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Family Special Southern Vietnam

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Highlights: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta – My Tho – Cai Be - Cu Chi tunnels
  • Special Southern Vietnam offers a glimpse into the agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta region as we wind our way through the tributaries of the Mekong Delta.
Customer: Mrs Reshmi Mani
No. of pax: 04
Type of tour:  Group – sharing with other guest
Travel Date: 16 to 20 April 2014


Sent: May 7, 2014
Dear Ms Hai Yen,
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Reshmi Mani
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Petar Zlatar Group

Tour Program

Day 1 ( 16 Apr ): Ho Chi Minh arrival – private car transfer/ no guide
12.55pm, Arrive to the airport you are picked up and transfer to your hotel for check in hotel and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: Duxton Saigon hotel – 01 DBL + 01 TWN deluxe(Connecting rooms)

Day 2 ( 17 Apr ): Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L) – group tour
Pick up at your hotel from 7.45 – 8.00AM:
- In the morning, we start the trip by heading to China Town & visit Binh Tay Market, stopover at Thien Hau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant ( enjoy Pho – Vietnamese noodle soup or Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancake )
- In the afternoon, visit the Reunification Palace, followed by exploring Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office & XQ embroidery workshop. End the trip with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, time for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation: Duxton Saigon hotel – 01 DBL + 01 TWN deluxe (Connecting rooms)

Day 3 ( 18 Apr ): HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L) – group tour
Pick up at your hotel from 7.45 – 8.00AM: ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel. Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Accommodation: Victoria Can Tho resort - 01 DBL + 01 TWIN Deluxe rooms

Day 4 ( 19 Apr ): Phong Dien – Cai Rang (B) – group tour
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city.
Accommodation: Duxton Saigon hotel – 01 DBL + 01 TWN deluxe (Connecting rooms)

Day 5 ( 20 Apr ): Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi ½ day tour ( B ) – group tour
Pick up at your hotel from 7.45 – 8.00AM:
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon.
Accommodation: Duxton Saigon hotel – 01 DBL + 01 TWN deluxe (Connecting rooms)

Day 6 ( 21 Apr ): Departure from Ho Chi Minh city ( B )
Free and easy at your hotel until transferring to other hotel or airport for departure flight back to your home. End of services.

Tour Includes:
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Transportation with A/C including airport pick up & transfer by shuttle bus
- Boat trip in Mekong River
- All entrance fees
- All meals as per program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Bottled drinking water during the trip (on bus)
-Approval of letter for Vietnam visa on arrival – one month single entry.

Tour Excludes:
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry,…
- International flight and international airport tax on departure
- Travel Insurance & Tips
-Visa stamping fee USD45/one person

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