The Charm of Southern Vietnam In 4 Days

The Charm of Southern Vietnam

Follow the Mekong River as it winds its way through Southeast Asia. Explore the cities that lay on the river’s edge and take in their highlights. But take a closer look and see what makes the Mekong River region so special: stunning landscapes and incredible traditional lifestyles.

Outlined itinerary

Day 1: HCMC Arrival

Day 2: Saigon – Mekong – Can Thơ (B/L)

Day 3: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L)

Day 4: Saigon & Departure (B)

Day 1
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL

Upon arrival in Tan Sơn Nhat Airport, be met by our guide & car driver then be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in HCMC.
Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on the arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with a small surcharge).

Day 2
DAY 2: SAIGON - BEN TRE - CAN THO

Depart for the 1.5hr drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, situated in the Mekong River Delta, exchanging city scenes for lush rice paddies and fruit farms. At the pier, embark on a fascinating motor boat excursion past stilt houses, fish farms and scenes of countryside living. Arrive at Turtle Island, and sample freshly picked fruit and coconut milk while interacting with a local farming family. Tour a family-run coconut candy workshop that utilizes Ben Tre’s famous coconuts. Explore more of the Delta’s many canals from a rowing sampan and enjoy country hospitality as you sip a cup of honey tea while taking in a traditional folk song performance. A local lunch will be served at the town of My Tho before continuing on a 2hr drive to your Can Tho hotel where you will have the evening free. Overnight in Can Tho (Lunch)
Overnight in Can Tho
NOTES:
Suggested departure time: 08:00
Tour duration: 04 hours
Lunchtime: 13:30
Estimated arrival time at Can Tho: 17:00

Day 3
DAY 3: CAN THO - SAIGON

Rise early and board a local boat to explore the famed Cai Rang floating market where dozens of boats laden with fruits, vegetables and fish from all over the Delta jostle for trade. Notice the long poles with sample products for sale tied to the top so as to be seen from afar as well as the many small boats providing boat-to-boat service of meals and refreshments. Have your camera ready as this vibrant wholesale market on the water makes for excellent photo opportunities, especially from the unique vantage point of your boat. Relax and enjoy the cruise back to the hotel where we will freshen up before our departure. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the way back to Saigon.

Overnight in HCMC.
NOTES:
Suggested departure time: 06:00
Tour duration: 03 hours
Lunchtime: 11:30
Estimated arrival time at Saigon: 16:00

Day 4
DAY 4: CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR & DEPARTURE

With over eight million inhabitants and four million motorbikes, Saigon is truly a city that never sleeps. Despite its modernity, Saigon maintains a strong link to the past and our walking tour takes in some of the city’s most historic landmarks. Transfer to Dong Khoi Street downtown to visit some of the beautiful French colonial-era buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Appreciate the splendidly restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. A short drive away is the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American War. Continue to the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville) which is one of Saigon’s most stunning colonial monuments especially when floodlit at night. Experience Saigon’s famed street coffee culture while your guide provides insights into daily life in Saigon. Afternoon visit to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the American War through the eyes of the Vietnamese. (Please note that some of the displays are very graphic.) We then drive to Chinatown to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese community in the early 19th century to honor the Goddess of the Sea. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils according to local customs. Continue your visit to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam, offering an insightful look into the history and application of traditional medicine in everyday life before driving to airport for your onward flight

NOTES
Suggested departure time: 08:30
Tour duration: 09 hours

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Tour price includes

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transportation.
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Tissues and water on the coach.
  • Services charges and government tax.
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes

  • International flights & Departure taxes if any
  • Personal expenses, drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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The Charm of Southern Vietnam In 4 Days