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Foody Tour in Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta 5 Day

 Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong, Vinh Long, Ho Chi Minh City
 Code: VNS52

Overview

This Vietnam Tour 5 Days will give you the best experience for your tour in Southern Vietnam for 5 days 4 nights. The 5 days in Vietnam offered by the best tour operator with the best deal designed for you will be an unforgettable memory. With the tour in Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta 2 day tour, this tour is the good option for your 5 days in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular. Touchdown in Ho Chi Minh, this 5 day Vietnam Tour will be a perfect opportunity for you to explore the chaotic biggest city in Vietnam with the special culinary tour. You will visit all the top highlighted attractions such as immense networks of underground- Cu Chi tunnels or have an interesting experience with a boat trip to discover floating market in Mekong Delta. With only 5 days, you will be overwhelmed by romantic dinner on the river cruise in Ho Chi Minh and learn more about Vietnamese cuisine with the cooking class and homestay cooking experience. If you have more time and want to have time for relaxing on the beach please see Ho Chi Minh Tour and Beach Relaxation 7 Day Tour.

Foody Tour in Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta 5 Day Highlights

  •   Feel the metropolitan pulse of Ho Chi Minh City & enjoy a romantic dinner on the cruise along the city’s spectacular river.
  •   Explore the Farm Villages to learn how locals use herbs as medicine and join in a hands-on cooking class. 
  •   Squeeze through the famous Vietnam War-era tunnels at Cu Chi to discover the complex underground system. 
  •   Experience a homestay to immerse yourself into local life in Mekong Delta, typically with My Tho, the gateway to the water world.
  •   Take the boat trip on the bustling floating market, a significant symbol of Mekong Delta.

Foody Tour in Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta 5 Day Summary

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 Activities: Meet your tour guide at Ho Chi Minh International Airport & be transferred to the city center. Free time in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner on the river cruise.

Your Vietnam Tour 5 Days starts in Ho Chi Minh Airport.

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide and driver & be transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. Free time on your own to explore Saigon before joining in your 5 day Vietnam Tour.

At around 19.00, your tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to Bach Dang ferry for the cruise. Enjoy a romantic night with delicious dinner while seeing lots of traditional music and interesting performances. Cruise along the riverbank to explore the beauty of Saigon at night on the peaceful and tranquil river. Disembark the cruise at around 21.30. Transfer back to your hotel to stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 


 Meals:  Dinner

Dinner on Saigon river cruise

 Activities: Explore the Agricultural Villages in the countryside, join in the hand-on cooking class & visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.

Day 2 of your 5 day itinerary in South Vietnam will be highlight of your trip.

Start at your hotel at around 7.30am. You will travel for more than 1 hour to the Farm Villages. Visit different areas of cows, buffalo, rice fields, big herbs, spices, vegetables, and mushrooms. It is a great opportunity for you not only to learn how to use herbs as medicine and discover Vietnamese food culture but also to escape from the bustle of Saigon where you will replace the sound of bikes and cars horns with the peaceful sounds of cows, birds, ducks, frogs and other inhabitants of the organic farmland. Challenge to become real Vietnamese farmer wearing the traditional hat. 

10.00am – 1.30pm: You will join in the hands-on cooking class and enjoy what you have made. In addition to that, you will receive great cooking tips & healthy recipes.

In the afternoon, explore the rubber tree forest and understand how local people collect the rubber latex. Then, you will continue to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Before entering, you will watch a short presentation video showing how Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed. Stretching for over 155 miles (250 km) from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border, the Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed in the late 1940s during the Vietnam war. Spend the next hour exploring the underground tunnel. For those who are interested, you can try to fire an AK-47 or an MK16 rifle on a firing range (Fee is excluded). 

The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by the Viet Cong in the late 1940s during their war of independence from French colonial authority. Including storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, constructed living areas, command centers and innumerable of nightmare trap doors, the network was like a secret city to support Viet Cong during the war. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels brings you a poignant feeling when you witness a part of the underground life of Viet Cong & the hardships of war. For those who are keen on you can try to fire an AK-47 or an MK16 rifle on a firing range.

You will then go back to Ho Chi Minh City about 05.30. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Cooking class

 Activities: Take the boat trip to visit four beautiful islets in Mekong Delta to discover the daily local life & stay overnight in a homestay in Vinh Long.

When you visit Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta tour is a must-see for you and for this Vietnam Tour 5 days you will enjoy the Mekong Delta for 2 days for enjoying the best of Mekong Delta Tours.

