SAIGON HIGHLIGHTS & MEKONG DELTA
Saigon as the city is still frequently referred to, is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced city full of contrasts as street vendors selling fruits and vegetables can be seen next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques. Saigon’s history is only 300 years old. In 1859 the city was captured by the French and became the capital of Cochin china. From 1956 until its dramatic demise in April 1975 it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam.
Today Ho Chi Minh City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurs. And yet the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cholon - Saigon’s Chinatown. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French also left their mark with some fine colonial-era buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Central Post Office.
- Visit War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace
- Sightseeing at The Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office
- Bike tour through village paths at Mekong Delta
- Visit coconut candy workshop
- Experience Horse cart tour
- Visit Phoenix Island to visit Crocodile farm
- Enjoy leisure boat ride in Tien River
- Visit Thoi Son Island to experience local life and Southern traditional folk music
SAIGON HIGHLIGHTS AND MEKONG DELTA (-/L/-)
The morning our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and we start the Ho Chi Minh City Tour. We will visit the War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
After that visitors can visit The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
And then you can sightseeing the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
After that our car will take you to Mekong Delta and we have lunch at a local restaurant with special food such as: Mekong fish, local soup, spring roll...
After lunch, ride a bicycle through the village paths to enjoy the fresh air and observe the pastoral life. Return to the motor boat then cruise to Ben Tre province (known as the country of coconut in Mekong Delta), visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand. The highlight of the trip is to take a sightseeing tour through the peaceful villages by horse cart.
And then the tourists can visit the Phoenix Island to visit crocodile farm, you can take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands: Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn
After taking the boat for about 30 minute, we will arrive at Thoi Son Island, the biggest of four islands. Take a leisurely walk on the village paths, visit local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music.
Take a hand- rowing boat through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees, a symbol in the Delta areas. The local people will give you the “ nón lá”, the Vietnamese traditional hat. After that you can try to row the boat by yourself.
After 20 minute we will arrive at the bee keeping farm, then visit the honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have a python farm for those tourists, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.
The boat will take you back to the car and go back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our car will drop you off at your hotel. The end of trip.
Have a great journey with Luco Travel !!!
- Rates are in USD per person.
- Packaged prices for minimum 01 pax.
- Please note for any kind of payment: bank fee is the responsibility of the sender.
Tour Price Includes:
- All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
- Professional English speaking Tourguide
- All entrance fees as program
- Lunch as per itinerary
- Traditional music performance
- Boat trip in Mekong Delta
- Bicycles in Mekong Delta
- The fruits, candy….
- Mineral water
- Wet tissue
Tour Price Excludes:
- Visa & international flights in and out the country
- Other services & meals than mentioned
- Tips, bank transfer fee if any.
- Children under 05 years old are FOC.
- Children from 05 - 09 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 10 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.