Saigon Stopover Tour

This is the best way to visit Saigon, Tay Ninh, Cu Chi and Mekong delta- the most interesting destinations around Saigon in 4 days.

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  • Prices valid until December 2015
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Day 1: ARRIVAL – SAIGON

Flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Afternoon take a tour to discover Saigon, the dynamic and bustling city so called “ The Pearl of Far East” Visit Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office and History Museum – where you can have overview of 4000 years history of Vietnam. Take the orientation walk around the center of the city before coming back to the hotel.

Meals: Non
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: FULL DAY TO TAY NINH & CU CHI TUNNELS

Morning depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai religion. On arrival we will have time to 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. After having lunch in local restaurant, drive 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 200km 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. Transfer back to Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 3: SAIGON – CAI LAY – CAN THO

Morning we drive 2 hours from Saigon to Cai Lay, a small but fertile town in the Mekong Delta through the new national freeway. Upon arrival, drop off at the town’s local pier and start boarding our small motorized boat for a 30 min boat trip on one of the small branches of the Mekong River. Witness the lively life on the water of the locals. Disembark at Cam Son bridge where you start a leisure cycling trip (alternative transportation is our “xeloi”, a fun local transportation) into a deep Mekong Delta exploration. The ride is about 7km on shady narrow village roads curving over tiny canals and past fruit gardens and sleepy villages. Many kids will greet you with a big smile and “xinchao” or Hello. During the village road, you will have a chance to stop and visit local factories, fish farm, rice paddies to learn briefly about the local economy, business. Arrive at a lush orchard with diverse tropical fruits. Have a friendly chat with the owner – a former veteran with interesting topics about his motherland as well as his daily life both past and present. He will be very happy to walk you around his garden. Enjoy the opportunity to taste fresh fruits picked right from the trees. Then relax with a sampan ride to visit a local ancient house, have a brief interaction with these friendly residents in their 100 year‐old house before tasting their hosted lunch with traditional dishes of the Mekong land. Bid farewell to the family then drive to Can Tho. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Day 4: CAN THO – SAIGON – DEPARTURE

Morning take the early boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people whole sale all product of Mekong Delta. It will be great chance for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. The boat will take you around the floating market 2 times to make sure that you will have enough opportunities for taking photos here. Then the boat will take you to visit the local bustling inland market where you can see all local products of Mekong Delta selling here. From the market, take the short ride on boat to the small local alley that you can walk along and experience the real daily life activities of local people here. Take the pleasant walk along the local village by the river bank and integrate with local people there before getting to local Rice Processing Factory. You will know exactly how the white rice had been made from paddy rice in here. You will meet the car then transfer back to Saigon with lunch stop at Mekong Rest Stop Restaurant. Back to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight.
4-Day Saigon Stopover Tour concluded.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Non

End of Services

Services included:

• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trips in Mekong Delta
• Water & towels on the car/van/coach

Services excluded:

• Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance,…

Remarks:

• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)

Price per person in US$
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
Private party of First Class Superior Class
2 participants 451 591
3-6 participants 372 512
7-10 participants 287 427
11-14 participants 248 392
15-19 participants 236 385
20 participants and above 219 366
Single Supplement 79 219
Exclusive Discovery
Cai Lay non-touristy area

30 min boat trip on a small branche of the Mekong River, 7km cycling trip on shady narrow village, taste fresh local fruits, home-hosted lunh in 100 year‐old house.

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