A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days
Southern Vietnam is jam packed with lots to see and do, from historical and cultural attractions to breathtaking natural beauty. Discover Southern Vietnam’s incredible charm, from the modern streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the enchanting backwaters of the Mekong Delta. Change up your route with a relaxing sampan cruise along the calm waterways of the Delta after zipping through the city’s streets and winding alleys.
Explore the underground system of Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about hard life in war time
Explore the Mekong Delta culture and lifestyle
Watch water puppet show which colorful puppets to tell stories of Vietnam history.
Enjoy every corner be subject to the most picturesque views
In the morning, pick up at your hotel for about 1 and a half hour drive to Cu Chi tunnels .
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Cu Chi tunnels
Get back to the city to join the half day city tour
Visit the Independence Palace, a symbol of Vietnam’s 1975 reunification
Next stop at The Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, both notable for their traditional French colonial architecture
The War Remnants Museum will provide an overview of the Vietnam War, while the final stop, a local market, will allow you to learn about local life and culture
After that, your guide and driver will transfer you to hotel, free time to relax and explore Ho Chi Minh by night
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive your hotel at about 5:30pm.