Day 1 : Ho chi minh arrival ( D )
Upon Ho Chi Minh City arrival, you are welcomed at airport with warmest atmosphere, transfer to the city center, still called Sagion by many locals. The city is crowded with motorbikes and cars, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. ( The room may not be available till 12:00 PM )
This afteronn we start city tour to visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral( from outside) , the Old Saigon Post Office, Opera House, City Hall. We also visit the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 : Ho chi minh – Dalat by bus ( B, L )
After breakfast at hotel, we’ll head to Dalat. Enjoy the smooth drive with the beautiful landscape along the way. The trip takes you around 7 hours but will give you the chance for the nice shooting, see the plantations of tea, coffee an mulberry on the way.
Arrive in Dalat, check in hotel.
We spend the rest of afternoon to visit the Xuan Huong Lake and wander around Dalat market. Then time is on your own to explore Dalat by yourself. Remember that coffee and cake in Dalat are some of the best in Vietnam and easily to be found in any finer cafes. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Day 3 : The sweet Taste of Dalat ( B,L)
Breakfast at hotel, we spend full day to discover Dalat city. We visit the Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace, the last Emperor and unique cultural lifestyle of Vietnamese through Royal decoration, the meaningful palace of your Dalat trip. Next place is the Truc Lam Zen Monastery by cable car, at present is the biggest Zen University in Vietnam, enjoying airy space at Robin Hill, Dalat Cable Car Station to get the panorama view of the Dalat City and enjoy the marvelous sight of the pine forested valley stretched down to the South. Please dress decently, a very quiet scenery beside it’s beautiful flower garden, which is built on the top of Phoenix Hill. Keep driving southward, you vist Datanla waterfall with magnificent view.
Afternoon visit the Valley of Love. The tour is finished after we visit the special architecture of Van Hanh Pagoda, with a giant statue of plated Golden Buddist. Domain de Marie convent, a French build convent with remarkable architectural style and garden.
Day 4 : Dalat countryside tour – Flower village & Langbiang mountain by Jeep – Ho chi minh back ( B, L)
This morning leaving the city centre for a wonderful Dalat countryside. The first stop en route must be at Van Thanh traditional flower farm village. Taking photos of flowers planted in the greenhouses of local farmers will be a great trip collection for your journey in the southern central highlands. Next destination is the Langbiang moutain. Use a Jeep to climb up the Langbiang mountain – (1950meters high) This is the roof of Dalat from here you can see fantastic panoramic views of gold Stream, Golden Lake, pine forests and the whole Dalat city.
After lunch, we transfer back Ho chi minh city. Check in upon arrival
Day 5: Ho chi minh – Mekong delta – Ho chi minh ( B, L ) – 80km for 1 way, around 2 hours on road / 1 way.
8:00 AM You will be picked up at your hotel, transfer to My Tho, 80km from Ho chi minh city. It takes you around 2 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.
On arrival at My Tho, you will take the leisurely motorized boat on the Tien River around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island.
On the way, you will see the fishing port, stilt houses, boat-building workshops. The cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh Canal to enter Ben Tre Province - "the country of coconut" to see a typical agricultural model call "Garden - Pond – Cage” then enjoy coconut candy mill and the relaxing honey tea. Then take an amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal - fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree and cool breezes.
Lunch will be served in the heart of the orchard garden, where you will enjoy countryside delicacies.
After lunch, we will walk into the village, visit fruit gardens, enjoy the tropical fruits while listening "Southern Vietnamese folk music". Here we also can join the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside.
Your expectations will be fulfilled by final boat trip back to My Tho on the Tan Thach natural canal.
Transfer back Ho chi minh, free at leisure.
Day 6: Ho chi minh departure ( B )
Free until transfer to airport for your home flight. End of tour.
Please note: hotel room available till 12:00 Pm only, if you request late check out, please advice in advance!