South of Vietnam Overview

Observe the contrast between Vietnam’s urban and rural regions while taking in cultural highlights of the south. Negotiate the labyrinthine streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a morning walk, make a sobering visit to the War Remnants Museum and make your tastebuds swoon over lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Head to the city’s outskirts to scramble through the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels before diving back into the fray at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s lively markets. Then for a welcome change of pace, jump on a boat and explore the meandering waterways, islands and fruit orchards of the mighty Mekong Delta.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Union Square, San Francisco
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Vietnam visa & Supporting procedures All transit in minivan with air-condition
Vietnam visa & Supporting procedures All transit in minivan with air-condition
Vietnam visa & Supporting procedures All transit in minivan with air-condition
Accommodations (twin/double share) All entrance fees, boat trip in Ha Long and Mekong delta
NOT INCLUDED
Surfing equipment
Instructor gratuity

Inclusions

  • Pre-approval letter for visa on arrival
  • Hotel pick-up and return
  • Accommodations (twin/double share)
  • Minivan with air-condition, all entrance fees
  • Boat trip in Mekong delta
  • Mineral water
  • Meals specific in the itinerary (B breakfasts, L lunches)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Small group tour
  • Child 0 – 5 years old: 10%, 6 – 10 years old: 50% using the same bed with parents

 

Exclusions

  • Visa stamp fee USD25 (paid to the Visa office at Tan Son Nhat Airport)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
  • International air tickets

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<b>Day </b><b>1: Ho Chi Minh city – Arrival</b>

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Transocean’s staff will pick you up and transfer to hotel. Check in time is 14:00PM. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

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<b>Day 2: Mekong Delta – Cai Be floating market, Vinh Long Town – 2 hours by minivan (B,L)</b>

The day will begin with a two-hour ride from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we will take a boat cruise to visit Cai Be Floating Market. The floating market is one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the Mekong Delta. At the floating market, you can watch locals aboard their small boats trading fresh goods and local commodities. We will stop over at a local house where we can see how they make coconut candy, rice-paper, rice-pop corn and rice wine. Leave Cai Be for Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet where the maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a chance to spend time amidst the local farmers, enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits. Have a traditional lunch at a local home, including the popular dish of ‘Elephant Ear Fish’ then continue to Vinh Long Town, passing through the My Thuan Suspension Bridge that sits high above the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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<b>Day </b><b>3 Ho Chi Minh city tour - Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)</b>

Start the day with a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Stretching over 250 km, Cu Chi is one of the most famous and historical aspects of war in Viet Nam. The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence and became legendary during the 1960’s in playing a vital role in the Viet Nam War by allowing the Viet Cong (communist guerrillas) to control large rural areas, just 65 km away from Ho Chi Minh City.

In the afternoon, we will visit some of the other major attractions in HCMC: the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office…

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

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<b>Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city - Departure (B)</b>

Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. End services.

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