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5-Day Ho Chi Minh City and Waterways of the South Tour from Ho Chi Minh City with Airport Transfers Tour Code: 782-7910

From USD$492  
Daily
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
English
5 4
Visit Ho Chi Minh City (Ben Thanh Market, Central Post Office, Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon Opera House, War Remnants Museum), Mekong Delta (Cai Rang Floating Market).
Price (/Person)
    Single $600
    Double $492
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 5-11)
    $369

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  • Max. 2 adults in one room or 2 adults and a child under 11 years old. Child will take extra bed or share bed with parents. Child rates apply to those who are 5-11 years old.
  • Infant is from 1-4 years old. Infant price is free of charge sharing bed with parents or using babycot.
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Guests arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be welcomed by a guide and transferred downtown. Check into your hotel and enjoy some free time to refresh and explore.
Standard Hotel: 3* Sunland Hotel Deluxe River View room
Deluxe Hotel: 4* Bay Hotel Deluxe City view room; 5* Nikko Saigon Hotel Deluxe room

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, we'll have a 2-hour-drive northwest of Saigon to the Cu Chi tunnels. In the afternoon, we will visit the War Remnants Museum. The day will end with visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office, Saigon Opera House and Ben Thanh Market.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam. It is the most visited city in Vietnam, with around 6.3 million visitors in 2017.

    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Located a short distance outside Ho Chi Minh City, this large network of underground tunnels played an important role in the famous Tet Offensive executed by the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam War.

    War Remnants Museum

    This war museum is filled with relics from both the Vietnam War and the First Indochina War between France and Vietnam. With a rich collection of military equipment, it is one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam.

    Saigon Notre Dame Basilica

    Saigon Notre Dame Basilica
    Completed in 1880, this cathedral is a remnant of French colonialism in Vietnam. All of the original materials were imported from France. There is a statue of the Virgin Mary out front.

    Central Post Office

    Central Post Office
    This historic post office in downtown Ho Chi Minh City was completed by French colonists in 1891 with Gothic and Renaissance architectural influences. Alfred Foulhoux was the head designer.

    Saigon Opera House

    The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam, built in 1897. The 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.

    Ben Thanh Market

    The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Hồ Chí Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.
Standard Hotel: 3* Sunland Hotel Deluxe River View room
Deluxe Hotel: 4* Bay Hotel Deluxe City view room; 5* Nikko Saigon Hotel Deluxe room
Breakfast: Included

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (129 km)

After breakfast, it is a 2 hour pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing the cable-stayed Rach Mieu bridge and see the South Sea, the islets of Ben Tre. Upon arrival at Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on the Ben Tre River. We will visit a brick kiln and a coconut processing workshop. When we return to the boat, we'll motor through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses, sleeping mat making, and enjoy some local fruits. Take a Tuk-Tuk (motorized cart) or bicycle along shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains in the delta. After lunch, we'll take a rowing-boat along a beautiful water palm creek before meeting the motorized boat and transfer back to the pier. From there, we'll continue farther to Can Tho city.
  • Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    Mekong Delta, Vietnam
    This fertile region is formed by the Mekong River's outflow into the Pacific Ocean. There are many islands and rice paddies. It is a great place to take a boat cruise to learn about rural Vietnamese life.
Standard Hotel: 3* Hau Giang Hotel Deluxe room
Deluxe Hotel: 4* TTC Premium Hotel Deluxe city view room; 5* Victoria Can Tho hotel Superior room
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included

Day 4: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (129 km)

On an early morning boat cruise, we will see the Cai Rang Floating Market. We will see the daily culture and activities of the Southern Vietnamese local river life, including walking around a village and visiting a rice husking mill. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay in time to return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will drive to Phong Dien to start cycling route! We will ride through villages and fruit orchards, take a ferry across the river, and visit a blacksmith family. Then, we'll experience learning how to make banana cake and cycling around Nhan Ai Island to visit the monkey bridge. Stop at a local farmer's house to savor a cup of tea and a coconut's fresh water. You can try plucking the fruits at the host's garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers care for their gardens. At last return to hotel for check out and head to Ho Chi Minh City with lunch served at a local restaurant on the way.
  • Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    Mekong Delta, Vietnam
    This fertile region is formed by the Mekong River's outflow into the Pacific Ocean. There are many islands and rice paddies. It is a great place to take a boat cruise to learn about rural Vietnamese life.

    Cai Rang Floating Market

    This marketplace is truly an amazing site. Vendors set up their wares on small boats and float around to exchange goods. This is a unique piece of Vietnamese culture that can't be missed!
Standard Hotel: 3* Sunland Hotel Deluxe River View room
Deluxe Hotel: 4* Bay Hotel Deluxe City view room; 5* Nikko Saigon Hotel Deluxe room
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, we will have free time until meeting guide and transferring to the airport for departure flight.
Breakfast: Included
  • Airport Pickup: Guide will show a welcome board with clients' name, flight number and time. Airport transfer time is based on your arrival time.
  • Airport Dropoff: As last day is free at leisure, so you can arrange any return flight.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation and hotel breakfasts
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary)
  • Bottled mineral waters and wet wipes in car on touring days
  • Where necessary, entry fees and permission to enter border area
  • VAT and other taxes

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets and airport tax
  • Vietnamese Visa handling and stamp fee
  • Dinners, except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance

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  • Please read the Cancellation Policy before booking. The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
    More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
    Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost
    Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
    Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
    Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
    No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
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