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Southern Vietnam Experience Tour

Southern Vietnam Experience Tour

3 Days / 2 Nights

from / to Saigon

Tour Highlights
• 3-day mini-tour – combine with other tours to create your dream holiday experience
• Excursion to the Mekong Delta
• Experience Saigon at night on a Vespa
• Trip to the Cu Chi tunnels
• Any-day departure [&] no minimum number of participants
This tour combines a number of our most popular excursions and day trips in and around Saigon. During this 3-day stay in South Vietnam, you’ll get a glimpse into the diversity of the Mekong Delta and the sprawling metropolis of Saigon. Hop on a Vespa to discover the city’s lively nightlife and enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels lets you discover the country’s military past.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Half day city tour

Upon arrival, your guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

After freshening up, depart your hotel for a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace, the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

Continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars and to the Jade Emperor Pagoda, designed using feng shui principals showcasing ornate statues and effigies.

This evening is at your leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Full day of Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B, L, D)

After breakfast, depart for the 2-hour drive to Cai Be.

Begin with a visit to Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to some home factories that produce rice paste, rice popcorn and coconut candy. <p/p>

Proceed to evergreen islands of the Mekong River through and take a stroll through a local village and fruit garden before arriving at a preserved ‘Mandarin’ house. Built centuries ago, four generations of the same family have lived here. Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese lunch.

Continue on to Tan Phong Island and board a local rowing boat through the canals before returning to Cai Be.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City to freshen up at your hotel before departing for your evening tour.

This evening, experience the nightlife of local Saigonese on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Throughout the night, mingle with people congregating on sidewalks, parks and arounf the city. Begin the tour by sample some traditional evening snacks. Continue to a traditional quan (bia hoi) for dinner and drinks, Saigon’s best authentic street food. Afterwards, enjoy a cup of coffee at a Vietnamese- style coffee shop. Finally, enjoy the rest of the evening at one of the many local clubs, where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

Depart Ho Chi Minh City at 0800 in the morning for the drive to Cu Chi district and a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel.

This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your next destination.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.01.2015 – 31.03.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 624 1.202 103
Hotel Category Superior 715 1.387 184
Hotel Category First Class 847 1.654 264
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during the Tet Festival (15.02. – 25.02.2015). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour. Similarly, please contact us to inquire about tour guides speaking languages other than English.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Saigon: Au Lac II *** (deluxe)
Hotel Category Superior:
Saigon:Duxton *** – **** (deluxe)
Hotel Category First Class:
Saigon: Renaissance ***** (deluxe river view)

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