City Trips and Tours
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City. Local tour guide will greet you at Tan Son Nhat Airport and then take you to the city center. Check in your hotel (14:00) and stay at your leisure time afterwards. Optional tour you might enjoy the extraordinary A O Show – a rare mix of bamboo cirque, contemporary dance, acrobatics and live music by folk instrument to demonstrate Vietnam’s peaceful country life versus the noise and irony of urbanization. ($28/pax – ticket only).
This morning, take the city tour including visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office. You will visit the Reunification Palace, where the victory of liberation was asserted on the Southern land. Stroll on the walking street – Dong Khoi street that cross Saigon Opera House. Then follow your tour guide to Ben Thanh Market, a famous symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, where you can capture the local trading activities and shop for local specialties or ingredients; and more souvenirs for your beloved.
The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours coach driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Return to Saigon. End trip
You will have a full day excursion in Mekong Delta, the water world home of indigenous peoples that grow rice and tropical fruit for their livelihoods. A 2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre, you then board a charming wooden boat to navigate the waterways of the mighty Mekong. Get a chance to closer to the agricultural life before pay visits to some local industries including a coconut candy workshop and a rice paper making workshop at Unicorn Island. You also visit a fruit garden for a taste of best tropical fruits while listening to folk music, which is performed by local elders. Enjoy your local lunch before cycling around Tan Thach Village. Afterwards, return to the car and head back to Ho Chi Minh City after a fun day in Mekong Delta.
The last day tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City free & easy. You can wander through the city one more time to capture more photos and buy souvenirs for your beloved. Then check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight.