Highlights of the South

Highlights of the South - 8 Day Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta
  • Dalat
  • Nha Trang
This exciting trip includes all key attractions of Southern Vietnam. You see the cultural sights in town, learn the art of haggling in a Saigon market, enjoy a cruise in the mighty Mekong region and much more.
What to Expect
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Arrival

you are met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis ,contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafe. ( If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life. O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel

The sightseeing tour acquaints us with the city's some major sights. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. We then drive this afternoon, to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Detail

Heading out of the town, we travel by road to My Tho Province. On arrival, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the Mekong Delta, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. We pass through the lush green vegetation before arriving at an orchard where there are some opportunities to visit the various fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch followed with seasonal fruits, we return to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Ving Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, Saigon’s Chinatown, which is crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B,L)

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Da Lat

The journey northwards begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and pass through the many tea and coffee plantations to the hill station of Da Lat, sometimes known as the " City of Eternal Spring". The drive is long but views are fantastic. On arrival we can soak up the cool climate as much as we want by spending our time to wander around and catch our first glimpse of the town. The influence of the French is prevalent since Da Lat was founded as a hill retreat for the colonials to escape the oppressive heat of the coastal plains and the Mekong Delta. This charming town is set around a lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside. O/N in Da Lat. (B)

Day 5: Da Lat - Nha Trang

After breakfast, we embark on a short drive past the charming pine hill to visit the summer residence of Vietnam’s last Emperor Bao Dai, who was forced to abdicate in 1945, shortly after the end of the World War II. We follow this with a trip to the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and the Hang Nga Guesthouse , well known as the Crazy House because of its bizarre architecture. The central market and the old rail station are also visited this morning before we travel by roads through the undulating terrains to the picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang. Along the way we make stopover at the scenic Ngoan Muc Pass and the Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers. These amazing structures represent an interesting culture and a colorful history of the Cham people. O/N in Nha Trang. (B)

Day 6: Nha Trang

The fabulous sunny weather, turquoise water surrounding a string of islands and white sandy beach stretching the whole length of the city make Nha Trang one of Vietnam's premier beach resorts. We board a boat for a day trip around the coastal islands, stopping on the way at a local fishing village to observe the island life. Today we also have lots of time on the blue clear water enjoying swimming and snorkeling or lazing on a beach. A seafood lunch is some enjoyment of the trip. We arrive back in town late afternoon and visit the Long Son Pagoda and the impressive Ponagar Cham Towers, which are overlooking the colourful fishing port. O/N in NhaTrang. (B,L)

Day 7: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh

Today we can get up from dawn to enjoy our last minute swimming on Nha Trang Beach. Upon leaving the town we set off on a long but scenic drive on very goods roads which link Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh. A part of the pleasure of travelling through this region is the simple joy of seeing the charming countryside and the smiling faces of the people. Along the way we can make stop as we please, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Departure

There is a free time for your to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh City. The trip ends after your transfer to Tan San Nhat Airport for departure. (B).
What's Included
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar one
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as indicated : B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
  • Water puppet show
  • Cyclo trip
  • Boat trip in mention in program.
What's Not Included
  • Other meals
  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Airport tax
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Flight in / out of Vietnam
  • Any optional additional tours
  • Activities during free time
  • Surcharge for peak season
  • Local holiday days and gala dinner.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

+ Departure dates: Daily + Pick up point: Airport + Drop off point: Airport + Departure time: 8:00am on the day 1 of the itinerary + Duration: 8days / 7nights (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• To ensure a real life experience, the group sizes are limited to 15 passengers
• Guaranteed to depart
• Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this trip visits rural areas

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