Discover the Charms of the South Vietnam in Style
During your five day stay, you will have a guide to help you choose among the many options available to you, but you will be free to do as much or as little as you choose and hopefully be inspired to come back for a longer stay!
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Day 1: Arrive HCMC (D)
You will be greeted by your guide upon arrival at HCMC's Tan Son Nhat International airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel in town for a two-night stay.
You will begin your experience in bustling HCMC (formerly Saigon), the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda.
You'll enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant recommended by your guide. You'll then have a relaxing overnight stay in HCMC.
Day 2: HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L)
This morning, you will take an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving you a unique experience and a feel of what underground life must have been like during the U.S.-Vietnam War.
Back to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch, then this afternoon you will take a half-day city tour visit: the Reunification Palace, the Opera House, and the Hotel de Ville. If desired, you can also visit the moving War Remnants Museum. You'll also be able to explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard with shops selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high-quality linens, and housewares. There is also the modern Ho Chi Minh City with its numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars. This evening, you'll see what the fuss is all about as you are guided out on the town before an overnight in HCMC.
Day 3: Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
Day 4: Vung Tau Beach Break (B/L)
Today is a relaxing day with a day trip to Vung Tau Beach. Vung Tau was known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation and is just 125 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Once, this seaside city was a popular beach destination for French and American servicemen. Vung Tau is one of the most popular seaside resorts of Vietnam, with sandy beaches and transparent warm blue water all the year round.
After a 7:30 am pick- up from the hotel in HCMC, you will be driven Vung Tau, traveling through the immense rubber, cashew nut plantations, and scenic rice fields. You'll be able to visit Niet Ban Tinh Xa, Nirvana Meditation Retreat and Thich Ca Phat Dai (a Buddhist Shrine) and a French-built lighthouse. You will have lunch at a local seafood restaurant, then visit Giant Jesus and have a swim at Vung Tau's main beach. Later, you will drive back to HCMC where you will arrive at around 6 pm and relax before retiring for the evening in HCMC.
Day 5: Departure (B)
There are no activities planned for today, so you'll have free time for shopping or relaxing until you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.