The tour takes in Saigon, the former name of Ho Chi Minh City which was once also called "the Pearl of the Far East". Still the largest city and the industrial and trading centre of Vietnam, explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and embark on a fun street food tour, followed by experiences of daily life and unique culture of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The trip finishes with 4 nights on Phu Quoc Island for beach break.See more
The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
When you arrive in Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be smilingly met by your local guide and driver who will transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be your own. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, you will drive to Cu Chi Tunnels where you will visit the amazing network of underground tunnels was used during the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong. This huge construction was a habitation for villagers in the war time. With 3 levels of depth, it was never discovered by the US during the Vietnam War despite its proximity to Saigon. Visit the fighting tunnel system with your local guide.
At 17.30, you will embark on a quick, fun and very tasty overview of Ho Chi Minh City’s best street food. Get a glimpse of local life as you sample a range of dishes in a little neighbourhood that’s been serving cheap and cheerful street food for nearly 30 years. During the tour, you’ll try everyday Vietnamese dishes, some with a little taste of France, some with a little taste of China. There’s even a little taste of Korea! We finish our eating adventures with Vietnamese dessert-in-a-glass. The 3-hour tour is designed to give you the confidence to go out and try street food on your own once you’re released back into the wilds of Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll take you to and from the tour area by xe om (motorbike taxis). If you’re worried about riding on the back of a motorbike, we do have the scardey-cat option of taking a taxi. This requires a slightly earlier pickup (to navigate the peak hour traffic) and a small surcharge. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Street Foods
Today you will head to the Mekong Delta. Your Mekong journey starts at Cai Thia local market of Cai Be district. You will pick up your bicycles for 1-2 hours exploring the village of Hoa Loc – known for best mango in the Mekong Delta. The route takes you on small village path, seeing traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves. Call in a local and peaceful house where the local host will show you how to prepare some local cakes and taste it with hot tea. You will then return to your boat to enjoy a tasty lunch on board while cruising toward to An Binh Island. Next, a rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to experience the peacefulness and quietness of the Delta. You will then check in a cozy home-stay.
Join hand to cook some dishes with the host and enjoy tasty home dinner. The dinner is a great opportunity for you to chat with the host and learn about the culture, people, and history of this Island. Overnight in a private room of local house.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After a simple breakfast, a short boat transfer will take you to Vinh Long where the bicycles are available for you to ride to Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables... Continue cycling the village path to visit Phuoc Hau village (~10km) which is famous for vegetable farming. Your guide will show you around and learn the process of planting, watering, harvesting, also other local activities. The cruise will end at Vinh Long where your vehicle will transfer you to Can Tho City in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Check in hotel and the remainder of the day will be your own! Overnight in Can Tho.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Today an half hour boat cruise will take you to visit the vibrant Cai Rang floating market to experience a special type of market in which all purchasing activities take place on boats and ships. Then continue to small a canal to visit a fruit garden where your guide will show you around before having a plate of delicious fruits. Return to Can Tho and observing the rural life and the lush vegetation along the riverbanks. You will then drive to Can Tho airport for your flight to Phu Quoc Island. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by resort’s shuttle to your chosen resort.
Free days on Phu Quoc Island to spend as your wish! Phu Quoc Island is now becoming the paradise resort in Vietnam. It is not only the perfect destination for leisure beach vacations but also popular for weekenders from Ho Chi Minh City. Besides relaxing on the white sandy beach, you can also explore villages to see the local life or many famous fish sauce factories located around this peaceful island. Tour starts and ends in Saigon. On this 4 days relaxing escape visit Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf Of Thailand, a perfect relaxation spot with forested mountains and white sandy beaches.
After breakfast, your time will be at leisure until being picked up to Phu Quoc airport for a short flight to Tan Son Nhat airport in good time to connect with your departure flight. Farewell from Vietnam!
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.