Saigon - Cu Chi - Tay Ninh - Saigon - Cruise on Mekong River - Cooking class - Saigon
DAY 1: September, 23th 2016: SAIGON - CITY TOUR
8:00 A.M: Departure for city tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30th 1975 when the North soldiers made a brutal intrusion with their tanks, symbolizing the end of the war against the United States.
Your leisure time for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit Thien Hau Temple in the heart of bustling Chinatown, the War Museum with an impressive collection of photos taken by foreign journalists during the war against the Americans, and finally Ben market Thanh where you can go shopping and enjoy many delicious dishes of the Vietnamese.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
DAY 2: September, 24th 2016: SAIGON - CU CHI - TAY NINH - SAIGON (B)
8:00 A.M: Departure to visit Cu Chi, Tay Ninh. You have the chance to discover the Cao Dai temple, the unique architectural ensemble and know Caodaism, a religion own local inhabitants and participate prayer ceremony at noon.
Afternoon, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. This system of tunnels built underground, stretching over 200 km and consists of 3 levels deep, played a key role in the 60 because it served as a secret base in Viet Cong. The exploration of this impressive complex will give you a unique experience and you will realize the most difficult conditions of life of Vietnamese soldiers during the war. Note that some entries tunnels have been widened for visitors.
Back to HCM city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
DAY 3: September, 25th 2016: SAIGON - MEKONG CRUISE CAN THO - TRA ON - CHO LACH (B, L, D)
7:30 A.M: Pick-up at your hotel in Saigon and transfer to the pier in Can Tho. (Address: An Binh Hotel, Lo Vong Cung, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City).
10:30 A.M: Arrival in Can Tho. Transfer to a boat to visit the floating market of Cai Rang - one of the major markets of the Mekong Delta.
Boarding the Cochin noon, reception with a welcome cocktail.
Lunch on board as the boat starts to navigate to Tra On through enchanting landscapes.
In the afternoon, walk or bike on trails through the lush countryside and villages to discover orchards, river activities and make contact with the local population.
Join the boat Le Cochinchine for wellness and relaxation at dusk with a foot massage.
The Cochin continues the route at sunset and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous scene sipping your drink.
Dinner and overnight on board the river Co Chien off Cho Lach.
DAY 4: September, 26th 2016: CHO LACH - MY THUAN - SA in December - CAI BE (B)
Wake up early in the morning to admire the beautiful scenery on the Mekong River with singing birds, animation characterizing boats inland area of life.
Breakfast is served on board.
Walk in the village of Cho Lach through the gardens enables you to meet the people of the village.
Lunch on board while the vogue barge on the large Co Chien River towards Sa Dec.
Visit a "brick" on the banks of the river at the entrance of the village. In the heart of the village, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, the Cao Dai temple, the local market, the Trung Vuong primary school, founded in the early 20th century by the mother of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walk or ride a bike to visit the gardens flowers Sa Dec.
The boat takes the road to Cai Be. We admire the night that covers the Delta enjoying an exotic cocktail on the upper deck before dinner.
Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.
DAY 5: September, 27th 2016: CAI BE - SAIGON (B, L)
Breakfast on board. Transfer by boat to explore the particularly picturesque and lively floating market of Cai Be.
Walk in the heart of the lush vegetation to visit the villages and discover the local crafts: rice wine factories, sweets made of Coco or puffed rice and rice paper.
Visit a sumptuous traditional, the former imperial residence, where the descendants of the Kiet family accueillissent warmly. You discover the sublime inside and browse in the garden that is filled with fruit trees. Tea is offered, along with a tasty sample tropical fruits.
Landing at Mekong Cafe in Cai Be to participate in a cooking class. You have the chance to do some dishes for yourself as a cocktail, pancakes (banh xeo), lotus root stuffed with fish Thac Lac, coconut coffee, then lunch with our friendly staff.
Back in Saigon. You will be dropped at your hotel around 2:30 in the afternoon. End of right cruise.
Cruise Price Inclusion: Transfers as indicated in the program. English or French speaking guide. Cruise with tours and excursions in the program. Accommodation on board and at the hotel. Meals mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Equipment used for tours and excursions (sampan, bicycles, boats) Service on board Aperitif
Cruise Price Exclusion: Visas and costs related to entry into the territory Travel insurance Personal expenses: souvenirs, drinks, tips Banking service fees
* Programs are subject to change due to unpredictable events such as the vagaries of the weather and tide variations.
The price is based on group of 2 people.