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Truly Mekong 8D7N
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ATMK8D7N 8 days 7 nights

This journey focuses on the bustling Saigon and peaceful life Mekong river. Explore Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike, 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 Vinh Long province and experience the rustic lifestyle of this region as you explore the labyrinth of waterways, fertile rice fields and Vietnamese countryside lifestyle.  Take a short cruise trip on Mekong River to know deeply about Mekong people’s living

Tour summary

Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 2: City explore by van & motorbike
Day 3: Cooking class – Cu Chi tunnel
Day 4: Saigon – Can Tho (overnight on cruise SGN-3-ME and SGN-3-DE)
Day 5: Can Tho – Cai Be – Tan Phong (overnight on cruise)
Day 6: Floating Market – Chau Doc
Day 7: Chau Doc – Tra Su Forest – Saigon
Day 8: Departure

Itinerary

DayActivitiesLocation
1

Saigon Arrival (-/-/D)

Upon landing in Ho Chi Minh City. Driver brings you back to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant

Overnight in Saigon.

Saigon
2

Saigon city tour & foodie by Vespa (L)

Breakfast at your hotel.

This morning, by 8.00 am, make your day by a tour around Saigon City to most highlighted sites. Let’s come first to Reunification Palace – former residence of Vietnam President in the past and War Remnants Museum, contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. We will then pay a visit to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral – the city’s major landmark. Our last stop this morning is Saigon Post Office – the biggest post office in Vietnam, still remains it unique fantastic architecture and Ben Thanh market. After the visit, back to town center and enjoy your cold beer at World of Heineken on Bitexco Tower to have a panoramic view over the city.

Then transfer to Vespa to visit another part of Saigon.

Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese food like: Beef/chicken Noodle, Pancake, Spring roll, Seafood Hotpot.

You will be offered a fun ride to the most popular tour attractions and famous local seafood & street food in Ho Chi Minh City, discover the city with highest flexible trip itinerary: The Jade Emperor Pagoda, Tan Dinh Market, The Binh Tay Market (Cho Lon), Chinatown, Thien Hau Pagoda.

Saigon
3

Cooking Class & Cu Chi Tunnel (L)

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Be picked up at your hotel in district 1 around 7:30 am to Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Villages , arrive around 8:45am.

– Visiting HCM Agricultural Villages from 8:45am – 10:00am
• Visiting Cow areas
• Visiting Buffalo Areas
• Visiting Rice Fields
• Visiting Big Herbs, Spices, Vegetables and Mushrooms areas
• Challenges on the Garden Become real Vietnamese Farmer on Vietnamese Traditional Hat and Pick up a lot of Herbs, spices, Vegetables and Mushrooms on The Garden

– Cooking Challenges 10:00am -1:30pm
• Hands on cooking class with three dishes and 1 dessert and enjoy what they have done
• Enjoy Great Healthy Cooking Tips
• Congratulation with nice certificate, recipes, souvenirs
• Collect email and Update nice healthy recipes monthly

– Visiting Rice Paper Factory 1:30pm -2:00pm
• Understanding the whole process to make rice paper
• Surprise to see main ingredients to make rice paper
• See how we mixed the flour with water
• See how the fresh rice paper comes out after steam
• See How we handle it on the tray and how we dried it out
• See How we cut rice paper in the shape we want
• See How we pack the rice paper in the packages before selling or exporting

– Visiting Rubber Tree forest 2:00pm-2:15pm
Exploring the Big Rubber tree forest and Understanding how the Local people Collect The Latex

– Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels 2:15pm -4:00pm
+ Watching a presentation video
+Getting to see the tunnels and discover how these tunnels were constructed
+Visiting Hoang Cam’s smoke-less store
+Trying gun shooting with real bullets (fees not included)
+Tasting boiled tapioca, drinking hot tea
The Journey will be the end around 5:30pm at your hotel in Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

Return to Saigon.

Saigon
4

Sai Gon – Can Tho – cruise boarding – Vinh Long (L/D)

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho. You board your wooden river cruise vessel 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 a 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 of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

overnight on cruise
5

 Vinh Long – Cai Be – Tan Phong – Can Tho (B/L/D)

06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
08.00 Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small canals of Tan Phong islet, coconut candy producing family.
10.00 Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canal
12.00 Panorama cruise and lunch on board around 13.00
16.00 Afternoon walk to a rural village or cooking class on board
19.00 Dinner on board, night on board

overnight on cruise
6

 Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/L)

06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
08.00 Check-out of cabin, Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang floating market and noodle producing family
11.30 End cruise trip, driver and tourguide pick-up and transfer to Chau Doc.

Arrive at Chau Doc by late afternoon.

Leisure for rest day

Chau Doc
7

Chau Doc – Tra Su Cajunput Forest – Saigon (L)

After breakfast, visit Sam Mountain, the Cave pagoda and Tra Su Cajunput Forest, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Lunch and back to Saigon.

Overnight in Saigon

Saigon
8

Saigon Departure (-)

After breakfast, leisure.

We bring you to airport for departure flight. Tour ends at the airport. See you again in Saigon!

Tour details

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