HO CHI MINH CITY – BENTRE – CANTHO – CONDAO ISLAND
TOUR CODE: CLA3
- Explore the legendary Cu Chi tunnels system
- Explore the typical daily life of the Mekong Delta people
- Explore delicious local specialties of Southern Vietnam
- Enjoy beautiful untouched beaches on Con Dao island
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City welcomes you
Day 2: Cu Chi tunnels & City tour
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho – Soc Trang
Day 5: Soc Trang – Con Dao island (Speedboat)
Day 6: Con Dao island
Day 7: Con Dao island – Ho Chi Minh City (Flight)
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city welcomes you - Arrival
Evening, free time to explore the city nightlife, visit Ben Thanh night market…
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tours (B)
08:00AM: Depart from your hotel for Cu Chi tunnels. Another name of Cu Chi is “Steel land”. The tunnel systems were created by locals over 20 years of more than 200km underground and consisted of innumerable trap doors, storage bunker, weapons workshops, field hospitals, the command centre, kitchens… These tunnels consisted of many “moving parts” making them a liveable structure for a long period. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Afternoon, visit the most famous historic monuments of Ho Chi Minh City:
The War Remnants Museum, The Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, The Central Post Office.
Evening, free time to explore the city nightlife. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B)
From the pier, take a boat trip cruising along Ben Tre River to see the daily life of local people by the riversides.
You will visit: a coconut candy workshop – one of the famous specialties of Ben Tre Province; a making coconut activated carbon factory; a classic “fired brick and tile” factory.
Continue the boat trip to visit a riverside village; take a walk on small paths to visit Phuoc Thanh temple.
Continue to cruise along the Balai River. Experience a local transportation: the motor-cart (locally named “Xe Lôi”) or riding a bike on the village roads through the green coconut forest, banana plantations and orchards.
Lunchtime at a local restaurant. Take a rest then take a rowing boat ride on a small canal under the shade of water coconut trees. Back to the pier.
Transfer to Can Tho city, check into your hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Cai Rang Floating market - Forest & Wetland Conservation – Soc Trang (B)
Then, get to the 25-meter observation tower to enjoy the fascinating view over the wetland forest and the stunning rice fields. (about one hour in the forest).
Continue to Soc Trang, check into your hotel. Overnight in Soc Trang.
Day 5: Soc Trang – Con Dao Island (Speedboat) (B)
8h00 AM: embarking on Superdong speedboat to Con Dao island.
10h30 AM: arrival in Con Dao, meet and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Afternoon, transfer to the South of the island to visit Shark cape, Palace of Love, Van Son Tu pagoda…
Return to the hotel for dinner. Free time. Overnight in Con Dao island.
Day 6: Con Dao island (B)
Excursion to the North of the island to visit the most pristine & beautiful beach on the island.
Return to the hotel. Afternoon, free time at leisure. Overnight in Con Dao island.
Day 7: Con Dao island - Ho Chi Minh city (Flight) (B)
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure (B)
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