Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta Exploration - 5 days

You are planning your Vietnam vacation to Ho Chi Minh city? You love to experience fruitful orchards & authentic floating market? If the short vacation you have, we would like to recommend you a 5 day exploration to Ho Chi Minh city & Mekong River Delta.Please, have it referenced for the details......
From: Call 5 days/4 nights - private tour

General Information of 5 day Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong River Delta Exploration.

Southern Vietnam is featured by warm climate with a 4- seasoned weather in a day, a quite pleasant region for your Vietnam Holidays. You will land in Ho Chi Minh city and explore Ho Chi Minh city & its nearby attractions such as coastal beaches of Nha Trang, Mui Ne or pleasant highland of Da Lat city or rural & peaceful Mekong river delta.Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong River Delta is a short package of 5 day journey for your good exploration of Ho Chi Minh city's landmarks and your great exposal to quietly green villages & authentic local floating markets in Mekong River Delta.

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Travel map route Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong River Delta 5 day

Brief travel program of Ho Chi Minh city- Mekong River Delta Exploration - 5 days

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrivale.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
  • Day 2: Day trip to Cu Chi tunnel & Ho Chi Minh city's highlighted attractions.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta, visit Cai Be floating market & Chau Phong island- Can Tho city.Overnight in Can Tho city(B, L)
  • Day 4: Can Tho exploration to Cai Rong floating market & local villages by boat & bike - Ho Chi Minh city.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
  • Day 5: Ho Chi Minh city departure (B)

Rowing baot in Mekong detla

Boat rowing to the hidden canal in Mekong delta

The travel experiences you expect to get from this Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong delta package.

  • Interesting visit to Ho Chi Minh city's highlights : famous Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Jade Emperor Temple, Ben Thanh Market, therefore have a good insight of Ho Chi Minh city's history during the French & American times & at the moment.
  • Explore Cu Chi tunnel system, the most famous underground tunnels built by Vietnamese Communists for the resistance war against the American : real experience of Vietnamese's hard life living in the tunnels & fighting for the country's indepence & freedom.
  • Chances to immense yourselves to evergreen landscapes of rural villages & fruitful orchards in Mekong River Delta, the biggest basket of rice in Vietnam.
  • Experience local daily life along Mekong rivers : scenic villages & lively floating markets such as Cai Be & Cai Rang in the region.

The detailed travel itinerary of 5 day Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta Exploration

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our staff will hold your signed name : Mr/Mrs....................... following your flight number & its landing time, he will warmly pick you up and transfer to your hotel Ho Chi Minh city center.

Check-in the hotel and have your day at leisure after a long flight.

Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh city visit.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)

8.30 am. Depart from your hotel and depart to Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh city tour 1 day.

Firstly, excursion Cu Chi Tunnels; an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years.

Cu Chi tunnel

Experience Cu Chi tunnel

Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

Have lunch at the restaurant, then we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 14.00pm.

Secondly, Notre Dame Cathedral : Located in the heart of the city and it was built by the French in the late 1877s. Notre Dame is not just a the oldest Christian church of Vietnam but also a unique and excellent architecture of Saigon.

Thirdly, General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station.

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The palace of reunification in Ho Chi Minh city

Fourthly, you'll then be driven to visit the Jade Emperor Temple. It’s one of the best Taoist temples in Vietnam, with superb effigies, remarkable carved panels of the descent to Hell and some what incongruous terrapin and tortoise sanctuaries. You can choose to visit Jade Emperor Temple or War Museum or Reunification Palace.

Fifthly, then you’ll have approximately two hour to visit Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every concievable commodity and a visit to lacquer workshop to see the complex processes and meticulous workmanship involved in this traditional Vietnamese craft product.

Back to the hotel & be relaxed at leisure.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong river delta - Can Tho city.Overnight in Can Tho city (B,L)

Today, we will leave busy Ho Chi Minh city to rural Mekong delta – the biggest rice production area in Vietnam.

After 3 hours driving along the evergreen farms of Mekong delta, we will reach Cai Be pier, you will board a boat cruising around Tien river to experience local villages along the river bank & scenic Cai Be floating market.Stop en route to see how locals make their products : pop-rice, coconut candy, rice wines from the raw materials available in the region.

Cai Be church

The view along the river of Tien river from the cruise

Enjoy a relaxed lunch in a riverside restaurant, then cross the river by the motorized boat to visit Tan Phong island, where you have a pleasant bamboo boat ride along small green canals of coconut trees & plants, getting to know locals' daily life & their villages.Then the boat stop us on a local fruit garden, you will have a chance to walk around the fruitful garden, taste some fruit types and enjoy a typical folk song performance presented by local people.

After the boat ride, our driver will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take you to the center city of Mekong delta : Can Tho city for the night.

Day 4: Can Tho exploration to Cai Rang Floating market & local villages by boat & bike - Ho Chi Minh city.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)

Today, we will explore one of the most lively & authentic floating market in Mekong river delta : Cai Rang floating market, then scenic bike on rural roads to experience peaceful countryside of local fruit gardens & friendly locals in the hidden corner of Mekong river delta before heading back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Cai Rang - mekong

Cai Rang floating market in Mekong river

Check out early in the morning and cruise along the Mekong River to Cai Rang floating market before heading up a quiet canal for a short bike ride along countryside paths. Enjoy the peaceful scenes of paddy field, the monkey bridges or walk through the farms and houses of a nearby village to see fragrant tropical fruit orchards and pause for a cup of tea with friendly locals. After lunch on a local resturant, head back to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have free time at leisure for your own shopping till getting our driver picked up and transfered to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight onward. See you in another trips to Vietnam !

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We operate this trip in private tour only and the cost varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. Please fill out our tour booking form to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs. Our online travel experts will be at your service.

Inclusions :

  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room on basic.
  • Meals as stated on the travel itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • English speaking tourguide following the travel itinerary.
  • Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places.
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Round transfers and transportation

Exclusions :

  • International airfare
  • Visa and visa arrangement
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
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