5D4N Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chivung Tau - My Tho Tour

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Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – ARRIVAL (D)

Pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer for a half day city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Sai Gon by
many locals.
Visit War museum which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War, and is a major
tourist attraction, Reunification Palace which was the workplace of the President of South Vietnam & was then known as
Independence Palace. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient
& the General Post Office, the ancient & with French colonial architecture style. Stop at Ben Thanh market which is
always loaded with varieties of goods, such as consumer goods, cakes and candies, food and foodstuff, and particularly
high-quality fruit and vegetables. Have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.


Day 2: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI - VUNG TAU BEACH CITY (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.+ 07:30- 07:40: Pick up and send to the meeting point for joining with other tourists.
At 08:00, depart for Cu Chi. Located 60km from HCMC, 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). A car will pick you up & transfer for lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Vung
Tau, a well-known coastal resort 125 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh city. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Vung Tau.


Day 3: VUNG TAU - HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to the Summer Palace of the Emperor Bao Dai, the Jesus Monument, which overlooks the
peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Visit Thien Hau temple of Five Races and the Whale temple. After lunch at local
restaurant, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Proceed to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
SOUTH VIETNAM


Day 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.+ 07:30-07:40: Pick up & send to the meeting point for joining with other tourists.
At 08:00, depart for My Tho. 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. Back to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh city at around 17.00 PM. A taxi will
send you to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.


Day 5: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B)

Have breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure. Check out (before 12:00)
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure flight (Pick-up time: Please remind guests to be at hotel lobby 03 hours
prior to flight).End of services.