South Vietnam Getaway Itinerary

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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Floating market in the Mekong Delta

Cu chi tunnels

Ho chi Minh city

Mekong delta

Day 1 Explore Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Day 2 Cao Dai Temple/Cu Chi Tunnels

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.

Day 3 Mekong Delta Homestay

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.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Day 4 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

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.