A Quick View of Southern Vietnam 5 Days

Navigate the urban streets and rural outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City on this five-day tour with a local guide. See the southern capital’s top attractions on a cultural walking tour, including Chinatown markets and the War Remnants Museum. Visit the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels before meandering the waterways, islands and fruit orchards along the mighty Mekong Delta.
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta - Can Tho - Vung Tau - Ho Chi Minh city
Departure date: Flexible Travel Dates
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
TravelStyle: Classic & Culture
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival 
Day 2: Sai Gon - My Hiep - Sa Dec - Can Tho (B, L, D) 
Day 3: Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh (B, L) 
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh departure (B, L)

Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh arrival

Our tour guide will come to pick you up upon arrival. Then our car will take you to the city and check in at the hotel.

Then you will join in a half day city tour to visit the Independence Palace (the former Presidential Place of the South Vietnam President in the past); the War Remnant museum where we can see so many artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war; the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office – with significant architecture.

Free evening in Ho Chi Minh city. 

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2 : Sai Gon - My Hiep - Sa Dec - Can Tho (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cao Lanh. On arriving at My Hiep, take the motorised boat to get into the Xeo Quit base – a former Viet Cong base. Enjoy the boat cruise around the swamps and the forest.

Then we will have lunch.

Across the Upper Mekong delta by boat to admire the charm of the river, get to Sa Dec, visit the Tu Ton flowers garden. Proceed to Can Tho. Dinner cruise on the Hau river.

Stay overnight at hotel in Can Tho City.

Day 3 : Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the unique "Monkey bridge" in the Delta.

Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Stop for visit & rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. We will have lunch at the local restaurant and then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.                                                

Free evening in Ho Chi Minh city.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh – Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)

In the morning, we will transfer to the harbour for a relaxing hydrofoil ride (about 1 hour) along Saigon River to Vungtau. Enjoy scenic landscapes en route.

On arrival, our driver will pick you up to visit some famous places such as: Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda, Light House, Giant Jesus, White Villa.

Relaxing on Vung Tau beaches before driving back to Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.


Day 5 : Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh departure (B, L)

After having breakfast, we will head to Cu Chi to visit Cu Chi Tunnel.

Cu Chi Tunnel, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land” is around 70km far from Ho Chi Minh city. It takes us more than 1 hour driving through the peaceful countryside with rice paddy fields.

We will have a short time to enjoy the introductory video of how the tunnels constructed; and then explore the maze of the tunnels. We also see various mantraps and the remains of an US tank as well as various bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

Have lunch at a local restaurant after the visit.

Head back to Ho Chi Minh city and prepare for departure flight.


Service Inclusions

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • Private transfer and transportation with a small bottle of water for each person
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided tours
  • Mekong Delta boat trip
  • Excellent English speaking guide
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed


Service Exclusions

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Domestic flights & departure taxes
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone call..), tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$45 & 02 passport photos per person)
  • Others not mentioned above.