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6 Day Vietnam Southern Luxury Journey with Cruising

 
Tour route: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnel – Mekong delta – Ho Chi Minh city

OVERVIEW

Day
Destination
Activities
Meals
Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Airport pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in HCMC
No
Day 2
Cu Chi
Visit Cu Chi tunnels. Overnight in HCMC
B, L
Day 3
Mekong Delta
Visit Can Tho. Overnight on cruise
B, L, D
Day 4
Mekong Delta
Visit floating market. Overnight on cruise
B, L, D
Day 5
Mekong Delta
Continue to visit Mekong river. Back to HCMC
B, L
Day 6
Ho Chi Minh City
Check out hotel then transfer to airport for onward flight
B
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Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh arrival
church-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgWe will pick you up at airport then transfer to La Jolie hotel. The rest of day is at your leisure. We recommend that you pay a visit to The Independence Palace. In walking distance from there you will find the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post which are well worth a visit. From there you can visit the War Remnants Museum or do shopping at Ben Thanh Market. The Ben Thanh market is the biggest in ho chi minh and you will find plenty choices of Vietnamese handicrafts, local delicacies, garments and small souvenirs. Other popular shopping places are Saigon Square 1 (Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street) or Saigon Square 2 (Ton Duc Thang Street). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Day 2 – Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L)
cu-chi-tunnel-tour-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgWe start our tour at 8 am from hotel and head to Cu Chi tunnels which is about a 1.5 hour drive. Cu Chi is a network of more than 120 km under the ground and were built by sweat and blood of Vietnamese guerrillas to hide and fight against the rival forces. You will be introduced to many kinds of booby traps used during Vietnam War. We will take time to explain the methods of creating, maintaining and living in these tunnels as well as the special technique of hiding smoke invented by the guerrillas. The visit also includes visiting different type of underground halls, secret working, meeting rooms. You will spend an hour experiencing the tunnels with a guide. Afterwards, enjoy tea and cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Before finishing the tour, you can watch a short (15 minutes) documentary about the tunnel.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh city – Can Tho – Mekong Eyes cruise (B, L, D)
mekong-eyes-cruise-Oriental-Colours--3-.jpgPick up at your hotel at around 8.00 am then depart for Can Tho. You will board on a wooden river cruise vessel at around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, we will show you the on board facilities and your cozy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque riverside sceneries and the daily life of the local people. In the afternoon we will disembark for a guided leisurely walk through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields, where we meet the friendly locals and taste their fruits and other products. Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on sun deck to enjoy the sunset over the legendary Mekong River. When the cruise boat set anchor, we will enjoy our tasty on-board dinner. Stay overnight on board in the Mekong Delta.
 
Day 4 – Mekong Detla cruising – Floating market (B, L, D)
floating-market-can-tho-mekong-delta-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgWake up well rested to the sound of the river, we will get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At around 6.30 am, the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise journey. We will enjoy seeing the locals go about doing their daily work, drying their exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while we enjoy our early breakfast. After breakfast, we will board on a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively floating markets. We will be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of exotic fruits, vegetables and skillful handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making workshops. Later in the morning, we will board on a little hand-rowed sampan to flow on water coconut lined canals to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town on foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong River on a bicycle. The cruise resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the Mekong villages along the way. Stay overnight on board in Mekong River.
 
Day 5 – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
floating-market-mekong-delta-tour-vietnam-adventure-Oriental-Colours.jpgAfter breakfast and enjoy another morning cruising on Mekong River, we will visit another floating market. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities of the Mekong people and their life. Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape and the fertile paddy fields. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started. The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 - 11.30 am at the pier. After lunch, we will drive you back to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.



Day 6 – Ho Chi Minh city departure (B)

After breakfast, you will have time at leisure before transfer to airport or bus/ train station for your next destination.

HOTEL OPTION



CITY
HOTEL
ROOM TYPE
STAR
Ho Chi Minh City
Moonlight
Superior Room
3.5
Mekong
Hau Giang
Superior Room
3

Tour Price
  • Tour price: $510/pax
  • Single Supplement: $263
  • Tour duration: 6 days 5 nights (3 nights in 4 star hotel & 2 nights on Mekong Eyes cruise)
Terms and Condtions

Valid period: 2018
Black-out period: 10 - 25 Feb 2018
This promotion is valid for one person, based on twin share.
Booking must be made at least 5 days prior to departure
Tour starts every day in the mentioned periods (subject to availability)
Children at ages between 0 and 5 are free of charge for tour and accommodation (sharing beds with parents). Surcharge of 50% flight tickets is applied for children aged 4 to 5.
Children aged 6 to 9 require 50% of tour payment (sharing beds with parents, maximum 2 children per booking) and full fare for flight tickets.
Children above 10 require full booking

Tour includes
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
Tour excludes
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Drinks and Tips
 
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