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Vietnam, The South, 7 days
Vietnam, The South, 7 days

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Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Muine - Dalat - Ho Chi Minh

Day 1: Arrival - Ho Chi Minh

On arrival in Ho Chi Minh you are met and transferred to hotel. This bustling metropolis ,contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale!. O/N at Grand hotel***

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

After breakfast, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving on an island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Ving Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, Saigon's Chinatown, which is crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. O/N at Grand hotel. (B,L)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Muine

Heading out of town, we drive 200km on very good roads linking Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet, which boasts one of Vietnam's biggest production of fish sauce. The scenic road passes Phan Thiet Town before arriving at Mui Ne. The endless white sand beaches, the charming fishing villages, the desert-like dunes and numerous types of rare flora and fauna make Muine an ideal place for any one seeking an enjoyable escape. After checking into hotel, you have free time to relax on a beach . O/N at Phu Hai resort*** ( hotel room). (B)

Day 4: Muine

Today we enjoy a short day guided tour of Muine, seeing enormous sand dunes which continuously change their shapes under winds. A walk up hill is strenuous, but you will be afforded by scenic view over the beautiful environs. The remainder of the day will be free for swimming or lazing on a beach. O/N at Phu Hai resort. (B)

Day 5: Nha Trang - Da Lat

Upon leaving Nha Trang we head south towards Da Lat, sometimes known as the " City of Eternal Spring". The journey will pass by the famous Cam Ranh Bay before arriving at the Po Klong Jarai Towers which represent an interesting culture and a colorful history of the Cham people. At an elevation of over 1,000 meters, the hill station of Da Lat was founded in the early year of the last century for the colonials to escape the heat and chaos of Saigon. On arrival in Da Lat we start our tour taking us through plenty of the French colonial architectures to the summer residence of Vietnam's last Emperor Bao Dai, who was forced to abdicate in 1945, shortly after the end of the World War II. The following sights are the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and Hang Nga Guesthouse, known as the Crazy House because of its bizarre architecture. O/N at Golf 3 hotel***. (B)

Day 6: Dalat - Ho Chi Minh

After an enjoyable visit to the busy Hoa Binh Market, we make our way down hill to Ho Chi Minh, travelling through the many tea and coffee plantations. The deep contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible all along the way. The drive is long, but we can make stops as we please, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. O/N at Grand hotel . (B)

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - Departure

There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh. The trip ends after your transfer to Tan San Nhat Airport for departure. (B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch

Price per person in double room: 34500 THB / 933 US$


Flight with Thai Airways
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
Accommodation in double/twin room in middle class hotel
Meals as indicated
English or French speaking guide
Entrance fee to indicated sights

Not included:

Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room surcharge, personal expenses, visa fee

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last update 22.06.2010