SOUTHERN VIETNAM TOUR (6 DAYS)
Southern Vietnam tour is a fantastic blend of the Vietnamese biggest city and largest rice field area. Beginning in Saigon, explore the markets, nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, and take a look at unique Cao Dai religion. Drive to Cai Be Vinh Long, enjoy the boat from Vietnam’s Can Tho and your journey will finish in Chau Doc and back to Ho Chi Minh. Immersed in these local communities and experience the best of the local culture!
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city of Vietnam where modernity is mixed harmoniously with traditional features. One of the most beautiful pagodas you can visit is the Jade Emperor Pagoda, a unique Taoist pagoda with hundreds of Tao and Buddhist deities. To learn about Vietnam’s history and the Vietnam War, visit War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace or Independence Palace. Not far from the city, Cu Chi Tunnels are undeniably interesting. Moreover, there are plenty of shopping malls, local markets where you can go shopping and taste local diverse delicacies with a very reasonable prices.
The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is located in a fifty shades of greens. Here you can see boats, houses and busy markets float upon the net of countless rivers, canals and streams. You can also take a boat trip to visit laid-back villages in the countryside where you can learn to make some coconut candy, pick up some fresh fruits and have the true taste of rural Vietnam. Elsewhere, mangrove forests with a wealth of bird life at U Minh Ha National Park and other parts of Ca Mau Biosphere Reserve will attract travelers interested in wildlife.
- City tour in Ho Chi Minh City – a food paradise and shopping heaven. Here you’ll also have chance to visit signature historical attractions such as War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, enjoy special meal on Bon Sai cruise on Saigon River, etc. Not so far from the city, you can visit former Viet Cong war base of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you will gain an insight Vietnamese people perspective of the French and American Wars.
- On arrival at Cai Be, you’ll find yourself on a motorized boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and experience the unique way local people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities on the water surface. Visit the An Binh Island where you will take stop to visit an orchard, bonsai and tropical fruit garden, and see how authentic home-made coconut candy milk or crispy rice are made.
- In Chau Doc, you will have the opportunity to visit floating fish farms, a Cham minority village with special weaving tradition, and enjoy the breath-taking sunset on the top of Sam Mountain. You will also visit fascinating floating market at Cai Rang to take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals.
- Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay then on the way back to Chau Doc you will pass Thot Not to visit Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary or Crocodile Farm.