After breakfast, your tour guide & driver will be waiting for you at the lobby of your hotel in Saigon for a drive of around 2 hours to My Tho. On arrival at My Tho, take a motorboat to visit the four beautiful islets known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. Stop to explore Phoenix Islet of Ben Tre where “Coconut Religion” was founded. Continue to come to Turtle Islet to visit a coconut candy workshop to learn about the coconut candy making process & taste the nice sweets. Then take a horse cart on the village path to discover beautiful landscapes and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life & stop at a local family to savor fresh fruits and sip honey tea while enjoying “Southern Vietnamese folk music” (Don ca Tai Tu) performed by locals.

Have lunch and head to Vinh Long where you will check in Ut Trinh homestay (or another homestay on An Binh Island).  

You may join to cook some dishes with the owners, then enjoy dinner & overnight in a private room of the local house in Vinh Long.   


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ben Tre Coconut Candy Workshop

 Activities: Explore Cai Be floating market & take the boat trip in Vinh Long to know more about the lively daily activities of locals then transfer to Saigon to stay overnight.

After breakfast, board the boat and start the tour to visit the colorful Cai Be floating market. You have the chance to learn about the unique marketing method where wholesalers hang samples of their goods from tall wooden poles so they do not have to shout out what they are selling in the vastness of the river & the noise of boat engines. Follow this with a visit to some local workshops that produce rice paste, pop- rice & pop-corn (optional).  

One more interesting thing to do on this trip is cycling. You can bike on the shady paths to the small village to see the local farms, houses, orchard and fruit plantation & to immerse yourself in nature.  

Continue by boat along the river bank then turn on natural water palm scissors canals where they look smaller and smaller to the countryside to enjoy the peaceful time. While there, you will see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves. You will have a chance to make contact with local farmers and observe their working activities and learn the traditional working technique which locals use catch to fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in the Mekong Delta

As well as that, a visit to the brick kilns where you see how locals make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking & create stunning traditional potteries from clay should be mentioned. 

The last stop of the boat trip is Vinh Long market in the town. It gives you a lot of opportunities to take photos of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables, etc. You finish your 5 day Vietnam Tour in the South.

We will transfer back to Saigon, have lunch on the way & check in the hotel at around 3.30pm. Stay overnight in HCM.   


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Cai Be floating market

 Activities: Free time on your own & take the transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

The 5 days in Vietnam will end today with the transfer to the airport. 

Upon your flight time, our driver will come to pick you up for the transfer to the airport for the flight home or to next destinations. Hope to see you again in your next holiday to Vietnam.


 Meals:  Breakfast

 Notes: 
Normally we will pick you up 3 hours before your departure flight time for your international flight and 2 hours before your departure flight time for your domestic flight but we will be flexible depending on the traffic and other condition. The picking up time will be set up when we send you the detailed itinerary and check again 1 day before your departure date.

Street Food in Saigon

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Cruise dinner (D)

 Activities: Meet your tour guide at Ho Chi Minh International Airport & be transferred to the city center. Free time in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner on the river cruise.

Your Vietnam Tour 5 Days starts in Ho Chi Minh Airport.

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide and driver & be transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. Free time on your own to explore Saigon before joining in your 5 day Vietnam Tour.

At around 19.00, your tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to Bach Dang ferry for the cruise. Enjoy a romantic night with delicious dinner while seeing lots of traditional music and interesting performances. Cruise along the riverbank to explore the beauty of Saigon at night on the peaceful and tranquil river. Disembark the cruise at around 21.30. Transfer back to your hotel to stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 


 Meals:  Dinner

Dinner on Saigon river cruise
Day 2

Ho Chi Minh - Cooking Class - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

 Activities: Explore the Agricultural Villages in the countryside, join in the hand-on cooking class & visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.

Day 2 of your 5 day itinerary in South Vietnam will be highlight of your trip.

Start at your hotel at around 7.30am. You will travel for more than 1 hour to the Farm Villages. Visit different areas of cows, buffalo, rice fields, big herbs, spices, vegetables, and mushrooms. It is a great opportunity for you not only to learn how to use herbs as medicine and discover Vietnamese food culture but also to escape from the bustle of Saigon where you will replace the sound of bikes and cars horns with the peaceful sounds of cows, birds, ducks, frogs and other inhabitants of the organic farmland. Challenge to become real Vietnamese farmer wearing the traditional hat. 

10.00am – 1.30pm: You will join in the hands-on cooking class and enjoy what you have made. In addition to that, you will receive great cooking tips & healthy recipes.

