1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Meet your guide and transfer
to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City-Cu Chi-Ho Chi Minh
City (B, L)
A morning visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible
underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese
resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
In the afternoon city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh
City, still called Saigon by many locals, takes in
the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral,
Old Saigon Post Office, Thien Hau Pagoda in the city's
bustling chinatown. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City-Ben Tre (Mekong Delta)-Can
Leave Ho Chi Minh City for My Tho, just 1 and half
hours by road from the hustle and bustle of Saigon's
Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong river to get around
islets. Visiting local house made goods from coconut,
banana caramel. Through Xep canal continue by horse-cart
on village road to Mr. Tam Nen's garden enjoy fresh
fruit, a mixed wine and amateur music. Getting sampan
on small waterway.
Boat to Tortoise/ Phoenix islet for lunch with dried
"elephant's ear fish"
Continue to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho. Check in to
Leave the hotel mid-afternoon for Thot Not 45km to
the north of Can Tho. Visit the bamboo basket-making
hamlet of Long Thanh before continuing to the Thot
Not Stork Sanctuary. Watch from a viewing tower above
the tree tops as thousands of egrets and herons arrive
to roost in the branches. Return to Can Tho in the
late afternoon. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho - Chau Doc ( B, L)
Early in the morning excursion on boat to visit Cai
Rang floating market. Return to hotel. Check out.
Leave Can Tho for Chau Doc. Arrive in Chau Doc. Take
a boat to visit the unique farms where fish are bred
in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on
the river. Continue by boat to visit a village of
stilt houses belonging to the Cham minority where
colorful traditional textiles are woven on old wooden
looms. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh City ( B, L )
Check out and transfer back to Saigon. On the way
back visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and Snake Farm in My
Tho. Overnight Saigon
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat ( B, L )
Transfer to airport for flight to Dalat. Arrive in
Dalat, meet and transfer to hotel. An afternoon of
sightseeing in Dalat takes in the art deco former
summer residence of Emperor Bao Dai, the old Dalat
Railway Station, Xuan Huong Lake, the Central Market
and Da Lat Xu Quan. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 7: Dalat-Nha Trang ( B, L )
Leaving for Nha Trang after breakfast, the road descends
to the arid coastal city of Phan Rang. Break the journey
here to visit the 13th century Po Klong Jarai Cham
Towers perched high on a rocky hill surrounded by
prickly pear cacti. After Phan Rang Highway One turns
north and follows the coast past salt ponds and vivid
green rice fields to Nha Trang. On arrival in Nha
Trang transfer to hotel. An afternoon city tour includes
the Po Nagar Cham Towers, Chong rocks and Long Son
Pagoda with its enormous white Buddha statue. Overnight
in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang ( B,L )
A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay visits some of
the nearby islands and there are opportunities to
swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. Return
to shore after a fresh seafood lunch on one of the
islands in the bay. The afternoon is free to relax
on the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9: Nha Trang - Hochiminh (B) Flight
At leisure in Nha Trang for beach relaxation. Check
out at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Saigon.
Arrive in Saigon, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight
10 : Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Transfer to airport for flight home.