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Chau Doc to Saigon 6days 5nights

CODE GCCDS6D5N
DESTINATION Vietnam
CATEGORY Classic
DURATION 6 days 5 nights
TOUR DETAILS

Booking Package


ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Chau Doc Chan Tho Ho Chi Minh City

Day 01: CHAU DOC ARRIVAL

Arrive in Chau Doc. Your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

Time permitting late this afternoon visit Sam Mountain, an important pilgrimage site that is frequently visited by pilgrims from all over the Mekong Delta

Overnight in Chau Doc
Meal included on this day: None

Day 02: CHAU DOC - CAN THO

This morning visit a local market overlooking the confluence of three rivers, and later take a boat to Chau Giang District where a tiny mosque serves the local Cham community. The Cham minority once dominated coastal Vietnam from the 2nd to the 9th centuries.

The Chams also practice silk weaving and you may have the opportunity to see them at work. You’ll visit a beautiful Khmer temple, and later visit the floating houses that double as catfish farms, now a huge industry for the country. Return to land for the drive to Can Tho. En route, visit the bamboo basket-making hamlet of Long Thanh before continuing on to Can Tho.  Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

Overnight in Chan Tho
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 03: CAN THO

Can Tho is a university town on the confluence of three rivers in the heart of the delta. The Mekong Delta was once part of the Khmer Kingdom, and today many ethnic Khmers still live here. Make an early start this morning to visit the lively and colorful floating market of Cai Rang which is in full swing by 0700am (recommended early start for this day).

You’ll take a small boat and explore the waterways which are packed with people who have come from the surrounding rural areas to sell all manner of fruits and vegetables. After the market return to Can Tho by boat through the back canals and waterways where you’ll get a view of everyday life of the locals who live along the delta’s watery arteries. Look for the 'monkey bridges': narrow, flimsy bamboo bridges that span the canals. Later you’ll visit the Muniwangsyaram Pagoda, a typical Khmer Buddhist pagoda where the resident monks are friendly, and the local museum which is well laid out and informatively provides a review of the Mekong's history. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 

Overnight in Chan Tho
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

day 04: CAN THO - CAI BE - HO CHI MINH CITY

This morning you set off early for Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh, affectionately referred to as the old name of Saigon, with a population of 6 million is a booming city. It is a city of amazing contrasts: soaring new international hotels, exclusive restaurants and trendy bars sit side-by-side with roadside noodle stalls and vociferous cyclo drivers.

Golf courses, bowling alleys and shopping malls vie for space with fruit and vegetable markets, pagodas and karaoke rooms. Bustling, booming, crowded, chaotic…. yet there remains elegant, French-style boulevards and buildings, and cultural memories of France under whose stewardship Ho Chi Minh City was known as the "Pearl of the Orient". On the way to Ho Chi Minh City take a cruise of the quaint colorful floating market of Cai Be. Traders work the river and some have been living on these waters for generations. Produce at the market are hung on a pole in front of boats to attract customers and make it easier for people to see from afar what is on offer. 
 
After visiting the market continue to a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Return to the boat for the cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island, along the way admires the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers. Lunch will be local Mekong style serving specialties of the area. Following your cruise drive onto Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Chan Tho
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

day 05: HO CHI MINH CITY

This morning we visit the former Vietcong tunnels 25 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The 150 miles of tunnels, which make up an impressive underground city network, are evidence of the tremendous ingenuity and resourcefulness that are characteristic of the Vietnamese.

It was from here that the North Vietnamese waged their guerrilla warfare, and you’ll see the secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. The more adventurous may explore the deeper second, and even third level tunnels. If you prefer to remain above ground, there is ample opportunity to view excavated areas from above. Your guide will advise you of the length and level of difficulty of each tunnel before entering - some are easily accessed by stairs.
 
Return to Ho Chi Minh, and then enjoy a tour of the highlights of the city. You’ll begin with a visit to the landmark Reunification Palace, a 1960s award-winning building that was the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace and headquarters for the Saigon Government during the Vietnam/American war. Now preserved as a museum, your tour will also include the underground communications bunkers. Continue to the History Museum, housing an excellent display tracing the origins of the indigenous Vietnamese. You’ll have the opportunity to see a delightful performance of Water Puppetry on the grounds.
 
Visit the neo-Romanesque red-brick Catholic cathedral of Notre Dame, the nearby 19th century Empire-style Post Office and the ‘Hotel de Ville’ or City Hall. At the end of the day take a stroll along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as Rue Catinat

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Dinner

day 06: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE

Free at leisure until your guide and private car will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Dinner

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
  • Services of an English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited.
  • Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
  • Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary
  • Domestic airport taxes for any domestic flights
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Refreshing towels and mineral water during all tours and transfers.

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • International flights to Vietnam
  • Vietnamese visa stamping fees at the Vietnam Embassy abroad
  • Vietnam Visa stamping fee USD 25 per person, please bring 02 passport photos per person (compulsorily required)
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
  • Personal insurance
  • Any domestic flights not mentioned
  • Early check in and late check out

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