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Highlights of the South

11 days  |  Starts/Ends: Saigon  |  from USD $2,229

From sizzling Saigon, take a cruise along the Mekong and explore the ingenious Cu Chi tunnels of the Viet Cong. Visit Dalat, famed for its lakes, waterfalls and pine-tree forests before discovering paradise at Mui Ne where coconut palms fringe pristine beaches and sparkling turquoise waters.

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Day 1

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

    Saigon
Day 2

In the morning, we depart for Cu Chi Tunnel, an underground maze, which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in the Vietnam War. Located about 75 km northwest of Saigon, the tunnels were part of an underground network that zigzagged from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh trail near the Cambodian border to the Saigon River.

Later we visit the Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace), one of the most fascinating sights in Saigon and once the symbol of the South Vietnamese government. Nearby is the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, where we can learn more about the "American" War as it is referred to in Vietnam. Our next stop is Ben Thanh market, typical of local markets markets in Vietnam.
Overnight: Saigon  |  Breakfast

Day 3
Vinh Long Provence

We travel overland through the beautiful countryside of the Mekong Delta to Vinh Long province. On arrival, we take a boat ride to visit a local orchard and the Cai Be floating market. 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 observe the local people buying selling and exchanging goods from their boats. Later we leave Cai Be, and visit a local family producing coconut candy, a specialty of the region. After lunching on the local delicacies in a local Bonsai garden travel onwards to Can Tho.
Overnight: Can Tho  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
The Mekong

This morning we cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries of the Mekong by rowing boat and visit the Cai Rang - Phong Dien floating market. The scenery is simply stunning and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals are a pleasure to watch going about their daily activities. Later return to Saigon.
Overnight: Saigon  |  Breakfast

Day 5
Dalat

Today we travel to Dalat, the capital city of Lam Dong province. At an altitude of 1500m above sea level, Dalat was dubbed the “city of spring”, with its ideal climate for horticulture. It’s famous for its lakes, waterfalls, pine-tree forests, vegetable gardens and flowers.

The drive to Dalat is quite long, approximately 7 hours. En route we will stop at the town of Bao Loc and visit Dambri Waterfall. we will arrive in Dalat late afternoon, rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Dalat  |  Breakfast

Day 6
Dalat city tour

In the morning we visit Xuan Huong Lake, which is located at the center of Dalat. Xuan Huong was created when the French dammed the Cam Ly River in 1919.

Continue to the Central Markets where you will be bewildered with a riot of multi-colored flowers as well as fresh vegetables and mouthwatering fruits. We also visit Prenn waterfall, which is nestled in the valley covered with densely lush vegetation and pine forest. In the afternoon we visit 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 Dalat.
Overnight: Dalat  |  Breakfast

Day 7
Nha Trang

Today we take a drive to Nha Trang, famed for white sandy beaches with up to 7km in length azure blue water and more than 200 islands offshore. We arrive in Nha Trang in the early afternoon, hotel check in and afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Nha Trang  |  Breakfast

Day 8
The islands off Nha Trang

A day of leisure and indulgence as we cruise through blue clear waters of the islands off the coast of Nha Trang. Visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island then onto Mun Island where you will get the chance to swim or even do some snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Then a stop is made for lunch at the fishing village of Lang Chai where you will have the opportunity to explore further before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor.
Overnight: Nha Trang  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

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 afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Phan Thiet  |  Breakfast

Day 10
Muine Beach

Free day to enjoy the tropical oasis that is Muine Beach on the south east coast - where palm trees line the perfect sandy beaches.
Overnight: Phan Thiet  |  Breakfast

Day 11

After breakfast you'll be transferred to Saigon Airport for your onward journey.
Breakfast

Trip Highlights

Saigon - Cosmopolitan and commercial hub of Vietnam; The Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Dong Khoi Street, the Opera House and People's Committee Building
Can Tho - lively market town in the Mekong Delta and nearby Cai Rang floating market
Dalat - visit the French made Xuan Huong Lake, the central markets overflowing with colourful fruits and vegetables, Prenn waterfall and Lam Ty Ni pagoda - home to the "mad monk"
Phan Thiet and the Po Klong Garai Cham Tower in Phan Rang Town
Cu Chi Tunnels - vast underground network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong
Vinh Long province - take a boat ride to a local orchard and visit the Cai Be floating markets
Nha Trang - visit the islands embarking on our boat from Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen aquarium on Mieu Island. Chance to swim and snorkel at Mun Island. Fishing village of Lang Chai
Muine Beach in Phan Thiet - free time on the beach

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch
Private boat trip in the Mekong/Vinh Long
Airport arrival and departure transfers
English speaking specialist guides at local sights
Upgrade - If you would like to stay in some of Vietnam’s finest hotels, 5 star hotel upgrades are available on this and all of our other tailor-made itineraries.
10 nights standard accommodation, 1 night private cabin, shared junk boat. Superior (4 star) and deluxe (5 star) properties are also available.
Row boat journey in the Mekong
Entrance fees to all included sights
Touring and excursions as per itinerary. All transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa. Vietnam visa letter included - stamping fee required upon arrival
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Highlights of the South - 11 days
USD $2229
USD $589

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Tour Details
Starts
Saigon
Ends
Saigon
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 2
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