Day 1 title: Arrival Saigon
Day 1 meals:
Day 1 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 1 description:
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (so-called Saigon)!
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Ho Chi Minh, the biggest city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Day 2 title: Saigon city and Cu Chi Tunnels full day
Day 2 meals:
Day 2 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 2 description:
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam's rush to modernize more visible. Despite its rush to modernity, Saigon, as it is still known, is a friendly and welcoming place with many reminders of its turbulent past and a palpable momentum towards the future.
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning begin a walking tour of Saigon's famous and historic city landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatreand Notre Dame Cathedral. Following a tour of the Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace). Make a short visit to Long Beach Pearl and Ben Thanh Market, stop forlunch at a 'pho' restaurant for a delicious bowl of the noodle soup that Vietnam is famous for. We then travel to the Cu Chi tunnels located in an area known during the Vietnam War as the 'Iron Triangle' on account of the strength of its communist insurgency. The Cu Chi tunnel network was established as a means of waging guerrilla war against superior French and later American fire power. The network stretches over 250km and extends to three levels underground providing a remarkable insight into the method and determination of communist forces during the Vietnam War. Return to your hotel.
Day 3 title: Mekong full day to My Tho and Ben Tre
Day 3 meals:
Day 3 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 3 description: Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. Start on traveling south from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the Delta is the most fertile region in the country, and the main producer of rice and tropical fruits. From My Tho, you board the boat and travel to one of the islands located in the middle of the Mekong River. On the island visit a fruit orchard and sample some of the local produce, before boarding a smaller sampan that winds along narrow canals. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a local family’s house and enjoy their hospitality and share with them some tea or rice wine. Drive back to Saigon and return to your hotel.
Day 4 title: Departure Saigon
Day 4 meals:
Day 4 overnight: None of accommodation
Day 4 description:
Have breakfast and relax until your departure time.
You will be picked up to transfer to Saigon airport for your onwards journey.