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Southern Vietnam – Rivers and Beaches
USD340
ATA-VN-SV06 6 days 5 nights

This journey focuses on the bustling South. Our first stop is Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, the fast-paced commercial capital of the country yet is still filled with architectural remnants of the French Indochina period. We then head to Mekong Delta to peaceful Ben Tre province and experience the rustic lifestyle of this region as you explore the labyrinth of waterways, fertile rice fields and Vietnamese countryside lifestyle. Your holiday concludes with few days on the beach of Mui Ne – about 230 km from Saigon.

Tour summary

Day 01: Saigon Arrival

Day 02: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 03: Saigon – Mekong Delta Day Trip

Day 04: Saigon – Drive to Phan Thiet

Day 05: Phan Thiet – Sand Dune & Mud Bath

Day 06: Mui Ne – Drive to Saigon – Departure

Itinerary

DayActivitiesLocation
1

Saigon Arrival (-/-/D)

Upon landing in Ho Chi Minh City, welcome and meet up with your tour guide. There is no activity today except for a welcome dinner in a fine restaurant. Overnight in Saigon.

Saigon
2

Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-)

After breakfast at your hotel, follow our guide to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Located about 60 kms from Saigon city, Cu Chi is must see place for travelers in Saigon. Cu Chi charms people through the history of the Vietnam war more than 30 years ago. This educational tour around the tunnel area by our tour guide will let you understand Vietnamese people better while listening to war stories that you will have never heard before will make your day. Back to Saigon for light lunch. In the afternoon, let’s visit some highlighted sites of Saigon namely War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office before concluding your trip by dropping by the Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Saigon.

Saigon - Cu Chi
3

Sai Gon – Mekong Delta Day Trip (B/L/-)

Breakfast at your hotel. Driver comes to pick you up by 8 am and head south to Ben Tre province, famous for its coconut production and quiet, peaceful waterways. Pass Rach Mieu bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. On arrival, meet up with your local tour guide. Get on a tri-motor cycle (xe loi) ride to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads. Arrive at the waterfront, board the charming Mango Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. Make a first stop at a small brick workshop where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. Then you will head back to your boat to cross the An Hoa River, where you will start a Bicycle trip around Phong Nam village around 4km,On the way stop for a visit at the local house where they live on coconuts processing. Continue the bike ride through gardens and stop at a rice noodles factory “hu tieu”, one of the most popular breakfast dishes in the region. Walk about 3 minutes to visit at Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family lives on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing sampan, be paddled by a personalized rower trip to discover the maze of small canals. Then rowing you back to your mango boat and head to Mango home restaurant, enjoy your 5 course lunch and freshen up before switch to a bicycle and ride 500m About 4 minutes( or 7-10 minutes walk) on village roads past green gardens and local houses, and stop at another local house of Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper, which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made. After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you back to Saigon. You will arrive at your hotel in Saigon in late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon.

Saigon - Ben Tre
4

Sai Gon – Phan Thiet (B/-/-)

After breakfast, start to Phan Thiet, the 200km (05-hour) drive north on Highway. Nearer to Phan Thiet the terrain changes to arid semi-desert with cactus plants and strange looking dragon fruit trees. Arrive in Phan Thiet by mid-day and check into resort. The rest of day is free to relax by the pool or on the beautiful sandy beach. Overnight in Phan Thiet.

 

Saigon - Phan Thiet
5

Phan Thiet: Sand Dune and Mud Bath (B/-/-)

Wake up early at 5:00 AM, we start a short trip to the Sand dunes. On the way, stop at Chai Village – where the local fisherman draws up the net every morning, you will have a chance to join in the local fish market with fresh and draw seafood. Passing the Red sand dune, we arrival white Sand dune, enjoy the sunrise from the top of sand dune, then you can discover the beautiful landscape of a lotus lake in the center of hills of white sand. After that, you can try to drive a 4 wheeler to ride over the sand dunes (a kind of all Terrance vehicle) or ski down from the sloping dune. Back to hotel, breakfast and relax with sea and sand. In the afternoon, we have 2 hours at the Mud & Mineral Center with friends and family, soak in hot mineral mud bath, then relax in warm mineral bath with essential oils and flowers, take hydrotherapy and quality massage and swim in the natural mineral water pool with great design, to relieve tension and stress after the tiresome work day. Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Phan Thiet
6

Phan Thiet – Sai Gon (B/-/-)

After breakfast, back to Saigon in the morning. We bring you to airport for departure flight. Tour ends at the airport. See you again in Saigon!

Phan Thiet - Saigon

Tour details

HOTEL LIST STANDARD OR SIMILAR

DestinationsSuperiorDeluxeLuxury
SaigonSanouva HotelLiberty Central Saigon City PointSofitel Saigon Plaza
Phan Thiet Allezboo, Unique  Bamboo Villa Beach Resort & Spa, Villa Aria BoutiqueAnantara, Aroma Resort & Spa

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (USD)

Period: Jan – April 2016 &  Oct- Dec 2016

Rate /Group2 – 3 pax4 – 5 pax6-8 pax above
SuperiorUSD585USD445USD396USD365
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Promotion deal: May –  Sep 2016

Rate /Group2 – 3 pax4 – 5 pax6-8 pax above
SuperiorUSD565USD421USD372USD340
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Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

TRIP INCLUDED

  • Expert English speaking tour guides
  • Accommodation in double or twin share
  • All private transfers and transport in modern van (A/C)
  • Entrance fees during guided time
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary: B – Breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Mud & Mineral ticket at Mui Ne
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Service charges and government tax

TRIP EXCLUDED

  • Visa and visa arrangement fee
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (tips, gratuities, …)
  • Beverage
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24th December and 31st December if have
  • Surcharge for Tet Holiday or other peak periods if have

 

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