EXPLORE SOUTH VIETNAM WITH FAMILY 9 DAYS
From hustle Ho Chi Minh City down to laid back Mekong Delta, cool mountains of Da Lat to sun and sand of Nha Trang and charming Hoi An, each step you move bring you different feeling. The tour is designed with a rather comfort level and well combined between sightseeing, relaxing and culture experiences that surely fit the taste of all family member.
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL ( -/-/D )
Welcome to Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City. Our car and tourguide will pick you up at Tan Son Nhat International then take a short transfer down town for hotel check-in.
Depends on your arrival time and fitness level, today you can have a short walking tour around the centre of the city for your bearings before having welcome dinner in one of finest restaurant that serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Free evening to relax and enjoy your own pace.
Hotel accommodation in hotel in central district of Ho Chi Minh City, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR ( B/L/- )
Spend our day to explore Ho Chi Minh City, the busiest city in the country.
Start at 8.00am after breakfast for a cyclo ride and our first stop will be War Remnant Museum or History Museum (upon your choice as what you preferred) where you can learn something about the history of the country.
Continue to the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) where preserves and displays interesting objects related to the southern regime before the country reunified in 1975.
Nearby is the Notre Dame Cathedral, a special religious built between 1863 and 1880 and the Central Post Office of gothic style.
Take a walk or ride along Dong Khoi Street (former Rue Catinat that made famous by Graham Greene in his best-selling book – The Quiet American) and quick look at city hall, central theatre…
Spend some time to explore the Ben Thanh Market with plenty of local products.
Lunch with local specialty and free at leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight in hotel, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA HOMESTAY ( B/L/D )
Depart at 8.00AM for a drive to Mekong delta along the lush and evergreen scenery of the most fertile land in the country.
Arrive in Ben Tre, home of coconut and tropical orchards after 2 hour drive.
Boat cruise on Ben Tre river, a branch of Mekong, for sightseeing of lively local activities along the banks and on water.
Make some stops to visit to local cottage industries and enjoy tropical fruit freshly picked from trees.
Enjoy an afternoon ride on village path by bicycle to visit other local homes including an ancient house with antique ceramic collection and chat with locals to learn more about their life.
Dinner with local style cooking and overnight home stay, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 4: MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON - NIGHT TRAIN TO NHA TRANG ( B/L/- )
After breakfast, take a rowing sampan to visit to a local market and then traditional mat making village before taking a ride to visit local farm where you can join with locals for watering, picking or harvesting crops.
Optional visit to Cuchi Tunnels can be made on your way back to Ho Chi Minh City.
This is one of the famous war relics in the country where you can see and learn what happened during the war and how strong mind people can be.
Enjoy some time free at leisure until our transfer to the train station for night train to Nhatrang.
The train is quite comfortable with soft sleeper berth and is air-conditioned. There are enough space for you to put your luggage along and door locked from inside.
Toilet and wash facilities are available on both end of the carriage.
DAY 5: NHA TRANG SUN & SEA ( B/-/- )
Arrive in Nha Trang city in the morning. Get pick up from the train station and transfer to the hotel for breakfast before we get a sky cab ride over the Nha Trang Bay to Vinpeal Island, a largest island resort in Nha Trang and Vietnam with little Disney Land playing ground.
Enjoy water games, visit to aquarium of tropical marine life and spend your time at leisure on the beach for sun, sea and sand.
Get back to hotel in the afternoon and enjoy your evening free.
Overnight in hotel in Nha Trang, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 6: NHA TRANG - HOI AN ( B/-/- )
Take a morning flight to Danang for Hoi An.
In the afternoon we will get a walking tour of Hoi An ancient town to visit to local market, old houses, temples, museums and so on.
From 17th century, Hoian (Faifo) emerged up as one of the important sea ports on the sea route between East and West. Merchant boats from different corners of the world gathered here to exchange business and to get supply making it a prosperous town. Today the ancient architectures and traditional life style are well preserved and combined together to make it a unique town where you can spend days to wander.
Hotel accommodation in Hoi An, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 7: HOI AN COUNTRY EXPERIENCE ( B/L/- )
Our day today is for school visit and country experience. After breakfast, take a bicycle ride to visit a local charity school (CHIA – Children hope in action) for interaction with local kids.
From there, continue the ride through beautiful farming villages in the suburb of Hoi An where we can join with locals to learn how rice and vegetable are grown and enjoy local interaction.
Following take a boat cruise on Thu Bon River along the beautiful scenery watching and taking photos of people fishing with traditional tools. Stop on a pristine river beach and enjoy a BBQ feast.
Cruise back to Hoi An town in the mid afternoon. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
DAY 8: HOI AN FREE & EASY ( B/-/- )
Free day today for beach relax and shopping around town.
An optional tour to visit My Son holy land of the ancient Champa kingdom is available at your request.
This is one of World Heritages in Vietnam that contains a series of ruined Cham style brick towers built from 4th to 13th century where the Cham used to worship their Gods (Hinduism), Kings and national heroes.
The site located in a valley surrounded by mountains more than 40km from Hoi An and take a half day visit.
DAY 9: HOI AN - DA NANG DEPARTURE ( B/-/- )
Today is departure day so no activities planed. Enjoy your free time until get a transfer to the aiport for your onward flight. Safe travel and keep intouch!