Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (-)
Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up and transport you to your hotel for check-in.
You will then have free time for the rest of the day to discover Ho Chi Minh City on your own.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Panorama River Cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will embark on the bus and head to Can Tho or Cai Be.
Around noon, you will then board a comfortable wooden river cruise vessel. After a refreshing welcome drink, the crew will show you the on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat begins its voyage. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and daily life in the Mekong Delta.
In the afternoon, you will disembark and taken on a leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards and rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste local exotic fruits and products.
Once back on board, enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong Delta. The boat will anchor for the night and you will finish your day with a delicious dinner onboard.
Overnight on the boat in a peaceful area of the Mekong Delta.
Day 3: Cai Rang or Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang Floating Markets, the busiest and liveliest in the region. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables while taking the opportunity to admire the skillfully handcrafted regional products. You will be able to talk and bargain with merchants who sell goods from their boat. Visit a local candy workshop and a cake-making factory or cruise on the boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
After brunch on board (Can Tho) or lunch at Mekong Rest Stop near My Tho, we will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Free time for the rest of the day.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels – Departure (B, L)
This morning, 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.
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 complex of tunnels 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 bring you to the airport for your departure flight.
End of tour.