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Travel block - Vietnam

Discover South Vietnam individually

Highlights

  • Tour south Vietnam in 4 four days with a private tour guide

  • In the Mekong Delta, hop onto a boat to the floating markets

  • Explore the Cu Chi tunnel system

  • City tour through Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ideal to combine with a subsequent beach vacation

Description

Explore the south of Vietnam during a four-day, privately guided tour. Get to know the pulsating life of Saigon - a city where tradition meets modernity. Even though it’s more on the quiet side, Mekong Delta is busy because of its floating markets. The locals use these markets to trade while sailing along in colorful boats.

The Cu Chi tunnels are another highlight of this trip. During a day trip, learn everything about the tunnel system of the Viet Cong.

Destination

Asia

Saigon - Can Tho

South Vietnam is known for its tropical climate. The best time to travel to this region is during the dry season from November to early May. During the rest of the year, solemn but brief showers can often occur during the rainy season, which mainly happens in the afternoon.

After you arrive in Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, your tour guide will pick you up and take you to your booked hotel.

After check-in, you can do as you wish for the rest of the afternoon. Enjoy the spectacular view from the hotel’s rooftop pool or explore the city on your own. The choice is up to you!

Two nights including breakfast in Saigon, Vietnam

Once you wake up, your morning adventure already begins: visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.

During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong's tunnel system stretched over 155 miles on three different levels. Entire cities with all kinds of facilities (e.g., hospitals, lounges, etc.) were underground and strategically linked. Today, most of the tunnels have been buried.

Your excursion will take you to one of the few accessible tunnels, which the country enlarged for tourism, and the attached museum. At 3.93 feet high and 2.62 wide, you will have to make yourself small to gain a first-hand impression of the world-famous tunnels.

Back in Saigon, you will take a tour of the former capital of French Indochina, where you will get to know the most important historical sights of the city: the old post house of Saigon, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the old opera house. Then immerse yourself in the city’s modernity: go on a tour of the Reunification Palace, the former independence palace of the South Vietnamese President from the 1960s. Before your guide leaves for the day, you will visit the Chinese quarter of Cholon and the Binh Tay Market.

Travel time Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel & Return: about 1.5 hours / approx. 37 miles each way

Today, head back to the big city, then drive to Ben Tre in Mekong Delta.

Board your ship near the Phon Nam Brick Factory and sail the Chet Say, a tributary of the Mekong. During your tour, you will stop at various workshops to get an idea of ​​the local landscape and its inhabitants. Experience how charcoal is made from coconut shells under high heat and try the delicious fresh fruits!

Afterward, cruise along the narrow canals in your boat until you reach a small village. Visit a weaver's house and ride a bike through rice and vegetable fields. Seeing and smelling these beautiful sites must've gotten you hungry! Well, you're lucky because you will also have an exotic lunch of local delicacies, such as elephant ear fish and river shrimp.

Since the canals get increasingly more narrow, you will hop into a sampan, a small rowing boat that's used as a houseboat in Vietnam. Finally, continue your journey to Can Tho.

Travel time Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho: approx. 3.5 hours / approx. 170 km

One night with breakfast in Can To, Vietnam

Early in the morning, explore the Cai Rang floating market from your traditional longboat. This experience is an absolute must because it’s one of the most beautiful markets of its kind in the entire Mekong Delta! Watch the locals as they trade exotic goods from boat to boat. And if you want, you can even try haggling with the help of your tour guide. Get some fresh fruit for your journey home! Later on, your transfer will take you back to Ho Chi Mini City, where you will either continue your journey in Vietnam or hop onto your flight home.

Travel time Can Tho - Saigon: approx. 3.5 hours / approx. 170 km

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside****, Saigon, Vietnam

Located near Ben Tanh Market and the Opera House, Liberty Central Saigon Riverside overlooks the Ho Chi Minh City River. Stay in one of the 170 rooms which feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a telephone, a safe, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Satisfy your tastebuds with international and Vietnamese delicacies at Central Restaurant. How about a tempting cocktail and small snacks? Head to The Bistro or Vertical Sky Bar, where you can end the evening with a glass of wine or chilled beer. Enjoy breathtaking views over the rooftops of Ho Chi Minh City and a tranquil atmosphere at the roof terrace's outdoor pool on the roof terrace. The hotel also offers a spa area and a gym.

Victoria Can Tho Resort****, Can Tho, Vietnam

The hotel sits directly on the riverside, boasting colonial-style architecture. The 84 rooms and eight suites are spacious and tastefully furnished with air-conditioning, a telephone, a minibar, a television, and WiFi.

Enjoy Vietnamese dishes and relax at the open-air summer lounge or by the pool. Of course, you can also let yourself be pampered at the Victoria Spa or use the hotel's sports and leisure facilities.

Duration of the trip: 4 days / 3 nights

Including

  • Three nights in the named hotels or similar

    • Two nights at Liberty Central Saigon Riverside**** with breakfast in the Deluxe City View Room, Saigon

    • One night in the Victoria Can Tho Resort**** with breakfast in a Superior Room, Can Tho

  • Local tour guide

  • All transfers and transports according to the program, in private air-conditioned vehicles

  • Entrance fees for advertised tours

  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 05/02/21 - 09/30/21

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa

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