4D HO CHI MINH – MY THO, MEKONG DELTA

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Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it still known to many, is Vietnam's largest and most dynamic city. In 1862, the French declared the city, then known as Saigon, as the capital of colonial Cochin china. What hasn't changed in Ho Chi Minh City is commercial zeal. Not surprisingly, Ho Chi Minh City is a shopper's paradise, with trendy new boutiques and modern shopping centres just steps away from traditional open-air markets...

My Tho: Driving south from Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho is the first major Mekong Delta town you to come to. Situated about two hours by bus south west of Ho Chi Minh city, Its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City has made My Tho the most popular destination for day-trippers to the delta looking for a taste of authentic delta life. 

Itinerary

 
DAY 1:    HO CHI MINH CITY – ARRIVAL (-/-/D)

Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, greet and transfer to centre of the city (approx 10km).
Check in hotel and relax until our guide and driver pick you up for welcome dinner cruise on Saigon River.
After dinner, orientation tour by coach to see what lively Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) offers in the night time then return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2:    HCMC – CU CHI (B/L/D)
08:00 Transfer 75 km northward to Cu Chi Tunnel - one of the few remaining monuments to the fierce Vietnam War.
Arrive Cu Chi after nearly 2 hours driving, visit the tunnel system. We can even crawl a part of the tunnel to experience the real life of the Vietnamese guerrillas, who used to use and live inside this system during the wartime. Try your hand at shooting an AK47 (Russian machine gun) or an M16 (U.S made).
11:30 Return to HCMC for lunch at a restaurant in the city.
14:30 We start the city tour at the Reunification Palace - former French Governor General of Indochina - the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975.
Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Post Office which recalls European railway stations and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 - one of the city’s major landmarks.
Enjoy free shopping at Ben Thanh market, one of the best places to pick up a "conical hat" or "ao dai". The market and surrounding streets makes up the city' liveliest areas.
Dinner at restaurant in the city, Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3:    HCMC – MY THO (B/L/D)
From the hustle city, we head to the south to My Tho, approx 70km from HCMC, a busy hub the Mekong delta with paddy fields, thick orchards and canals.
Upon arriving, we will take a small boat to go between canals into gardens and rural houses, where a lot of families produce coconut candy, feed the bee for honey, or plant juicy fruit. Stop at some families and their small factories, you will see their daily activities with the explanation of a local guide.
Lunch at a nice garden restaurant with the delta’s special food like deep-fried fish, bloating fried sticky rice
After lunch, visit the famous Vinh Trang pagoda, one of the biggest pagoda in the region. The beautiful structure features a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles.
Return to HCMC. Dinner at restaurant then transfer to hotel for overnight.

DAY 4:    HCMC – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Free for the last shopping in the nearby areas till transfer to Apt for departure flight.

Tour price


      * TOUR PRICE: 390 USD/person
      * Valid 31 Mar. 2014 
 

Package includes:
-    Private transportation with English speaking guide throughout the program
-    Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, based on Twin sharing
-    Private boat trip on Ha Long Bay for 4 hours
-    Meals, sightseeing and entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
-    Purified water during transferring
-    1 FOC for group of 15 paying pax. Maximum 2 FOC

Package Excludes:
-    Arrival / Departure air ticket
-    Travel Insurance & other personal expenses.
-    Meals not mentioned in the program, beverage during meals
-    Visa fee (if applicable)
-    Tips for guide and driver: USD 10/Day

Child Policy:
-    Child below 5 years old, sharing with 2 adults, without extra bed: FOC
-    Child from 5 to below 12 years old, sharing with 2 adults, without extra bed: 50% package cost.
-    Child from 5 to below 12 years old, sharing with 2 adults, with extra bed: 80% package cost.
-     Child from 5 to below 12 years old, in twin share: 95% package cost.   
-    Child from 12 years old: Full adult rate.
-    Number of children do not exceed 20% total number of group

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