DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON
On arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer to hotel for check in, free time on your own later. Overnight Saigon
DAY 2: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS– SAIGON CITY TOUR
Early in the morning, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for cu chi tunnels. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Tour ends, we will drive back to Saigon for lunch, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace, war Museum, China Town and Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market. At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 3: SAIGON- MEKONG DELTA - CAN THO
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The most interesting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the most beautiful Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits. And then we continue our trip to see fascinating local industries in Ben Tre Province. After feasting on a huge lunch we continue our trip further down to deeper of Mekong delta area and heading for one of the biggest city, the Can Tho city.
On arrival, check in the hotel and next will have dinner. Overnight in Can Tho (B/L/D)
DAY 4: CAN THO- SAIGON DEPARTURE
This morning, we will get up at 06.00 am to explore by boat a very special local market of Cai Rang floating market, some 6km from Can Tho City, is the most famous and biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta.
From the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc... Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling.
Cruise trip ends, we cruise back Ninh Kieu Dock and transfer back the hotel for breakfast. Next drive back Saigon, on arrival Saigon will transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight onwards. Tour ends at airport. (B)