MEKONG Package (6D-5N)

MEKONG Package (6D-5N)

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Travel to South Vietnam, visit the green and wonderful Mekong delta and learn about the struggles underground during the Vietnam War from a local perspective. Tours the infamous Cu Chi war tunnels and soaks up vibrant modern life to Saigon.

 

SOUTH VIETNAM MEKONG Package

 

(6 days - 5 nights)

 

 

(NB: All itineraries can be arranged following your wishes)

 

The Mekong River is one of the world s 10th rivers in its river length and has great influences upon nature and societies of the Indo-china Peninsula.

 

Itinerary: Saigon, Tay Ninh, Cu Chi, Cai Be, Can Tho, Saigon

 

B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner

 

 

Mekong River

 

Day 1: Saigon, city tour (B, L, D)

Visit the Binh Tay Market in Cho Lon; stopover at Thien Hau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple; then to a Lacquer wares workshop and the Jade Emperor pagoda.

 

In the afternoon visit the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office, we'll drop you off at your hotel around 5:30 pm.

 

Overnight in your hotel in Saigon

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are include

 

 

 

Day 2: Tay Ninh and the Cu Chi tunnels (B, L, D)

Departing Saigon at 8:00 am from your hotel for a morning excursion to Tay Ninh to the Great Cao Dai Temple (a place to worship a mixture of Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism, Hinduism and Christianity). We see the noon mass at the temple (1 hour). Lunch in Tay Ninh.

 

In the afternoon we visit the Cu Chi outdoor museum to learn about the infamous tunnel systems of the Viet Cong.

Take this opportunity to get a unique understanding of the guerillas underground fight strategies during the war and crawl through 50 - 100 meters of the 200 km tunnel system.

 

On the way back to Saigon, local rice paper workshops, and views of Vietnam countryside and paddy fields are pleasant sights. We'll drop you off at your hotel around 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

Overnight at your hotel in Saigon

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are include

 

 

 

Day 3: Saigon to the fertile Mekong Delta (Cai Be - Can Tho) (B, L, D)

Depart Saigon at 8:00 am from your hotel. Head south to Cai Be. Upon arrival at 10:30 am, board a boat for a journey through the Mekong's floating market. See how river life goes on here; watch the trading between merchant ships and local farmers.

 

Mekong2

 

Alive and exciting cruise through the secluded canals and cross the Mighty Mekong to an island where we will stop to enjoy fresh seasonal fruit before boating to Vinh Long.

 

Back on the bus for our trip to Can Tho.

 

 

Overnight in Can Tho

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are include

 

 

Note: Optional for countryside homestay instead of hotel is available upon your request. See the additional cost from the trip notes

 

 

Day 4: Can Tho – Saigon (B, L, D)

An early start for a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, then we have some distance to cover. First a cruise, then a walk on a quiet country road taking in the magnificent scenery and getting a little bit closer to the locals as they goabout their daily routine. In the afternoon, we head back to Saigon.

 

 

Overnight in Saigon

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are include

 

 

Day 5: Free day in Saigon (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel then a day at your leisure in Saigon. Today is a great day for you to relax, shop and finish any last preparations before you take your flight home the next day.

 

post office

 

 

Overnight in Saigon

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are include

 

 

Day 6: Departure Saigon, Goodbye Vietnam (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Depending on your flight we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

Breakfast and Lunch are include

 

Tour exclude: tips, insurance, private spend

 

 

NB: We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

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