Southern Vietnam Explorer

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was known as the pearl of Indochina before the war. It remains a bustling city with many historical attractions today.
The Southern Vietnam Explorer tour includes the main attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels, a boat trip on the Mekong Delta and the palm beaches of Mui Ne.

At a GlanceSouthern vientam explorer view of a canoe on the Mekong river
Day 1   Welcome to Saigon. Transfer to your hotel
Day 2  Saigon City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3  Travel to  Can Tho. Explore part of the Mekong River.
Day 4  Visit the floating markets of Phong Dien. Return to Saigon
Day 5  Leave for the magnificent sandy beauties of Mui Ne
Day 6  Day free in Mui Ne
Day 7  Return to Saigon.
Day 8  Last Day in Vietnam. Transfer to Saigon Airport

Vietnam’s color, chaos, and natural beauty bring a new adventure every day. Feel your senses come alive as you sail through the crazy floating markets.
Visit the other-worldly villages of Sapa and sail on majestic Halong Bay. Vietnam’s food, people, sights and its history will keep even the most seasoned traveler coming back for more.

Begin in the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh City where you become acquainted with the Vietnamese lifestyle.
Learn about the country’s history at the War Remnants Museum, the Cu Chi Tunnels & the former battlefield at Long Tan.
Be amazed by the diverse culture as you travel south to the mighty Mekong River on an overnight cruise. Finish this trip in Can Tho – the Mekong Delta’s biggest city.

Mekong Delta

The south of Vietnam enjoys a culture distinctly different from the rest of the country. Exploration of the Mekong Delta, from your base in Ho Chi Minh City, offers insight into an agrarian culture that is quickly modernizing while remaining true to its history. Afterwards, move on to Mui Ne and spend a few lazy days snorkeling and lounging on the beach.

There’s more to Vietnam than meets the eye, from hidden highland villages to intricate underground tunnels,
Join us on an exploration of Southern Vietnam and uncover a country filled with intrigue, rich culture and an eclectic mix of Eurasian cuisine. Encounter the extraordinary war remnants of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Hotel Rating3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star

Day 1

Saigon Arrival:
* You will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration. Transfer to the hotel; and check-in.
* Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.

Day 2

Saigon City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels (B):
* We set out this morning to explore Saigon City; from Central Saigon to Chinatown; providing a general overview of this fascinating city with its history and culture.
* We explore the historical sights of the Reunification Palace; the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War; The War Remnants Museum; Notre Dame Cathedral (built in 1877) and the City’s Post Office.
* Our drive to Cu Chi Tunnels is around 70km.
* The famous Cu Chi Tunnel system was created to assist the Vietnamese Revolutionists against the French in 1948. It was an underground city with living areas; kitchens; storage; weapons factories; field hospitals; command centers etc and in certain areas; housed up to 10;000 people; who virtually lived underground for years.
* After a video introduction and a guided tour through the grounds; take part in a unique experience of guerrillas living underground during the war; with a crawl through 20/30/50 meters of the tunnel system.
* Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.

Day 3

Saigon – Can Tho (B/L):
* Today we head to Can Tho; to explore part of the Mekong River.
* On arrival board a local boat and cruise along the Mekong River observing the local fishing port; where hundreds of fishing boats anchor to unload fresh fish.
* We disembark on Unicorn Island; where we experience how the local people make their living from fruit trees.
* A family on the island will serve us local seasonal fruits and honey tea whilst performing traditional southern music; called Tai Tu music.
* We continue our exploration with a pleasant rowing trip down small canals and dense palm trees; experiencing the local villages between the islands to a small islet.
* We disembark and take a short walk through a local village set amongst a peaceful atmosphere and fruit trees and witness the unusual yet fascinating process of coconut candy in the making.
* After filling up on coconut candy; we stroll through a local village to a family home and tantalize our taste buds with a magnificent seafood lunch prepared by the family; with a unique experience of tasting local delicacies including ‘Elephant Ear fish’ and traditional Vietnamese rice wine.
* We continue our journey to Vinh Long where we meet our vehicle for an hour drive and a smooth ferry ride across the Mekong; taking us to Can Tho.
* Overnight at your hotel in Can Tho

Day 4

Can Tho – Saigon (B):
* An early morning rise to be captivated by Vietnam’s most legendary floating markets; ‘Phong Dien’.
* Board our boat and commence our journey along the Mekong River; observing ‘true life on the river’; the hustle and bustle of families carrying out their morning chores and the locals heading our way to the markets to pick up their daily supplies.
* We weave in and out of the masses of floating boats selling all kinds of fascinating wares and produce and side with them to test our skills in bargaining; ‘the local way’; picking up some amazing fresh fruits to snack on whilst we sit and observe.
* We return to the hotel for freshening up before our return to Saigon.
* Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.

Day 5

Saigon – Mui Ne (B):
* Pack your swimming togs and bring your sunglasses as today we set out for one of the most magnificent sandy beauties in Vietnam; Mui Ne.
* Our journey takes around 3 hours; with a fascinating contrast of scenery for you to see along the way.
* Upon arrival we grab a bite to eat; soaking up the glorious atmosphere; magnificent white beaches and bright blue sky before our orientation tour of this spread out town; passing by the red and white sand dunes Mui Ne is renowned for.
* We make a visit to the interesting 9th Century; Po Shanu Cham Towers. This complex consists of ruins of 3 towers and has magnificent sweeping views of Mui Ne’s township.
* We check into your hotel late afternoon and you have some time free at your leisure.
* Overnight at your hotel in Mui Ne.

Day 6

Free day in Mui Ne (B):
* Today is your day!
* A day to rest and relax; explore the town and enjoy the picturesque turquoise waters of the South China Sea; with its many restaurant and cafes dotted along the white sandy beach; sheltered by the stunning coconut trees.
* Overnight at your hotel in Mui Ne.

Day 7

Mui Ne – Saigon (B/D):
* After a relaxing morning, return to Saigon.
* This evening we say ‘”Cam On; Tam biet!”’
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Saigon.

Day 8

Saigon Departure (B):
* Breakfast at your hotel and you have free until your transfer to the Airport for departure
* Services end at Saigon airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Vietnam experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter (Invitation Letter)
* Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
* Excellent English speaking guide
* Private air-conditioned transportation
* Accommodation shared in double/twin room as mentioned with daily breakfast
* Boat trips
* Meals as mentioned (B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
* All entrance fees
* Water & tissue
* 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

* The above rate is LAND ONLY and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS – departure & fuel taxes
* Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified

* Travel insurance
* Vietnam visa stamp fee on Arrival (25 USD & 02 passport photos per person)
* Tipping
* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge (if any)
* Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
* Services not stated in the itinerary

* The above rate is LAND ONLY and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS – departure & fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 FEB and 30 APR 18
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Vietnam ladies selling various foods in the streets
Vietnam view of the Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Vietnam view of the beach at Mui Ne with local round canoes
Vietnam elevated view of Mui Ne showing the beach with white houses and boats on the water
Vietnam view of the Po Shanu Cham Towers
Vietnam Phong Dien floating market with people selling fruits and vegetables form their canoes
Vietnam Unicorn Island people traveling in canoes in the waterways
Vietnam view of China Town in Saigon
Vietnam ladies selling various foods in the streets