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Enjoy Three Day City Tour Of Saigon Highlights

Enjoy Three Day City Tour Of Saigon Highlights

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Day 1: Saigon arrival – transfer to hotel

Day 2: Saigon – Mekong delta boat trip

Day 3: Saigon – Half day Cu Chi – Half day city tour

Day 1: Saigon arrival – transfer to hotel (Dinner)

Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh city airport, our guide will welcome you after clearing custom, transfer you to the hotel for check in. Welcome dinner in a fine restaurant hosted by Explorient Travel .

The rest of the day you are free at leisure.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon – Mekong delta boat trip (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today, escaping from the high-rise hotels, shopping malls and chic restaurants of Ho Chi Minh City, we drive to My Tho with paddy fields, thick orchards and canals. Upon arriving, we board a private boat start exploring the vast Mekong River. We will pass by the floating market, Fish Quay along the water way to Turtle Island, a beautiful island with many orchards. Here we can enjoy a variety of fresh tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists.

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We then visit a coconut candy workshop before taking a short horse cart ride to visit a Bee Farm where we try some honey tea, tastes local confectionery. After that, we will have a short rowing sampan boat ride along the water coconut shady canal to our main boat then go to Phoenix Island that was the lonely bastion of Coconut Monk. Here we enjoy lunch of local cuisines with delicious Elephant Ear fish, before go back to the harbor. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh by late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 3: Saigon – Half day Cu Chi – Half day city tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

This morning, we leave Saigon for driving through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. We then spend the next hours exploring the maze of underground tunnels where the Viet Cong stayed and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers. Cu Chi was really a former battlefield. After that, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Today we have scheduled a special lunch for your taste of Saigon cuisines at a popular local restaurant in Saigon.

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After lunch, you enjoy a half day city tour of Saigon highlights. This half day tour features the Notre Dame Cathedral church that was built between 1877 and 1883. This church is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. The nearby Old Saigon Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office. Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. This was 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. After that, we continue to visit War Remnants Museum – Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

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