This Vietnam tour begins with a visit to floating market, here you will set about discovering colorful floating markets, emerald rice fields and the lush back waterways of the Mekong Delta. The pace of life in this part of Vietnam is decidedly slower, making for a nice break from the hustle of Ho Chi Minh, experience the gracious hospitality of the Vietnamese first hand when you meet your host family.

This Vietnam tour begins with a visit to floating market, here you will set about discovering colorful floating markets, emerald rice fields and the lush back waterways of the Mekong Delta. The pace of life in this part of Vietnam is decidedly slower, making for a nice break from the hustle of Ho Chi Minh, experience the gracious hospitality of the Vietnamese first hand when you meet your host family.

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    1
    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City
    When you arrive at the Tan Son Nhat International airport you'll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our FTrip Vietnam logo and your name.We'll get you to your hotel and see that you're comfortable, plus we'll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area. Ho Chi Minh is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.
    2
    Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
    Breakfast at your hotel, transfer for visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch in Cu Chi, driver back to Ho Chi Minh City. This afternoon, depending on your preference, visit either the War Remnants Museum or History Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city's colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.
    3
    Ho Chi Minh City - Sa Dec – Chau Doc
    This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind as the scenery is gradually replaced with rice paddies and rural villages on your drive to Chau Doc. Stop en route in the town of Sa Dec where you will visit the lush gardens and fruit orchards of a local family and Kien An Cung Pagoda before having lunch in the former house of Huynh Thuy Le who is the main character in Marguerite Dura’s novel. After reaching Chau Doc, transfer to the top of Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage site, where you will enjoy sweeping views of the countryside as the sun sets.
    4
    Chau Doc – Tra Su – Can Tho
    After breakfast , 8.00am we depart to Tra Su - take a boat trip into the forest, you will immediately feel like you are harmonising with nature because of all of the impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of the flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed comfortable. From the observation post, you can overlook the forest with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Have lunch in forest, relax on hammock or experience monkey bridge…Return to land for the drive to Can Tho stopping en route to visit the bamboo basket-making hamlet of Long Thanh. Arrive in Can Tho, check in hotel, free time.
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    Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City
    Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. On the way back to HCM city by bus the last stop is to see how incense sticks are made.
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    Ho Chi Minh city departure
    You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination. This is the end your Discover Vietnam’s Southern with FTrip Vietnam. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time! FTrip Vietnam can also arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

    INCLUSIVE:

    • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
    • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
    • English speaking local guide
    • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
    • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Cruising in Mekong Delta
    • Cold water and towel during tours
    • Visa Arrival to Vietnam


    EXCLUSIVE:

    • Visa stamp fee
    • International air ticket
    • Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
    • Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide


    WHAT TO BRING:

    • Sun Block
    • Wide brim hat
    • Camera + Film
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Warm clothes
    • Original Passport


    NOTES: Tour can be modified, hotels changed to suit your tastes and budget. Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.

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