Tour informations :
Tour route: Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), Mekong Delta, Ba Ria, Vung Tau, Long Tan, Mui Ne
Duration: 9 days
Date: 20th April
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )
Tour type: Landscape and Nature, Culture and History
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Vespa scooter riding, boating, relaxing….
Tour Type: Vietnam Classic Tours
On 25th April every year is a day that Australian and New Zealander celebrate the courage and sacrifice of all service personnel, particularly the service of the men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who landed on the bloody beaches of Anzac Cove at dawn on 25 April 1915 at a place with a strange name that is now part of the Australian language; Gallipoli. It is usual to have a Dawn Service and a march of former service men and women. Many New Zealanders and Australians as well as Vietnamese go to Long Tan & Nui Dat to participate the ceremony. Be one of the participation and let’s join with us.
Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Welcome up on arrival in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), we will transfer to hotel in the central city then relax in the rest of the day. In the evening, we enjoy welcome dinner on the Saigon river cruise. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnel & Saigon After Dark by Vespa (B, L)
Enjoying breakfast at hotel then we travel to Cu Chi Tunnel where we will have a half day discover the history land of South Vietnam. It takes us more than 1 hour driving along the villages, countryside, rubber plantation. We will see a quick video about Cu Chi heroic people and land before we experience how to move under the tunnels. We also discover the history of the place by many models of solders, kitchens, meeting rooms, family rooms… To be a real solder, we can try to shoot the real bullets that cost US$1/bullet; or we relax and taste some special food and back to Saigon for our lunch.
Relax in the afternoon and our Vespa tour will be started at 6h00pm and lasts 4 hours. We will ride pillion behind the Vespa driver and experience the nightlife of Saigon the way locals do. We also adventuring into favorite local eating spot during the trip and taste many kinds of delicious food. The happy ending of the tour is a lively bar where we enjoy the drinks with live music. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Rustic (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we travel to Cai Be where we will have a stop to visit Cao Dai Cai Be Temple and Cai Be Cathedral. After that, we embark on the boat to visit the inland and floating market and buy ingredients for our own dinner tonight. We continue our boat head to Tan Phong Island where our Mekong Rustic located. Delicious lunch is served up on arrival with friendly local staff. We take a short rest then take part in local activity of ditch fishing hook which bring us a rustic and great experience. Our product fish will be for dinner tonight as well.
Late afternoon, we are back to Mekong Rustic, enjoy the quiet, peaceful, fresh air and relax; join dinner cook with chefs and having dinner.
Overnight in Mekong Rustic.
Day 4: Mekong Rustic – Ho Chi Minh city (B)
Breakfast at Mekong Rustic then we explore more Tan Phong island by bike. We will visit the traditional handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers along with wooden tables and chairs. Stopping at a local farmer’s house and talking to him to understand how local farmers take care for their gardens, then try plucking the fruits and tasting them. We also stop at the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop. Later, we take a short rest and check out. The small boat will transfer us back to the tourist boat Cai Be for driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh city tour – Vung Tau (B)
After breakfast, we visit all the highlights of Saigon such as Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Cathedral and Post Office then head to Vung Tau for our next early morning 50th Anniversary Commemorative Service. Overnight in Vung Tau.
Day 6: Vung Tau (Anzac Day) – Mui Ne Beach (B)
4h00am: we check out and depart to Ba Ria where our local tour guide will welcome us and take us to Long Tan to join the Dawn Service ceremony.
05h15 – 06h15am: Dawn service ceremony
After that, we visit the former Nui Dat Task Force Base followed by a visit to the Long Phuoc Tunnels and the Nui Dat Kindergarten which was opened in October 2010. This Kindergarten was funded by the Australian Vietnam Volunteers Resource Group and now stands on the site where over 5000 Australian soldiers were based at any one time during the Vietnam War.
After that, we head to Mui Ne for our beach holiday in next two coming days. Arriving in Mui Ne, we check in and relax. Overnight in Mui Ne.
Day 7: Mui Ne Beach Holiday (B)
Relax at beach city
Day 8: Mui Ne Beach Holiday (B)
Relax at beach city.
Day 9: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh city & Departure (B)
After breakfast, we head back to Ho Chi Minh city for our departure flight. Trip ends.