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Intimate Asia (Vietnam Tour)
Let’s choose a stopover to the south in this tour to Vietnam. This trip brings you the best way to discover Saigon with Tay Ninh and Cu Chi tunnels, then experience water ways to Ben Tre, land of coconuts.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon), transfer to your hotel for check in. This afternoon visit the War Remnants or History Museum and walk to visit former Presidential Palace to the major sights of colonial Saigon includes the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. Overnight in Saigon (B).
Day 2: Tay Ninh and Cu Chi Tunnels
Morning depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai religion. 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. Then you will be transferred 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 250km 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. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B).
Day 3: Ben Tre (Mekong Delta)
Begin deep excursion to Mekong Delta. Explore waterways and local people life by embarking on a boat trip. Stop to visit local cottage factories where bricks, popcorns coconut candies are made. Return to the boat and begin a sampan ride along small canals, admire the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers. Lunch will be at a local family serving specialties of the area. Drive back Saigon in the afternoon. Overnight in Saigon (B, L).
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Breakfast at your hotel. At leisure until transfer to the airport for departure flight home or to other destination. End of tour.
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