Day 1: Arrive to Saigon
On arrival Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown. Free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Saigon
Day 2: Saigon City – Cu Chi Tunnel (B,L)
AM: Saigon city tour
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from Saigon, 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”.
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. Drop off at your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B,L)
Morning pick up at your hotel at 08.00Am for the transfer to Mekong River Delta. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories. Drop off at your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon
Day 4: Saigon flight to Phu Quoc Island (B)
Morning take a flight to Phu Quoc. Arrive to Phu Quoc, transfer to your hotel for relaxing. Phu Quoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling….
Rest of the day for your free time. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Phu Quoc
Day 5 – Phu Quoc free day (B)
Free day in Phu Quoc for your relaxing on beach. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Phu Quocs
Day 6 – Phu Quoc free day (B)
Free day in Phu Quoc for your relaxing on beach. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Phu Quoc
Day 7: Phu Quoc flight back to Saigon (B)
After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Arrive to Saigion, transfer to your hotel. Free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Saigon
Day 8: Saigon departure (B)
Free until time for your transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.