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Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong delta 4 days 3 nights

During this four day trip, you will discover the delights of the city formerly known as Saigon along with a private local guide, who will share their expert knowledge of the city with you.  You will also discover the secret hidden waterways of the Mekong Delta, visiting tiny riverside villages and colourful floating markets.
 

Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BB 78E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi, My Tho
Duration: 4 days
Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive HCMC
Day 2: Mekong Delta Excursion
Day 3: Cao Dai Temples & Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 4: HCMC departure

Day 1
Arrive HCMC (D)
Arrive HCMC
You will be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. From there, you will be taken to your hotel and then begin your private tour of the city. Ho Chi Minh City ( formerly known as Saigon) is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam, with a population of 7 million people. Much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpaths. You will have the chance to see the bustling Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will then enjoy a fantastic dinner at local a restaurant, before retiring for the evening.

Highlights and activities: Ho Chi Minh
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Meals: dinner
Day 2
Mekong Delta Excursion (B, L, D)
Mekong Delta Excursion
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam and is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam because of the epic amount of rice grown there each year. The fertile delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers which grow around the waterways.
Today, you will leave HCMC and travel to the lush lands of My Tho, where you will cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation lining the canals. You will stop at an orchard, where you will be treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. You can also visit the snake farm, Dong Tam, which breeds snakes for (among other things) snake wine. You will then return to HCMC for an overnight stay.

Highlights and activities: My Tho, Dong Tam
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Meals: dinner
Day 3
Cao Dai Temples & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
Cao Dai Temples & Cu Chi Tunnels
Next up is an excursion to the Cao Dai Temples, home of the Divine Eye which is the official symbol of Caodaism. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. You will be able to observe the midday service, followed by lunch and then a drive to the Cu Chi tunnels which are made up of more than 200km of underground tunnels. They were used by the Viet Cong to defeat the South Vietnamese and American troops and feature an incredible maze of tunnels, rooms and trap doors all spread over different levels. You will have the chance to experience the extreme conditions of the claustrophobic tunnels as you make your way into part of the system. After, you will head back to HCMC where you stay the night.

Highlights and activities:  Cu Chi tunnel 
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
HCMC departure (B)
HCMC departure
Today you will have free time to explore the dynamic and vibrant city as you wish before your return flight.

Highlights and activities:  Cu Chi tunnel 
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Meals: breakfast, lunch

The fact…
We take you to the parts other can't reach!

Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport
Vehicle

Tour Guides
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Rate
This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Valid until December 2019
Group size
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Tour price includes
All private transfer and transportation
Accommodation
French or English Speaking Guide.
Boat trip & cruise if any
Meals as stated in the itinerary
All sightseeing tickets.

Tour price excludes
International flights & departures taxes
Beverage
Travel insurance
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Vietnam visa stamp fee ( US$ 25 & 02 passport photos per person)
Other services not mentioned above.

What to take
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a all day pack for hiking and trekking.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade…
 
Have a good journey!