5D4N DISCOVER HO CHI MINH & MEKONG DELTA
Take a holiday to the Mekong Delta and explore the Cu Chi Tunnel, take boat rides in My Tho, sample exotic fruits and visit the Cai Rang Floating Market. All these and more - all arranged and hassle-free!
Located on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's major port and largest metropolis, with an estimated population of over eight million people. For many, Saigon – as it’s still called by all – can seem to be one chaotic mess of traffic-clogged roads and urban bustle. But most of them have since been seduced by the hidden charms of one of Southeast Asia’s liveliest cities.
Teeming markets, sidewalk cafés, massage and acupuncture clinics, centuries-old pagodas, sleek skyscrapers and ramshackle wooden shops selling silk, spices, baskets and handmade furniture all vie for attention amidst this surreal multi-colored city.
The Mekong River is the lifeblood of South East Asia. In this exclusive Signature Tour from Journeys Within guests will be escorted down this amazing river from Yunnan Province, China to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Along the way you will visit highlights of China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam as well as see daily life as it happens on the river. With Western tour leaders as well as English speaking local guides no question will go unanswered and the beauty, history and activities of the people and places will come alive.
From traditional villages to bustling capitals, from ancient temples to modern palaces, pass through or along the borders of six countries on everything from a 34-foot cruise boat to a local long tail boat.
DAY 1 :ARRIVE HO CHI MINH (No Meal)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will meet our local English speaking driver. After meeting the driver, transfer to hotel check in. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.
At 08:30am~08:40am: a car will pick you up and send you to the meeting point to join the other tourists.
08:15am: Depart for Cu Chi - located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone". Return Ho Chi Minh City and drop off at your hotel by a taxi. The rest of day is at leisure. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 3 HO CHI MINH CITY –TOUR MY THO, BEN TRE & CAN THO (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. At 07:45am a bus will pick you up at the hotel and transfer to the meeting point for joining with other tourist. 08:00 am, Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the BaoDinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to theTortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit a family where you can experience theagricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son Island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along thecreeks before returning to My Tho by motorized boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long. Check in on arriving.Overnight at Can Tho City
DAY 4 TOUR CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market with the busy scene right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system; visit the rice noodle village. Experience the "Monkey Bridge" in the Delta. After lunch return o Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 5 :DEPART HO CHI MINH (Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out and transfer by coach with English speaking assistant to airport.