Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your 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.
In the Afternoon, enjoy half day city tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
We shall start the sightseeing tour with a visit to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles. We shall then visit the Saigon Central Post Office, which was designed and constructed 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.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
We shall start the tour with visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels are 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.
After the tunnel tour, we shall visit the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans. 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.
Overnight stay at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and travel by road to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
Upon arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tieng Giang Provine, embark on a boat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on the Unicorn Island to enjoy wandering through verdant orchards, tasting fresh fruits and listening to some Southern style traditional music. Move on to the second delta province, Ben Tre, where you will watch local villagers make coconut candy in a rural workshop, walk around briefly and try riding a horse-pulled carriage. More cruising to some bee-keeping households to taste fresh homegrown honey and honey tea.
After the tour, transfer to Can Tho and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Can Tho on your own.
Overnight stay at Can Tho.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf to catch shuttle-boat to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market.
At the Cai Rang floating market, see bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. Learn how local people go fishing with fish traps and how they transport passengers as well as products by the waterway. Watch the expert salesmen sell their goods using a traditional “offering pole”. They use it to exchange consumer goods hanging on the pole for Mekong fruit and vegetables with local sellers. To understand more about lifestyle over here, keep on going into the small creeks called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf.
After the tour, check-out from the hotel and return back to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day is free for your leisure.
Overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to airport for departure flight.
Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Vietnam tour organised by State Express Global Voyages, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.