In the afternoon, explore the rubber tree forest and understand how local people collect the rubber latex. Then, you will continue to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Before entering, you will watch a short presentation video showing how Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed. Stretching for over 155 miles (250 km) from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border, the Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed in the late 1940s during the Vietnam war. Spend the next hour exploring the underground tunnel. For those who are interested, you can try to fire an AK-47 or an MK16 rifle on a firing range (Fee is excluded). 

The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by the Viet Cong in the late 1940s during their war of independence from French colonial authority. Including storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, constructed living areas, command centers and innumerable of nightmare trap doors, the network was like a secret city to support Viet Cong during the war. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels brings you a poignant feeling when you witness a part of the underground life of Viet Cong & the hardships of war. For those who are keen on you can try to fire an AK-47 or an MK16 rifle on a firing range.

You will then go back to Ho Chi Minh City about 05.30. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Cooking class
Day 3

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Boat Trip - Vinh Long Homestay (B, L, D)

 Activities: Take the boat trip to visit four beautiful islets in Mekong Delta to discover the daily local life & stay overnight in a homestay in Vinh Long.

When you visit Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta tour is a must-see for you and for this Vietnam Tour 5 days you will enjoy the Mekong Delta for 2 days for enjoying the best of Mekong Delta Tours.

After breakfast, your tour guide & driver will be waiting for you at the lobby of your hotel in Saigon for a drive of around 2 hours to My Tho. On arrival at My Tho, take a motorboat to visit the four beautiful islets known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. Stop to explore Phoenix Islet of Ben Tre where “Coconut Religion” was founded. Continue to come to Turtle Islet to visit a coconut candy workshop to learn about the coconut candy making process & taste the nice sweets. Then take a horse cart on the village path to discover beautiful landscapes and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life & stop at a local family to savor fresh fruits and sip honey tea while enjoying “Southern Vietnamese folk music” (Don ca Tai Tu) performed by locals.

Have lunch and head to Vinh Long where you will check in Ut Trinh homestay (or another homestay on An Binh Island).  

You may join to cook some dishes with the owners, then enjoy dinner & overnight in a private room of the local house in Vinh Long.   


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ben Tre Coconut Candy Workshop
Day 4

Vinh Long - Cai Be Floating market - Ho Chi Minh (B, L)

 Activities: Explore Cai Be floating market & take the boat trip in Vinh Long to know more about the lively daily activities of locals then transfer to Saigon to stay overnight.

After breakfast, board the boat and start the tour to visit the colorful Cai Be floating market. You have the chance to learn about the unique marketing method where wholesalers hang samples of their goods from tall wooden poles so they do not have to shout out what they are selling in the vastness of the river & the noise of boat engines. Follow this with a visit to some local workshops that produce rice paste, pop- rice & pop-corn (optional).  

One more interesting thing to do on this trip is cycling. You can bike on the shady paths to the small village to see the local farms, houses, orchard and fruit plantation & to immerse yourself in nature.  

Continue by boat along the river bank then turn on natural water palm scissors canals where they look smaller and smaller to the countryside to enjoy the peaceful time. While there, you will see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves. You will have a chance to make contact with local farmers and observe their working activities and learn the traditional working technique which locals use catch to fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in the Mekong Delta

As well as that, a visit to the brick kilns where you see how locals make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking & create stunning traditional potteries from clay should be mentioned. 

The last stop of the boat trip is Vinh Long market in the town. It gives you a lot of opportunities to take photos of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables, etc. You finish your 5 day Vietnam Tour in the South.

We will transfer back to Saigon, have lunch on the way & check in the hotel at around 3.30pm. Stay overnight in HCM.   


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Cai Be floating market
Day 5

Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

 Activities: Free time on your own & take the transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

The 5 days in Vietnam will end today with the transfer to the airport. 

Upon your flight time, our driver will come to pick you up for the transfer to the airport for the flight home or to next destinations. Hope to see you again in your next holiday to Vietnam.


 Meals:  Breakfast

 Notes: 
Normally we will pick you up 3 hours before your departure flight time for your international flight and 2 hours before your departure flight time for your domestic flight but we will be flexible depending on the traffic and other condition. The picking up time will be set up when we send you the detailed itinerary and check again 1 day before your departure date.

Street Food in Saigon

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations(Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick-up/ drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC 
  •   Mekong Cruise
  •   Saigon River cruise for dinner
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water (02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your International flights from/to Vietnam 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned  in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge

Accommodation

Destinations 3 Star Class 4 Star Class 5 Star Class
Ho Chi Minh City Signature Saigon Hotel Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa Rex Hotel
Vinh Long Ut Trinh Homestay

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