Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival
Upon arriving at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be welcomed by one of our tour guide from Viet Center tourist (CambodianPrivateTours.com) and transfer to your hotel in a private car. As arrival times vary and international travel can be quite exhausting, we leave the remainder of the day open. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Cu Chi tunnel + Saigon city tour
After having breakfast, we will begin the tour by visiting the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Here you will have the chance to experience what life was like for guerilla soldiers living and fighting underground during the war. Crawling through a 50-100 meter portion of over 200 kilometers of tunnel systems is truly an unforgettable experience. On the ride back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit local rice paper workshops with beautiful rice paddy fields illustrating the way.
After returning for lunch, we will begin our Ho Chi Minh City Tour. Starting off at the Reunification Palace, visitors can explore one of the most historically important buildings in the entire city. We will then pay a visit to the poignant War Remnants Museum (formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes), a moving display speaking out on the futility of war. Nearby are some excellent examples of French Colonial architecture (Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office), and we’ll wrap up the day touring the iconic Ben Thanh Market. After observing this vibrant commercial center and exploring some of its famous street life.
Day 3 Mekong Delta Tour
Day 3 begins our exploration of the Mekong Delta region: a major rice producing area of Vietnam. Considered to be one of the world’s most fascinating rivers, the Mekong splits into nine major arteries, creating a vast network of rivers and waterways that fuel the life force of southwestern Vietnam. Between the thousands of ships that cruise through the waters and the everyday, local life thriving along the Mekong’s banks, the Delta region will be one of the most unique and memorable destinations on your Vietnam holiday.
Upon arrival from Ho Chi Minh City, you will make a boat trip out to the iconic Cai Be Floating Markets, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit local villages and meet the charming people of the Mekong Delta region. Your boat trip will continue on to An Binh Island, where you will have lunch with a local family. We will move on with the trip towards the city of Can Tho (the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region), where you will check in to your hotel and have the evening to yourself. Overnight in Can Tho
Day 4 Can Tho – Saigon
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start the morning by cruising along the Mekong’s small, picturesque tributaries by rowboat. We will see the Cai Rang Market (the biggest market in Can Tho), soak up the beautiful scenery and witness the daily activities of the locals who live amongst the Mekong’s canals. After that, we will visit a local rice-husking mill, a rice noodle shop and even sample some local tropical fruits. In the afternoon we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh for an overnight stay
Day 5 Flight to Dalat
You are free to explore Ho Chi Minh City until our driver picks you up and transfers you to the airport for the short flight north to Dalat. Upon arrival in Da Lat City, a MinMax agent will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Dalat
Day 6 Dalat day tour
Your tour of Da Lat City will begin with a visit to Bao Dai palace, where the last Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai (1913-1997) resided and ruled Vietnam from 1949 to 1954. From here you will visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery, the largest Zen Monastery in Vietnam, as well as the beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake and Prenn Waterfall (stemming from the pristine Highland Mountains). After lunch at a local restaurant, you will pay a visit to the Old Railway Station, the Linh Phuoc Pagoda and finally the Cao Dai Temple
Day 7 + 8 Nha Trang with Beach stay
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Robin Hill, Mong Mo Hill and the iconic Valley of Love, one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and romantic landscapes. From here you will visit the XQ Embroidery Village, where you can see handfuls of fascinating silk embroidery paintings, famous all around the world for their unique and regal origins. After lunch, you will take the 3-3.5 hour drive to Nha Trang. Upon arriving in Nha Trang, our staff will help you check in to your hotel where you can relax for the remainder of the day.
Day 9 Flight to Ho Chi Minh city
You are free to explore Nha Trang one final time until our driver transfers you to the airport for the short flight back to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, our agents will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for check in and relaxation. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10 Saigon departure
End of the 12 day Vietnam family travel package. Transfer to airport for the departure flight