05-days Southern Vietnam Travel Booking
Vietnam is associated with hardy workers, rustic beauty of nature and people, and unique cultural traditions which have power of captivating any tourists arriving in this S-shaped country.
Dubbed the "Pearl of the Far East", Saigon attracts tourists by its modern dynamic beauty. Inspite of being a young city without any ancient towns, Saigon keeps magnificent beauty that touch the hearts of tourists thanks to its diversity. There exist a Chinatown - home to overseas Chinese, many restaurants, shopping centers and big wholesale markets. Saigon also possesses many historical buildings such as the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. A walk around Saigon will give you lots of interesting findings about this bustle city, which is the country's second largest one.
Possessing a dense network of rivers and canals, the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam features aquatic culture. The rivers here have witnessed daily life of local people for generations. Waterway is also the shortest and most convenient "highway" for transportation and trading. Local people go shopping, go to work, to school and to entertainment area all by boat as their surrounding is vast rivers. Coming to Can Tho, visitors can participate in eco-tours sailing around to explore the beauty of Tien River with laden orchards and busy floating market, to try fishing and walking on local monkey bridges ...
DAY 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL
Welcome to Saigon! You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel in Sai Gon. After checking into the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Sai Gon is a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital and the cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 2: FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B/L)
Start the City tour to visit the main attractions of Ho Chi Minh city, the largest and busiest city of the country. We come to see the Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace). It is one of the most fascinating sights in Saigon and was once the symbol of the South Vietnamese government. Proceed to visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda and War Remnants Museum.
In the afternoon, we will go to China-town to see the bustling and busy Cho Lon market. This market place has an amazing array of local and imported goods and food products at bargainable prices. On the way back, we will visit the Thien Hau Temple. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 3: CAO DAI TEMPLE AND CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L)
Depart from the hotel at 8:00 am. Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh province in the west of Ho Chi Minh City. We visit the incredible Great Temple of Cao Dai with its unusual and fanciful architecture, where all the major faith of the world blends together in a unique religious cocktail. Everyday at noon a ceremony is held, which is open to visitors.
In the afternoon we proceed to Cu Chi to visit the legendary underground network of tunnels built by the Vietcong during the American War. You will creep in to the tunnel to experience how the Viet Cong lived underground. Head back to Saigon at 17:00. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 4: MEKONG DELTA – MY THO (B/L)
Pick up at hotel and departure for Mekong delta trip. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards
the horizon. After 70km driving, we arrive in My Tho, a private boat trip takes us to Ben Tre. Walking on land and exploring local life and then we’ll visit the local coconut-candy workshop. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we’ll enjoy the local tropical fruits, folk music and see how they look after their honey bee farm. Afternoon, our boat takes us back My Tho where we meet our bus again for a 2 hour drive back Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 5: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure flight. End of trip!