat to visit the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market.
  • Explore the mysterious underground Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Relax yourself by wondering around the White Beach in Nha Trang.
  • Sail down the Mekong River to enjoy the pictureque sceneries.

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Pick up at Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Airport, Drive to the hotel
Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your professional local guide and driver and then be transferred to the well selected downtown hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal. 
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City classical tour with Cu Chi Tunnels
After breakfast, we will head northwest to the first station on your journey, the Cu Chi Tunnels, which were first dug in the 1940s during the Anti-French War and expanded rapidly from 1950s to1970s during the Vietnam War, becoming a fully functional underground city. Upon arrival, you will surely be amazed by the clever design of the entrance. After entering the narrow tunnels, you will explore the different functional parts inside, including dormitories, kitchens, meeting rooms, granaries, first aid stations, ammunition dumps, ventilation shafts, firing posts, rolling traps and etc.

In the afternoon, we will head to watch the war relics exhibited in the War Remnants Museum, where you will feel the cruelty of war through pictures, maps, texts as well as the material objects, including the aircrafts, artillery shells, poison gas bombs and one guillotine. Please be prepared mentally as some photos may be quite a sensory shock. After these two sites, believe you will have a deeper understanding about how precious peace is. Then, we will come to the symmetrical Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office, which are both French-style architectures built in late 1990s. Finally, today's tour will end with the Dong Khoi Street, which is popular among people who like shopping or are interested in the cultural and creative products. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
    War Remnants Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
    People send letters at Ho Chi Minh City Central Post Office.
Day 3: Mekong River cruise, Drive 2h to Can Tho
In the morning, we will first drive for around 2 hours to My Tho to board a cruise sailing down the Mekong River. On the cruise, you will feel immersed in an enchanting landscape painting, surrounded by endless natural beauties. Halfway through, you will have a precious chance to visit a coconut candy and a rice paper factories. Today's lunch will be arranged on an island. Then after around 2 hours' cruise, you will arrive at Ben Tre. Afterwards, take a 2 hours' private ride to Can Tho City and your guide will help you check in the local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Can Tho sightseeing, Drive 3h to Ho Chi Minh Airport, Fly 1h to Da Lat
Today, you will take a boat to visit the lively Cai Rang Floating Market, where you will have a special and interesting experience shopping on the boat. A lot of people in this area live and trade goods on the boat and this experience will offer you a good chance to get close to the local people and learn about the local characteristics. After that, we will head to an islet to see the tropical fruit orchards. When the cruise is over, you will be escorted to Ho Chi Minh Airport for a flight to Da Lat. After landing, your Da Lat local guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Da Lat with Bao Dai Summer Palace
After breakfast, the day will begin with the French-style Bao Dai Summer Palace, which was the summer residence of Vietnam's last emperor, Bao Dai, built in 1933. Although the exterior is not eye-catching, the interior decoration is extremely luxurious. Then, we will head to visit the most beautiful railway station in Vietnam - Da Lat Old Railway Station, the stunning artificial lake - Xuan Huong Lake as well as the lively and rustic market - Central Market. Afterwards, we will move on to the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda, a group of small monastic buildings and the Thien Vien Truc Lam, a secluded monastery with beautiful garden. Later, today's trip will be concluded with the Tuyen Lam Lake, where you could enjoy the pleasant sceneries and totally relax yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Da Lat
    The scenic views of Da Lat with lush plants
Day 6: Drive 3h to Nha Trang, Half day visit with Po Nagar Cham Tower
Today, after checking out of the hotel, we will drive for around 3 hours to Nha Trang. Along the way, we will stop by some rural villages, where you could feel the local living atmosphere. After arriving, you will be accompanied to visit the Po Nagar Cham Tower and the Long Son Pagoda. The Po Nagar Cham Tower was built between the 7th and 12th centuries by India and dedicated to Po Nagar, who protects the fishermen living off the sea. The Long Son Pagoda is a Chinese-style temple, which is famous for a huge stone statue of Guanyin inside. Afterwards, we will head to the Dam Market, which is a good place to feel the cultural flavor and taste a wide variety of tropical fruits at a very cheap price. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to the hotel and your guide will help you with the check-in procedure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Have fun at Nha Trang
After breakfast, you can spend the whole day freely on the beach in Nha Trang. Playing beach volleyball with friends, swimming or diving in the sea are all great choices.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Have fun at Nha Trang
Today is still on your own arrangement. You can not only cycle around the picturesque coastline, but also explore the surrounding villages to get close to the local people. Then, you can round off the day in Nha Trang with a hearty seafood feast.

Recommended Activities:
If you are a watersport enthusiast, the VinWonders Nha Trang is a good place for you to relax yourself. It is an all-in-one amusement park where you could enjoy the longest sea-crossing cable car route in the world and admire the stunning scenery of Nha Trang Bay on the Zipline. You definitely could not miss it if you're travel with kids.

Meals: Breakfast

  • A small villages stands at the coastline of Nha Trang.
Day 9: Fly back to Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, contiune to enjoy some free time in Nha Trang. After that, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City departure & Airport see-off
Your vacation will draw to an end today. According to your flight time, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and then escort you to the airport for your homeward flight. Wish you a pleasant journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
Ho Chi Minh CityHotel Nikko Saigon
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Can ThoVictoria Can Tho Resort - Deluxe Room
Victoria Can Tho Resort - Superior Room
Da LatAna Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa - Villa Suite
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa - Villa
Nha TrangMia Resort Nha Trang
Havana Nha Trang Hotel
Tour Prices

Christmas & 2023 special: Enjoy 12% off if you book before Dec. 25, 2022

Category
Month
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
May - Sep
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec$2059
$1811
$1789
$1574
May - Sep$1949
$1715
$1689
$1486
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec$1749
$1539
$1479
$1301
May - Sep$1699
$1495
$1429
$1257
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy airfare of Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat; Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Vietnam.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam Visa Fee.
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