Detail Itinerary for Vietnam Holiday Tour 5 Days 4 Nights (Saigon - Mekong Delta - Temple - Tunnel)
Nothing is more interesting on your holiday when you book 5 days 4 nights Vietnam holiday tour with VN Car & Tours. With this tour, you can visit Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, City Hall with French architecture style and enjoy the water puppet show in Ho Chi Minh City. This is a perfect chance to explore Mekong Delta with Unicorn Island, Turtle Island, Cai rang Floating Market. It’s suitable to pray the lucky in Cao Dai Temple and see unique design in Cu Chi Tunnels.
Explore Ho Chi Minh City.
Visit Unicorn Island + Turtle Island + Cai Rang floating market.
Visit Cao Dai Temple + Cu Chi Tunnels.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY (LUNCH/DINNER)
Our driver will pick you up from airport and transfer you to hotel.
Afternoon at 12.30pm - We pick you up from hotel and take you to restaurant for lunch.
13.15pm - 13.30pm: Visit Reunification Hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level.
This address today still holds many important functions in HCMC. We have guide who speaks your language to tell you important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side).
General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station).
City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed in the early 1900s, City Hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture). Finish Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City Tour at 04.30 pm.
6.30pm we will pick-up from hotel transfer you to the water puppet show.
7.30pm have a dinner cruise in Indochina cruise.
Included: Pick-up at airport & transfer to hotel, transport in tour, car transfers to water puppet show and dinner cruise, lunch, dinner cruise, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, 01 Aquafina water bottle/pax and accommodation in Saigon.
Excluded: Breakfast, travel insurance, tips, drinks and personal expenses.
DAY 2: MEKONG DELTA HOLIDAYS: MY THO BEN TRE CAN THO (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
7.45am - 8.00am we will start to visit Mekong Delta Tour (My Tho - Ben Tre) - Island Tour.
Travel by bus or private transport to My Tho, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks, quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fisherman's port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water). One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments.
Another boat to Ben Tre stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat to cannal, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea, folk music while checking out that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam Mekong Delta.
After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees in Mekong Delta.. As your journey ends, you will return to My Tho by motorized boat and then travel to Can Tho.
Stay overnight in Can Tho.
Included: English speaking tour guide, transport in tour, boat trips, breakfast at hotel, lunch, dinner, 01 Aquafina water bottle, entrance fees, honey tea, fruits and accommodation in Can Tho.
Excluded: Travel insurance, tips, drinks and personal expenses.
DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)
After breakfast at hotel, boarding a motor boat for a long distance trip to discover the area's largest marketplace...on water! Then cruising through small channels to visit a rice noodle making village, a large rice mill. Experience the “monkey Bridge "in the Delta.
After that, we have lunch at the local restaraunt before returning to Ho Chi Minh City at 06.00pm - 07.00pm.
Included: Transport in tour, boat trips in Mekong delta, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast at hotel & lunch, 01 Aquafina water bottle/pax and accommodation in Saigon.
Excluded: Dinner, travel insurance, tips, drinks and personal expenses.
DAY 4: CAO DAI TEMPLE CU CHI TUNNEL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)
8.45am - 09.00am our guide will pick you up from hotel. You then will start this trip to learn more about Cao Dai, take our tour to Tay Ninh - a province 95 kms South East of HCMC, close to Cambodia border. The Cao Dai Temple is like a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. Its exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of swastikas. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.
At about 13.00 pm, after lunch, will leave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets…
Arriving Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City at 06.00pm - 07.00pm.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, breakfast at hotel, 01 lunch, entrance fees, 01 Aquafina water bottle/pax and accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City.
Excluded: Dinner, travel insurance, tips, drinks and personal expenses.
DAY 5: HO CHI MINH CITY HOLIDAYS TOUR – DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)
08.30am - 09.00am we will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war).
Thien Hau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires).
China town (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and Binh Tay market (This is the main marketplace in China Town, where a great deal of wholesale trading occurs. Experience the commotion of this integral part of the city's daily business).
Free time for shopping in the downtown.
6.00pm our driver will transfer you to the international airport and finish Vietnam Holidays Tour 5 Days 4 Nights.
Included: Transport in tour and airport transfer, English speaking tour guide, breakfast at hotel, entrance fee and 01 Aquafina water botlle/pax.
Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tips, drinks and personal expenses.
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