DAY 01 : ARRIVAL HO CHI MINH (D)
Arrival in Saigon, Cool Travel local guide welcome the group at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. A short Sai Gon city tour: Cho Lon (Big market of Chinese in Saigon), Thien Hau Pagoda and overnight at hotel in HCMC.
DAY 02: SAI GON CITY - CU CHI TUNNEL - CAI BE (B-L-D)
7:00 AM - Pick up at hotel, transfer to visit Cu Chi. Sight-seeing on road: rice field, rice paper workshop, rubber plantation and visit the underground village, which used to be a bitter battle ground for a long period during the Vietnam war. The amazing network of over 200 km of undergound tunnels will offer you impression of the former fierce war in South Vietnam.
14:00 PM - After luch, From Cu Chi Tunnel, we drive to Cai Be and stay overnight in Ba Duc Home-stay for a night, it is an amazing ancient house form five generations, it is also the most beautiful home-stay in Mekong delta and it is very close from the Cai Be floating market so do not miss it in the next early morning.
DAY 03: CAI BE - BINH THANH ISLET - SADEC (MEKONG DELTA) (B-L-D)
From Cai Be, we drive to My Hiep fruit whole sales market and embark the lovely wooden boat to cross the Mekong River. It is the most peaceful trekking in the Binh Thanh Islet where almost the Fish farms and Mango fruit garden come from. On the water way, we stopover to see the water hyacinth plantation that is going to be the most important material of making wide rang of beautiful handicraft in this area. Fish farm village is at the middle of Mekong River where many families making their living on the water. Some traditional brick workshops are along the canals that can offer you gorgeous views of year 70th in the last century. Finally, we arrive in Sa Dec where we can share the barbecue party with the farmer’s family in the country side in the evening
DAY 04: SADEC - TRAM CHIM SANCTUARY - HO CHI MINH (B-L-D)
The next day, check out the hotel and shuttle to Tam Nong – Dong Thap province. From the middle of nowhere, we make another cruising by boat from the paved road to the Tram Chim Stock Sanctuary and having picnic lunch. After that, we have 60 km of the middle of the rice paddy to drive to the express way to HCM city for check in. In the evening is free at leisure. We have dinner on a wooden boat in Saigon River and overnight in HCM city.
DAY 05: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - TRANSFER FOR DEPARTURE
In the morning, we make a Sai Gon city tours: Visit to former US Embassy, Reunification Palace, War Crime Museum, and Shopping and seeing how the local people making Lacquer ware from the first step to the end of its process. We have lunch at local Restaurant. in HCM City. Free at your leisure till transfer to Tan Son Nhat International airport for departure. End of the tour.
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