Discover both old and new sides of southern Vietnam on this 4-day Saigon & Mekong Delta tour. Embrace the modern energy of Vietnam’s largest city, uncovering a fascinating history within its colonial architecture and underground network of tunnels built during the Vietnam American War. Once you’ve had enough of the fast-paced city life, trade it all in for a day in the Mekong Delta’s idyllic floating world of waterlogged rice paddies, boisterous floating markets, enchanting canals, and quiet villages.
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL
Xin Chào! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City! Known affectionately as Saigon by its locals, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest, liveliest city. Once you have collected your luggage at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, say hello to the local guide and transfer to your hotel in the city center. Spend the day at leisure resting or discovering the city independently, sampling high-end cocktails from glamorous rooftop bars or sitting down at any number of incredible restaurants with carefully curated menus of the day.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS & OLD SAIGON (B,L)
Today’s all about history, and what better way to learn than with a half-day tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietcong guerrillas during the Vietnam American War. Hear the tales of how these tunnels were built and visit two sections of the tunnel where it is still possible to crawl inside to experience first-hand what life was like living underground. Afterwards, return to the center of Ho Chi Minh City in time to enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, explore old Saigon with a walking tour of its most iconic buildings, starting with the Reunification Hall, formally called the Presidential Palace. Then, take a stroll in Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way, admiring the beautiful architecture of the City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Opera, and the Old Saigon Post Office.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO MEKONG DELTA (B,L)
Leave the hustle and bustle of Saigon and transfer by private van to the lush countryside and floating world of the Mekong Delta. Start with a visit of Cai Be floating market, followed by a cruise to Tan Phong Island where you can cycle through small villages on the island. Ride along the pathways and visit local families making traditional products such as handicraft items made from water hyacinth, palm leaf roofs, and hammocks spun together with coconut fibers.
Then, sit down for a lunch filled with Mekong Delta specialties in a typical orchard. Make sure to take a walk around the orchard, sipping cups of tea while listening to traditional music (đờn ca tài tử) in an ancient house. Return to the boat and continue cruising, witnessing everyday life in the region passing by while sampling local fresh fruits. You’ll make stops at local family-run businesses producing rice wine, pop rice, coconut candy, and rice paper, with the final visit at a brick kiln to observe how bricks are made in a traditional style.
Disembark the cruise at Vinh Long City and return to Ho Chi Minh City in the early evening.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy the morning at leisure until check out at noon, transferring to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your upcoming travel arrangements.
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+ 3-night hotel accommodation in twin/double shared room
+ Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
+ English, French or Chinese speaking local guide (please enquire for other languages)
+ Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
+ Entrance fees for mentioned visits and activities
+ VAT and service charges.
Services not included
+ International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
+ Visa fee, travel insurance
+ Meals other than mentioned above
+ Early check-in or late check-out fees
+ Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, etc)
+ Additional transfers required due to emergency situation
+ Peak season surcharges and compulsory gala dinner on 24th Dec and 31st Dec
+ Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
+ Tips: It’s recommended to tip your guide and driver USD8/day/guest.
Terms & Conditions
A deposit of 30% of the total booking is required within three days from the date of confirmation. The balance payment is due at 45 days prior to tour commencement date. For bookings made less than 45 days, full payment is required. Bookings will be cancelled if payments are not received by the due date(s).
Payment can be made via bank transfer or credit cards. In addition to the total payable amount, credit card payments will incur a merchant fee of 2.5% for MasterCard and Visa, 3% for American Express. Any bank charges and merchant fees must be covered by the customer.
Confirmed bookings must be cancelled by the party leader in writing (by email) and this will only be effective once the written cancellation is confirmed by FantaSea Vietnam. Cancellation by the party leader will be subject to the following cancellation fees from the date the written cancellation is received:
+ more than 45 days prior to tour date - 10% of total cost
+ between 31 and 45 days prior to tour date - 25% of total cost
+ between 16 and 30 days prior to tour date - 50% of total cost
+ within 15 days prior to tour date or “no show” - 100% of total cost.
Any amendments to confirmed bookings must be requested by the party leader in writing (by email). Whilst we will endeavor to assist, we cannot guarantee that requests will be met. If we can make the requested change, you will be provided with a quote detailing any additional costs, whether incurred due to your amendments, imposed by a Third-Party Travel Provider, or our amendment fees. In all cases, the following amendment fees shall apply:
+ If amendments are made more than 45 days prior to scheduled tour date: the first amendment is free of charge. From the second amendment: a charge of U$80 per amendment for a short trip (less than 7 nights) or U$150 per amendment for a long journey (7 nights or more).
+ If amendments are made within 45 days prior to scheduled tour date: the above standard cancellation fees will apply, and full price will apply to new travel arrangements.
We will not charge any cancellation/amendment fees if it is due to a breach by us of any of our obligations or due to our fault; or if the Third-Party Travel Provider amends your booking through no fault of the customer.