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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    • TVAS
    • Total twin price tool tip
      USD $520
      CAD $552
      AUD $575
      EUR €400
      GBP £345
      NZD $683
      ZAR R5,232
      CHF FR492
    • Total single price tool tip
      USD $900
      CAD $955
      AUD $995
      EUR €690
      GBP £595
      NZD $1,180
      ZAR R9,055
      CHF FR855
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later South Vietnam Getaway.
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vietnam mekong delta floating market crowds street

Day 1 Mekong Delta

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 2 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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 3 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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 4 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.