Accommodation at twin/double/triple room with daily breakfast
All airport transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Local English speaking guides
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Bottle of water on the bus
International & Domestic flight ticket
Complimentary Vietnam Visa letter
Vietnam Visa stamp fee at 25USD for single entry
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip…)
Ho Chi Minh arrival
Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh (B) Group Tour
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong (Ben Tre)- Ho Chi Minh (B/L) Group Tour
Ho Chi Minh – Departure
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh on flight xxx, the tour guide pick up and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL (B) GROUP TOUR
Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeingthe beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
Return to Saigon. End trip.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG (BEN TRE)-HO CHI MINH (B, L) GROUP TOUR
08.00 AM: After breakfast at your hotel, your driver and guide will be waiting for you in the lobby. Today, you will be away from the hustle and bustle of Saigon to visit Ben Tre where a sleepy waterfront and dreamy pace provide a welcome retreat.
Upon arrival at Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town), and embark on a motorized river boat for a cruise on the Mekong River - one of the best destinations in Southern Vietnam. Explore a range of workplaces on the river banks and learn how local products are made, from bricks in handy traditional style to various coconut products. Continue your journey along the river, following smaller and smaller creeks to head to the local villages. Take a stroll to a local mat-weaving house and sample some tropical fruits.
Keep discovering a network of quiet village roads in a motorized rickshaw (Xe Loi) or by cycling. The ride provides you with views of green rice and vegetable fields, giving you the chance to immerse yourself into local life and learn about the tropical culture.
Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant.
This afternoon, explore the smaller waterways by row boat, and then take the boat back to Hung Vuong Pier. Hop into your car and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Check out at 12:00
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for international flight back home