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5 Day Southern Vietnam Tour

This 5 Day Southern Vietnam Tour will bring you an enriching and inspiring experience with visits to the most remarkable sites including the most bustling and busy city of Indochina known as Saigon or Ho Chi Minh, the famous Cu Chi tunnels and the immense Mekong Delta-an epic network of meandering tributaries full of colour and life.


This 5 Day Southern Vietnam Tour will bring you an enriching and inspiring experience with visits to the most remarkable sites. Taking in Ho Chi Minh City, the dynamic heart of Vietnam, where French colonial buildings line wide and elegant boulevards with a wealth of items on sale.
The journey then heads to 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.
End your tour with 2 day 1 night trip to the Mekong Delta, an epic network of meandering tributaries full of colour and life. Here you can see the vibrant lifestyle of the region's people where arroyos, islands, fish farms, and tropical fruit are abundant. You can choose to stay at hotel or homestay in Can Tho for an unique experience for a lifetime.

Duration:   5 days / 4 nights 
Departure: Daily from Ho Chi Minh City
Type of tour: Group tour (Maximum 15 people)
Theme: Traditional culture, Relaxation
Suitable: Family with children, Travel with friends, Solo traveler
5 DAY SOUTHERN VIETNAM TOUR ITINERARY

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta: My Tho, Ben Tre and Cai Rang Floating Market
 

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

Meals included: N/A I Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch I Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom Palace. The Independence Palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon depart for Cu Chi Tunnels, the trip will take approximately one and a half hour bus drive. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun (your own expense).

Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Evening is at leisure.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 

DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA: MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch I Accommodation: Hotel or Homestay in Can Tho

Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and start the trip to My Tho (70km). Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Next, visit the fruit plantation.
Continue on a smaller rowing boat for a more adventurous cruise on the Thoi Son Canal which is set amongst a forest of palm trees and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside. Visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.

The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local people to experience their daily life in the Mekong delta. For those who do not want to join the cycling trip can relax on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze.

Back to the pier then proceed to Can Tho. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Stay overnight in Can Tho (centrally located hotel or countryside-homestay).

* Note: Dinner will be arranged for those who stay in homestay. 
 

DAY 4: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch I Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast at the hotel or homestay in early morning. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) then visit Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region.

Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory.

Continue to visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure.

Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 

DAY 5: HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)

Meals included: Breakfast I Accommodation: N/A

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.
 

The tour ends.

5 DAY SOUTHERN VIETNAM TOUR PRICE: 225 USD per person (half twin sharing)
For those who stay at homestay in Can Tho on Day 3 will get a discount of 5 USD/person.


Notes:
- Above price is in US dollars and per person based on half twin. 
- Single supplement surcharges are applied for solo travelers who occupy a single room (twin/ double bedded room for single use).
- Small group size (2-15 people).

 

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;
– Boat trip in Mekong Delta;
– English speaking guide;
– Meals as mentioned;
– 3 nights at PRAGUE Hotel in a Deluxe Room with City View and 1 night at 3* hotel in Can Tho (Hau Giang hotel, Anh Dao Mekong hotel, or Saigon Can Tho) or at Homestay.

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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