Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour (L)
Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel for check-in.
After that, we will discover some of the major landscapes of Ho Chi Minh City: Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Back to the hotel and free time for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Visit a Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
Today, will be a full day tour with visits to a major Cao Dai temple and the incredible Cu Chi tunnels.
In the morning, we will drive to the Cao Dai temple. Caodaism is a religion originating in Vietnam and combining elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and Confucianism. We will discover this beautiful temple and attend a colorful noon mass.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will drive for 60km until reaching the site of Cu Chi Tunnels. This vast underground system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh in their battle against the French. Afterwards, the tunnel complex kept being built and extended over 25 years. Indeed, it played a big role during Vietnam War and acted like a real underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage units, field hospitals, weapons factories, and command centers. At its peak, it housed around 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years, with some getting married and giving birth to children inside the tunnels.
Later, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and have dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho (B, L)
You will be picked up at your hotel in the early morning. After a 2-hour drive, we will finally reach Cai Be.
Upon arrival, at Cai Be, you will embark on a private boat to cruise in the floating market and observe local people selling and buying from their boats. Visit a local garden and a house to see orchards and the rice crisp production process. After lunch, we will continue to sail on the river to witness the peaceful and tranquil life of villagers and admire the marvelous natural setting of the Mekong Delta region.
Around 3:00pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long Market. Take a walk and wander around to explore Vinh Long Market.
Finally, we will go to Can Tho and check-in at the hotel.
Dinner on your own and free time during the evening. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Today, we will hop on a rowing boat and cruise along the narrow and charming branches of the Mekong River.
Visit the Cai Rang floating market – one of the liveliest of the Delta. Immortalize the scenery with your camera while observing the daily life of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. We will roam through the floating village and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles workshop.
After a stop at Can Tho Market, we will take a boat ride to go to Cai Von, where the bus will take you back to Saigon via My Tho for lunch.
Check-in and free time for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
Free time in Ho Chi Minh City until the bus picks you up and drives you to the airport for your departure flight.