Saigon, the name itself, says much about this trip. Much different from a Ho Chi Minh city, known as a rising business and cultural hub in South East Asia, there is another old Saigon with French colonial style coffee shops, hidden in the small valleys where the old residents of the previous generations still reside.
Explore the waterways in and around Saigon to see what life is like for people living and working in this amazingly diverse and rapidly developing city. In minutes, leave the urban metropolis behind to emerge along scenic jungle-fringed canals and minor tributaries where locals still observe traditional ways of life not far from the city center. A light dinner of Vietnamese dishes will be served during your two-hour tour. Return to Saigon just after sunset to see the city‘s ever-changing skyline and bridges lit up spectacularly at night. This tour is a private tour, and the price is charged for one boat, not per person. The price is 350 USD for a boat with maximum 10 people. Surcharge fee is 35 USD for an extra person.
An eco-adventure to the mangrove forests of Can Gio, journeys through scenic canals, briefly entering the Mekong Delta at a local riverside market where you can absorb all the colors, sounds and aromas of this fertile region. Once we leave the leafy palms behind be enveloped in a dusky twilight world. Spot monkeys and gibbons swinging through the trees at Vam Sat. Feed the crocodiles at the crocodile reserve and paddle around the still waters of the bat lagoon in a small wooden boat. See villagers hand-knotting nets before spreading them out to dry in the sun at a local fishing hamlet. A breakfast of pastries, fresh fruits andVietnamese coffee will be served as we depart Saigon, and Vietnamese specialties on-board for lunch.
Enjoy a fast, scenic speedboat trip through the Mekong Delta. Departing from HCMC’s central pier, you will explore areas of the Mekong Delta that few other tourists get to experience. Key cultural stops include a Cao Dai Temple, a riverside market, local workshops, a pagoda and other historical sites. Enjoy countless opportunities to capture amazing photos, spend time at a family homestead, where you’ll be invited to enjoy refreshing, freshly cut coconuts and fiery Mekong whisky. Later our chef will prepare many Vietnamese dishes, such as fried elephant ear fish – a Mekong Delta specialty – served at a local pagoda or school for underprivileged children.
Les Rives specializes in offering authentic experiences in areas that can only be accessed via the region’s scenic waterways. Cruise between verdant rice paddies and mirror-like pools along the tributaries and canals of the river of nine dragons - the Mekong Delta. Step back into Vietnam’s not-too-distant past at the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience wartime life. Moving by speedboat, you will arrive hours before the large tour groups at Cu Chi Tunnels. The guide will introduce life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slips through knots of floating water hyacinths on this scenic one-hour boat trip. After a short documentary, your guide will lead you through the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, dug by resourceful guerrilla fighters to provide communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters during numerous conflicts. A traditional Vietnamese lunch or dinner of local specialties will be served on-board after your visit to the tunnels. There are two trips per day, a morning departure trip and an afternoon departure trip.
If you are tired after working and want to relax in your weekend or your holiday, Ho Chi Minh city will be the best choice for you! We will go around to see the landscape, eat many nice food, spa by the fish and leave your body free in the swimming pool. Especaily, we will enjoy Vietnam coffee in a nice cafe. And we will teach you how to make a cross stitch pictures.
Have you ever seen the real lives of normal people in Vietnam ? Those basic ones without any Internet, technology or appliances?... With "A Glimpse of Vietnam", you can leave behind the bustling city, forget all of the busy things and be like a normal Vietnamese. You can become a farmer or a weaver just in one day!
" Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain. I indulge myself in reading this inspiring travel quote. Therefore,I believe that traveling lets us open our minds to new things and we get to experience life in exciting different ways. I myself can't wait to experience with you to get closer to the hidden beauty of Saigon and Saigon's Chinatown, the must-visited tourist of attraction in Saigon. Are you ready to begin the journey with me? It will be much more exciting in reality that I show you...
Bát Tràng is a very famous pottery village in the north of Việt Nam. Bát (鉢) means bowl of monk, Tràng (場, or Trường) means "big yard" - land of specialists. Bát Tràng (鉢場) have other meaning: "Whenever you go, don't forget your origin". Coming to Pottery class of Bát Tràng moment, you will learn how to make pottery by Vietnamese traditional way. Beside being fun, it is a way for you to come back your childhood. The most funny things are the most simple things in your life.
So, what is Cho Lon? It is one of the two cities which make up Ho Chi Minh city nowadays (the other city must be very familiar to you, Saigon). Unlike the city center, Cho Lon keeps it original bustling atmosphere with narrow street and tons of motorbikes hustling all the time. Don't be scared, I will be with you all the time :D. Among the fast pace of modernization, there are still precious gems remain inact after the heavy bombing of Vietnam war such as Thien Hau pagoda and Binh Tay market. If you want to escape the city center and enjoy the real dynamic Saigon, this is the tour you cannot miss - the most in depth tour in Cho Lon, the biggest China town in Vietnam!
Have you ever wondered how it is like to be a Vietnamese student? Okay, we go to school everyday, burying our heads in those cold books and calculations, joking with friends and do other things you can think of. But what if...you don't feel like going to school at all? The outside world is so captivating that you feel like it is a waste just to be at school. Then, we will take you to a short trip to escape from the madness of schooling life. Take a relaxing walk on some of the most Saigon-esque streets, visit some “must go” places, enjoy some of the students’ all-time favorite snacks, and do it like a local student!
Enjoy the best night out for ladies ... Who says we would need a man to complete our happiness? Single is actually the best time of your life to enjoy life, go wild, and make bold decisions. This world would be so empty without beautiful ladies. We will make sure this trip will fill you with excitement, satisfactions, and feel awesome about being single.
This is a customised service for Cornelia and her crew to film Mrs Y Lan artwork at Mrs Y Lan House in Ho Chi Minh City. You will have the chance to learn how to create a masterpiece sand painting with the person who first brought about this art into the world: Mrs.Y Lan. Y Lan, whose real name is Tran Thi Hoang Lan, is a famous Vietnamese artist who uses multicolored sand to create beautiful paintings. Her works are famous all over Asia, as well as in Europe and North America.
Enjoy decent yummy "Banh mi", the best street food in Saigon. Witness modern picturesque shadow of District 1 from a hidden park. Take a look over one of oldest apartments and taste the Vietnamese pancakes. Wander in a full of flowers street and visit Cambodia market in the midd of Saigon. End up sweet gruels the favorite dessert in Vietnam.