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Join us to explore this amazing southern Vietnam exploration with our curated itinerary by local destination experts. This experience journey will take you to discover all the city hidden charms that only insiders know. From the city highlights to crawling in the secret underground tunnels of Cu Chi and peaceful cruising along the mighty Mekong river, we have covered all the must-see sites in this 8 days 7 nights tour program.

Ho Chi Minh City, Muine Beach

8Days/7Nights, from US$1200pp

Private

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Overview

Join us to explore this amazing southern Vietnam exploration with our curated itinerary by local destination experts. This experience journey will take you to discover all the city hidden charms that only insiders know. From the city highlights to crawling in the secret underground tunnels of Cu Chi and peaceful cruising along the mighty Mekong river, we have covered all the must-see sites in this 8 days 7 nights tour program.

JOURNEY

Highlights

  • Explore the city landmarks with your private experienced tourguide: China town, Presidential palace, War remnants museum, Ben Thanh market, Sea goddess temple…
  • Visit the historic underground network of Cu Chi tunnels, escorted by local guerilla
  • Cruise along the mighty Mekong river and rowing small sampan through the coconut jungle
  • Challenge yourself with ATV quadbike in Mui Ne sand dunes
  • Dine on the luxury Saigon Princess cruise at night with Chef’s selected menu
  • Shopping spree in the downtown of Saigon: Ben Thanh market, Saigon Square, Le Cong Kieu antique street..
  • Sunset drink at the Blank lounge, the highest bar in Southeast Asia

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Itinerary

DAY 1 | HO CHI MINH CITY 
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, formerly called Saigon before April 30th 1975. Upon your arrival, our tourguide and driver will welcome you with your name printed on the signage, we serve cold water & wet tissue during the transfer to your hotel. Arrive and check in, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: None
Accommodations: 4-5* hotel

DAY 2 | FULL DAY CITY TOUR
Uncover the colonial beauty of Saigon, learn history lessons by touring through the famous landmarks: Independent Palace – the former White-House of Saigon, the “must-see” War Remnants Museum with a great collection of war relics and historic photos. Sightsee the 1880 Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, 1891 Central Post Office designed by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel. Walk along the Rue Catinat, take some photos in front of the Opera House & HCMC People’s Committee Hall. Drive passing the former US Embassy in Saigon, stop at Jade Emperor pagoda to learn the unique religious worshipping practice. Immerse in the local culture while the local guide walking you through the local wet market, hardly find on your own, taste some local snacks. Before returning to the hotel, visit Saigon Cao Dai, a temple with great combination of East-West harmonious architecture in the China town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: 4-5* hotel

DAY 3 | CU CHI TUNNELS 
Depart your hotel, quickly get out of the city on your private vehicle to the countryside of Saigon, passing historical sites of the city. Feel the rush of motorbike waves in the morning on the way to Cu Chi district, the outskirt of the city. Upon reaching to the peaceful rural parts of Cu Chi after one hour drive, continue the journey on your private jeep to Cu Chi tunnels with a quick stop by the rubber plantation. Learn history lessons through the local guide’s explanation while walking around the old battle field or formerly called the free fire zone, Ben Dinh tunnels. Sightsee the war relics: B52 bomb craters, the guerillas secret entrances, termite mounds, hidden booby traps and interact with the local guerillas. Test the precision by shooting a few rounds of different riffle types at your wish before delving yourself in the underground network to experience the life of Viet Cong during the war. Taste some steamed tapioca at the underground Hoang Cam kitchen before returning to your jeep. Enjoy the breeze and icy cold local beers/mineral water/soft drinks chilled on board on the way to a local riverside restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel or drop off at your desired location in downtown of Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: 4-5* hotel

DAY 4 | MEKONG DELTA
This amazing full day excursion offers an in-depth foray into the Mekong River Delta, home to more than 25 million people. Considered one of the great rivers of the world, the Mekong flows 2,790 miles to the South China Sea. In Vietnam, the rich river delta is a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies, fields of sugarcane, and orchards of bananas, coconuts and mangos.

From the hotel, you’ll drive by van past farming communities before arriving at one of the river’s nine branches, Cai Be. After the two-hour drive, take a short break to stretch your legs before boarding a long boat, covered overhead and open on the sides. Sit back and relax as you cruise the canals through natural greenery, passing villages and homes fronting the waterways.

Stop at the Cai Be floating market, where boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other products gather on the river waiting for traders and customers. Cross the Mekong River to Binh Hoa Phuoc village to visit a local farmer’s house. Stroll through a garden of flowers and fruit trees, and safely enjoy the local fruits and tea while mingling with your host and his family.

Proceed to a workshop where rice or corn is popped in a huge iron vat filled with blackened sand; then sweetened with honey, sugar and peanuts. Try a few samples, before relaxing over lunch of Mekong fried fish and other Vietnamese delicacies at a local ancient house restaurant, since 1838.

Well rested, on board for the journey to Vinh Long on your private cruise. Visit the local market then transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. The rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodations: 4-5* hotel

DAY 5 | MUI NE BEACH
Breakfast at the hotel, check out. Your tourguide will pick you up from the hotel lobby then transfer to Mui Ne, a paradise for those who want to experience the blue sea, white sand and sunshine. Upon arrival at the resort, check in then relax and enjoy the breeze. In the late afternoon, take a scenic drive to the sand dunes for ATK quandbike activities then walk along the fairy tream before returning to the hotel for a nice dinner by the beach.

Meals: None
Accommodations: 4-5* resort

DAY 6 | MUI NE BEACH – HO CHI MINH CITY
Wake up then walk along the beach to enjoy the sunrise on the sea with a hot latte in hand. Breakfast at leisure, then check out in the afternoon for the drive back to the city of Saigon.

Meals: None
Accommodations: 4-5* hotel

DAY 7 | FREE DAY 
Breakfast at the hotel, the whole day is yours to explore the city on your own, do some shopping or spend half day at the spa.

Meals: None
Accommodations: 4-5* hotel

DAY 8 | DEPARTURE  
Breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure. Depart to the airport for you to take the onward flight. End of the program.

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