The Southern Highlights will lead you to explore Ho Chi Minh city and Mekong Delta. Ho Chi Minh city offers many historical sites: the former Presidential Palace, the Museum of War Remnants and the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Mekong Delta, is the most colorful, bustling and unique areas for floating markets in Vietnam.
$488/per Person – Price is based on minimum of two persons traveling together, twin share or double bedded room at 3 Star hotel. Itinerary may change, depending on flight schedule, road and weather conditions. Domestic flights are NOT included.
(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, G = Guide, DP = Driver Pickup)
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (G)
Our guide meets you at the airport and accompanies you to your hotel in the city center. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)
Today you will explore Ho Chi Minh City – the former Saigon, once called the Pearl of the Orient. Your guide will show you the Notre Dame Catholic Church, the former Presidential Palace, renamed Reunification Palace which was the historic site on 30 April, 1975. You will visit the History Museum or the Museum of War Remnants and explore one of Ho Chi Minh City’s wonderful local markets to finish the day. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)
After breakfast at the hotel, the guide and driver will take you to Tay Ninh to visit the Great Cao Dai Temple in time to watch the mid-day ceremony. After lunch, you’ll visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels. You’ll have an opportunity to get the unique experience of guerrillas living and fighting under ground during the war. Over night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B, L, G)
In the morning, you will leave for Cai Be to board a boat for a cruise on Mekong River. You’ll cruise down tributaries and water ways and explore the Delta. You’ll also visit a famous bonsai garden and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of the gardens which are filled with ancients plants sculpted into strange forms and shapes. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Can Tho for hotel accommodation.
Day 5: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)
We will take an early start to see Cai Rang floating market. Perhaps, this is the most colorful, bustling and unique of all the markets of Vietnam. Depart the floating market to Cai Be canal, you will stop at one of the local house to visit the orchard and taste their delicious tropical fruits. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll spend the night.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City departure (B, G)
You’ll be free until your driver arrives to take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.
Prices vary depending on level of accommodation, group size and dates of travel.
Contact us to customize a vacation itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
- Accommodation sharing a twin or double room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated
- Private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
- Entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
- Boat cruise as program
- Meals as specified in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available
- VAT and other taxes
- International flight tickets and airport tax
- Visas (we can help you on this)
- Dinners, except as specified above
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
- Tips for guide and drivers
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