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.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 16
Carbon offset
82kg pp per trip


  • Slurp a bowl of steaming pho at a local restaurant
  • Be humbled by the War Remnants Museum
  • Witness river life unfold while cruising the waterways of the Mekong Delta
  • Taste the sweetness of locally made coconut candy
  • Spend the night with a local family on a Delta homestay


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016. Other seasons in this trip: 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2016, 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2016.

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.
With countless food stalls, restaurants, museums and markets, the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City have something for everyone to enjoy.
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.
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.
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3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Bicycle, Boat, Private vehicle
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • HCMC - Reunification Palace
  • HCMC - War Remnants Museum


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1.This trip will begin on Day 1 at 8am at the Opera House. Please make your own way to the meeting point - refer to the trip notes for further information.
2. Please note that this trip is available in Basix, Original and Comfort styles.

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