8 day Southern Vientam christmas package
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city
On arrival in Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in city center, check in and short rest after you will be given a free foot massage to get relaxed after a long flight, latter, you will be taken on a guided tour visiting Saigon’s main tourist attractions including Notre Dame cathedral, Central post office and the Reunification palace as well as the famous Benh Thanh market.
Day 2: Cu Chi tunnels + Tay Ninh (B/L/-)
Take a morning excursion to Cu Chi tunnel where you will visit the amazing underground tunnels Network that was used as a shelter during the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong. After the visit to Cu Chi, the tour will proceed to Tay Ninh, once the historical center of the Cao-Dai religion. Founded in 1926, Cao-Dai is a combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. At the Holy See Temple, you will have the chance to watch the worshipers in their long white tunics during noon mass. Overnight stay in Saigon
Day 3: Vinh Long – Can Tho (B/L/-)
The program will start with a visit to Cai Be colorful floating market when you enjoy cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see rice paper process, coconut candy as well as pop-rice, pop-corn making.
The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional stilt houses, activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fishes. Lunch can be served at Ut Trinh home. After lunch, we can walk around and then we will enjoy tropical fruit serving while enjoy the folklore music performed by locals.
One more thing to do in this trip is biking. It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta. The cruise will end at Vinh Long city before transfer to Can Tho where you spend an overnight
Day 4 + 5 : Phu Quoc Island holiday stay (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport to take a short flight to the Phu Quoc island, this is a dreamy tropical island with warm waters. Most of its interior is still coated with dense tropical forests, and its coastline is filled with unspoiled white sand beaches. Check in at your resort and spend a day at your own leisure.
Note: Optional snorkeing tours are availabe with $20 / pax
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-)
Enjoy your last day in Phu Quoc Island, you may enjoy cooking class (US$ 35 / PAX), or just relax at your resort. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take flight back Ho Chi Minh city
Day 7: Saigon free & easy stay (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free day on your own or join an optional night food tour with extra US$ 35/ pax
Day 8: Saigon departure(B/-/-)
Free day on your own until you will be transferred to the Tan Son Nhat Airport for the departure flight back home – end of the 8 Day Christmas Vacation in southern Vietnam