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5 DAYS SAIGON - CUCHI TUNNELS - VUNG TAU - MEKONG DELTA DISCOVERY
DAY 2: HOCHIMINH – CUCHI TUNNELS - VUNG TAU.
DAY 3: VUNG TAU – HOCHIMINH.
DAY 4: HOCHIMINH – MYTHO (MEKONG DELTA).
DAY 5: HOCHIMINH – DEPARTURE.
All guests are warmly welcomed upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport by our local guide then transfer to check in the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hochiminh
Morning drive to Cu Chi Tunnels (70 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City), an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. For a more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge). Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, overland to Vung Tau City which is 125 km from HCMC. The resort Town of Vung Tau (known as Cap Saint Jacques) during the French Colonial period. The area is well known for petroleum & gas industries, its also offer a handicraft ornaments made of shell. Arrival Vung Tau, check in the hotel and free at your own leisure. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Vung Tau
Morning, city tour to visit the Summer Palace of the Emperor Bao Dai, the enormous Jesus Christ monument which overlooks the Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean then visit Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda and view The reclining Buddha & its famous 5000 kg bronze bell. Next, visit Whale Temple Christ Hill, Goddess of Mercy, Thuy Van Beach. Lunch at local restaurant
Afternoon, drive back Hochiminh city and visit the Independence Palace (Reunification Palace), War Remnants Museum. Afterwards, stroll through the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient as was the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee (formerly Hôtel de Ville) which is one of the most photographed buildings in Vietnam - notable for its gardens, ornate facade and elegant interior lit with crystal chandeliers. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnight in Hochiminh
Morning meet our local guide in the lobby of your hotel and drive to My Tho the heart of the Mekong delta, famous for its vast rice fields and most beautiful landscapes. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda en route and stop by the bank of Tien Giang river. Take a boat trip on Mekong River to Phoenix Island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are being produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and traditional live music and songs performance. Take a short ride on a horse carriage to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea. Proceed by small sampan boats through the small canals and side arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks with a stop and short leisurely walk at the Turtle Island. Lunch will be served at local restaurant before driving back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy shopping at the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.
Evening you will enjoy the Farewell dinner on a floating restaurant on board while cruising along Saigon River. Afterward, the cruise will return to the pier where your driver is waiting to take you back to your hotel. Overnight in Hochiminh
Leisure time until transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight.
Our tour prices are inclusive of accommodation in shared Twin/ Double/ Triple room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom, meals as stated in the programme [B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner], transfers and tours with local English speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles, all entrance fees as mentioned in the programme, mineral water of 2 bottles on bus per day and fresh towels available on the vehicles plus beautiful Vietnamese traditional gift which will be presented by HA Travel
Not included are international flight, domestic flight, optional tours, personal travel insurance, personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc., meals and services other than mentioned in the programme, drinks with meals, compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking, early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.
HA Travel strongly suggests passengers to purchase the travel insurance prior to the trips (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips.
TIPPING FOR TOUR GUIDES & DRIVERS:
US$ 5/ person/per day/ group up to 4 pax
US$ 4/ person/per day/ group up to 9 pax
US$ 3/ person/per day/ group from 10 pax
CHILD POLICY & NOTES:
Infant below 2 years old sharing same room with parents is free of charge.
Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with 1 ADL is charged for 90%.
Child below 12 yrs old with extra bed and sharing same room with parents is charged for 65%.
Child below 12 yrs old No extra bed & sharing same room with parents is charged for 55%
The itinerary can be flexible base on your arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at the next sites.
Supplement charge during Lunar New Year and Holidays will be applied. Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used, will be advise upon confirmation. Compulsory gala dinner on X’mas, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve to be advised upon booking. Prices for group of 15 persons up in 5 stars hotels sometime requires to re-quote bases on the hotel policy.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather conditions, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability, local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice, some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with small surcharge).
Some programs may alter due to local conditions, the size of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, the guide will have the final say.
Standard Hotel Check in time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm (local time)
Standard Hotel Check out time: 11:00am-12pm (local time)
A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
All hotel rooms are based on the lowest category of room or Run of House, upgrade is subject to supplement
Halong Cruise Itinerary: The Halong cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
Please note that all the above services & tours have not booked yet, they are proposed for your information only and HA Travel will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation
If one or some of the proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the time of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes of the program.