Welcoming to Vietnam! Ho Chi Minh City is your first stop for exploring Vietnam’s south.
Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City.
Our guide and driver will meet you at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transport you to your hotel.
After getting some rest in the hotel, our guide will bring you to the Water Puppet Show, which is a must-see for anyone looking for a unique experience in art. The performance is engaging and enjoyable, and the puppets are expertly made. Visitors learn about Vietnamese history and culture while enjoying the stories. You won’t find a unique experience anywhere else in the world!
Have dinner at a cruise ship on the Saigon river. You will have the chance to sightseeing in HCM city at night on a boat with a fantastic view.
Overnight at a hotel in HCM City.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City Tour
After breakfast, you’ll leave Ho Chi Minh in a private car for the short drive north to Cu Chi Tunnels.
The tunnels then served as supply routes, storage facilities, hospitals, and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters throughout the American war. Here you’ll have the option to go into the tunnels and get a glimpse of the harsh conditions faced by Vietcong guerrillas who lived here.
Later in the afternoon, you’ll discover the highlights of this former capital of French Indochina on a tour. Historic sites include the 19th-century Gothic/Renaissance Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House. Etc.
You’ll also visit the Reunification Palace, also known as Independence Palace. This is the former home of the president of South Vietnam, which was taken over when Saigon fell in 1975. You’ll end the tour with a visit to the Buddhist Thien Hau Temple or Ben Thanh Market for some souvenir shopping.
After the tour, you’ll return to your hotel in HCM City.
Day 3: Day Trip to discover the Mekong Delta and Transfer to Can Tho
In the morning you’ll leave from your hotel to the waterfront province of Ben Tre.
You’ll experience firsthand the lifestyle lived by those on the Mekong Delta.
Upon arrival at the Hung Vuong Pier in Ben Tre City, you’ll hop in a boat for a ride down a tributary of the Mekong River.
As you travel amid the thick mangrove forests of this waterway, you’ll see the morning hustle as fishing boats and coconut cargo ships pass back and forth. A stop at traditional brickwork reveals how local workers still make bricks the old-fashioned way: by hand. After that, it’s a stop at My Long, a village famous for the tasty rice cakes made by its residents. While the recipe is secret, you’ll get to see the process as the villagers make the cakes from rice paper, followed by a sampling of these treats.
Back on the water, you’ll travel down canals lined with looming coconut palms. Here you’ll stop at a coconut workshop to have a look at the various stages of coconut processing, from removing the husk to the peeling, which is all done by hand. After a short trip down a smaller canal, you’ll stop at a honey-bee garden for honey tea accompanied by some local music. Then it’s a visit to a candy mill to try local sweets followed by a visit to the country home of an artisan who makes traditional sleeping mats.
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