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Highlights of South Vietnam - 11 days map

PRIVATE TOUR: From bustling Ho Chi Minh City, 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, enjoy an island cruise in Nha Trang and relax by the beach in the port city of Phan Thiet.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Ho Chi Minh City – Explore the city on a guided walking tour, visit the sobering War Remnants Museum and the historic Reunification Palace
Can Tho - Experience the colourful Cai Rang floating market on a morning boat cruise
Dalat - Take in highlights of the city, ride a locomotive train to Trai Mat village and soak up the majestic scenery
Phan Thiet - Explore the bustling port city and relax by the beach
Cu Chi Tunnels – Discover the incredible network of tunnels which were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War
The Mekong Delta - Explore the scenic waterways on board a traditional sampan and visit local cottage industries
Nha Trang - Relax on a scenic island cruise and swim, kayak or snorkel

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
Economy flight from Can Tho to Dalat
Local English speaking specialist guides for all sightseeing
Mekong Delta boat trips in a traditional sampan and a row boat
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 11
10 nights superior hotels. (standard & deluxe prices available, please enquire) Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Nha Trang Island Cruise
Entrance fees to all included sights
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and busiest city in Vietnam. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2

Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City. In the morning travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground maze which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in the Vietnam War. Located about 75 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, 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.

Returning to Ho Chi Minh City you'll explore the Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace), one of the most fascinating sights in Ho Chi Minh City and once the symbol of the South Vietnamese government. Nearby is the famous Notre Dame Cathedral (from the outside only as renovations are taking place) and the War Remnants Museum, where you can learn more about the "American" War as it is referred to in Vietnam. The final stop of the day is Ben Thanh market, where you can enjoy a spot of shopping.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Mekong Delta

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Can Tho. Travel overland through the beautiful countryside of the Mekong Delta where we take a traditional sampan boat ride to explore the peaceful waterways. During the boat trip, visit a local cottage industries making bricks, producing rice paper and Mr. Sau Khanh’s house - who has been collecting antiques which include ancient and valuable ceramics, pottery pieces like bowls, dishes and vases, to ceiling lights, sculptures and Buddha statues. In the afternoon we travel onto Can Tho for the night.
Overnight: Can Tho  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Cai Rang Floating Market

Can Tho - Dalat. Enjoy a morning cruise along the Mekong's small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat to visit the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market. Take in the beautiful scenery and watch the locals going about their daily lives along the Mekong canals. Later this morning, take in some of the highlights of Can Tho city, visiting Binh Thuy Ancient House and Ong Pagoda.

Later transfer to Can Tho airport for a flight to Dalat, the capital city of Lam Dong province. At an altitude of 1500m above sea level, Dalat is 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. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Dalat  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Dalat city tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Dalat today. First stop is The Crazy House, with its unique twists and turns, roofs and rooms - it's an architectural jigsaw puzzle. Continue on to Dalat Railway Station and take a 7km ride on the restored locomotive to Trai Mat village. Soak up the majestic scenery, with Dalat's unique greenhouses and beautiful flower gardens. Visit the striking Linh Phuoc Pagoda, which features a huge golden Buddha statue and also boasts a great bell tower with one of Vietnam’s largest cast bronze bells. Lastly today take in the stunning views from Langbian Mountain and hear about the legend of love surrounding the mountain.

Please note: The train only departs when there’re 20 passengers, if numbers aren’t reached, you will drive to Trai Mat.
Overnight: Dalat  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Nha Trang

Dalat - Nha Trang. Travel on to Nha Trang today, famed for its white sandy beaches, with up to 7km in length azure blue water and more than 200 islands offshore. Arriving in the early afternoon, hotel check in and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Nha Trang  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Nha Trang island cruise

Enjoy a day of relaxation on a cruise on the clear blue waters around the islands off the coast of Nha Trang. Cruise past islands and arrive at Mini Beach where you can either go swimming, kayaking, snorkeling. Alternatively, just relax under the big trees, enjoying the stunning views of the bay. Then enjoy a tasty set lunch back onboard. After lunch, visit a fishing village and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Then cruise back to Nha Trang Harbour passing Vung Ngan floating village and Vinpearl Island, before catching a glimpse of the Bao Dai Villas as you return to the mainland.
Overnight: Nha Trang  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Mui Ne Beach

Nha Trang - Phan Thiet. After breakfast, depart for Phan Thiet and Mui Ne beach, stopping en route to visit Po Klong Garai Cham Tower in Phan Rang Town and the Cham Villages of My Nghiep (weaving) and Bau Truc (pottery). Upon arrival, check into your beachfront hotel.
Overnight: Mui Ne  |  Breakfast

Days 9-10

Mui Ne R&R

Spend the next two days at leisure in Mui Ne, with its lovely white sand beach, built around a charming fishing village. See the famous red and white sand dunes, enjoy a scenic walk to Fairy Spring or visit the 9th century Cham tower for sweeping views of Mui Ne town.
Overnight: Mui Ne  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City. After breakfast you'll be transferred to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your onward journey.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

TTC Premium Can Tho Hotel , Can Tho

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The 10-story building hotel offers you panoramic views of both city and river. Our 107 well-equipped, spacious rooms will make your stay a perfect one. Whenever you are at TTC Hotel Premium - Can Tho for holiday or business, you will be kindly welcomed by our professional, friendly, hospitable staff

Iris Hotel, Can Tho

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This elegant hotel is housed within a modern building in the city of Can Tho. Each guest room comes equipped with plush furnishings to ensure a good night's sleep and is decorated with a neutral palate and calming tones. Rooms look over the city and boast a range of modern amenities such as air conditioning and stylish ensuite facilities. Magnificent views of the city can be had from the hotel's skybar while a range of gourmet local and international dishes can be sampled at the onsite restaurant.

TTC Hotel Premium - Ngoc Lan, Dalat

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The hotel has undergone two transformations. Originally a cinema before being transformed in 1981 into the Ngoc Lan Hotel, catering to visitors from all over Vietnam and worldwide. Then in 2007 because of the growth in tourism demanding more modern facilities TTC Hotel Premium - Ngoc Lan was once again demolished and underwent its next transformation. This demand created the rebuilding and upgrading of a 4 star hotel in the heart of Dalat City. The 91 contemporary rooms and suites feature polished wooden floors, spacious lobby, relaxing bars, international standard conference halls, Wi-Fi, private underground secure parking. The attractive sky view restaurant overlooks the heart of Dalat City.

Muong Thanh Dalat Hotel, Dalat

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The hotel is a standard hotel with with a unique design and luxurious decoration, cozy spaces. It has full modern amenities and services including gym; indoor swimming pool; conference rooms; bars; Europe & Asia restaurants with a professional team of chefs who serve well-known special dishes.

Muong Thanh Centre, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Centrally located, yet on a peaceful, tree-lined street, you will find the Muong Thanh Centre. Only a ten-minute walk from top attractions such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and Ben Thanh Market, this hotel is a great base for exploring the famous sights of the city. Its guest rooms boast sophisticated designs and panoramic views. Warm and friendly, the Muong Thanh Centre also features a spa and swimming pool for you to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Click to play videoSaigon City Hall in the early evening light
Click to play videoBoat rowing its way along the Mekong Delta
The gorgeous cityscape of Dalat being reflect off of the shimmering water
Cityscape lining the golden sand of the beach in Nha Trang
Boats along the edge of the water at the beach in Phan Thiet
Hundreds of fishing boats floating on the turquoise water in Mui Ne
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