OVERVIEW

Ho Chi Minh - Cao Dai - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta

Take the chance to experience most of the famous natural and cultural places in Ho Chi Minh and surroudings. 

ITINERARY

Ho Chi Minh I Cao Dai Temple I Cu Chi tunnles I Mekong Delta

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Day 01

Ho Chi Minh city tour

Discover the frenetic activity of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Nowadays, Ho Chi Minh City is the heart of Vietnamese business. And yet, the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cho Lon where dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French also left their mark with some fine colonial-era buildings not missed during this day tour.

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Lunch

8.00am: Our guide will meet you at your hotel or the meeting point in city center (district 1, 3) for a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Start with the Central Post Office, designed by the renowned French architect Gustav Eiffel; and the Notre Dame Cathedral: the iconic landmark admired for its architecture. Next, stroll toward the Saigon River along Dong Khoi Street, which figured prominently in Graham Greene’s famous Vietnam novel: The Quiet American; to the Saigon Opera House, a commanding building completed in 1901. The tour continues with a stop at the Reunification Palace, where a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the gates in 1975 to end the war. Visit the War Remnants Museum.

 

Have lunch at a restaurant in city.

 

Explore Chinatown and the Thien Hau Pagoda before hopping on a cyclo and whizzing through the narrow streets to Binh Tay Market. Wander through the stalls selling everything from dried squid to party hats.

 

Day 02

Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh

Visit Cao Dai Temple to discover an unique religion and explore the Cu Chi tunnels to know the history behind the Vietnam War

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Lunch

08:00am: Asia Top Travel tour expert pick up you at your hotel lobby. Travel through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province. Visit the Cao Dai Temple where the followers of this religion practice a unique religious blend of all the major faiths of the world. The Temple is dominated by the all-seeing eye, is an architectural wonder, a hotchpotch of styles from its contributing religions and ornamented in brilliant colors.
The daily service is impressive. The worshippers wear robes of different hues denoting their function and status, and kneel in blocks in the nave to genuflect and pray while acolytes perform complex rituals.
We have scheduled a special lunch of the local cuisines in a popular local eatery for your taste of Tay Ninh cuisines.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive to the incredible Cu Chi tunnels, a 250 km underground tunnel system. Explore the tunnels where the Vietnamese could escape bombings, hide from enemy, and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.
Transfer to your hotel later the afternoon.
Day 03

Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh

This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Lunch

08:00am: Our tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city with a drive to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province 72 km from Ho Chi Minh City (Former Saigon). 
Then take a boat trip round four beautiful islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. The boat brings you through Vam Xep canal where you will discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. You have chance for taking beautiful photos on the way. 
Visit traditional house at Quoi An village (all make from coconut). See coconut collection set and how locals make handicrafts from trunk and shell, guests can see that they waste nothing. We continue to visit coconut candy mill (special product of Ben Tre province). Take horse cart on village path and stop at Ben Truc orchard, taste honey with tea or Mekong whisky (they have a funny rule for guests to get in). Enjoy seasonal fruit and listening to traditional music. Then we will take small boat through Vam Chua small canal. 
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda before on the way back to Ho Chi Minh in the late afternoon.

Price

 Price Per Person In USD (Validity until Dec 2019)

Group size 2 People 4 People 6 People Others
Tour price/person $193 $129 $104 On Request

TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Private vehicle throughout of your trip
  • Vietnamese Lunches as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees
  • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Pure water
Trip Exclusions
  • Hotel accommodation (booked on your own or surcharge on request)
  • Visa fees (visa approval letter on request)
  • All international and domestic airfares
  • Personal travel insurance 
  • Other meals 
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency, etc.

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