Vietnam Catholic Pilgrimages
Have you ever thought of joining a catholic pilgrimage? Perhaps Vietnam is a new pilgrimage destination for you to draw closer to God for spiritual growth and healing or it simply may be an opportunity for you, your families, friends or your parishioners to escape every day, busy lives and dedicate some much needed time for spiritual renewal.
Embarking on a catholic pilgrimage tour to Vietnam is an extraordinary way for pilgrims worldwide to experience the many facets of a different culture while among families, friends and parishioners on a spiritual journey. If you yearn to strengthen the faith of your families, friends or parishioners and tighten your bond with them in an experience like no other then we will provide you with our easy and simple Vietnam catholic tours to experience the blessings of a pilgrimage that will last a lifetime.
Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D)
Arrive at Saigon airport around 15:25pm, you will be met by our guide and transferred to hotel for check-in. If time permits, you will take an orientation walking tour of Ben Thanh Market. Dinner and overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Churches Visit – City Tour (B, L)
After breakfast, you will pay a visit to a series of Saigon’s churches such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Huyen Sy, Tan Dịnh, Ky Dong, and Tong Viet Buong. After lunch, a half day city tour of Saigon includes the Reunification Hall, Old Saigon Post Office, Opera House, City Hall, Cho Lon and Thien Hau Pagoda. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Saigon – Boat Cruise On Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B, L)
After breakfast, you will depart to My Tho, the closest Mekong delta in the region. On arrival, embark on the motorboat at a pier and cruise on the Mekong River while viewing the floating houses where fishes are farmed beneath the house. Continue your boat journey on the river until reaching to Unicorn Island, from here you will take a horse cart to a performance site where you can enjoy the Vietnamese Traditional Music accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and seasonal tropical fruit can be tasted here as well.
Afterward, take a typical rowing boat, the main mean of transportation in My Tho & Ben Tre, and slowly cruising through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lives from both sides of the creek can be observed. Before having lunch, you will pass through beekeeping farm and enjoy honey tea, a typical Mekong house can be viewed here. After lunch,
board the motorboat and head to learn coconut candies making process from a workshop. Sample of candies can be tasted. Cruise back to mainland, where you will be transferred to further south, Can Tho for your overnight stay.
Day 4: Can Tho - Virgin Mary - Saigon (B, L)
After breakfast, you will visit the Can Tho church, then take about 2 hour drive to visit Virgin Mary who is known to have her eyes with blood. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will drive back to Saigon late in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at your own pace. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels, just 60 kilometers. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its 220 kilometer-long tunnel system and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigners to visit. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery is home to ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the
side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destruction and damage all over the area caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone." The remnants in Cu Chi are evidence of the fierce battle that took place. On arrival, you may go underground to explore the tunnel system, walk around the forest and watch a war documentary. After lunch, return to your hotel in Saigon and the rest of the day is at your own pace. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Saigon – Vung Tau – Saigon (B, L)
After breakfast, you will take more than an hour road trip to Vung Tau. On arrival, spend your leisure time walking along the Thuy Van beach (Back beach) - one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with the shore running for almost 10km, full of fine sands and white waves. After lunch, you will visit the Vung Tau church and the biggest Jesus Christ statue in Vietnam and Whale temple before returning to Saigon for your overnight stay.
Day 7: Saigon Departure (B)
After breakfast, free for shopping or at leisure on your own till transeferrng to Saigon airport for your onward flight.
Tour Price Includes
1/ Accommodation based on 3 star hotel
2/ Private tour with transfers and English speaking guide
3/ All sightseeing and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
4/ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
5/ Boat cruise on Mekong river
6/ Mineral water (01 bottle per day per person)
Tour Price Excludes
1/ International flights with taxes
2/ Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
3/ Personal spending money and all other things are non-clearly mentioned in the itinerary such
as drinks, laundry….
4/ Travel insurance
5/ Tips for guide and driver
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