Trip code:HCMcustomized004. Price: $1008
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights. Group Size: 1 - 6
Starting:Ho Chi Minh City.
Tour Valid: 8 - 12/9/2016
Upon your arrival, get picked up by our driver and guide to the fine local restaurant in Saigon. Have lunch with Vietnamese delicacies.
After lunch, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City Hall.
17.00 PM: Enjoy special water puppet show. After the show, have dinner in Buffet Lady Hau Cruise in HCMC.
8:00 AM Guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start a full day to discover Vung Tau city with some famous sites and beaches around. With about 2 hours on a coach trip along the countryside with beautiful landscapes on both sides. On arrival Vung Tau, start a visit at Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda, discover the old construction, heard about the history of the Buddhism in Vietnam with many old furniture maintenance, the Temple of Nirvana, statue of Jesus at the top of Nui Nho Mountain with the height of 32 meters. After that, we will continue to visit some nice beaches. Finally, leisure for swimming or enjoy some water sport games (sport game fees is on your side) then driving back Saigon and end tour at hotel at around 18:30.
8.00 AM: Pick you up from hotel. Start to visit The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience.
PM: Drive to Cu Chi tunnels, the first of impression is watch of short introductory video showing how they were constructed, then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range Crawling under Cu Chi tunnels Crawling under Cu Chi tunnels.
17.30: Finish the tour at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
7:30 to 7:45 AM: Shuttle bus pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city to start the trip to Mekong delta. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Enjoy seasonal fruit; honey tea to the sound of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer (8.30) to airport for departure flight.