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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Arrival (Meals: D)
Arrival at Sai Gon airport, pick up by your guide and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, you will begin your exploration of Sai Gon, the economic powerhouse of Vietnam. You will visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnant Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and general Post Office, which was reportedly, designed Gustaf Eiffel. Walk amongst the frenzied merchants and buyers of Cho Lon market and visit Thien Hau Pagoda - one of the most celebrated Temples in Sai Gon. Overnight in Sai Gon

Day 02: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh - Saigon (Meals: B, L)

After breakfast, drive to the extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels, just outside Ho Chi Minh. During the war for independence, Viet Cong guerillas built the labyrinth of narrow tunnels virtually underneath U.S. bases, using them to hide during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Then continue to visit Tay Ninh to visit Cao Dai Temple, the holy temple of Caodaism and attend its noon prayer before transfer back to Sai Gon. Overnight in Sai Gon

Day 03: Saigon - Cai Be Floating Market - Can Tho (Meals: B, L)
After breakfast at local house, drive to Cai Be area and take a boat to the floating market to practice the age-old art of bartering. Visitors will be supplied with sweets, sugar, milk, etc. which they can then barter for different kinds of local fruits. Along the way visit an authentic old house and a family-run business producing rice paper. Overnight in a hotel in Can Tho

Day 04: Can Tho - Chau Doc (Meals: B/L)
Wake up early in the morning to visit Cai Rang floating market - the most interesting part of trip, and then continue to visit some small channel and village around the area. Then drive to Chau Doc. Upon arrival, check-in to hotel then go up the Sam Mountain for the panoramic view of Mekong River. Overnight in a hotel in Chau Doc.

Day 05: Chau Doc - Saigon (Meals: B/L)
After breakfast, enjoy a boat cruise on Mekong River to visit some fish farms, floating house, the village of Cham Ethnic Minority group and broidery village of Con Tien. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon via Sa Dec area where Mrs. Marguerite Duras has lived and wrote the famous romantic novel "Lover". Overnight in a hotel in Saigon.

Day 06: Saigon - Da Lat (Meals: B, L)
Leave Sai Gon to the central highland of Da Lat  with a stopover en route to see the tea and coffee farm in Bao Loc. Arrive Da Lat at the middle of the afternoon and Check-In to hotel. Then, visit Da Lat including the summer residence of Vietnam's last emperor, Bao Dai, visit Xuan Huong Lake, and drop by the Dalat Market to see a variety of flowers and vegetables native to the region, the Truc Lam Pagoda and Dambri waterfall. Overnight in a hotel in Da Lat

Day 07: Da Lat - Buon Me Thuot - Lak Lake (Meals: B, L, D)
On a road situated between coffee plantations and rubber trees we drive towards Lak Lake. On the way we pass Buon Ma Thuot, an interesting city in which we visit the Ethnographic Museum. There is plenty of time left to discover the nearby village of the M'Nong tribe. The M'Nong predominantly inhabits the majority of the Central Highlands, and is well-known for their ability train elephants. Afternoon, walking around the M'Nong village. Overnight in stilt houses with the local people.

Day 08: Buon Me Thuot - Saigon (Meals: B, L)

After breakfast take a dugout canoe ride on pristine Lak Lake then take an elephant trek through M'nong hill tribe villages. Free time until transfer to Buon Ma Thuot for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival in Sai Gon and Check-In to hotel. Overnight in Sai Gon

Day 09: Saigon Departure (Meals: B)
Free at leisure for shopping or for walking around Sai Gon until transfer to Sai Gon airport for international flight. End of our services.

Price & Inclusions

This is a private tour and the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a tailor made price quote for this tour, please fill out the online tour inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Our online travel experts will be at your service.

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast (hotels can be upgraded upon request)
  • Transfer and transportation with private vehicle.
  • English/French/Italian/German/Spanish speaking Guide upon your request
  • Boat trip as the mentioned program "private boat" in Mekong delta & Lak Lake
  • Elephant ride in Lak Lake
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated in the tour program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner)

Tour Excludes:

  • International air-tickets and airport departure tax.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • All the others not mentioned in the program

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