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Program Type

Package program

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Xin chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city. You are greeted by your guide and driver at Tan Son Nhat International airport for your transfer to the hotel. Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city of Vietnam. It is the bustling economic capital and cultural trendsetter of the country, yet holds the timeless traditions of an ancient culture. Overnight in Saigon.

Your guide meets you in the hotel lobby at 8.00am and off we go for an original morning to explore the less traveled trails of this fascinating city. Prepare to travel back in time as we first head to District 3, where we visit the oldest café in town which was opened in 1938. Enjoy a refreshment, before we immerse ourselves into some genuine Saigon popular culture. Walk through a massive street-market, gently elbow your way between conical hats and mobile street food sellers to exit at Chung Cu. Here you will find yourself in the heart of Saigon’s working-class, which remains mostly unchanged since the 1960’s. Marvel at the size of these old residential buildings as we walk through and into the Ho Thi Ky quarter. A place known for its spectacular flower market, and its maze of quiet narrow streets. A place also surprisingly famous for its Khmer delicacies since the 1990’s. Here you will be able to enjoy some of these traditional snacks. We continue deeper into District 10, a fantastic destination where every street corner holds a surprise and a chance to amaze you. Our urban adventure takes us to one of the most famous street-food streets in the city, time for lunch!
In the afternoon, we take a digestive walk around the colonial buildings of the District 1. We start at the Independence Palace, continue to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post office before we get to the beautiful Nguyen Hue street where stands the City Hall. To complete the day, we take you to taste a few brews in one of the most famous craft beer taprooms of the country. We transfer back to your hotel afterwards, end of the day at leisure

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Cai Be where you will board your private Song Xanh sampan to explore the Mekong Delta. From the sampan, observe local life on shore - people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes - while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruits. On the way to Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river to observe some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, as well as passing monkey bridges and tiny villages en route to visit a Cao Dai temple. Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll through the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat. Your last stop before sunset is at an ancient house, dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you to enjoy a candlelit dinner in this authentic countryside setting. After dinner, return to the vessel and cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.

Wake up early at 06:00am to a visit to the famous Cai Rang floating market. Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market, meandering through local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photo opportunities. Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho hotel and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty. After that, transfer to The Island Lodge which is a very relaxing lodge at the remote western end of Thới Sơn island, hidden away from the crowds of Mekong delta. Overnight at The Island Lodge.

The day is free at your leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant flight!

Inclusions

- Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check-in and check-out around noontime)

- All transfers and transportation with Air-Con vehicles (types of vehicles depend on the number of pax):

     o1-2pax: minivan of 7 seats

     o3-6pax: van of 16 seats

     o7-10pax: bus of 25 seats

     o11-15pax: bus of 31 seats

- Local ENGLISH speaking guides

- Boat trip - as per program

- All entrance fees - as per program

- Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program

- 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus - on days of transfer and sightseeing only

- Government tax and service charge

Exclusions

- Airfares (international and domestic)

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

- Drinks

- Early check-in or late check-out

- Visa - as per country requirements

- Tips

- Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

- Mineral water beyond that which is supplied

- Personal Insurance

- Optional excursions and activities

- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.)

- Peak season surcharges if any

- All not mentioned above

Notes

Hotel Accommodations:

Destination

Hotel

Room Type

Ho Chi Minh City

Silverland Yen Hotel

Deluxe (DBL only)

My Tho

Victoria Cruise

Standard

Tien Giang

The Island Lodge

Double-bedded river view

Departure Period

01 Jan, 2021 to 30 Apr, 2021
AUD 1,341 P P twin share
AUD 1,610 P P single

01 May, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 1,331 P P twin share
AUD 1,591 P P single

01 Oct, 2021 to 15 Dec, 2021
AUD 1,341 P P twin share
AUD 1,610 P P single

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