Saigon and Mekong tour is a must thing to do once you travel to South of Vietnam. Spend couple days in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh city to see the highlight such as Saigon city tour, Cu Chi Tunnels, My Tho and Ben Tre to learn more about South Vietnam living culture on the river. This tour is designed by Hanoi Private Taxi for whom are interest in learning about Vietnam culture as well as history.
Day 1: Sai Gon Arrival
Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in Down Town of Sai Gon. If the time permits, there is the chance for you to join our 2 options of our ½ day Deluxe Group Tours:
1 > Cu Chi Tunnel – Ben Dinh Half Day
8:00- 8:30: Pick up at your hotel. Heading to Cuchi, famous by a system of tunnels deeply underground, with 3floors, a labyrinth of intricate ways, and winding over 200 km long. (~60 km, 1hour)
Upon arrival: Watching a presentation video, Getting to see the tunnels and discover how these tunnels were constructed and how its habitats combat two forces: the invading troops and the tunnels itself. Visiting Hoang Cam’s smoke-less store, secret hide-outs, fighting bunkers, and many dangerous booby traps. Trying gun shooting with real bullets (fees not included). Tasting boiled tapioca, drinking hot tea. Visiting the rice paper village where you can try to make it by yourself. Drop off at your hotel. Tour ends about 14:00.
2 > Ho Chi Minh City Half Day Tour
Pick up at hotel at 13:00 – 13:30 PM. This half day city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We visit the following places of interest.
The Reunification Palace: Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.
Cholon & Thien Hau Pagoda: Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam’s largest market, the Binh Tay is situated here. The district is home to the city’s 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas. Our tour finish around 18:00 PM, the car will transport you back to your hotel. Tour ends.
Day 2: Mekong Delta My Tho – Ben Tre (1day)
8:00-8:30: Pick up at your hotel. Drive to My tho – Mekong Delta, known as the “bigger rice basket” in Vietnam. (70 km from Saigon, ~ 1,5hours)
Upon arrival: Cruising through Mekong River, passing a fishing villages. Visiting some small islets as Turtle, Dragon, Phoenix Island,.. under a green canopy of water coconut trees. Walking through some villages to a fruit garden. Taste tropical fruits, while having live traditional music.
Short horse cart ride to a bee farm. Have honey tea. Short rowing boat ride Lunch at tropical garden restaurant with countryside delicacies. On the way back to Saigon, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, an unique pagoda in Vietnam mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian architecture. Drop off at your hotel. Tour ends about 17:00.
Day 3: Sai Gon departure (B)
Free till pick up and transfer to airport. End Trip.
PRICE PER PERSON: 166USD
Inclusion: English speaking guide, Minivan with A/C, Boat trip, Mineral water, All admission fees., Fruits, honey bee, tea, Meals as mentioned
Exclusion: Personal expenses, Tips, Beverages, VAT.
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