Day 1 : CITY TOUR HO CHI MINH
8:00 am– 8:30 am::
Pick you up from hotel and visiting War Remnants Museum – originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Afterward, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.
Visiting Giac Lam pagoda built in the 17th century and is one of the oldest temples in the city. We end the city tour with a visit to Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. End the tour then come back your hotel.
Day 2 : Cu Chi – Cao Dai 1 Day
8:00 am– 8:30 am:
Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh then arriving at Cu Chi tunnels and proceeding to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels.
Afterward, test tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real ammunitions at the nearby shooting range.
Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant
13:00 pm: Go to Cao Dai Temple, the Cu Chi Tunnels and Wildlife Rescue Station from Ho Chi Minh City Take part in a colorful religious ceremony at Cao Dai.
15:00 pm: Leaving Cu Chi tunnels and returning back to HCM
DAY 3 : MEKONG DELTA 1 DAY – STAYING 1 NIGHT AT HOMESTAY
8:00 am– 8:30 am:
Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start on journey to My Tho – Ben Tre. On the way you will see Southern village’s rustic aesthetic on Vàm Cỏ Đông River and paddy-field along the sides of the road.
09:50 am: Arrive at Mekong rest stop in My Tho City, get some rest and free time for your personal activities about 15 minutes and then keep on our itinerary.
10:30 am: Visiting Vinh Trang pagoda. Tour guide will tell the history of Vĩnh Trang Pagoda- the oldest pagoda in South, it has the most specialist architecture of Mekong Delta, is combined between Viet- Khmer culture and original Western Europe architecture.
11:00 am: On the way to the pier, you will contemplate Rạch Miễu Bridge which across the biggest river of West, connect My Tho with Ben Tre. Leaving car, enjoy riding bike under the roads scattered sunshine and fragrance of grapefruit. After that, we get on the cruise and move on the river. The cruise will go along Tiền River and pass through 4 islands: Long, Lân, Quy, Phụng ( Dragon, Unicorn, Turtose, Phoenix).
11:30am: Visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea with bee pollen. Taking picture with Grass Python and Angel Banana – special fruit in Mekong Delta.
Relax your mind by rowing boat on small, peaceful river branches to get into local house of culture for enjoying “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture then visit coconut candy villages.
12:30 am: Arrive at Tân Long fishing village which belongs to Dragon island, experience the life of local people, the way people raising fish on the floating house.
13:30 pm: Coming back homestay for having lunch with BBQ foods then taking a short rest on local hammocks under foliage in the garden of Play volleyball on sands
16:00 pm: Relaxing in the rooftop and watching the Sunset on river
18:30 pm: Having dinner you enjoying with local food pancakes (Banh Xeo Vietnam)
19:30 pm: Free time for your personal activities of campfire and free time at night.
DAY 4: TAN LONG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH
06:00 am: Waking up early in the morning and check in boat then visit for having opportunity to see morning market with many products homemade such as fruits, vegetables, cake, fish… which are sold on the way to the wharf.
08.30 am: Back at homestay for having breakfast.
09:00 am: Time for yourself activities (playing badminton at homestay or walk to nearby village…)
11:00 am: Cooking Vietnamese dishes with your tour guide then enjoy your dishes made by yourself.
14:00 pm: Visiting the orchard by riding a bike around the village.
15:30 pm: Back to Ho Chi Minh City. End of service.
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