Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Vietnam Cong soldiers.
Cochin International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) – the biggest city and also the financial hub of Vietnam.
Please look for our guide holding a welcome board with your name outside the baggage claim, and
then you will get transferred to your hotel in the city center. The rest of the day is for your own
This morning we will travel for about 70km to the northwest of Saigon for a half-day tour of Cu Chi
Tunnels – a vast underground defending system of Viet Cong during Vietnam War, which housed up
to 10,000 people. The tunnels were constructed with hospitals, living rooms, kitchens, storage…and
working areas also in an approximate length of 250km. The remaining tunnels, nowadays, are a
must-see destination for tourists who come to Vietnam to get a view of the underground life during
the war time. You can also join a shooting trial using an AK47 or MK16 with separate fees.
In the afternoon, get on a guided tour visiting some city key sites such as the War Remnants
Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office and Ben Thanh market.
The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Optional: Foodie tour on foot/ Foodie tour on Vespa.
Today we leave the busy Saigon city to travel to the peaceful Mekong Delta on a 2 day trip. After a
2-hour drive, we will reach Cai Be, the heart of Mekong Delta, and then embark on a cruise trip
along the Mekong River. We will start by sailing among local barges full of fruits and vegetables,
stop in some local workshops to see how people make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice and pop-
corn. As we get deeper into the countryside on smaller canals, you will see traditional houses made
with wood and palm tree leaves; local people doing their daily farming activities and also listen to
their stories to have a more authentic perspective of the local area. Lunch is served in one local house
then you will continue the afternoon trip on a biking journey through the peaceful roads of this
Drive to Chau Doc and enjoy rest of the day on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel then get transferred to Tra Su Cajuput forest, which is
known for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty, but also the diverse system of flora and
fauna. Embark on a boat trip into the forest; you will be impressed by pictures of cajuputs, the
fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals. Then you can climb up
the observation post to get a panorama view of the vast forest with birds flying around. After the
tour, we will get in the car again to travel to Can Tho city for the night stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Wake up early this morning and head to the famous Cai Rang floating market – a maze of hundreds
of boats sailing around selling foods and products. This floating market is very different from the
local markets you may see in other provinces of Vietnam – buyers can easily find the boat selling
their desired products from a far distance as the boat owners will hang their items on long, vertical
As we leave the floating market, we continue our boat ride to the local fruit orchards and enjoy fresh,
delicious tropical fruits. Then we will visit local villages, passing along peaceful paths to visit
traditional houses, observing the daily lives of local people and listening to them speak about their
traditions. Drive back to Saigon and have lunch en route.
Today is your last day in Saigon. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then wander around the city for last
minute shopping or sightseeing before getting transferred to Saigon Airport for your departure flight.