Explore the Ho Chi Minh City Floating Market in 6 Days

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Trip Overview

Experience the best of Ho Chi Minh City and the captivating floating market on this immersive 6-day guided tour. Discover the hidden gems of Ho Chi Minh City as you explore its timeless alleys, ancient pagodas, and bustling markets. Delve into the vibrant culture and rich history of this dynamic city, where modern skyscrapers coexist with traditional landmarks. Journey to the Mekong Delta and witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the floating market, where local traders sell their fresh produce from colorful boats. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle, sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and cruise along the scenic Saigon River for an unforgettable dinner experience. Join our group tour and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Hotel accommodation in city center
  • Visiting the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and learning about Vietnam War history
  • Taking a boat ride through the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta
  • Local boat through the bustling floating markets of Cai Rang
  • Tra Su Bird Sanctuary in Chau Doc
  • Free time to explore Hochiminh city
  • Airport transfer by private car with driver

Itinerary

This Vietnam tour begins with a visit to the floating market, here you will set about discovering colorful floating markets, emerald rice fields and the lush back waterways of the Mekong Delta. The pace of life in this part of Vietnam is decidedly slower, making for a nice break from the hustle of Ho Chi Minh, experience the gracious hospitality of the Vietnamese firsthand when you meet your host family.  

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh – check In Hotel (N/A)

When you arrive at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport you’ll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our Sun Getaways Travel logo and your name. We’ll get you to your hotel and see that you’re comfortable, plus we’ll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. 

Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area. Ho Chi Minh is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations. 

Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnel - City tour (B/L) - Private tour

Breakfast at your hotel, transfer for visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch in Cu Chi, the driver back to Ho Chi Minh City. This afternoon, depending on your preference, visit either the War Remnants Museum or History Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city’s colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. 

Night 2: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Sa Dec – Chau Doc (B/L) - Private tour

This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind as the scenery is gradually replaced with rice paddies and rural villages on your drive to Chau Doc. Stop en route in the town of Sa Dec where you will visit the lush gardens and fruit orchards of a local family and Kien An Cung Pagoda before having lunch in the former house of Huynh Thuy Le who is the main character in Marguerite Dura’s novel. After reaching Chau Doc, transfer to the top of Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage site, where you will enjoy sweeping views of the countryside as the sun sets.

Night 3: Overnight at homestay in Chau Doc

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Day 4 : Chau Doc – Tra Su – Can Tho (B/L) - Private tour

After breakfast, 8.00 am we depart for Tra Su – take a boat trip into the forest, you will immediately feel like you are harmonizing with nature because of all of the impressive pictures of cajuput, the fragrance of the flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed comfortable. 

From the observation post, you can overlook the forest with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Have lunch in the forest, relax on hammock or experience the monkey bridge,… Return to land for the drive to Can Tho stopping en route to visit the bamboo basket-making hamlet of Long Thanh. Arrive in Can Tho, check in hotel, free time.

Night 4: Overnight at hotel in Can Tho

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Day 5: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) - Private tour

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market which is the liveliest in the whole religion. 

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built with only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. On the way back to HCM city by bus, the last stop is to see how incense sticks are made.

Night 5: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 6: Ho Chi Minh Deparure (B)

You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination.

Note: Check-in time is 14.00pm and check-out time is 12.00pm

This is the end of your Discover Vietnam’s Southern with Sun Getaways Travel. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time!

 

Destination 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Ho Chi MinhSanouva HotelAlagon Edenstars Saigon Hotel Hotel Majestic Saigon
Chau DocChau Pho HotelVictoria Nui Sam Lodge Victoria Chau Doc
Can ThoNinh Kieu RiversideNinh Kieu Riverside Victoria Can Tho Resort

Cancellation by customer

  • Cancellation received before 50 days: FREE of charge (except flight and train ticket)
  • Cancellation received before 40 days to 49 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 20 days to 39 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 20 days prior arrival date or no show: 100% of total rate

Note: Flight and train ticket are not refundable

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • Under 04 years old: Pay only flight & train ticket (sharing bed & food with parent)
  • 05 – 07 years old: 50% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • 08 – 10 years old: 75% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • From 11 years old: 100% adult rate with extra bed

Travel with Sun Getaways Travel, you can easy to:

  • Extend and adjust your trip in a convert way.
  • Extend their stay to other places around Vietnam such as Nha Trang, Sapa, Da Lat, ect.
  • Upgrade to 4 or 5 stars accommodation
  • Upgrade to small group or private tours

IMPORTANT:

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar or higher standard without notice.

Wheelchair-accessible staterooms are available on request and subject to availability. Surcharges may apply.

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • English speaking local guide
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax and service charge

Price Excludes

  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa to Vietnam
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