• The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
• War Remnants Museum:Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
• Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office:Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
At approximately 1pm we shall take lunch at the renowned Pho 2000 near the Ben Thanh Market.
• Giac Lam Pagoda: This is Ho Chi Minh City’s oldest pagoda, dating back to 1744 and one of the finest in Vietnam. Inside 98 pillars and 113 statues and a myriad of mini-Buddhas vie for your attention. Don’t miss the amazing Tree of Wandering Souls where people pray for their sick relatives by writing the names of their loved ones on slips of paper and then attaching them to the tree.
• Cholon, including the Thien Hau Pagoda:Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam’s largest market, the Binh Tay is situated here. The district is home to the city’s 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas.
• Ben Thanh Market:This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.
The tour finishes at approximately 6pm when you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 2: Cu Chi tunnels
Leaving Saigon we drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 2pm, free in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Mekong 2 days floating market.: Saigon- My Tho- Can Tho
Depart at 8:00 AM from the office to My Tho by air-conditioned bus. Have a motorized boat ride visiting Mekong viver and some island on the river, we land on Unicorn Island to visit local people village, enjoy tropical fruits nad listen to southerner traditional music. Boat through a village to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. Take a boat trip through some islands and cross Mekong river to see cocnuts forest.
Lunch on Phoenix island.
After lunch we cruise to turtle island to visit the bee farm where we stop for a while enjoying honey tea and honey wine.
15h00 we back on the bus then go to Can Tho, arriving in Can Tho at 18h00, check in free in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Can Tho- Saigon
After breakfast at the hotel, we take 3-hour boat trip to discover the beautifulCai Rang floating market and its surroundings. Cruise in to the market to sea Visit a rice husking mill, fruit gardens. Enjoy tropical fruit (free). See the peaceful life in the rural area. Have lunch in Can Tho before going back to Saigon. Stop to visit vinh long market and Mekong rest stop in My Tho.
Arrive in Saigon at 5h00pm, tour ends.
- All transportation during the tour.
- Tour guide speak English
- 3 start hotel
- Boat trips
- Meals as per program
- Drinking water
- Travel insurance during the tour.
Package not inclusive:
- Visa for Vietnam
- Flight ticket
- Personal expense
- Snack and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.