Xin Chao! Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, a local guide will pick you up then transfer you to the hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, start your visit to China Town (Cho Lon) where the Chinese traders and immigrants originally settled down a long time ago, have a deep insight into the Chinese (The Hoa people) architectures, culture as well as cuisine. In addition, you will also visit Thien Hau temple and Saigon square – a bustling shopping mall selling a variety of fashion, accessories, and jewellery. Dinner at Saigon cruise – Indian food. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel and start your visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. After an introductory video, viewing various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters, you will spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong survived in this underground network. In the afternoon visit the Reunification Palace, the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The nearby Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883. Most of the materials for Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral were imported from France. Neo-Romanesque in form, it is a major centre of Catholicism in modern Vietnam, and one of the city’s major landmarks. Next to the cathedral stands the Saigon Post Office, a classic French colonial structure, is still a functioning post office today and features huge ceilings, a giant portrait of Uncle Ho, and many beautiful details. Final visit of the day is to Ben Thanh Market – an icon of the city, stands in the center of District 1. Packed to the rafters with everything from fruits to nuts, from tourist kitsch to true bargains, it is a definite must-see. Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel and start your full-day tour to Mekong delta which is locally referred to as ‘the rice bowl of Vietnam. Upon arrival, My Tho visit Buddist Vinh Trang pagoda at boat pier, start your boat trip along Mekong river and around the fishing village as well as 4 Islands named Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, and Phoenix. Keep crossing the Mekong river by rowing boat to a small canal named Vam Xep to see the daily life of local inhabitants in Ben Tre province (called coconut village). Next, move to Quoi An where you will visit a bee farm, handicraft workshops. Enjoy some honey-tea and see how people make things from coconut wood and coconut shell. Taking horse-carts along a country road to visit fruit orchards, enjoy seasonal tropical fruits and listen to traditional music performed by local inhabitants. Cruise back to the boat pier where your driver is waiting to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.