3 days / Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
This 3 day tour takes you to visit the most famous attraction in Ho Chi Minh city Mekong Delta: Reunification Hall, Emperor Jade Pagoda,Giac Lam Pagoda, My Tho, floating market on Mekong river… and much more…
[img src=”http://www.vietnamvietnamuniquetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ho-chi-minh-city-2.jpg”]Ho Chi Minh city[/img]
[img src=”http://www.vietnamvietnamuniquetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/mekong-river-can-tho.jpg”]Mekong river – Can Tho[/img]
[img src=”http://www.vietnamvietnamuniquetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/mekong-river-can-tho-2.jpg”]Mekong river – Can Tho[/img]
[img src=”http://www.vietnamvietnamuniquetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/cai-rang-mekong-2.jpg”]Cai Rang – Mekong river[/img]
[img src=”http://www.vietnamvietnamuniquetours.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/cai-rang.jpg”]Cai Rang – Mekong river[/img]
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (L)
Morning, around 08.00, visit to the Re-Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for Government official receptions. Inside you can visit the President’s room. Nearby is the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877- 1883 and is one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, the Cathedral is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. Continue to visit the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War.
After lunch in local restaurant, you will visit toJade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Ho Chi Minh city. Continue to Binh Tay market in China Town and the last sight we will visit today is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of local goods are offered.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO (B,L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city for Ben Tre. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.
Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages.
Proceed to Can Tho. Visit bustling Can Tho market at your leisure in the evening. Overnight in the hotel Can Tho.
DAY 3: PHONG DIEN – CAI RANG (B,L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch then back to Ho Chi Minh city.
End of the tour!
- Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- Boat trip on Mekong river.
- Transport as per itinerary.
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing places.
- Your private expenses.
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