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Gems of Southern Vietnam

TVN06: 6 Days Private Tour of Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $809 per person Free Inquiry
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh CityCentral Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
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Day 1 Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
Our guide will cheer you up in the arrival hall of Ho Chi Minh City Airport depending on your flight. You will get your first encounter of this vibrant city on your way to the hotel. We will treat you to authentic Southern Vietnamese cuisine at a delightful restaurant in the evening.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is formerly called Saigon. Today we get right to the city's most popular sightseeing spots. We will first proceed to Ho Chi Minh City's China Town, where old Chinese temples with beautiful architecture will immerse visitors in real local market ambiance. Then we visit the FITO Museum on traditional Vietnamese medicine. Further onward to Ben Thanh Market to browse over a superb collection of goods. After lunch, we visit the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace, dedicated to times of national upheaval after World War 2. We finish our afternoon at the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City's Centre Post Office. The evening program includes dinner and a night cruise on Saigon River for you to enjoy the city's charming night view.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City
Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
City's Centre Post Office
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh Cooking Class, Cu Chi Tunnels. (B+L)
We start the day by attending Ho Chi Minh Cooking Class, a 50 minutes drive from Ho Chi Minh City. You start with picking fresh vegetables and ingredients from the organic farm. Then you join the cooking class and make your own delicious dishes (length: 1 hour and 15 minutes) at the elbow of a master chef. It is absolutely a hands on and fun-filled experience. After class, you will be escorted to visit the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze of underground air raids tunnels dug during the Vietnam War. You can crawl through parts of the tunnels to reenact surviving the warring days.

Kind notice of Cu Chi Tunnels:
Inside the Cu Chi Tunnels, you may need to squat or even crawl through a little of the section. Therefore long pants and sports shoes are recommended to wear. Moreover, mosquito repellent is also needed.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Can Tho
A day trip to Ben Tre. Cruise on Ham Luong River, Local orchards and workshops, Countryside tour, Visit a local family. (B+L)
An exciting day awaits you! After breakfast, we will drive to Ben Tre, which is two hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, and start our Mekong River Delta exploration. We will board a cruise on the Ham Luong River where you can see local families demonstrate making traditional coconut candy, rice paper rolls, swelled candy rice, dry longan and various rice wines. We will stop at a village to peek at what life is like for people living in the Mekong Delta in a real farmer's home. Furthermore, you can enjoy the idyllic scenery by "Xe Loi" (also called rickshaw) or bicycle. Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. The boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre and then we will drive you to Can Tho, which is the largest city in Mekong. You will have the rest of the day free to explore on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City
Motor boat to Cai Rang floating market, countryside visits. (B+L)
We will leave for the famous Cai Rang floating market by motor boat early in the morning. There are thousands of peddlers coming from nearby regions to the hustling and bustling floating market. Here you can find a wide variety of goods, from fresh fruits to rice and seafood. It illustrates how the hardworking Vietnamese along Mekong Delta have lived for hundreds of years. Afterwards, we continue the boat ride to visit reputable orchards and sample some of the fresh fruits. As our boat continue to move into the country side, we can see traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves, and also view locals going about their daily activities. We will return to Can Tho for lunch, and then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

More about the Cai Rang Floating Market:
Cai Rang Floating Market should be the earliest opening market. Around 06:00 - 07:00, it will be the best time to explore this bustling traditional market. The shops and stalls are boats of all sizes, mainly selling agricultural products and specialties from the surrounding areas of Cai Rang Town. You can try to buy some fresh fruits on boat to experience shopping on water.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Mekong Delta
Floating market
Day 6 Departure from Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your pleasant Southern Vietnam vacation comes to an end today as we transfer you to the airport and help you board the outbound flight. Should you wish to continue your Asian tour instead of going back home right away, we have some extension tour options for you to select from. Let's keep the wonderful experience going on!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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
Tour Prices
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
With Luxury Hotels
$1049
$909  
With Standard Hotels
$949  
$809  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fees
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