DAY 1 : WELCOME TO HO CHI MINH CITY (D)
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, formerly named Saigon is the largest city and economic center of Vietnam always bustled with activities of modern life. It is where businesses converge and shoppers indulge themselves into unlimited choices. However the city also carries with it a rich historical legacy in contrast with its dazzling glamor. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative and take a short orientation tour includes: City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside) Then to Ar-Rahim Mosque (built by Malaysian-Indonesian Muslim in 1885). Shopping at Hard Rock Cafe for souvenirs. Transferred to hotel for check-in. Dinner on Indochina traditional Boat cruising along Saigon river. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 2 : CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY HIGHLIGHTS (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels, 70 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Return to Ho Chi Minh for lunch at a halal restaurant. Afternoon praying at Majid Musulman – this is the most crowded mosque in Saigon, built in 1935 by Indian Muslims. Then tour in the city starting first with the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end. The War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans. Dinner at the local Halal restaurant. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 3 : HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – BEN TRE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Travel by road to the lush Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam’s largest rice bowl. En-route, stop for shot rest. Afterward, continues to transfer to My Tho. On arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tieng Giang Province, embark on a boat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on the Unicorn Island to enjoy wandering through Verdant Orchards, tasting Fresh fruits and listening to some Southern style traditional music. Move on to the second delta province, Ben Tre, where you will watch local villagers make Coconut Candy in a rural workshop, walk around briefly and cruising to some Beekeeping households to taste fresh homegrown honey and honey tea. Take a Hand Rowing boat on small canal with beautiful scenery of country side. Enjoy local specialties for lunch at Halal Mekong restaurant. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, tour to the bustling China Town and begins with a visit to the Thien Hau Temple, from where you will take a cyclo ride; the most appropriate and unusual way to explore “Cho Lon”, literally meaning “big market”. The ride will take you to the lively Binh Tay Market. Then visit a Lacquerware Factory to witness workers continuing a Vietnamese ancestral tradition. Dinner at the local Halal restaurant. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 4 : HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy your free time to explore this city until transfer to airport for flight home with sweet memories.