This 4-day program introduces you to Vietnam’s largest city, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). A morning tour explores some of the most important sights in the city, including the Reunification Palace and Emperor of Jade Pagoda; and includes a visit to Saigon’s famous and bustling Ben Thanh Market. In the afternoon travel outside the city to see the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, the intricate network of connecting underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war. Also experience rural Vietnam with an excursion to the Mekong Delta, famous for producing rice, and home to many fruit orchards.
Arrive at Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Experience the sights and sounds of Saigon today on a morning tour. Begin with a visit to the Reunification Palace; the 1960’s-style building famously stormed by tanks on April 30, signifying the fall of South Vietnam. Afterwards visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, followed by quick visits to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall, and old Opera House, and arrive at Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of good and handicrafts appealing to every taste. This afternoon embark on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an important Vietcong base during the war. Walk through the area and learn about the day-to-day life of the Vietcong, and even venture inside the tunnel if you choose.
Depart this morning for an excursion to the lush Mekong Delta region. Travel to Ben Luc and Tan An, and take a boat trip on the Mekong River to Ben Tre, where local handicrafts and sweets derived from coconut are produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits, a performance of traditional songs, and observe the local life. Take a short ride on a horse carriage to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea. Afterwards proceed by a small sampan boat through the canals to see daily life unfold along the riverbanks.
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your onward flight.
Supplement for 1 Single Person Traveling $1,200
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