Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh
Your private tour of Southern Vietnam starts upon your arrival at Tan San Nhat (Saigon) Airport, where you will be met by our company representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City tour – Cu Chi tunnel
Your day begins with breakfast at your hotel, followed by a guided tour of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, starting with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. You’ll also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam. After lunch you’ll be driven to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network of approximately 200 km, constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodations and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong during the American War. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
It will take two hours to reach Ben Tre, the homeland of the coconut plantations. On arrival in Hung Vuong pier we board a boat for a journey along the Ben Tre river—one of tributaries of the Mekong river—to enjoy the peaceful environment along with a treat of fresh coconut juice on board. We will stop at a local brickwork shop to see how to they make bricks in the traditional style by printing and baking. Then we will visit a local house to see all they can do with coconuts; using its fiber, hard shell, water and coconut meat. Enjoy the sweet coconut products with tea before leaving. We will stop at the mat-weaving village and enjoy some delicious seasonal fruits. Then we take a motor rickshaw and ride along shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plantations get a taste of country life and learn about the culture from the local people. You will have a special lunch at a local restaurant with specialties from the Mekong delta area. Then we take a rowboat along the water palm creek before going back to the Hung Vuong pier and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Departure
Depending on your departure time, you will have some free leisure time to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh on your own before a transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight. Trip ends at the airport.