Experience History and Local Life in the Mekong Delta 5 Days

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Ho Chi Minh

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Ho Chi Minh

Trip Overview

Embark on a remarkable 5-day guided tour of South Vietnam, delving into the historical and cultural treasures of the region. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, you’ll uncover its captivating past as you visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore this intricate underground network and gain insight into Vietnam’s wartime history.

Next, venture into the breathtaking Mekong Delta, a labyrinth of waterways and fertile landscapes. Local boat along the Mekong River, witness the local way of life and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and flavors of the floating markets. Experience the charm of the countryside as you visit traditional villages, taste delicious local cuisine, and interact with friendly locals.

Highlights

  • Hotel accommodation in city center
  • Visiting the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and learning about Vietnam War history
  • Local boat along the Mekong Delta and experiencing rural life along the river
  • Free time to explore Hochiminh city

Itinerary

If traveling to Vietnam but ignoring the beautiful and vibrant Mekong Delta, then you made a big mistake. Why do we say so? Well, if you’re curious, take a look at our 5-day Vietnam tour to get to know why the Mekong Delta has such huge attractiveness like that. Once participating in the 5-day Vietnam tour that we especially designed for the tourists who love to explore the mysterious and charming Mekong Delta, I bet you will have the chance to experience one of the best trips in your life.

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 at hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel (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: Mekong Delta Tour - Ben Tre (B/L/D) - Private tour

Have breakfast at hotel.

Our driver and guide pick up at hotel and transfer to Ben Tre. Arrive and visit various local workplaces to find many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, including activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. Cruise around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw. Kayak through the natural canals to get a unique experience of the peaceful beauty of the Mekong River as well as the rural life there. Having lunch at a local host house.

After lunch, you will have some time for relaxing before continuing with more activities- cycling around the village, or treating yourself to relaxing time to relish the beautiful countryside, fishing, and cooking with the locals. Enjoy dinner and an overnight homestay experience

Night 3: Overnight at homestay in Ben Tre

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Day 4: Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) - Private tour

Early wake up to enjoy the peaceful countryside in the morning, and then have breakfast. Then take the boat on along the  River – one of tributaries of Mekong River, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring …..Stop at  brickwork – coconut charcoal making and coconut husking.  Then visit one of the plenty of coconut processing workshops where coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process located along canal ( Ms. Lan coconut candy workshop). Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family making sleep mats. Afterward, being on a cart powered by a motorbike or biking  and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetables gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, take biking around the village, rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat  to Hung Vuong Pier. Then transfer back to Hochiminh City

Night 4: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 5: 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 14:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm

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!

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Destination 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Ho Chi MinhSanouva HotelAlagon Saigon Hotel Hotel Majestic Saigon
Can ThoNinh Kieu Riverside Ninh Kieu Riverside Victoria Can Tho Hotel

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

  • 3 nights accommodation at in Ho Chi Minh Centre and 1 night at homestay in Ben Tre
  • English speaking guide to Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta
  • Local boat in Mekong Delta
  • Private car transfer with driver
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax and service charge

Price Excludes

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