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FROM: USD $1,825 pp
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 before discovering Phan Thiet, the capital of the Bihn Thuan Province.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Saigon, the 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 - Explore the bustling port city
Cu Chi Tunnels - Vast underground network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong
The Mekong Delta - Cruising the scenic waterways and visit local cottage industries
Nha Trang - Relax on beautiful beaches and sailing around the offshore islands

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Row boat experience in the Mekong
Entrance fees to all included sights
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
10 nights superior hotels. (standard & deluxe prices available, please enquire) Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Local English speaking specialist guides for all sightseeing
Private boat trip in the Mekong, Ben Tre and Can Tho
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 11

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

Phan Thiet

Nha Trang - Phan Thiet. After breakfast, depart for Phan Thiet, 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 in hotel and enjoy the afternoon and following day at leisure.
Overnight: Phan Thiet  |  Breakfast

Days 9-10

Phan Thiet

Spend the next two days at leisure in the port city of Phan Thiet, with its picturesque fishing harbor, packed with colorful boats and lovely beaches.
Overnight: Phan Thiet  |  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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In Brief

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
Visiting
Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Dalat, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, The Mekong Delta
Countries
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
Boats along the edge of the water at the beach in Phan Thiet
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