Phan Thiet Holidays

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Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 1: Saigon

Welcome to Saigon, the largest and busiest city of the country. You will be greeted at the airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Saigon

A street trader in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon

We depart for Cu Chi Tunnel, an underground village, which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in the Vietnam War. The tunnels were part of an underground network that zigzagged from the southern tip of the HCM trail to the Saigon River. Back to Saigon and we will spend time to explore the major highlights in Saigon. Visit the Reunification Palace. It is one of the most fascinating sights in Saigon and was once the symbol of the South Vietnamese government. Nearby is the famous Notre Dame Cathedrale and main post office. Continue with the visit to War Remnants Museum, and learn more about the American War. Our next stop is Ben Thanh market, one of the most typical markets in the region. Overnight in Saigon

The Peoples Committee Building at night in Ho Chi Minh

Day 3: Saigon - Can Tho

We travel overland through beautiful countryside of Mekong Delta to Vinh Long province. On arrival, we take a boat ride to visit a local orchard and the Cai Be floating market, a famous place in Mekong Delta. Everyday, approximately 400-500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other local products anchor along the banks of the River, waiting for traders and customers. Here we can see local people being selling, buying, and exchanging goods from their boats. Leave Cai Be, we visit a local family producing coconut candy, a specialty of the region. Lunch with local delicacies served in a bonsai garden. We then transfer to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho

A woman rowing a boat to Can Tho floating markets

Day 4: Can Tho - Saigon

In the morning we cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat. We will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. We then drive back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon

A street trader in Saigon by William Cho

Day 5: Saigon - Dalat

Today we travel overland to Dalat, the capital city of Lam Dong province. At an altitude of 1500m above sea level, Dalat was dubbed the “city of spring”, “the city of thousands of flowers” with very ideal climate. It’s famous for its lakes, waterfalls, pine-tree forests, vegetable gardens and flowers. The drive is rather long about 7 hours through national road. On the way, we will make stop at Bao Loc town and visit Dambri Waterfall. Arrive Dalat in late afternoon, check in hotel and stay at leisure. Overnight in Dalat

Day 6: Dalat

In the morning our sightseeing in Da Lat includes Xuan Huong Lake. Continue to Central Market where you will be bewildered with a riot of multi-colored flowers as well as various kinds of fresh vegetable and mouthwatering fruits. Visit to Prenn waterfall, which is nestled in the valley covered with densely lush vegetation and hugged by pine-forested hills. In the afternoon we visit to Lam Ty Ni pagoda, one of the unlikeliest and most delightful attractions of a stay in Da Lat. The pagoda is home to Vien Thuc, the so-called "mad monk" of Da Lat, who is also a poet, gardener, builder and artist. We end of the day for visiting to Da Lat Flower garden. Overnight in Da Lat

Day 7: Dalat - Nha Trang

Today we drive to Nha Trang. The city is famous for white sand beach with the length of 7km and blue water with a lot of seaside resorts, more than 200 islands offshore, strong ancient culture of the Cham with numerous pagodas and wonderful scenery. In addition, Nha Trang also offers a variety of optional activities for travellers to enjoy. We will arrive in Nha Trang in the early afternoon, check in hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang

Day 8: Nha Trang

A day of leisure and indulgence as we cruise through blue clear waters amongst the islands off Nha Trang. We take drive to Cau Da port where we will embark on our boat. We cruise to visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, a small world of many sea species of local province at Mieu Island. We will then head out to Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and optional snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where there is time to explore further before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor. The rest of the day is at your leisure for your own exploration of the beach city with a lot of optional activities. Overnight in Nha Trang

Day 9: Nha Trang - Phan Thiet

After breakfast, we depart for Phan Thiet. On the way, we will make a stop to visit Po Klong Garai Cham Tower in Phan rang town. Upon arrival, check in hotel and stay at leisure. Overnight in Phan Thiet

Day 10: Phan Thiet

The whole day is at your leisure for your own activity. Overnight in Phan Thiet

Day 11: Phan Thiet

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination. (Transfer time approx. 4 hours)