During this four day trip, you will discover the delights of the city formerly known as Saigon and underground life during war period in Cu Chi Tunnel. You will also discover the secret hidden waterways of the Mekong Delta and tiny riverside villages.
Saigon & Mekong Delta Tour offers 4 days experience in the South of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta. It can be customized to suit travelers’ requirement with many other options.
This tour introduce most of the best destinations in Vietnam. Moreover, it can be organized as group tour or private tour. With joined in group tour option, the tour price will be lower from minimum of group (2 persons).
Welcome to Saigon, the most hectic hub of Vietnam. You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel to check-in. The rest of the day will be your own.
After breakfast, you will take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, where has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business and honey-bee farm to enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
After lunch at local restaurant, it is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip.
It is your own time today. Finally, you are free for relax and shopping in Saigon, the biggest commercial centre of Vietnam until transfer to the Tan Son Nhat Airport for the departure flight.