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On Jeep to explore the streets of Saigon and see some of the gorgeous old colonial architecture; the stunning Opera House, the former Hôtel de Ville town hall (now the People’s Committee Building), Notre Dame Cathedral and the lovely Continental Hotel, made famous by Graham Greene’s novel, "The Quiet American." On Speed boat to conquer the countryside of Cu Chi tunnels.

Saigon/CuChi Tunnels/Mekong Delta

5Days/4Nights, from $USD585pp




Explore the streets of Saigon and see some of the gorgeous old colonial architecture: the stunning Opera House, the former Hôtel de Ville town hall (now the People’s Committee Building), Notre Dame Cathedral and the lovely Continental Hotel, made famous by Graham Greene’s novel, “The Quiet American.” Visit the historic Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat, and wander through the local floating house area in district 7…



Upon your arrival at Saigon airport, be met and escorted by Destination Indochina airport representative staff through visa and immigration counters to the baggage carousel to pick up. Transfer to your hotel on an A/C comfortable vehicle. The rest of your day is on your own arrangement.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon

This fullday excursion on private vintage jeep is a great introduction to the busiest city in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon. You will have an opportunity to experience the daily life of local Saigonese and its culture through history lessons, explanation of your experienced English speaking tourguide.

Depart from the hotel on your private Jeep to the Independent Palace, formerly called the White House of South Vietnam. Tour the highlights of 1st & the 2nd floor and the secret basement system with 2.5m deep. Next, continue your excursion on jeep to the must see War Remnants museum where all war relic photos are displayed together with M48 Tanks, CH-47 Chinook and Sky Raider A1 Jet.

Continue the exploration the old French headquarter located in district 3 on the “rick-shaw”, and ride through the historic Rue Catinat in district 1 with stop at the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office.  Next, Jeep down to the FITO museum and the biggest China Town in “Cho Lon” city, visit the local Tian Hou temple which was built since 1760. Lunch will be at NGON, a restaurant with different choices of authentic Vietnamese cuisines.

Take a panoramic drive from China town to Ben Thanh market via district 4. Visit the antique Le Cong Kieu town, enjoy a local coffee on the highest lounge in Southeast Asia then transfer to the waterbus station for a panoramic cruise along the Saigon river. Back to the hotel in late afternoon, the rest of your day is at leisure.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon

This morning, you will take a private cruise to visit cu Chi tunnels. Learn history lessons through the local guide’s explanation while walking around the old battle field or formerly called the free fire zone, Ben Dinh tunnels. See the war relics: B52 bomb craters, the guerillas secret entrances, termite mounds, hidden booby traps and interact with the local guerillas. Test the precision by shooting a few rounds of different riffle types at your wish before delving yourself in the underground network to experience the life of Viet Cong during the war. Taste some steamed tapioca at the underground Hoang Cam kitchen before returning to your speedboat. Enjoy the breeze and icy cold local beers/mineral water/soft drinks chilled on board on the way to a local riverside restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel or drop off at your desired location in downtown of Saigon.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon

This full-day excursion offers an in-depth foray into the Mekong River Delta, home to more than 25 million people. Considered one of the great rivers of the world, the Mekong flows 2,790 miles to the South China Sea. In Vietnam, the rich river delta is a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies, fields of sugarcane, and orchards of bananas, coconuts and mangos. From the hotel, you’ll drive by van past farming communities before arriving at one of the river’s nine branches, Cai Be. After the two-hour drive, take a short break to stretch your legs before boarding a long boat, covered overhead and open on the sides. Sit back and relax as you cruise the canals through natural greenery, passing villages and homes fronting the waterways.

Stop at the Cai Be floating market, where boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other products gather on the river waiting for traders and customers. Cross the Mekong River to Binh Hoa Phuoc village to visit a local farmer’s house. Stroll through a garden of flowers and fruit trees, and safely enjoy the local fruits and tea while mingling with your host and his family.

Proceed to a workshop where rice or corn is popped in a huge iron vat filled with blackened sand; then sweetened with honey, sugar and peanuts. Try a few samples, before relaxing over lunch of Mekong fried fish and other Vietnamese delicacies at Le Longanier restaurant.

Well rested, walk to your transportation for the journey back to the hotel.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon

Free time at leisure till your private transfer to Saigon international airport for your onward flight.


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