5D HO CHI MINH – MY THO – CAN THO

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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.

Can Tho is considered as the ‘capital’ of Mekong Delta. Being the gateway to the paradise of Mekong Delta, Vietnam, no other urban city in Vietnam can match Can Tho in terms of its spectacular landscape. Bustling with life and color, Can Tho is like a painter’s stroke on the canvas of Vietnam. You must visit this place, one of the most frequented of the Vietnam popular destinations.
 

Itinerary

 
DAY 1:    HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL    (-/-/D) 
Greet at airport & transfer to Hotel.
PM: Brief city tour: First, we will make a short stop to go into the old classic Post office as well as take a look at the Catholic Church called Notre Dame De Paris.
Later on, we visit to the lively China Town including the colorful whole sales Binh Tay market to absorb its sights and sounds.
Welcome dinner cruise on Saigon River Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Hcmc).

DAY 2:    HCMC – MY THO – CAN THO (B/L/D)    
08:00    Depart to visit My Tho ( approximately 2 hours driving from HCMC) – a busy hub of Mekong delta. Upon arrival at local pier, board local motorized boat on the Mekong river to visit the coconut candy factory, a famous local specialty. You will see the candy production right in this place with the explanation of local guides.
After that, you will take a short horse ride to a local residence, visit their bee farm & sample local honey-tea. You will continue to take small rowing boat on canals to visit another local house with their orchard, enjoying the traditional music. Walking through fruit orchard to see  and taste different kinds of fruit.
We will have lunch in Ben Tre Province before heading to Can Tho City via the My Thuan Suspension Bridge
that sits above the Mekong River.
We will check into our hotel before dinner at a nice restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho.

DAY 3:    CAN THO – HCMC (B/L/D)
Morning boat cruise to visit Cai Rang - one of the most typical floating market in the Mekong delta. The market is always crowded with full of small boats of vendors selling and buying the delta's farm products, watch the locals sit aboard their small boats selling and exchanging goods among each other. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Vietnam.
Before returning to Ho Chi Minh City, we will have a delicious lunch at a nice local garden.
Re-check in hotel in HCMC and unwind.
Evening: transfer for dinner at restaurant in the city. Overnight at hotel in HCMC.

DAY 4: HCMC – CU CHI – TAY NINH (B/L/D)
08:00    We start 2 hour drive to Tay Ninh, the headquarters for the Cao Dai Sect. Cao-dai is a unique native sect founded in early 20th century in an attempt to create and ideal religion. Observe the midday ceremony at Cao Dai great Temple.
14:00    After lunch at a local restaurant, we proceed to Cu Chi - an amazing complex of the underground network which stretched for over 250 kilometers with three levels deep. Visitor will have a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the American war was like.
16:30    Return to HCMC. Rest of the day is time for your own activities or shopping.
Dinner at restaurant then transfer back to hotel for overnight.

DAY 5: HCMC – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure. 

Tour price


      * TOUR PRICE: 562 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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