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Sai Gon - Mekong Tours

SE6: Experience Saigon & Mekong river 5 days

Destination: Ho chi minh – Cu chi tunnel - Mekong delta – Ho chi minh
Starts in: Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 5D-4N
Tour code: SE6

Experience Saigon & Mekong river 5 days

Itinerary in brief:
 
Day 1: Ho chi minh arrival
Day 2: Ho chi minh city  - Cu chi tunnel   ( B, L )
Day 3: Ho chi minh – Mekong delta – Can tho ( B, L )
Day 4: Can tho – Ho chi minh ( B, L )
Day 5: Ho chi minh departure ( B )
 
Itinerary in details:
 
Day 1: Ho chi minh arrival
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you are warmly welcomed  and transferred  to hotel by private Asia View Travel’s guide with signboard, check in, relax. Overnight at hotel in Ho chi minh.
 
Day 2: Ho chi minh city  - Cu chi tunnel ( B, L )
Morning after breakfast, 8:00 AM pick up at  hotel, drive tothe famous Cuchi Tunnels. It takes you nearly 2 hours traveling by road from Ho chi minh to Cu chi tunnel.
At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s, let the Viet Minh and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was several  stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth, going to school.
Back city for lunch.
Afternoon take city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals. We visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office before we shall see the exhibition on Vietnam War to the famous War Museum. and the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight at hotel in Ho chi minh.
 
Day 3: Ho chi minh – Mekong Delta – My tho – Ben tre – Can Tho ( B,  L )
8:00 AM you will be picked up at hotel, transfer to My Tho, 80km from Ho chi minh city. It takes you around 2,5 hours to get the area. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery on Vietnam River from the peaceful Delta. The huge ships, which come from many different countries moving slowly, quietly along the river is what you will see at the Saigon River. Do not miss this sight! On the way you will see daily activities of local people along the river sellers and buyers bargaining, exchanging fish, the products that they got from their working on the sea. From My Tho, you will ride on a local motor boat around Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek and go for a rowing boat trip. You will also enjoy lunch, tropical fruit and free time  bike ride in the rural village. From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals that are so beautiful for photography. Continue travel by road to Can tho, check in, relax. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.
 
Day 4: Can tho – Ho chi minh ( B, L )
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we breakfast and start our trip with a boat cruise on sparking streams along the endless waterway of Mighty Mekong River to Cairang  floating markets. There will be hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade. Sellers advertisers their wares by crying out across the waters. We visit the lush orchards and are treated to a delicious tropical fruits. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. Drop off at your hotel, end of tour. Thank you for travelling with Asia View Travel.
 
Day 5: Ho chi minh departure ( B )
Free until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
 
AccommodationOptions

 
Location Standard 3* Superior 3 * First class 4 * Deluxe 5 *
Saigon Ruby River 3 * Tan Hai long hotel &spa 3* Grand Silverland 4* Majestic 5*
Can tho Hau giang 3 * Kim tho 3 * Ninh kieu II 4 * Victoria Cantho 4 *
 
Tour includes:
  • All accommodation in double / twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • All tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as stated
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Mineral water & towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
 
Tour excludes:
  • Vietnam visa arrangement (We can apply Visa on arrival if you request)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Surcharge on 24,31 December and Lunar New Year
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills, drink during meals
  • Tips and gratuities
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