HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – MEKONG DELTA 3 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

Duration: 3 Days 3 Nights
Highlights: Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong delta

3D3N experience highlights of the southern Vietnam. Start from bustling Ho Chi Minh city, we discover a historic place of Cu Chi, boating along coconut water way of Mekong delta, interact with locals living in a floating village and witness their daily trade activities.

  • Day 1: Manila - Ho Chi Minh arrival – city tour (L)

    This package is specially designed for those who fly from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines or Philippines Airlines.


    8h30am Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel for down town. Check in room from 14h00pm.
    We will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war).

    Thien Hau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires).
    China town (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and Binh Tay market (This is the main marketplace in China Town, where a great deal of wholesale trading occurs. Experience the commotion of this integral part of the city's daily business). Then we have a lunch at restaurant.
    Afternoon: We visit Reunification Hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level.
    We have guide who tell you important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side). General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station). City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels (B/L)

    In the morning we drive to Cu Chi tunnels. Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
    Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Back to Ho chi Minh and free time for leisure in the afterboon.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta (B/L)

    Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

    Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around the country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
    Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
    Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
    In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - departure (B)

    6h00am transfer to the airport for flight to your home

Include:


• Airport pick up and drop off by private car (no guide gide)
• Accommodation based on single room with daily breakfast
• English speaking tour guide
• Transportation during the tour by A/C vehicle
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
• Boat trip and bicycle in Mekong
• Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
• Mineral water in tour

Exclude:


• Personal expenses
• Single supplement; early check in and late check out after 12.00pm (noon)
• Tip for tour guide and driver
• Visa and International air fare
• Surcharge on peak season: Christmas, New Year, Vietnam public holidays
• Others not clearly mentioned in the inclusion


Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to bad weather, level tide or operating conditions.