Best of the South

Best of the South - 07 Days

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  • Chau Doc 
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    Vinh Long 

Tour Briefing

  • Day 01
    Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Arrival (D)
  • Day 02
    Saigon City Tour (B/L/-)
  • Day 03
    Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh (B/L/-)
  • Day 04
    Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho (B/L/-)
  • Day 05
    Can Tho – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B/L/-)
  • Day 06
    Chau Doc – Saigon (B/-/-)
  • Day 07
    Saigon – Departure (B)

You will be interested in:

  • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai temples in Tay Ninh.
  • A boat trip on the Mekong River.
  • Enjoy the morning floating markets on the river.
  • Visit a fruit garden and enjoy delicious tropical fruits on the Mekong Island.
  • Discover amazing Tra Su flooded Mangrove forest.
  • Enjoy sunset over the border between Vietnam and Cambodia from the top of Sam Mountain.
  • Bird watching in Tram Chim National park.
  • Discover the local lifestyle and culture on the Mekong River Delta.
     

Detail Program

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Arrival (D)

Day 01 : Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Arrival (D)

Upon arrival, our Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you and transfer to your hotel in the city center.

Our tour guide will give you some first information about our country and enjoy a welcome dinner at a finest restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon

Saigon City Tour (B/L/-)

Day 02 : Saigon City Tour (B/L/-)

Meet our tour guide and driver at your htoel to enjoy a full day city tour.

Visit the Reunification palace (or the war memorials Museum), Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office inspired by Orsay Station in Paris.
Then, transfer to Cho Lon District to discover its old quarter, Binh Tay Market and the colorful Quan Am pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in the city. Its architecture and decorations have remained since its construction.

Return to Saigon city for a walk in the city center visiting sites like the former Catinat streets, the Opera house, City Hall as well as Ben Thanh market.
Overnight in Saigon.

Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh (B/L/-)

Day 03 : Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh (B/L/-)

Depart Saigon to discover one of the most striking places in the history of the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Cu Chi is a real underground city made up of a large network of tunnels covering an area of over 250km where the Viet Cong conducted the war of resistance against American troops. All of the tunnels were dug by the Viet Cong over a period of twenty years using only pickaxes and shovels. Continue to Tay Ninh to visit the great temple of Cao Dai and attend the midday mass.

Return to Saigon in the late afternoon.

Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho (B/L/-)

Day 04 : Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho (B/L/-)

Get picked up from your hotel and transfer to Cai Be ( 120km – 2.5 hour driving). Visit Cao Dai temple on route.

Upon arrival, embark on a boat trip on a branch of the Mekong River to Vinh Long. Experience the rhythm of life on the legendary Mekong River with a visit to Cai Be floating market and the orchid canals .
Visit crafts workshops of rice, popcorn, coconut caramel and rice cake.
Cycle or walk on the village paths to discover the ancient and beautiful Phu Chau pagoda where serenity reigns and meet the local people.

Enjoy  lunch in an open air restaurant where you can taste a famous local specialty, the Elephant Fish ear. Then enjoy tasting delicious fruits while rowing a small rowboat in the canals shaded by the fruit trees.
Continue your boat trip to Vinh Long and meet our driver at the pier for a transfer to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho in the late afternoon.  Check in at your hotel and relax.

Enjoy free time on your own to discover the city located on the Mekong River.
Stay overnight in Can Tho.

Can Tho – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B/L/-)

Day 05 : Can Tho – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B/L/-)

Have breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the pier for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most lively market in the Mekong Delta.

There are so many colors and smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products. Everything is shown to sell from the early morning.
Leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit garden (Option - replace the garden with the nursery field by the river)
Head back to An Binh Market which is full of fish, fruits and vegetables.

Stop at Binh Thuy ancient house which contains the orchid garden where “The Lover” was filmed.

After that, back to our car for a transfer to Chau Doc and enjoy a trip to Tra Su reserve, an exceptional biodiverse ecosystem with a typical indigo forest.
This is also a famous bird park, known for a variety of species.

Return to Chau Doc to explore Sam Mountain (287m) with colorful temples and Pagodas: Xu Lady Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau temple, Tay An pagoda. It's possible to walk up to the top of the mountain to enjoy the awesome sunset over the border between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Stay overnight in Chau Doc
 

Chau Doc – Saigon (B/-/-)

Day 06 : Chau Doc – Saigon (B/-/-)

Have breakfast at the hotel and drive back to Saigon via a ferry from Tan Chau – Hong Ngu – Long An ( 250km).

Optional Route: Take a 3 hour motor boat ride to discover Tram Chim national park( 45$ for boat rental). Tram Chim is a large, flooded mangrove forest where the flora and fauna is typical of region. This bird sanctuary is home to several immigrant species, the rarest of which are red head cranes.
Arrive in Saigon in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Saigon.

NOTE: After Chau Doc, it's possible to take a high-speed boat (at 7.00am) to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Saigon – Departure (B)

Day 07 : Saigon – Departure (B)

Free till meet our driver to transfer to airport for flight home.

Tour ends.

Private tour price

The prices are quoted on USD and based on per pax (Twin/double sharing - 3 star accommodation)
Valid to 31 December 2018

Group size1 pax2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 7 pax>8 pax
Grand total price/pax1099590495389Contact us
Single Supplement 150
Service Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private car transfer
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat trips
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Water on tour
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Service charges and Tax
Service Not Included
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program
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