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    Duration: 12 days

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A special tour to visit the south of Vietnam in 12 days give a memorable vacation. Taking interesting itinerary through Phan Thiet, Nha Trang,Tay Ninh, Saigon and Mekong delta. Visiting Cu chi tunnels to learning about Vietnam war and Vietnamese people’s lives. Especially, you will have chance to explore famous floating markets like as Cai Rang, Phong Dien markets, as well as enjoy white sandy beaches in Mui Ne.


Day 1: Saigon – Arrival (D)

Arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to your hotel.
An afternoon tour of Saigon, formerly called Saigon. Visit Independence Palace, the War Remnant’s Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post. Welcome dinner before drop off at your hotel for the night. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi (B, L)

Full day visit to two famous destinations in the southern including Tay Ninh and Cu Chi. Leave Saigon, we visit the head quarter of Cao Dai sect in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. On arrival we see the ornate temple and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon – Phan Thiet (B, L)

Leave Ho Chi Minh for Mui Ne (200km north of Saigon), a new holiday destination with white sandy beaches and Cape Ne sand dunes.
Spend the afternoon relaxing at a resort or roaming over colored sand dunes at Hon Rom.
Overnight at hotel in Mui Ne.

Day 4: Phan Thiet (B)

The morning is at leisure for relaxing or swimming at the white sandy beach of Mui Ne.
In the afternoon, visit the Seafood Market, Sand Dunes, and the Harbor.
Overnight at hotel in Mui Ne.

Day 5: Phan Thiet – Nha Trang (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to Nha Trang (250km). Stop over in Phan Rang, the semi-arid and the home to ethnic Cham people and visit Poklong Garai Towers. Arrival in Nha Trang, check in hotel and have free time for relaxing on the beach. 
Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 6: Nha Trang (B, L)

A whole day tour of Nha Trang, visit Po Nagar Cham Towers, Hon Chong Promontory and the Oceanographic Institute.
Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 7: Nha Trang – Diving (B, L)

A day with fully adventurous activities, cruise to offshore islands. One dive a day for uncertified divers or two dives a day for certified divers will be arranged. Other activities including jet skiing, wind surfing and parasailing are available (on guest's account).
Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 8: Nha Trang – Saigon (B)

Free time for relaxing before transferring to airport for a flight to Saigon. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Saigon. Free at your leisure for the rest of the day. Afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon. Pick up and transfer to hotel upon arrival. Free time at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 9: Saigon – Mekong (B, L, D)

08.00 Pick up at your hotel and depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorized boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Dinner on guests 'account.
Overnight at homestay in Can Tho.

Day 10: Phong Dien – Cai Rang (B, L)

06.30 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy scene right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels systems, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the "Monkey Bridge "in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang.
Break time for lunch. Return to Saigon via Vinh Long to visit the local snake market.

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon – Shopping tour (B)

Morning is free at your leisure.
Afternoon visit to Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, Chinese town and market. Here you can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. We will be back to the hotel after visiting Giac Lam pagoda, one of the oldest and finest pagodas in Saigon

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon – Departure (B)

Free time until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of services.

What's Included:

  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome dinner
  • Water and wet tissue
  • English speaking guides
  • Diving lesson in Nha Trang
  • Hotels accommodation (3*)
  • Pick up and see off services
  • Domestic flight Nha Trang – Saigon
  • Boat trip in Nha Trang and Mekong
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers per program (A/C vehicles)

What's Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa & flight arrangement (optional)
  • Other meals not indicated in the itinerary

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