Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you will be welcomed by your tour guide and taken by private car to the luxuriously appointed Park Hyatt Hotel. Spend the day relaxing poolside with cocktails or take one of our highly recommended Ho Chi Minh City tours. In the evening, you'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the stylish Mandarine Restaurant, where the decor is classically Vietnamese with fine artwork displayed on two open-plan floors. Overnight at Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City. Today your Vietnamese experience begins with a Tai Chi or Qi Gong session in a spa retreat housed in a colonial French villa. Then we'll take you to the Chinese quarter of Ho Chi Minh City, Cholon, for a private "street" food tour with an Australian expatriate chef. Tour lively An Dong Market, which is teeming with exotic and wonderful produce, to get the inside scoop on Vietnamese cuisine. In the afternoon kickback and relax or do some shopping at some of the city's trendy boutiques, art galleries or 'antique' street. Overnight at Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City-Mekong Delta. Depart for the Mekong Delta, leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind to travel through Vietnam's picturesque countryside with its rice paddies and rural villages. Upon arrival in the Delta board the "Song Xanh", modeled after a traditional sampan, the boats small size allows you to discover the smaller canals and tributaries of this region. You'll enjoy a gentle cruise from Cai Be to Sa Dec as part of a leisurely exploration of the Mekong River and its hidden treasures before gliding onto Can Tho. Overnight aboard the Song Xanh Boat. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Mekong Delta. Crossing the Mekong on the way to Cai Be Floating Market, you'll take in traditional sights such as rice barges, wooden ship building yards and even fruit drying along the Mekong's banks. After paying a visit to the colorful floating market we'll take you to the luxurious colonial-style Victoria Can Tho Resort, situated on the banks of the Mekong. Enjoy an afternoon of free time lounging by the pool, or as an optional extra indulge in spa treatments. Overnight at the Victoria Can Tho Resort. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Mekong Delta-Ho Chi Minh City. Today you travel back to Ho Chi Minh City, where your private car and guide will be at your disposal until it's time for us to say "bon voyage". Depending on the time of your flight, your private car will transfer you to Ton Son Nhat Airport for international flights or a domestic extension. Includes: (B).
Notes: This is simply a suggested itinerary, which can easily be customized to suit your schedule, budget, and interests.
- The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability. The price is based on two people traveling together during high season and sharing a twin or double room.
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