South Vietnam Getaway Overview

See the contrasts of city and river life around Ho Chi Minh City on this exciting short break, discovering incredible food, diverse ways of life and a gripping history.

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Discover the highlights of south Vietnam on this exciting getaway

Observe the contrast between Vietnam’s urban and rural regions while taking in cultural highlights of the south. Negotiate the labyrinthine streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a morning walk, make a sobering visit to the War Remnants Museum and make your tastebuds swoon over lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Head to the city’s outskirts to scramble through the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels before diving back into the fray at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s lively markets. Then for a welcome change of pace, jump on a boat and explore the meandering waterways, islands and fruit orchards of the mighty Mekong Delta.

  • Spend the night with a local family on a Delta homestay

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Finish:

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Boat, Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels day trip, HCMC - Guided walking tour, HCMC - Reunification Palace, HCMC - War Remnants Museum, Mekong Delta boat trip and homestay

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    40kg pp per trip
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South Vietnam Getaway Summary

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Day 1 Explore Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

Day 2 Cao Dai Temple/Cu Chi Tunnels

Built over 20 years, the fascinating Cao Dai Temple is full of colour with ornate tiles and pillars, religious murals and gardens. A marvel of human survival, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a fascinating network of tunnels and rooms that helped the Viet Cong fight and survive the Vietnam War.

Day 3 Mekong Delta Homestay

The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods.

Day 4 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

With countless food stalls, restaurants, museums and markets, the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City have something for everyone to enjoy.
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