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DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL - CITY TOUR (L; D)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport , meet and greet service and visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) . Visit Nortre Dame Cathedral , Old Saigon Post Office , and The People's Committee Hall . Have lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch, Visit Ngoc Hoang Temple, Presidential Palace. Have dinner in a fine local restaurant & stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 2: VUNG TAU DAY TRIP (B; L; D)
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.
DAY 3: CAO DAI - CU CHI FULL DAY TOUR (B: L; D)
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.
After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to Sai Gon.
DAY 4: MEKONG - MY THO - BEN TRE - TASTE OF SAIGON DAY TOUR (B; L; D)
8.00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Saigon to start the private day trip to visit our special Mekong delta.
10:00 AM: Get on a boat to go across the river on Long Island, visitors see the village floating fish market, tropical fruit Orchard. The visit to a real local family to enjoy all kinds of fruits in the giant garden while listening to the traditional local folk music: "Don Ca Tai Tu". Strolling along the village to visit different families and gardens and enjoy honey tea here.
The boat journey would continue to take visitors to a workshop of coconut candy (a specialty of Ben Tre). Enjoy the freshly made candy and get back to the boat to visit the local market. From here, we will get a Cycling tour (Horse cart if you are not fond of biking) on the village road creeping through the orchards along roads and pristine beauty that nature has bestowed the area. Visit workshop of cakes. Get to the local restaurant for lunch. (Any special diet can be served on request).
2h00 PM: Get back to the boat to go back to the canal and return to Saigon. Finish the trip at your hotel in Saigon at about 4.30 pm.
DAY 5: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.
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