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Ho Chi Minh City is a large, busy and fascinating city. Formerly known as Saigon, this former capital is an eclectic blend of the traditional and the modern. With historic attractions, fascinating day trips and bustling streets lined with food stalls and pavement cafes, there’s certainly plenty to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrival Sai Gon. Warmly welcome by driver & tour guide at airport & transfer to Hotel for check in. Free to explore local life.
Overnight in your hotel in Sai Gon.
Cu Chi Tunnels is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Come back to city in the afternoon and have a half day city tour Saigon.
You will begin your urban experience in bustling Saigon, the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale shops. Visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Then visit Ben Thanh market before ending this day.
Overnight in Saigon
Depart at 8:00am from the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to the area referred locally as “the rice bowl of Vietnam”.
Upon arrival at My Tho, cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Con Phung (Phoenix Island). The motorized boat cruise more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. En-route visit a small factory producing handicrafts made of coconut. Visit orchards, bee – keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp.
Enjoy lunch in local restaurant ( Vietnamese food)
Come back to Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon. Arrive at hotel in late evening.
Overnight in Saigon
Breakfast at hotel
Free until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of service!