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Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Mekong

Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Mekong

  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 3 Days
  • Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Saigon, Vietnam

Destinations: Sai Gon – Mekong Delta

  • Day 01: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel- Tay Ninh – Saigon
  • Day 02: Saigon – Vinh Long – Saigon
  • Day 03: Saigon Departure

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Day 01: Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Saigon (Breakfast)

In the morning we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle zone” or “Iron Land”. The network of three level underground tunnels which stretching over 200 km was once the former stronghold of Viet Cong .

We will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before exploring the incredible underground tunnels, we will watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnel system were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers.

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Next we drive to Tay Ninh near the Cambodian border to visit Cao Dai Temple and Join Cao Dai worshippers for their daily noontide ceremony where hundreds of worshipers attired in lively red, yellow blue and white, chant religious hymns. Tay Ninh is home to the unique Cao Dai sect whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name but a few. This religion is an odd mix of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianism and Christianity. The vast complex of the temple draws nearly three million worshipers. The main attraction here is the Great Devine Temple- a missive structure that reflects an unusual mix of Asian and European architectural elements. Amid the vibrant pinks, greens, and yellows of the decor are carvings of writhing serpents and dragons and a multitude of Devine Eyes gazing from all directions.

After lunch we go back to Sai Gon in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Meal: Breakfast

Day 02: Saigon – Vinh Long – Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Breakfast is at hotel. Morning departure from Saigon and drive overland to Cai Be which is located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. On arrival, you boarding a private boat for a comfort cruise on the Mekong River and its multiple canals to Vinh Long. Visit Cai Be floating market, an Old Colonial House, a Rice Corn Factory and Enjoy some local specialties for lunch. Return to Saigon in late afternoon. Farewell dinner is served at the nice restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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