- Explore one of the most ferocious aspects in Vietnam history by visiting the Ben Duoc tunnels, which played an extremely important role in Vietnamese’s triumphant resistance against the American’s unyielding attacks.- Unveil the highlights of Saigon as well as its passes through a remarkable and rapid phase of transformation - going from some millions bicycles in the 90s, Saigon now is a city of some 6 million scooters and a few hundred thousand of cars.- Travel to some untouched areas of the Mekong Delta where you will definitely get an insight into the locals’ daily life. Enjoy some fantastic boat rides through the narrow channels amongst the Delta’s incredible scenery and observe the locals’ life goes by while visiting the real floating markets of Cai Rang & Phong Dien.- Small group tour with 8 people maximum
DAY 1: BEN DUOC TUNNELS OF CU CHI (L)Drive to visit Ben Duoc tunnels located near by the area once called "Iron Triangle" and was the termination of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The tunnels were designed and used by local guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems was so important in the war time.DAY 2: SAIGON CITY TOUR (L)Start with a short cyclo ride (40 minutes) at rush hour to Ho Thi Ky alleys with a short break for photos at the site of, ‘the most powerful photo of all time’ where a Buddhist monk set himself a fire in 1963 to oppose the then regime’s depressing on Buddhism. Next, visiting Saigon’s largest wholesaled flower market by enjoy a short walk (30 minutes) along Ho Thi Ky alleys. Then drive to Cho Lon (known as Chinatown) and stroll through the backstreets market of Tan Thanh where jungles of motor-parts are provided for some 6 million motorbikes in Saigon. then Binh Tay Market and the colorful Thien Hau Pagoda in the same area. Lunch: at Pho Hoa – the best ever Vietnamese rice-noodle soup with beef. Afternoon: we will visit the sobering War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace and the historic French-built landmarks i.e. Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, the Opera HouseDAY 3: SAIGON - BEN TRE - CAN THO (L)Take about a two hours drive to Ben Tre. On arrival at Hung Vuong pier - the boat will cruise along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including a brick-kiln; a coconut processing workshop; and a mat weaving house.You will then hop onto a bicycle for a 9.5 mile (15 km) fun ride through the quiet and beauty country lane to Mr Khanh’s local house where you can contemplate a antiques pottery collection. Then stop at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, it’s time to board on a rowing boat for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. Back to Hung Vuong Pier, take a way to Ham Luong, Co Chien ferry for Can Tho. Check in hotelDAY 4: CAI RANG & PHONG DIEN Floating Markets (B)5:00am: Drive to Phong Dien district and board on boat and cruise to Phong Dien floating market - a retailed floating market with many small and rowing boats. As our boat edges through the market, you will be surely driven back to the yester-centuries by the sound of bargaining, rowing, motoring mixed with the sound from the coffee boat, meat boat, grocery boat, ice boats. Then our boat will speed up to Cai Rang floating market - it is much bigger and is more of wholesaled market with many more big and motored boats. Next stop will be a local fruit orchard where you can enjoy some kind tropical fruit. Back to hotel for check out and head off for Ho Chi Minh City.