The Glimpse of the South offers a glimpse into the agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta region as we wind our way through the tributaries of the Mekong Delta.

Glimpse of the South 6 days, best south vietnam tour, highlight south vietnam tour

  • Destinations: Ho Chi Minh→Mekong Delta→My Tho→Cai Be→Cu Chi tunnel→Ho Chi Minh
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Starting: Ho Chi Minh
  • Finishing: Ho Chi Minh

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh arrival
Day 2 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour  (B/L)
Day 3 – HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L)
Day 4 – Phong Dien – Cai Rang (B)
Day 5 – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi ½ day tour ( B )
Day 6 – Departure from Ho Chi Minh city ( B )

Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended longer or shorter, more or less activities accordingly to meet your expectation.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival

Up on arrival, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel for check in hotel and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)

Pick up at your hotel from 7.45 – 8.00AM:

– In the morning, we start the trip by heading to China Town & visit Binh Tay Market, stopover at Thien Hau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant ( enjoy Pho – Vietnamese noodle soup or Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancake )

– In the afternoon, visit the Reunification Palace, followed by exploring Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office & XQ embroidery workshop. End the trip with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, time for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Glimpse of the South

Day 3: HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L)
( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )

Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel (family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request). Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market ( optional to upgrade to better hotel )

Mekong Delta fantastic Impression (2 days) Mekong Delta fantastic Impression (2 days)

Day 4: Phong Dien – Cai Rang (B)

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city.

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Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi ½ day tour ( B )

Pick up at your hotel from 7.45 – 8.00AM:

Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”.

Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon.

Day 6: Departure from Ho Chi Minh city ( B )

Free and easy at your hotel until transferring to the airport for departure flight back to your home. End of services.

Tour price:

CLASS PRICE IN PARTY OF
2 pax 3 – 5 pax 6 – 9 pax
Hotel *** 13.050.000đ ~ $621 11.165.000đ ~ $532 9.097.000đ ~ $434
Hotel **** 16.080.000đ~ $766 14.190.000đ ~ $676 12.125.000đ ~ $578
Hotel ***** 21.630.000đ ~ $1030 19.740.000đ ~ $940 17.672.000đ ~$842

This is a sample itinerary, so the cost depends on the number of people in your group, hotel choice and time of travel. Please send us an inquiry for availability & the most updated price.

This is a sample itinerary, so the cost depends on the number of people in your group, hotel choice and time of travel. Please send us an inquiry for availability & the most updated price.

Tour Includes:

  • Local English speaking tour guide, other language speaking tour guides are available on request
  • Hotel accommodation, base on twin sharing with daily breakfast
  • Transportation with A/C including airport pick up & transfer
  • Boat trip in Mekong River
  • All entrance fees
  • All meals as per program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Bottled drinking water during the trip (on bus)

Tour Excludes:

  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry,…
  • International flight and international airport tax on departure
  • Travel Insurance & Tips

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