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SOUTHERN HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM

DAY 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL 

Upon arrival, you are met and driven to the hotel for check in.

Remainder of the day is your free time to delve into bustling Saigon city on your own.

DAY 2: SAIGON CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNEL (MEAL: B, L)

After breakfast, embark on 2 hour drive to northwest of Saigon to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnel complex was initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches as well as hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American war. A visit to the underground villages will provide a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to Saigon for lunch.

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Saigon is the country’s commercial center and, with over eight million inhabitants and four million motorbikes, a city that never sleeps. Despite the well-documented hustle and bustle, Saigon retains its connections with the past. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour to admire Saigon’s historic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires based on the original construction from Paris (it is only possible to visit inside when no service is being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustave Eiffel. Continue your visit with the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war, revealing the history of Saigon during its turbulent recent past. Further, drive to visit the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight of the American war through the local’s eyes (Please note that some of the photos are very graphic). Then we head to famous Ben Thanh market for short visit with some souvenir shopping before our driver take you back to the hotel. 

Balance of the day is your relaxing time.

DAY 3: SAIGON – CAN THO (3.5 H OVERLAND TRANSFER) (MEAL: B, L) 

After breakfast, we head to Can Tho city. 

After lunch at local restaurant on arrival, we head to Binh Thuy Ancient House which is built in 1870 by the Duong family on an area of nearly 6,000 sq m. Its base is about one metre higher than the land surface. Binh Thuy ancient house has been captured in many films such as “The silt ways,” “The Bac Lieu mandarin’s son” and “The lover” of French director J. Annaud.

Check into your hotel for leisure time.

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Evening is your leisure time to walk through the night market which is located between Phan Chu Trinh & Phan Boi Chau streets come alive with dozens of bustling food stalls, selling grilled meats and tofu on skewers, as well as grilled rice-paper etc.…you also can find and enjoy all specialty and delicious food in Southern of Vietnam

DAY 4: CAN THO (MEAL: B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, start early morning tour to visit Cai Rang floating market, the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, the market is best around 6am to 7am, and it's well worth getting here early to beat the boatloads of tourists and the heat. This is a wholesale market, so look at what's tied to the long pole above the boat to figure out what they're selling to smaller traders

After that, we head to My Khanh tourist Garden where the visitors can enjoy various entertainment activities such as monkey circus, dog and pig races, boating, fishing, performance of Don ca tai tu (Southern traditional folk music); taste popular dishes of the South such as xeo cake, khot cake, grilled corn, grill chicken, and grilled fish. During the harvest season, visitors can enjoy fruits to their heart's content

Savor your special lunch at the French style ancient house served as Southern style farm-owner in years 1930-1945. Return to your hotel to check out for our continued journey.

On the road between Can Tho and Long Xuyen city, we will stop by Bang Lang Stork Garden, this is a magnificent 1.3-hectare bird sanctuary with astonishing views of thousands of resident storks and snowy egrets. There is a tall viewing platform to see the birds filling the branches; the best times to view this incredible sight are around dawn and dusk

Then we head to Chau Doc (An Giang province) and check into your hotel

Rest of the day is your leisure 

DAY 5: CHAU DOC - SAIGON (MEAL: B, L)

This morning, we visit Cam Mountain on a newly launched cable car system, sitting in a cabin to the peak of Cam Mountain which is about 710m above sea level are able to admire the immense rice fields in beautiful green and yellow colors under the sunlight and some clusters of huge palm trees in a distance and a panoramic view of the popular Seven Mountains - Thien Cam Son, Ngoa Long Son, Ngu Ho Son, Phung Hoang Son, Anh Vu Son, Lien Hoa Son and Dai Anh Son. you can also see wild birds flying across some giant trees and streams winding through some giant stones in a forest under their seats.

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Return to your hotel to check out and lunch will be followed.

After lunch, meet your guide and transfer you back to Saigon, enroute we will stop by Tra Su Mangrove Forest in Tinh Bien District, An Giang, The boat on lotus lagoon will take you to river port where dinghies are available to be continue new journey. They slowly move on the green "path" full of water-fern. The journey is inside forest among sound of birds and night herons. Sometimes looking up, you will see several young birds in the nest jumped out as welcoming strangers.

Return to Saigon in the evening and check into your hotel.

DAY 6: SAIGON DEPARTURE (MEAL: B)

Morning at leisure until you are met and transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport for your onward flight home.

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Inclusive of:

  • Accommodation is inclusive of hotel tax, hotel service charges and includes daily breakfast. 
  • Meals as specified as program 
  • Private transfer and transportation on tour
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance fees
  • Wet towels and water on sightseeing days.

Exclusive of :

  • International & domestic airfares
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners on cruise
  • Other meals where not mentioned 
  • Overweight luggage 
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Travel insurance.
  • Other services not listed in inclusive column