( Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong Delta – My Tho – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh city )
( Tour Period of validity: 01 May, 2018 – 30 April, 2019 )
ITINERARY IN DETAILS
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL – FREE & EASY
On arrival in Ho Chi Minh city Airport ( Tan Son Nhat International Airport)
You are welcomed by Impress Travel’s guide & driver and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city center ( Notice: hotel official check in is from 14:00, hotel early check in is NOT included, and is subject to hotel availability and regulation; hotel early check in can be available on request )
You enjoy your free & easy time to relax
Dinner on your own arrangement and on own payment
Overnight at hotel in central Ho Chi Minh city
Day Inclusions: Private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, hotel accommodation, water
DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning:
Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at around 08:00am – 8:30am.
The sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, The War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda
After a few hours discovering the city, you will enjoy your lunch at a famous Phở restaurant (Vietnamese noodle soup) before we drive about 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Bến Đình tunnels, Củ Chi.
In the afternoon:
Upon arrival, you’ll watch a brief of propaganda video, which explains how the tunnels were used to successfully defeat American military forces in combat.
The tour continues and the guide explains some traps that were placed in the jungles of Việt Nam to either maim American soldiers or create panic amongst the ranks.
From here, you can enter one of the tunnel entrances and crawl through the tunnels is a real experience to imagine how people could live there for an extended period!
There is a shooting range where you can try to fire an automatic or semi-automatic weapons for a fee (this fee is not included)
Take some rest at the end for a taste of Củ Chi boiled tapioca and thinking what humans are capable of when having to defend their home.
Return to hotel, free & easy
Overnight at hotel in central Ho Chi Minh city
Inclusion: hotel breakfast,Air-conditional minivan transfer, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, Boiled tapioca and local tea, Local taxes, fees and handling charges, hotel accommodation, water.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG LOCAL VILLAGE – CAN THO (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel, check out
08:30am – 09:00 : Pick up from your hotel in the center of Ho Chi Minh City and drive around 2 hours to a local village by the Mekong River.
Upon arrival, we board a motor-boat and cruise along a vast network of canals and channels to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River.
In your visits to some local cottage industries you can see a coconut candy workshop, try some snake wine, learn how to make pop-rice, or witness the process of making rice paper.
We move to one of the island, here we visit a tropical fruit garden, listen to Vietnamese traditional music, and slowly enjoy getting in touch with local life by taking a hand-rowing sampan.
Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant with 5-course Vietnamese food.
Drive to Can Tho, the capital city of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we check in to a rustic homestay. Take a rest and enjoy a peaceful time within the authentic village.
At night, you will join a cooking class guided by your local host and enjoy your wonderful dinner.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Inclusion: hotel breakfast, Air-conditional minivan, All boat trips (motorboat & hand-rowed boat), private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide entrance fee, lunch (5-course set menu), Snacks (fruits, candies, honey tea…), Accommodation at a homestay, water, Local taxes, fees and handling charges
DAY 4: CAN THO – BOAT TRIP TO FLOATING MAKRET – RETURN HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)
Have a Breakfast before taking a motor-boat along the river to Cái Răng floating market, the largest its kind, where colorful boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging.
We continue the cruise and walk on a quite country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the residents as they go about their daily routines.
Visit a flea market, a noodle factory, and tropical fruit gardens like papaya, mango, pineapple…
Spend a short time for cycling around the village will give you a fantastic way to experience local life.
We say goodbye your host and drive back to Hồ Chí Minh City.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on the way.
On arrival back to Ho Chi Minh city, drop-off at your hotel, recheck in & free & easy
Free & easy and overnight at the hotel in central HCM city
Day inclusions: Hotel Breakfast, A/C transfer with group, English speaking tour guide, lunch, boat trip to floating Market of Cai Rang, Entrance fee, water, Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city, Bicycle rides, Local taxes, fees and handling charges