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.

Start
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Countries
Vietnam
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
TVAS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
40kg pp per trip


Highlights

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

Itinerary

Dive into the streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a fascinating walking tour through Chinatown, exploring markets and then watching life rush by over coffee. Slurp up a bowl of traditional pho for lunch before seeing some of Ho Chi Minh City's iconic buildings and witnessing the tragedies of war at the War Remnants Museum.
Leave the city behind and be welcomed into the home of a local family for lunch. Arrive at the Cao Dai Temple in time for their noon ceremony and get an insight into this fascinating religion, which is a blend of the world's major religions. Travel further through southern Vietnam's countryside to the underground tunnel complex of Cu Chi. Explore the fascinating array of structures and marvel at the ingenuity of the locals who built them - an incredible testament to human survival. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps sharing a meal in one of the hundreds of nearby restaurants.
Journey to My Tho, a port city and the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Jump onboard a private boat and cruise the river, visiting a local fish farm and tropical fruit gardens. Get an insight into the local way of life as row boats take us deeper into the canals, stopping at a riverside restaurant for a traditional lunch. Further explore the region's waterways before arriving at our homestay for the evening. Wander the beautiful grounds of our host's garden and share a delicious meal, learning more about life on the Delta.
Wake early and take to the paths on a bicycle, visiting a local market and wowing over all the great produce on offer. Help out with lunch before saying goodbye to our hosts and returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport
Bicycle, Boat, Private vehicle
Accommodation
Homestay (1 night)
Included activites
  • 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

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