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Beauty of Southern Vietnam

  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • $1,190
  • 2024
  • Accommodation 3 ⭐️ Hotels4 - 5 ⭐️ Hotels Option Available

Highlights

  • Learn about the history of the Vietnam war at Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike tour like true locals.
  • Experience Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s beautiful lush area on cruise.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour (By Bus)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels (By Bus)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta (My Tho Can Tho) (By Bus & Cruise)
Day 5: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc (By Cruise)
Day 6: Chau Doc – Tra Su – Ho Chi Minh City (By Bus)
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival (No Meal)

Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Then you are free.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: None

Day 2Ho Chi Minh City - City Tour (Breakfast)

In the morning, we begin our sightseeing around Vietnam’s largest and busiest city with a visit to the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1886 and 1890. From here we will visit the French-style Central Post Office, where we will be able to purchase some stamps to put on our postcards to send home.

We continue to the Reunification Palace. This was the scene for the final stages of the American War in Vietnam when a North Vietnamese tank bulldozed through the gates and a soldier ran to the fourth floor of the palace to raise a North Vietnamese flag from its balcony.

Next we visit the emotional War Remnants Museum where sensitive photographs and infantry weapons are on display. As it is a self-explanatory museum, we will have time to walk around on our own. Please be aware that some of the remnants and photographs on display at this museum may be confronting and upsetting for some group members.

In the afternoon, we will drive to Cholon, the Chinatown of Saigon; here we will visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, dedicated to the Goddess of the sea. If there is time, you will be able to explore Ben Thanh Market for some bargains later this afternoon.

Overnight in Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Day 3Ho Chi Minh City Cao Dai Temple Cu Chi Tunnels (Breakfast)

After an early breakfast you’ll avoid the city heat to visit the headquarters of Cao Dai religious sect which is located in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. It’s an unusual religion with an eclectic mix of different saints from different religions and has Victor Hugo and Charlie Chaplin as patron saints.

Afterwards, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war.

Transfer back to Saigon for your stay.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Day 4Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta (My Tho Can Tho) (Breakfast)

Departing from hotel and arriving in My Tho, take a motorboat on the upper part of the Mekong River (Tien River) to see the fish market and the floating fish farm. Enjoy the view of Dragon, Phoenix, Unicorn, and Turtle islands as well.

Arrive Unicorn Island, visit orchards and bee farms to taste pure honey and honey wine, take a walk around the fruit garden: taste the seasonal fruits as you enjoy a traditional South Vietnamese musical performance.

Cross the Mekong River to Bến Tre province. Enter Rạch Xếp natural canal, which is fully covered with water coconuts. Visit Nam Bo house (traditional Southern Vietnamese houses) by horse carriage (or Tuk tuk ) and stop by a coconut candy mill to indulge in this tasty snack while seeing how it is made.

Enjoy a memorizing rowing boat trip through small canals under the shadow of coconut palms.

Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant (own expense)
Transfer to Can Tho for your stay

Overnight in Can Tho

Meal included: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 5Can Tho Cai Rang Floating Market Chau Doc (Breakfast)

Have an early breakfast at the hotel and checking out the room.

06:30AM – 07:00AM Being at a wharf to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region.

In the very early morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, and foods… line along the river and are ready for trading. Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling.

After the Cai Rang market, continuing cruising through small creeks to a local orchard and enjoying tropical seasonal fruits (included).

Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay then travel by land to Chau Doc, on the way we will pass Thot Not to visit Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary or Crocodile Farm. On arrival at Chau Doc, visit the Sam Mountain to enjoy the breath-taking view and enjoy the sunset on the top of Sam Mountain.

Overnight in Chau Doc.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Day 6Chau Doc Tra Su Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

This morning, taking a a transfer to visit Tra Su Forest. After sitting on a motorboat around 20 minutes to contemplate the natural sights, you will take to the rowing sampan (about half hour) to watch birds (seasonal) and enjoy the most beautiful flooded forest in Vietnam.

Afterwards, get back to the motorboat and reach inner the forest. Take 500-meter walking to get to the 25-meter observation post to enjoy the fascinating view over the mountain in the area, the expanses of cajeput forest and the white dots of flying storks. Take an amazing longest bamboo walking bridge in the forest in Vietnam which give you much time to feel the beauty of the nature, then return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Day 7Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Breakfast)

Depending on your departure time there is some free time to relax or further explore Saigon on your own before a transfer to Tân Sơn Nhất airport you’re your departure flight. Trip ends at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Tour Prices & Hotels

Private Tours For The Whole Itinerary

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 1,190 $ 1,390 $ 1,590
Single supplement $ 250 $ 450 $ 550

Peak Season Surcharges

Time Holiday
08 – 16 Feb 2024 Tet Holiday
30 Apr – 02 May 2024 Victory and Labour Day
01 – 04 Sep 2024 Independence Day
22 – 25 Dec 2024 Christmas Holiday
29 Dec 2024 – 05 Jan 2025 New Year

List of Hotels (or Similar)

Standard Class (3*)

City Hotel Room Type
Ho Chi Minh City Acnos Deluxe
Can Tho Iris Can Tho Superior Premium
Chau Doc Chau Pho Hotel Superior

Superior Class (4*)

City Hotel Room Type
Ho Chi Minh City Alagon D’antique Deluxe (window)
Can Tho TTC Can Tho Deluxe City View
Chau Doc Victoria Nui Sam Superior

Deluxe Class (5*)

City Hotel Room Type
Ho Chi Minh City Grand Hotel Saigon Premium Deluxe
Can Tho Victoria Can Tho Superior
Chau Doc Victoria Chau Doc Superior

Tour Inclusions

Departure Dates

Travel period: 31 December 2024

* Our Add-on Interstate Surcharges from Brisbane/ Adelaide & New Zealand to Sydney/ Melbourne will be the BEST to create through Airfares.

We tailor-made holidays to your schedule with the best prices for small private groups.

Please email us your departure date & departure city => [email protected] or hotlines 1300 309 117

Flight

  • No Flight

Meal

  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in itinerary (Vietnamese local cuisine).
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch on cruise.

Drink

  • 02 bottles of mineral water/ person/ day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing.

Tour guide

  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
  • Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta: 01 guide

Transport

  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
    • 1 – 2 pax: 07 car seats
    • 3 – 7 pax: van of 16 seats
    • 8 – 12 pax: coach of 25 – 29 seats
    • 13 – 15 pax: coach of 30 – 35 seats

Other

  • All entrance fees as program
  • Boat trip as mentioned

Tour Exclusions

Tour Exclusions

  • International airfares to/ from Australia & domestic airfares in Vietnam (quoted separatedly, if requested)
  • Book a multi-city ticket with Vietnam Airlines, your connections are protected and get 02 complimentary domestic airfares.
  • Need domestic Australia/ New Zealand connecting flights to join Vietnam Tours? Let us handle in “one booking” with special ADD ON fares and convenience.
  • Visa to Vietnam (Clients can click here to apply E-visa online or contact VN Holidays team to help with service fee.)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program

Other Information

Changes

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.

Special requests

  • Your special requests (diet, vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date.

VN Holiday's responsibility

  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices.
  • VN Holidays is not responsible for any loss or theft, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers.
  • Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
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