Exploring South

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Arrival


Upon arrival your guide will greet you and transfer by private car through the city to your hotel for check-in. 


Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Depart your hotel for a full day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Head to Cholon, the city’s Chinatown district, discover the markets and shops of the area, and also the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda - dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. Vietnam's first traditional medicine museum, the FITO Museum, will be visited next, displaying an amazing collection of 3,000 items relevant to the development of traditional Vietnamese medicine. Implements used to prepare indigenous herbs, objects commonly found in traditional pharmacies as well as ancient books and documents on traditional Vietnamese medicine can be seen in the galleries.


Head back into the centre of the city to visit Ben Thanh Market where an incredible display of fresh produce is offered. Simply stroll through the market seeing and enjoying the variety of goods for sale.


After lunch visit the War Remnants or History Museum (choose which one you would most like to see) and the former Presidential Palace, from there stroll (your vehicle will be available at all times) to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. At the end of the afternoon head back to your hotel.


Dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Depart Ho Chi Minh City at 0800 in the morning for the drive to Tay Ninh. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. At Tay Ninh visit the Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail.


After lunch in a local restaurant visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which consist of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel.


Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK 47’s. In the late afternoon journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. 


Dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

The colorful floating market, vast emerald rice fields and lush back waterways; these are the things that make Cai Be such a desired destination. This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2.5-hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be. On arrival board your boat for a cruise of Cai Be floating market.


Traders work the river and some have been living on these waters for generations. Produce at the market are hung on a pole in front of boats to attract customers and make it easier for people to see from afar what is on offer.  After visiting the market continue to a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Return to the boat for the cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island, along the way admire the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers. Lunch will be local Mekong style serving specialties of the area. Following your cruise drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. 


Dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 5 - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward flight.

Tour Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Tour Destination: South of Vietnam


Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English/French speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary.


Our Services do not Include:

  • Vietnam visa arrangements (a visa to Vietnam is compulsory for most nationalities).
  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance (please see below).
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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