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SOUTHREN VIETNAM EXPLORER - 8 Day 7 Night

718$

     
        Southern VIETNAM Explorer 
    8 Day 7 Night

    (SAIGON - CU CHI TUNNELS - CAI BE - MUINE BEACH)
     
     
    Day 1: Saigon Arrival 
    Upon your arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by a tour guide of Indochina Travelland and transferred to your hotel for check in.
    Overnight at your hotel
     
    Day 2: Saigon City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
    We set out this morning to explore Saigon City, from Central Saigon to Chinatown, providing a general overview of this fascinating city with its history and culture.
     
    We explore the historical sights of the Reunification Palace, the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, The War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral (built in 1877) and the City’s Post Office.
     
    Our drive to Cu Chi Tunnels is around 70km. The famous Cu Chi Tunnel system was created to assist the Vietnamese Revolutionists against the French in 1948. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers etc and in certain areas, housed up to 10,000 people, who virtually lived underground for years.
     
    After a video introduction and a guided tour through the grounds, you will have the opportunity to take part in the unique experience of guerillas living underground during the war, with a crawl through 20/30/50 meters of the tunnel system.
     
    Overnight at your hotel
     
    Day 3: Saigon – Cai Be – Tan Phong Island (B/L/D)
    Today we head to Cai Be floating market, to explore the typical Vietnamese life of the Mekong Delta
     
    Upon arrival we board a local boat and cruise along the Mekong River to discover the beautiful landscapers and immerse in the local people’s life market with the real trading going on, such as selling, buying, exchanging the fruits, vegetables and other wares from their boats.
     
    Then, continuing we have an experience how the local people make their living from fruit trees. A local family will serve us local seasonal fruits and honey tea whilst performing traditional southern Vietnamese folk music, called Tai Tu music.
     
    We continue our exploration with a pleasant rowing trip down small canals and dense palm trees, experiencing the local villages between the islands to a small islet. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, you will check-in your homestay and tantalize our taste buds with a magnificent seafood lunch prepared by the family with a unique experience of tasting local delicacies. It is really the unforgettable day menu, set of typical Mekong delta’s food.
     
    After relaxing, we could walk around the village, visit the rice paddy, talk to the local farmers. Especially, you will have a great experience to directly join with the local farmers in their daily activities, such as how to catch the fish, crab for your own dinner.
     
    Late afternoon participating in cooking class and diner with what you’ve cooked 
    In the late afternoon, the family would love showing off their skills in whipping up your dinner, giving you a very creative cooking demonstration. Enjoy the dinner what you have just cooked.
     
    Overnight at Tan Phong homstay.
     
    Day 4: Tan Phong Island – Saigon (B)
    After breakfast, we take a cycling walking through the traditional villages with many ancient traditional houses, set amongst a peaceful atmosphere and fruit trees, bonsai garden and witness the unusual yet fascinating process of coconut candy, the bang conical hat and rice paper in the making.
     It is the typical and cultural lifestyle of South – Western region.
     
    Cycle back to the homestay for check-out and freshen up before our return journey back to Saigon.
     
    We return to Saigon by the mid afternoon and enjoy your free time.
    Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.
     
    Day 5: Saigon – Mui Ne (B)
    Pack your swimmers and bring your sunglasses as today we set out for one of the most magnificent sandy beauties within Vietnam, Mui Ne.
    Our journey takes around 3 hours, with a fascinating contrast of scenery for you to see along the way.
     
    Upon arrival we grab a bite to eat, soaking up the glorious atmosphere, magnificent white beaches and bright blue sky before our orientation tour of this spread out town, passing by the red and white sand dunes Mui Ne is renowned for.
     
    We make a visit to the interesting 9th Century, Po Shanu Cham Towers. This complex consists of ruins of 3 towers and has magnificent sweeping views of Mui Ne’s township.
     
    We check into our hotel late afternoon for some time at leisure.
     
    Overnight at your hotel
     
    Day 6: Free day in Mui Ne (B)
    Today is your day!
     
    A day to rest and relax, explore the town and enjoy the picturesque turquoise waters of the South China Sea, with its many restaurant and café’s dotted along the white sandy beach, sheltered by the stunning coconut trees.
    Overnight at  hotel
     
    Day 7: Mui Ne – Saigon (B/./D)
    After a relaxing morning we return to Saigon.
     
    This evening we say ‘Cam On, Tam biet!’ and would like to invite you to join your guide in a farewell celebration dinner cruising the Saigon River on a magical floating restaurant, courtesy of Indochina Travelland.
     
    Overnight at your hotel
     
    Day 8: Saigon Departure (B)
    Breakfast at hotel and free until transfer to the Airport for departure 
    Trip ends.
    Price for the PRIVATE trip (USD/per person):
    Options 2 paxs 3 paxs 4 – 6 paxs 7 – 9 paxs 10 – 15 paxs Single Supplement
    Hotel 3* 718 595 521 448 388 167
    Hotel 4* 827 704 629 557 496 275
    Hotel 5* 1,215 1,092 1,017 945 885 666
    (Valid until Apr 2015)
     
    Inclusions Exclusions
     • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
    • Excellent English speaking guide
    • Private air-conditioned transportation
    • Accommodation shared in double/twin room as mentioned with daily breakfast
    • Boat trips
    • Meals as mentioned (B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
    • All entrance fees
    • Water & tissue
    • No extra charge after services confirmation
    • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
     
    • International/Domestic flights
    • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
    • Travel insurance
    • Vietnam visa
    • Tipping
    • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
    • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
    •  Services not stated in the itinerary
     
     
    Policy for children
     
    • Child under 6 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge.
    • Child from 6 - under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: 50% of charge
    • Child from 6 - under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 85% of charge
    • Child under 12 years old sharing room with one (1) adult: 100% of charge
    • Child from 12 years old and above: 100% of charge
     
    Accommodation list:
    Destinations Duration of stay Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
    Saigon 4 nights Medallion Hanoi Boutique Hotel or Similar
    (Superior room)
    Eden Saigon Hotel or Similar
    (Deluxe room)
    Sofitel Plaza or Similar
    (Superior room)
    Cai Be 1 night Tan Phong Homestay
    Phan Thiet/ Mui ne 2 nights Dynasty Muine Beach Resort  or Similar
    (Superior room)
    Pandanus Resort or Similar
    (Superior room)
    Victoria Phanthiet Beach Resort & Spa or Similar
     
    SPECIAL NOTE:
    • With the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you’ve always wanted to do. We can tailor or custom design a Vietnam tour to your unique and individual specifications
    • There might be Surcharge on Holidays, please contact us for more details
    • List of above accommodation is recommended by Indochina Travelland. Please do feel free to let us know the accommodation you prefer in each category or combine accommodation category at your wish (tour price will be changed accordingly)
    • Sequence of itinerary subject to local arrangement (It depends to traffic jam/ weather or flight details)

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