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8 Day Vietnam Southern Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 days exploring Vietnam southern highlights 
  • 7 comfortable nights at 3-star hotels
  • 1 Domestic flight from HCMC to Nha Trang 
  • A vibrant Ho Chi Minh City experience
  • Astonishing Cu Chi Tunnel discovery
  • Stunning Mekong delta waterways of My Tho, Ben Tre, Can Tho and lively Cai Rang floating market 
  • Relaxing beach time in Nha Trang, which was chosen by Travel and Leisure Magazine in two succeeding years as one of 29 most beautiful bays in the world
  • All transfers, pick-ups and drop offs
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Meals noted in itinerary- daily breakfasts plus 4 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Group size of 20 - 30 people each tour
  • Chauffeured transfers to each sight in the comfort of an air-conditioned mini bus


OVERVIEW

Day
Destination
Activity
Meal
Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Pick up at airport then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
No
Day 2
Cu Chi Tunnel
Visit Cu Chi Tunnel. Back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in hotel
B, L
Day 3
Mekong Delta
Visit My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho. Overnight in hotel
B, L, D
Day 4
Mekong Delta
Visit Cai Rang floating market. Back to Ho Chi Minh City
B, L
Day 5
Nha Trang
Fly to Nha Trang. Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang
B
Day 6
Nha Trang
Free and easy. Overnight in hotel
B
Day 7
Nha Trang
Free and easy. Overnight in hotel
B
Day 8
Nha Trang
Check out hotel then transfer to airport for onward flight
B

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh arrival
1-Day-Ho-Chi-Minh-City-Tour-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgWe will pick you up at airport then transfer to 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 3 (Hai Ba Trung 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. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3 – Mekong Delta (Visit My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho) (B, L, D)
mekong-delta-southern-highlight-8-days--vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgYou will be picked up at 8.00 am from hotel then depart for My Tho where we will take a boat ride along the river and enjoy the houses on stilts and see fruit plantation along the river banks. We then proceed to Tortoise Island where we will have lunch in the fruit orchard. A beautiful boat ride through Tan Thach canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. We visit a family workshop making coconut candy which is a local delicacy. We will also enjoy rowing in a boat along the creeks. After taking a delightful walk through the fruit plantation and villages we proceed to Can Tho.
We will transfer you by motor boat to a small village in Cai Rang district to check into your riverside cottage. You will join a local family as they prepare the dinner and then share the meal with them. Enjoy an evening listening to traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in the riverside cottage.
 
Day 4 – Mekong Delta (Visit Phong Dien floating market) – Ho Chi Minh city (B, L, D)
mekong-1-day-tour-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgAfter breakfast, we take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market, the river is at its busiest at this time of the day. Keep cruising through the small cannels system and visit a rice noodle making village. You will experience the Mekong delta iconic image, “Monkey Bridge”, typically made of a single bamboo log and one handrail. The name comes from the bent monkey-like posture you have to maintain when crossing. Then visit a second floating market where we break for lunch before the transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in hotel.

Day 5 – Nha Trang arrival (B)
nha-trang-seaside-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgAfter breakfast, we will transfer to airport for flight to beach city of Nha Trang. On arrival to Nha Trang, we will pick you up and transfer to ocean front four-star Michelia hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to freely discover the city on your own. We recommend you to check out some local seafood restaurants, they are selling good seafood at a very reasonable prices. Also visit the night market on Tran Phu Street, there you can enjoy some local tasty street food and desserts as well as the Nha Trang night life atmosphere with some shopping. Overnight in Nha Trang.



Day 6 – Nha Trang Free and Easy (B)
You have a free day to explore Nha Trang Bay. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 7 – Nha Trang free and easy (B)
nha-trang-sea-vietnam-holiday-Oriental-Colours.jpgA day at leisure for you to enjoy the beach, go swimming in the ocean, relax by the pool, have a good massage, trying new seafood dishes or if you are keen on water games, you could also try jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling or diving, there are some diving clubs for your choices. You may also spend the whole day at Entertainment Park on Vinpearl Island, experience the cable car running over the bay could offer you a spectacular view. Overnight in Nha Trang.



Day 8 – Nha Trang Departure (B)
After breakfast, you will have free time until transfer to airport.


HOTEL OPTION


CITY
HOTEL
ROOM TYPE
STAR
Ho Chi Minh City
Silverland
DeluxeRoom
3.5
Mekong
Homestay
Private cottage
 
Nha Trang
Apus hotel
Deluxe city 
3
Pricing
  • Tour price: USD 510/pax
  • Single Supplement: USD 196
  • Valid period: 2016/2017
  • Black-out period: 20 January - 6 February 2017
Terms and Condtions
  • Travel period: 2016/2017
  • Blocking period: 20 January 2017 to 6 February 2017
  • This promotion is valid for one person, based on twin share.
  • Booking must be made at least 15 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)
  • Domestic flight Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang 
  • 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 flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Drinks and Tips
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