Explore Ho Chi Minh City (ex-Saigon) the busiest city of Vietnam and experience the real life of people living in the watery Mekong delta.
Arrival at the airport. Welcome by the local guide and transfer to the city. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, is not only of a largest commercial city but also a hub of sciences, technology, industry of the country. The excursion starts by the visit to the sightseeing of the biggest chaotic metropolis of the south of the country: The municipal Post Office, Notre dame Cathedral, Chinatown, Binh Tay market, Thien Hau temple. Overnight in 3* hotel.
In the morning we leave the city for Mekong delta. We arrive in My Tho and take a boat trip on the Mekong to watch the daily life of the local people living along the mighty river: the fishery farms, the floating market, etc. The wooden boat goes into the small canal bordered by longan trees, papaya trees, and water coconut trees, etc. We leave the boat to visit the local people and learn how they make their household appliances with coconut trunk and shell. Seasonal tropical fruits can be tasted during the traditional music performance. The journey continues with the horse-cart ride on the peaceful village path to an orchard where a delicious cup of tea and natural honey is served. An unforgettable sweet memory of the Mekong delta comes with a promenade on a rowing-boat along water palm creek to a local house for lunch. Cruise back to My Tho and transfer to Vinh Long. In the mid afternoon, we cycle the countryside along the river to visit a Khmer pagoda. Dinner and overnight at a local house.
After breakfast we enjoy a ballade on the river to visit Cai Rang floating market and experience how local people exchange goods, fruits and other commodities on their vessels. We leave the boat in Can Tho and drive to Binh Thuy temple – one of the oldest temples in the Mekong delta. Then we walk through a local market to a well preserved old house of the province to witness a collection of antique ritual objects. Transfer by road back to Saigon.
Free time for shopping till transfer to the airport for next destination.
* B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner
* Inclusion: Accommodation in twin share, English speaking guide, air conditionned car/ bus, boat in Mekong Delta, entrance fees, meals as itinerary.
* Terms and conditions applied.