Trip highlight: Visit Saigon city, Cao Dai temple and the mid-day Mass, Cu Chi Tunnel, boat trip in Cai Be and Vinh Long, Cai Rang floating market.
Day 1: ARRIVAL - SAIGON (B/-/-)
Flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Afternoon take a tour to discover Saigon, the dynamic and bustling city so called “ The Pearl of Far East” Visit Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office and History Museum – where you can have overview of 4000 years history of Vietnam. Take the orientation walk around the center of the city before coming back to the hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: FULL DAY TO TAY NINH & CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L/-)
Morning depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai religion. On arrival we will have time to visit the impressive Holy temple of Caodaism, the famous local religion that is the symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism before attending the fantastic mid-day mass. After having lunch in local restaurant, drive to Cu Chi, the famous network of tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along. Transfer back to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – CAI BE – VINH LONG - CAN THO (B/L/-)
Morning drive from Sai Gon to Cai Be. Upon arrive, embark for the boat trip to colorful Cai Be floating Market, then visit some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process. After enjoying beautiful lunch at a family run restaurant with typical food from Mekong Delta, you will cruise over main stream of Mekong River to the canal to visit Tam Ho nurserling garden. Enjoy the beautiful the taste of different kind of local fruit and the folk music performed by local artist. Visit the brick and pottery factory that using the rice husk to be the fuel for firing in their very impressive kiln in 40 days before disembark at Vinh Long pier. Back to the bus to drive to Can Tho, the capital of Mekong Delta.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: CAN THO – SAIGON - DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people whole sale all product of Mekong Delta. It will be great chance for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. Then continue by boat to visit the local bustling inland market before visiting Rice processing factory. The car picks up at Ninh Kieu Wharf and transfer back to Saigon with lunch stop at Mekong Rest Stop Restaurant. Back to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight. Tour end.
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