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Cu Chi Tunnels-Southern Vietnam

ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN VIETNAM

$260 $210

Enjoy an insight into Southern Vietnam with this 4 day 3 night journey. Visit the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and an interesting side trip to the lush Mekong Delta, where scenes of local lifestyles can be observed with plenty of opportunity for interaction with the people.

Prices shown are based on group tour and a shared basis. Private tour can be arranged for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Prices may vary according to number of guests. Please contact us to get the best possible price.

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Enjoy an insight into Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta tour with this 4 day 3 night Essential Southern Vietnam journey, taking in Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon, where you can enjoy this sprawling urban wonder which blends old and new beautifully. The journey then heads to Mekong Delta, an epic network of meandering tributaries full of colour and life. End your tour with a half-day visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you can learn of the ingenuity of the residents and the daily activities of the people during the Vietnam-American war.

ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN VIETNAM TOUR ITINERARY


DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

Ho Chi Minh Square & City hall

Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) you will be picked up and transferred by private car through the city to your hotel for check-in (hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in).

The buzzing southern city, formerly known as Saigon, is a tantalizing mix of old and new.

Rest of the day is at leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.



DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)

Hidden entrances to one of the Cu Chi tunnels

08h00: Start your day with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was towards this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many.
Continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars.

After lunch, depart Ho Chi Minh City for the drive to Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Arrive and start the visit of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which consist of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel. Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK 47’s on display. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)

Floating market on Mekong River

06h30: Pick up from your hotel lobby and depart for Cai Be via Trung Luong Express Highway, stop on the way to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
09h30: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander around the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11h30: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, join a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14h00: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.
15h00: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be; meet the car/van for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.
17h00: Arrive at your hotel. Have dinner on your own. The evening is at your leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


DAY 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)

Motorcycles in HCMC

Day free to relax, shop, or continue sightseeing on your own. Pick up from your hotel for transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for international flights or a domestic extension.

If hotel and other travel arrangements are required, please contact us.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN VIETNAM TOUR PRICE: US$ 210 per person (half twin sharing)

 

PRICE INCLUDES:
– Full transportation by air conditioned vehicle as tour program indicated;
– Airport transfer in Ho Chi Minh City – two ways by private car;
– Entrance and sightseeing fees for mentioned visits;
– English speaking guide;
– Meals as mentioned;
– 3 nights at Signature Saigon Hotel in a Deluxe Room (Free upgrade to next room category, subject to availability).

PRICE EXCLUDES:
– Flight to and from Vietnam;
– Other meals not mentioned in program;
– Tips and emergency transfers;
– Optional tours;
– Surcharges for other language guides;
– Personal travel insurance;
– Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, and camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc…;
– Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program;
– Single supplement surcharge for solo travelers.

NOTES ON OUR PRICES:
– Prices shown are based on group tour and two people travelling together and sharing a room. Single supplement applies to solo travellers who occupy a single room.
Private tour can be arranged for you, your family or your friends exclusively. Prices may vary according to number of guests. Please contact us to get the best possible price.
– Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Christmas period (Dec 24-26), New Year period (Dec 31-Jan 02) and Public holidays of Vietnam.
– For additional hotel night cost to the packages, please contact us for the rates.
– Upgrades available to stay at a 4-star or 5-star hotel, please contact us for more details. Additional costs will be applied.

– This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan. You can also disregard full package tours and choose whatever travel items you need we can quote the tours you really want. Usually travel insurance is not covered in our quotations.
– Itinerary Change to the confirmed itinerary may happen because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control such as war, strike, fire, acts of government, riot, etc. We will do our best to make sure that all the travel will be similar. Go Viet Travel can substitute the itinerary upon your agreement.
– Transportation and Restaurants: The cars, vans or coaches for the land transportation should be in good shape with air conditioner. All restaurants should be tidy and clean.






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