Southern Vietnam School Tour
Discover Vietnam's wealth of beauty, culture and history that Southern Vietnam School Tour has to offer. Beginning with a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh city, the fastest-growing metropolis in Southeast Asia, uncovering the secret world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters, witnessing the daily holy mass held by the Cao Dai followers, then experiencing the water life in the Mekong Delta and interacting with disabled children and orphans in humanity center are all of this wonderful trip around Saigon.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival - Known as Saigon (D)
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be met by our guide and driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in and refreshment. Afterward, if time permits, you will visit Ben Thanh Market. Dinner and Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon City Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will be picked up and start your full-day tour with a visit to some of the top historical sites in the city including Opera House, Notre Dame, Post Office, Reunification Hall and War Remnant to learn about the war, the serious losses, and the struggle for independence. You will also see the China Town with Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay market, followed by a late afternoon-hike on the Walking Streets, visit some souvenir shops and go up on Bitexco Financial Tower for city view. Dinner and overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels – Tay Ninh Caodaism (B, L, D)
This morning, you will take a road trip to Cu Chi Tunnels to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". You can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterward, you will drive to Cao Dai. The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Arrive at Tay Ninh around noon and you will have an opportunity to attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. Return to Saigon for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Saigon – My Tho Known as Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
Today you will take a car ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda and then you will take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Afterwards, visit the coconut candy mill and take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Afterward, Return to Saigon for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Visit Disabled Children and Orphanage Center (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will visit one or two Disabled Children and Orphanage Centers in Saigon and interact with local children in the centers. After lunch you will have stroll along Saigon River and followed by Water Puppet Show. Dinner and overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Saigon Departure (B)
After an early breakfast, you will get transferred to Saigon airport for your flight home. End of Southern Vietnam School Tour.
Tour price includes
1/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip
2/ Accommodation based on 3 star hotels with daily breakfast
3/ Private English speaking guide for the entire trip
4/ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
5/ Boat cruise on Mekong Delta
6/ All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
7/ Mineral water
Tour price excludes
1/ Personal spending money such as drinks, meals and all other things are non-clearly mentioned in the itinerary
2/ Vietnam visa
3/ Single room
4/ Tips for guide and driver
5/ Travel Insurance