7 Day Introduction Of Saigon And Mekong Delta

From 999 USD/Person 7 days / 6 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • Visit exciting metropolis of Saigon city
  • Explore the ancient history of Vietnam via French colonial buildings
  • Enjoy an interesting Saigon After Dark foodie tour on scooters
  • Savor Pho and most delicious cuisines the country has to offer.
  • Experience 2 night stay on the private sampan
  • Discover Mekong waterways and vibrant landscapes
  • Visit bustling floating market

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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Ho Chi Minh City

Good morning Saigo! You will be met upon arrival and taken to your hotel in the city. Your first afternoon until evening is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. The local Ben Thanh market is a nice introduction, bright, colourful and easy to navigate. Here you can find a selection of excellent value souvenirs. Overnight at Grand Silverland Saigon Hotel (4*)

Day 2: City Orientation & Foodie By Night (B)

After your breakfast you will enjoy a comprehensive city of Saigon. Discover a city full of contrasts; French colonial architecture competes with Chinese influences and traditional characters. You will visit Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office which are both wonderful examples of French Colonial architecture nearby and then we will head to visit the Presidential Palace. There is a chance to take a closer look at the City Opera Hall. Back to the hotel for lunch break, At 14:00 pm, visit Thien Hau pagoda – this gorgeous 19th-century temple is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, and always attracts a mix of worshippers and visitors to visit daily. Come back to the city to visit Ben Thanh market to test your shopping skills. There are lots of photo opportunities about the local life during the visit.

At 06:00 pm, join in our interesting Saigon after dark foodie tour on scooter. You will have great chances to sample and savor the most amazing dishes that Vietnam has to offer. Our drivers and guides will take you to different parts of the city that locals offer different Vietnamese foodies from South up to North. Back to the hotel at around 10:00 pm. Overnight at Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel.

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and relax in morning. Afternoon is spent with an excursion to visit Cu Chi tunnels. Uncover the secrets of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of underground passageways built and used by the Viet Cong. Return to the city. Free at leisure in evening. Overnight at Grand Silver Land Saigon Hotel (4*)

Day 4: Song Xanh Sampan, River Cruising (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and we will drive you to Cai Be in Tien Giang province. Your journey starts from Phu An Jetty and you will cycle around the beautiful remote countryside area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river. After lunch, start your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways, with stops along the way to explore local cottage industries that provide a living for the river people. Before arriving at Sa Dec, visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand. Arriving at Sa Dec, step ashore and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Dinner is served at a local house. The owner welcomes you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic environment. Enjoy your first night on board the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.

Day 5: Song Xanh Sampan, River Cruising (B, L, D)

Breakfast is served on board while you cruise towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, passing several scenic monkey bridges. After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, birthplace of Vietnam’s second president. Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc. The boat anchors for the 2nd night. Overnight on board Song Xanh sampan.

Day 6: Chau Doc, An Giang Province (B)

Breakfast is served on board while your sampan cruises towards Chau Doc. Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh. Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10:00 am. Tonight you will stay overnight at Victoria Chau Doc resort.

Day 7: Depart Chau Doc, Border Crossing (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and bid farewell to Chau Doc today for Phnom Penh (Speedy boat ticket to Phnom Penh is not included). End of service.

Trip Inclusions

  • 4-night accommodation at 4-star hotel
  • 2-night stay on a private sampan
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotel
  • Private transportation including R/t airport transfers throughout
  • English speaking tour guides, other languages on request
  • All entrance and visiting fees per program
  • Other meals that mentioned in the tour
  • All hotel government taxes and service charges

Trip Exclusions

  • Visa arrangements to Vietnam
  • Intl airfares to/from Ho Chi Minh city
  • Boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh city
  • Other meals that not mentioned in the tour
  • All medical and travel insurance coverage
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • All tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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