5 Days 4 Nights Rediscover Ho Chi Minh City
Vung Tau is an old port town 115 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, developed under the French as a seaside resort called Cap Saint Jacques. It served as a rest center for French officers, and later for Australian and American troops on R & R during the Vietnam War. Today it is a popular seaside resort town for wealthy Vietnameses.
Itinerary in brief
- Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - CuChi - Vuntau(B/L)
- Day 3: Vung Tau - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
- Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (B/L)
- Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL HO CHI MINH CITY (No Meal)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our driver will pick you up and transferred to your hotel for check in (Check in time is 14:00 – early check in subject to hotel to confirm upon arrival. The driver will be waiting with maximum of 01hrs after arrival flight). Rest of the day is free at own leisure or select some optional tours. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNEL – VUNG TAU (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. At 08:30 - 08:40am a car will pick you up and send to the meeting point for joining with other tourists. Depart for Cu Chi - located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone". Drive to (120 km away from Ho Chi Minh City) with beautiful beach - a well know weekend coastal resort southeast of Ho Chi Minh City visit to the Summer Palace of the Emperor Bao Dai Where the mansion overlooking the South China Sea and is one of Vung Tau’s major landmark. Dinner at local restaurant and over night in Vung Tau.
DAY 3: VUNG TAU - HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel and enjoy sea bathing. Next climb up the Jesus Monument and you will have great view which overlooks the peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Next, visit Thien Hau Temple of Five Races and the Whale Temple, which is dedicated to a sea-deity who apparently appeared in the form of a whale to save the people of Vung Tau. After lunch, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Over night in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO/MEKONG DELTA (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. At 07:45am a car will pick you up and send to the meeting point for joining with other tourists. 08:00am: Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son Island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorised boat. Depart for Ho Chi Minh City via My Tho to visit the flower garden. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 5: HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure. Check out hotel. Our driver will send you to Tan Son Nhat airport for * Program changes are sometime necessary, depending on arrival /departure fly time/ weather and local tour guide arrangement * Compulsory gala dinner and Peak Season surcharge may be apply during the peak season, public holiday, Christmas and New Year Eve. departure flight back home. (Check out time is 12:00 – late check out subject to hotel to confirm upon departure). End of service/Home Sweet Home