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.
Discover local life on the delta, which can only really be appreciated through a homestay experience
Cycle along local paths on a bike ride to the colourful market, and chat with locals while gathering supplies for lunch
Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a full day tour – from major sites like the War Remnants Museum and ancient pagodas, to areas full of authentic city life, like Chinatown, the markets, and a traditional lunch like the locals
Experience Vietnam’s past first-hand with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels – descend into the (now widened) tunnels and learn about the vast underground network that the Viet Cong once inhabited
This short break adventure can run with a minimum of 1 person, so please be aware that there may be instances when you are the only person on this trip.
Local guide are likely to different for each day tour and the Mekong Delta, but they will always be Intrepid knowledgeable local experts.
This trip includes one night in simple homestay accommodation, and there a few better ways to better understand a country and its people. You will sleep on camp beds in a communal room, so it's mixed gender and multi-share. Homestay facilities can vary as we stay with several different families, but expect simple but always welcoming.
Activities on this short break include cycling in the Mekong Delta and a walking tour in Ho Chi Minh City. Please make sure you pack walking shoes and clothes appropriate for these activities and local weather conditions.
Included activities for the Basix, Original, and Comfort style short break are the same. However, in Ho Chi Minh City your accommodation will vary depending on the trip style.
This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Vietnam and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities and at the homestay.
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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.