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The following tour program in 5 Days enables you to discover and experience from Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon) to Cu chi tunnels and the tay ninh, you will experience a truly unique trip combining city tour with the wonders of cu chi tunnels from the American war
Day 1 – Arrival HCMC (-/-/-)
Upon arrival, our guide and driver will be transferring you to your hotel in the down town of greater Ho Chi Minh City, Overnight in ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Sai Gon City tour (B/L/-)
Start your day visiting two iconic architectural attractions, one at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office built between 1877 and 1883 by renowned designer Gustav Eiffel. The cathedral still remains an active church with services each day and is favoured backdrop for Vietnamese wedding photographs.
From the cathedral, take a short stroll along Dong Khoi Street to the Opera House. From a bomb shelter to housing the parliamentary Lower House, the Opera House has had an interesting history. Restored in 1995 the Opera House has returned to its roots and is once again a theatre.
Next, visit the Reunification Palace, once a symbol of the South Vietnamese Government. It was here on 30th April 1975, that the war ended when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates. See the war room, the banquet hall and the presidential office with the unusual gifts which have been received. In the afternoon continue on to the War Remnants Museum. Here, your guide will tell the story of the city’s darkest and most tragic hours during the Vietnam War. The museum contains displays of military aircraft, weaponry and many photographs – some that are quite graphic in nature. Head to Cholon, the Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda which is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. With intricate friezes, carved tableaus and impressive incense coils make for some great photos. Then observe street life with a cyclo ride through the narrow streets to Binh Tay market that sells everything from hats to dried squid, Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Excursion to Tay Ninh and Cu Chi (B/L/-)
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai religion, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to HCMC for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Excursion to Cai Be and Vinh Long(B/L/-)
07: 30: Depart from HCMC
09:30 : Arrive at Cai Be pier and start boarding the Mekong Queen.
09:15: Sightsee Cai Be floating market.
10:00: Disembark and walk to visit the old church and crafting factories.
11:00: Board the cruise and head toward the village entrance.
11:15: Leave your cruise for a short walk to a local home for lunch.
11:45: Have lunch.
13:00: Take the sampan ride back to your cruise.
13:15: Cruise upstream the Nine- Dragon river (Mekong river) toward Vinh Long town.
14:15: Stop to visit a local fruit garden of Mr. Tam Ho.
14:50: Continue your cruising.
15:00: Stop to visit a local brick factory.
15: 20: Cruise to Vinh Long prier.
15:30: Disembark and farewell to your crew, you’ll be driven to HCMC for an overnight stay
Day 5: Departure, end of the program (B/-/-)
Breakfast in hotel, after, you are free until you drive back to the airport for your flight back to your home-land
What are included ?
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- All private transportation
- Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver.
- Accommodation based on bed and the breakfast
- English speaking guide
- Boat trip as in itinerary
What are not included ?
- International flight tickets and airport tax
- Visa on Arrival
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses