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Vietnam, with its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes, is a destination that beckons travelers from around the globe. At the heart of this captivating country lies Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling metropolis that pulses with life and energy. Just beyond its urban borders lies the Mekong Delta, a region of serene beauty and rural charm. Join us on a journey through these two remarkable destinations as we explore the essence of Vietnam.

Saigon: Where the Past Meets the Present

Saigon, with its blend of French colonial architecture, bustling markets, and dynamic street life, offers a captivating introduction to Vietnam. Once known as the “Pearl of the Far East,” this city has a rich and complex history that is evident at every turn.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Saigon is the Notre Dame Cathedral, a majestic example of French Gothic architecture. Built in the late 19th century, this cathedral stands as a testament to Vietnam’s colonial past and is a must-visit for any traveler interested in history and architecture.


Nearby, the Central Post Office, designed by the renowned architect Gustave Eiffel, is another architectural gem worth exploring. Its grand interior, with its ornate ceilings and vintage telephone booths, harkens back to a bygone era.

No visit to Saigon would be complete without a trip to Ben Thanh Market, the city’s largest and most bustling market. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of Vietnam as they browse through stalls selling everything from fresh produce to handicrafts and souvenirs.

But perhaps the most poignant reminder of Saigon’s history lies in its museums. The War Remnants Museum, in particular, offers a sobering look at the Vietnam War through a collection of photographs, artifacts, and exhibits. It provides a glimpse into the hardships endured by the Vietnamese people during this tumultuous period and serves as a poignant reminder of the human cost of war.

The Mekong Delta: A World of Tranquility and Natural Beauty

Just a few hours’ drive from Saigon lies the Mekong Delta, a vast network of waterways, lush rice paddies, and sleepy villages. Known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, this region is a stark contrast to the frenetic pace of the city.

Life in the Mekong Delta revolves around the ebb and flow of the Mekong River, which serves as both a lifeline and a playground for the local residents. Visitors to the delta can explore its myriad waterways on a traditional sampan, gliding past floating markets, stilted houses, and verdant rice fields.

One of the highlights of any trip to the Mekong Delta is a visit to one of its many floating markets. Here, farmers and traders gather to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fresh fruits and vegetables to fish and handicrafts. It’s a vibrant and colorful spectacle that offers a glimpse into the rhythm of life on the river.


But perhaps the true beauty of the Mekong Delta lies in its simplicity. Away from the tourist crowds, travelers can experience the genuine hospitality of the local people as they welcome visitors into their homes and share their way of life. Whether it’s sampling traditional Vietnamese dishes, learning to make rice paper or exploring the delta’s network of canals, a visit to the Mekong Delta is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The Cu Chi Tunnels: A Testament to Resilience

Located just outside of Saigon, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a stark reminder of the ingenuity and resilience of the Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. This vast network of underground tunnels served as a strategic stronghold for the Viet Cong, allowing them to evade capture and mount surprise attacks on their enemies.

Today, visitors to the Cu Chi Tunnels can explore a portion of this remarkable underground labyrinth, crawling through narrow passages and secret chambers hidden beneath the earth. It’s a claustrophobic and surreal experience that offers a glimpse into the hardships endured by those who lived and fought in these cramped quarters.

But perhaps the most striking aspect of the Cu Chi Tunnels is their sheer scale. Stretching for over 250 kilometers, this network of tunnels was a testament to the resourcefulness and determination of the Vietnamese people in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s a sobering reminder of the human cost of war and a tribute to those who fought and died for their country.

As our journey through Saigon and the Mekong Delta comes to an end, we’re left with a deeper appreciation for the beauty, history, and resilience of Vietnam. From the bustling streets of Saigon to the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta, this country offers a wealth of experiences for the adventurous traveler.

Whether it’s exploring historic landmarks, sampling delicious street food, or immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of the delta, Vietnam has captured our hearts and left us with memories to last a lifetime. So as we bid farewell to this remarkable country, we do so with gratitude for the opportunity to have experienced its wonders firsthand. Until we meet again, Vietnam, xin chào và tạm biệt – hello and goodbye.

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Day 1 Ho Chi Minh – Arrival

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Ariport, our Viet Prestige’s driver will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxing after a long flight. (Check in time: 14:00) Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast, in the morning we depart 60km to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S. – Vietnam War. Come back to the city and have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we continue to visit the Reunification Palace, used to be residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. In 30 April 1975, the when North Vietnam soldier set foot inside this building with red flag on hand, the whole world knew that Vietnam war was end. Next stop is War Remnants Museum, on the way stop to visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, 2 most famous and oldest of classical French colonial architecture construction was built more than 100 years ago. War Remnants Museum with many photographs are from both Vietnam and US sources; US military vehicle like tanks, jet, booms display outside. Before tour ends, stop over for shopping at Ben Thanh Market in city center. Enjoy your free time and an overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)

After breakfast, drive south of the city to the Mekong Delta, a remarkable agricultural area referred to as ‘the rice bowl of Vietnam’. On arrival in Chet say Pier, boating on the waterway to discover the beauty of the legendary Balai river such as lively activities on the waterway by cargo boats, fishing boats, kinds of fish traps and handicraft factories of coconut processing on land. Stop at a coconut candy mill, have a look at local people making candies by hand and try some sweets, enjoy some fruits by the way. Next take a short walk on paths to traditional handicraft village nearby, visit coconut charcoal ovens – make products from coconut shell as active charcoal (a kind of material for battery) and have a look stages of coconut processing from husk off, prize out to peel out by hand in local factories and especially tourist can be amazed by shapes of traditional brickwork and how to make bricks by hand in here. Continue by boat on canals winding through coconut jungle and palm trees, mangrove trees growing up wildly along the waterway. Hop on tuk tuk or bike through coconut grove, deeping in the coconut jungle in the country. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Relax and keep going by rowing boat on a shady palm tree canal. Boating back pier. Rejoin your car and transfer back to Saigon for an overnight.

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Today, you are free at your leisure until being picked up by our driver to the airport to take a flight to come back to your home country. It is time to say goodbye, we thank you so much for traveling with us and wish to welcome you back in the near future.

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • Professional and experienced English-speaking guide at each destination
  • 03 nights in all 3*, 4* and 5* hotels with central location, nice breakfast and comfortable rooms
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as clearly mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Bottled water is available on car (02 bottled water per person per day)
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver for the day tours
  • Services charges
  • 24/7 hotline customer services during the trip
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • All airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals not clearly described in the program
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, telephone, laundry
  • Vietnam visa fees (40 USD/ person)

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