Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival you are met by our guide then she/he takes you to hotel for check in. It is much depending on your arrival time and if the time is permitted, you will take an orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City (or so called Saigon) and also visit some highlights building such as: Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall and Opera House, or just relax at your hotel.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B)
Today we drive out to Hoc Mon District where we ride on our bike to Cu Chi tunnel which is the most complicated underground system in Vietnam built in early 1948 and completed its 250km long around 1960. This is an amazing place where we are absolutely admired the way of the guerrillas’ living and fighting for their mission. Before examining this historic site such as a private entrance of the tunnel, Commander Bunker, Fighting Bunker, Meeting Bunker and Health Care Bunker, we will watch a short documentary film about this special place to have an idea why it was named as an “Iron Land”. After that we walk to see the site. Our first place in our list thing to visit is original private entrance which is 25cm width and 30cm length then we head to Fighting bunker where we actually get down the tunnel. Next we will have a chance to view the booby trap gallery, all kinds of traps were used by guerrillas to stop the attack from their enemy. The smokeless Hoang Cam kitchen where we will have a chance to taste the guerrilla’s food, the steamed cassava associated with peanut, salt and sugar is an incredible bunker to visit. Mr. Hoang Cam designed this special kitchen during the French-Vietnam War in Dien Bien Phu battle field and it became very popular as its smokeless chimney system in a later war.
We just get our tired feet on the bus back to Ho Chi Minh City then free at leisure.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Can Tho (B,L)
Today we will enjoy the beautiful scenery in Mekong Delta area with hundreds of canal and river system and the most productive farm in Vietnam. On arrival Cai Be town, we take a boat cruise to visit to Cai Be floating market which is very interesting and popular in Mekong region. There are hundreds of trading boats anchoring on both sides of the river and these boats as the floating shops selling all different agriculture produce being hang on the bamboo pole placing at the front of each boat as the sale signal. The buyers who usually have a motor boat or sampan, a main means of transportation in this floating market to go to the trading boats, buy these produce very early in the morning then take to the local market to sell them again. They are actually like the retailers. Some of them decide to be the vendors just riding their motor boat along the canal for all day to earn their living. This floating market is usually very busy early morning before sun rise and its function is as the whole market on the river. After visiting this market, we continue our boat trip to local village nearby to view how local people making coconut candy, rice-paper, pop-corn, and local souvenirs. Return to our boat then relax while we are cruising across the Mekong River to the island where we take a short walk through the fruit garden and visit the farm. Then we enjoy our lunch at the farm, talk to the host, walk around fruit garden and bonsai garden and just take a little nap on the hammock before boarding the boat again heading to Vinh Long town.
We start our riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous rural riverside villages before our bus pick up to Can Tho City for overnight.
Day 4: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B)
Early morning we will take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market which is more activities of buying and selling, more boats and livelier than the Cai Be. Just enjoy a beautiful buffet breakfast on board while we are cruising to market. We are not only the travelers to visit to this market but also the buyers to purchase extra fresh and tasty fruits for our breakfast in this morning. Return our hotel then check out and drive to Long Xuyen City for lunch. After that we cycle to Chau Doc town, the border town with Cambodia.
Day 5: Chau Doc – Ha Tien (B)
Morning enjoy our breakfast then we drive to Sam Mountain for visiting Chua Xu Temple and Tay An Pagoda. Continue our bus trip to Vam Ray where we get on the wheel again to ride to Ha Tien City which is located on the southwest of Vietnam in the Thailand Gulf. This beautiful border city with Cambodia has been well known for its nature beauty, Mountains, paddy fields, Rivers, Lakes, Caves, Beaches and Islands since 19th century. A spectacular distance to ride, we go pass by many scenic spots, sugar palm trees, paddy fields, shrimp farms, coast line and mangrove forest as we are reaching our destination.
On arrival. We check in hotel then free at leisure.
Day 6: Ha Tien – Phu Quoc Island (B)
Morning enjoy our breakfast then drive to the pier to take a hydrofoil to Phu Quoc Island. It takes us around 1 hour to Duong Toi town, Phu Quoc Island then we cycle to Duong Dong town where we check in our hotel at beachfront resort. Phu Quoc, one of the biggest islands in Vietnam has become one of the top destinations for holiday makers in the recent year cause of its nature beauty and delicious fresh seafood. The beautiful untouched beaches, amazing coral reef, rain forest, springs, local habits and customs, hospitality and friendly people make this island become a unique character and an interesting place to visit. Just relax and explore this wonderful Island.
Free at leisure.
Day 7: Phu Quoc – Free at leisure (B)
Day 8: Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Morning enjoy breakfast at hotel and then we drive to Phu Quoc Airport to take our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, we go to hotel and free at leisure.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
There is no activity for today. Just pack up and relax until your departure flight. The guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport.
All accommodation basing on double/twin room with daily breakfast
Private transportation as specified in itinerary
English speaking guide for day tour
All entrance fee for sightseeing
All boat trips as specified in itinerary
Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Drinking water on coach
International air ticket to/from Vietnam
Visa fee to Vietnam
Domestic air tickets
Things are not indicated in itinerary