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8 Days Typical Southern Vietnam

Other than the border with Cambodia running northeast from the Gulf of Thailand, Southern Vietnam is surrounded by the ocean to all sides. The richest and most urbanized of the three regions in the country, it’s dominated by Ho Chi Minh City, the giant metropolis home to more than ten million people.

Ho Chi Minh City is likely to be your first stop in Southern Vietnam, and in this vibrant city there is plenty to do. The legacy of the war can be felt at the War Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels, both unskippable experiences. Walking around taking in the city’s French colonial architecture and visiting markets is also a great way to spend a day. Should you wish for a night out, the nightlife here is lively and dynamic.

Heading out to the coast, beautiful beaches await you in both Vung Tau and Mui Ne, where you can put your feet up and relax in the Southern Vietnamese heat. The sand dunes near Mui Ne are also mesmerizing, and off-roading around them on an ATV is great fun.

Full itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL HO CHI MINH CITY

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, met and picked up by our local guide. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI (B/L/D)

In the morning, transfer to visit Cu Chi Underground Tunnel, the famous battle field in Vietnam war. Now it is a favourite tourist site with its 200 km - long tunnels and its’ brave guerrillas. These tunnels and underground villages were built to provide a safe haven for the people of Cu Chi in the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, take the city tour around the bustling downtown visiting Reunification Palace, Jade Emperor Pagoda, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Sai Gon Post Office. Dinner on floating restaurant to go along Saigon river. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3 HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – CAN THO (B/L/-)

Leaving Ho Chi Minh City and take about 70km to My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam, Vinh Trang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4 CAN THO – FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/-)

Crossing the Mekong on the way to Cai Be Floating Market, youll take in traditional sights such as rice barges, wooden ship building yards and even fruit drying along the Mekongs banks. Visit a rice husking mill, fruit gardens. See the peaceful life in the rural area. After lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 5 HO CHI MINH CITY – PHAN THIET – MUI NE BEACH (B/L/-)

Leave Ho Chi Minh City by road for Phan Thiet. The scenic 200km drive north on Highway One passes through the bustling city of Bien Hoa before cutting through dense rubber plantations. Nearer to Phan Thiet the terrain changes to arid semi-desert with cactus plants and strange looking dragon fruit trees. Arrive in Phan Thiet in the late morning and check in room. The rest of day is free to relax by the pool or on the sandy beach. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 6 MUI NE BEACH (B)

Stay at own leisure in the morning to swim or enjoy the beauty of the beach. In the afternoon, depart from hotel/resort to visit the Fairy Stream. After that, visit Red Sand Dune. From the top of the dune, you will see the scenery of Mui Ne. Enjoy the romatic sunset here. You also might try some sand sliding games for different experience. Return to your hote/resort. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 7 MUI NE – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

After breakfast, check out hotel. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 8 HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Our driver and guide will escort you to the airport for your onward flight. Tour ends!

Price and Condition

TOUR PRICE: Please contact us for quotation

What's included:

  • Accommodation – as hotel in the list or similar – based on TWN/DBL/TRP sharing room
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast| L= Lunch| BR= Brunch| D= Dinner)
  • Transportation by air-conditioner
  • Tour guide during the tour (G = Guide)
  • Entrance fees throughout the schedule
  • 02 bottles of drinking water per pax per day

What's excluded:

  • Travel insurance
  • Any flight ticket & airport tax
  • Other services not mentioned in itinerary and inclusions
  • Tip for local guide and driver
  • Visa to Vietnam (if any)
  • Personal expenses: Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry, etc
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Surcharge in peak season or holidays: Saigon Liberation Day (30 April), International Worker's Day (1 May), Vietnamese National Day (September 2), Gala Dinner on X’Mas (24 Dec) & New Year Eve (31 Dec), Vietnamese Lunar New Year

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