Journey to explore Saigon, a young but most dynamic city of Vietnam, and an authentic life in the watery delta of Mekong.
Welcome by local guide on arrival at the airport then transfer to the hotel. In the late afternoon we get on motorbike – the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam – to explore Ho Chi Minh City – ex Saigon. We ride along with the bustling flow from hustling central quarters to quiet surroundings, witness the daily activities of local and discover the real image of the busiest city of Vietnam. Taste some local street foods, watch people on the move, and relax while the city sparkling its lights. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in 3* hotel.
After breakfast, we take a road to the former guerillas base – an elaborate underground complex dug by hand in the late 1940s. We visit the hideouts, the surgery, non-smoke kitchen and experience how guerillas were living and fighting by going down into the tunnels. The excursion continues to a province sharing border with Cambodia – Tay Ninh – where we witness the noon mass at the Great Temple of Caodaism. Transfer back to Saigon for overnight.
Full day reserved for a discovery of Mekong delta. In the morning, we leave Saigon and move southwards to My Tho where a local motor boat is waiting for us for a ride on Tien river. We pass by the fishery farms, the floating market then go into the canal bordered with fruit trees to the village. There, we leave the boat to visit local craft workshops, enjoy seasonal fruits and listen to the live traditional music. The adventure continues with a horse-cart ride on countryside roads to the honey farm hidden in the orchards. A delicious cup of natural honey tea welcomes us to the farm then we walk around and learn how the owner breeds bees. Then comes an unique experience: ride a rowing-boat along the creek under the shade of water palm trees and discover the fauna of the watery delta. Lunch with specialties is served at the local riverside restaurant followed by a short relax before we board the motor boat back to the pier for the transfer by road to Saigon.
Free time for last shopping or relax till transfer to the airport for onwards flight.
* B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner
* Inclusion: Accommodation in twin share, English speaking guide, air conditionned car/ bus, boat, entrance fees, meals as itinerary.
* Terms and conditions applied.