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Explore the Mekong from a long boat.
During a guided tour through Ho Chi Minh City, get to know interesting nooks of the metropolis.
Enjoy the view from the hotel's rooftop pool.
In the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, you will have to crouch in order to experience these unique sites.
At the colorful Mekong Delta markets, locals trade all kinds of goods.
Your guide will take you to the most remote corners of the Delta.
Relax at your hotel in Can Tho.
Tour south Vietnam in 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
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 highlight this trip because you will learn everything about the Viet Cong's tunnel system.
South Vietnam is known for its tropical climate. The best travel time 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, mainly 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 250 kilometers 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 1.2 meters high and 0.8 meters wide, you will have to crouch to experience this first-hand impression of the world-famous tunnels.
Back in Saigon, embark on a tour of French Indochina’s former capital, where you will get to know the most important historical sites: Saigon’s old post house, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the old opera house. Then immerse yourself in the city’s modernity and go on a tour of the Reunification Palace, the South Vietnamese President's former independence palace from the 1960s. Before your guide leaves for the day, you will visit the Cholon Chinese quarter and the Binh Tay Market.
Travel time Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel & Return: about 1.5 hours / approx. 60 km 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 Mekong tributary. 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 narrow, you will hop into a sampan, a small rowing boat used as a houseboat in Vietnam. Finally, continue your journey to Can Tho.
Travel time Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho: about 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
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips