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Starts in/Finishes in: Ho Chi Minh City/Phu Quoc
- Embark on a guided city tour with Saigon’s essentials such as Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral
- Visit Cu Chi Tunnels to discover the amazing network of underground tunnels built by the Viet Cong
- Sample colorful floating markets and cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables in Mekong Delta
TRIP IN DETAILS
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Transportation: Private vehicle
The morning is at leisure.
Pick up for a light lunch at a ‘Pho’ shop, then embark on a guided city tour starting with the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. Continue by heading to Chinatown with walking tour through back streets of China town near Cho Lon to view the local daily life. Delve deeper into Chinatown visiting the amazing Binh Tay Market for an insight into where locals shop. Tour ends with a 50-minute water puppet performance – a popular Vietnamese art form originating from the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam.
Transportation: Private vehicle
Your morning will be your own.
At 13.00, you will be picked up to Bach Dang Jetty where you will board a speedboat which goes around Thanh Da Islet and across Binh Quoi Village area, sightseeing and take photos on the way. Then goes upstream of Saigon River to Lai Thieu pottery shops where you may buy small pottery items as souvenirs at reasonable price. Next, continues upstream passing Lai Thieu orchards and stops-over at Thu Dau Mot town with short guided walk around the town. Continue to Ben Dinh where you have time to visit the mystery of Cu Chi Tunnels. This huge construction was a habitation for villagers in the war time. With 3 levels of depth, it was never discovered by the US during the Vietnam War despite its proximity to Saigon. Visit the fighting tunnel system with your local guide.
After visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, the speedboat goes downstream and returns to Saigon, arriving at around 18.00.
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to the pier in Can Tho. You board your wooden river cruise boat around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through the village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape. The boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight Cruises
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat
Wake up well rested to the sound of the River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing. At 6.30h the vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise.
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, one of the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. You will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants.
Return to the boat for a sumptuous brunch before a short drive to Can Tho airport for an afternoon flight to Phu Quoc. On your arrival, you’ll be picked up to your resort.
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat, Plane
Your time will be free at leisure.
Your time will be free at leisure until being picked up for a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Transportation: Private vehicle, Plane
PRICE & INCLUSION
From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till October 31, 2022
- Pick up and transfer by private vehicle with experienced driver.
- Three night stay at Liberty Central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (****city centre) with breakfasts
- One night accommodation on Mekong Eyes Cruise with full board meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
- Two night stay at Mango Bay Resort on Phu Quoc Island (Seaview Bungalow)
- English speaking guide for touring days and on board
- Meals as indicated in the programme
- All entrance fee as mentioned in the programme
- Domestic flight ticket: Can Tho – Phu Quoc and Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City.
- Transfers by shared speedboat for the visit to Cu Chi Tunnels on Day 3
- Entry visa to Vietnam
- International flights and airport taxes
- Travel Insurances
- Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.
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