South Vietnam (Economy Tour)
6 Nights/7 Days
Ho Chi Minh 4 N - Can Tho 1N – Cha Doc 1N
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh ,Can Tho,Cha Doc
|Arrival||Ho Chi Minh Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)|
|Departure||Ho Chi Minh Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)|
|Day 1||HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL|
|Day 2||HALF DAY HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR|
|Day 3||FULL DAY HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNELS|
|Day 4||HO CHI MINH - VINH LONG - CAN THO|
|Day 5||HALFDAY CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - TRANSFER TO CHAU DOC|
|Day 6||CHAU DOC - CITY TOUR - TRANSFER BACK SAIGON|
|Day 7||HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE|
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL (TAN SON NHAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)-HOTEL
Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon is the largest city and economic center of Vietnam always bustled with activities of modern life. It is where businesses converge and shoppers indulge themselves into unlimited choices. However the city also carries with it a rich historical legacy in contrast with its dazzling glamor.Over night stay at Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 2:HALF DAY HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Meet our tour guide at your hotel lobby and take a half day city tour. First, discover the very popular War Remnants Museum, the one that gathers a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photographs and documentation of the Vietnam wars. See displays of old military equipment and other related objects as well as larger exhibits including an F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. Nex, the century-old Reunification Palace, witness of the historic events of old Saigon and famous for its architectural characteristics. It witnessed the growth of Ho Chi Minh City during peacetime and throughout the Vietnam War until its end in 1975.
After that, we will visit Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in District 1, a bustling destination that's popular with tourists due to its central location. You can browse its wide selection of goods before your tour ends with transportation back to your hotel or drop-off at another central location, if you wish. Over night stay at Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 3:FULL DAY HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR & CHU CHI TUNNELS (75 km/1 hr)
Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer about 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges.
Afternoon, continue the tour to visit Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles. Call in Saigon Central Post Office, a fine colonial building which was designed and built in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel. Move on to Cho Lon or the city’s China Town where you will visit the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909 in dedication to the Lord of Heaven. Overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH –VINH LONG(136 km /2 hrs) & VINH LONG -CAN THO (40 km /40 minutes )
Morning, pickup at your hotel to transfer to Vinh Long, a riverside town in the vast Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta. Take a boat cruise to lively Cai Be floating market where sellers and buyers bargain and exchange goods from their boats. Proceed through a fascinating maze of shady canals to Hoa Binh Phuoc Island. Beautiful landscape of zigzag canals, lush vegetation, peaceful villages and activities of rural life will make you a delightful sight. There on the island, visit some local farmers’ homes, interact with warm-hearted hosts and learn about their trades of bonsai gardening, tile and ceramic production and rice paper and coconut candy making. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged.
Afternoon, transfer by car to Can Tho, then free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho
DAY 5:HALF DAY CAI RANG FLOTING MARKET –TRANSFER TO CHAU DOC ( 120km/2hrs)
Morning, depart Ninh Kieu wharf by shuttle bus then embark a boat cruise to the Cai Rang floating market where sellers and buyers bargain and exchange goods from their boats. Located on Can Tho River, this is the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. Like other floating markets in the region, it was initially established to meet the trading meets of local people while the road traffic system was still in its infancy. Today, even if the road traffic network has developed significantly, Cai Rang floating market still play an important part in the local life and culture. To understand more about lifestyle here, keep on going into the small creek called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf. Then you are transferred to Chau Doc city, check in hotel & free in the rest of day .Overnight at hotel in Chau Doc
DAY 6:CHAU DOC CITY TOUR –CITY TOUR-TRANSFRR BACK HO CHI MINH CITY (210km/5.5 hrs)
Meet our guide at your nice hotel and take the morning boat trip to visit the floating fish farm and the floating village, the Cham weaving village.
Afternoon, transfer back saigon for check in & relax for the rest of this day.Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 7:HO CHI MINH CITY (TAN SON NHAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)- DEPARTURE
Today , pick you up at your hotel to transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for flight depature.