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Overview
Explore Saigon on its less traveled paths mixing iconic colonial sites and offbeat districts. Take a day trip to the Mekong delta, exchange with locals and soak up some lush green exoticism. Complete your Southern exploration with a visit to the must-see Cu Chi tunnels.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Saigon. 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.

We depart from your hotel at 8am. We drive out of the metropolis to reach after about 2 and a half hours a less travelled region of the delta, about 30 kilometers away from the mouth of the mighty river. We hop on our private boat and start our exploration. We will meet people, learn more about their daily lives and navigate the Mekong. After visiting a local factory and an ancient communal house, we reach a small island for lunch at a local guesthouse. In the afternoon, we visit a honey-bee farm before hoping on bikes and cycling narrow pathways across the island. We stop at another local farm to unveil the secret of Sâm jelly and sample it. We continue across orchards and transfer onto a small sampan to explore a thick mangrove. We return to the mainland, where our vehicle awaits for a drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. We arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

The guide meets you at your hotel. We depart Ho Chi Minh City and make a first stop en route to visit a family producing rice paper. We continue and reach Cu Chi Tunnels in the mid-morning. After an introductory video, viewing various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters, you will spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong survived in this underground network. After that, transfer back to the city, where you will arrive around mid-day. The rest of the day is at leisure

Today is at leisure until a driver picks you up in the hotel lobby to drive you to the airport for your flight to the next destination. Check-out time is 12.00 the latest.

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

- Local ENGLISH speaking guides, no guide on 5. day

- 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

  1. The above tour prices are based on our current transportation rates. Increasing petrol rates might affect our transportation and boat fees, in which case we reserve the right to revise our current rates. If any increase should arise we will of course keep you well informed.
  2. Availability: Please note that if a certain hotel is not available at the time of booking, then we will gladly make alternative suggestions in the same category. We will advise you accordingly with the surcharge if any. As a result, we would highly appreciate it if you could advise us to block rooms soonest possible to guarantee the rooms and rates in period of high and peak season
  3. All the above points of interest are open for visit based on current updates. In case of closure for construction or any other reason, we will replace with a similar point of interest.
  4. Above itinerary is based on the current flight schedule. In case of flight changes, the itinerary will be changed accordingly.
  5. No early check in or late checkout is included except those indicated in the program. Generally, the check in time is 14.00pm and check out time is 12.00pm.
  6. Visas into Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are required except for countries who have signed the visa exemption contracts. Please contact us for visa information details.

Remarks: Passport must be valid 6 months ahead since the time of departing the visited country

  1. Compulsory dinners on Dec 24th (Christmas), Dec 31st (New Year) and applicable public holiday event within your host country will be advised at time of booking.

Hotel Details
Superior
Ho Chi Minh City- Cochin Zen Hotel (premier window room)

Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City- Silverland Yen Hotel (premier room)

Note- No bookings will be taken  during Vietnamese Lunar New Year-
 19/01/2023 - 24/01/2023 & 30/04/2023-01/05/2023

Trip Highlights

South Vietnam Saigon - Mekong Delta

Departure Period
01 Oct, 2022 to 31 Dec, 2022

Superior
AUD 782 P P twin share
AUD 1,009 P P single
AVAILABLE

Deluxe
AUD 937 P P twin share
AUD 1,319 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Jan, 2023 to 30 Apr, 2023

Superior
AUD 835 P P twin share
AUD 1,104 P P single
AVAILABLE

Deluxe
AUD 1,011 P P twin share
AUD 1,454 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 May, 2023 to 30 Sep, 2023

Superior
AUD 835 P P twin share
AUD 1,104 P P single
AVAILABLE

Deluxe
AUD 918 P P twin share
AUD 1,268 P P single
AVAILABLE

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