The Tropics and History of Ho Chi Minh City

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Overview

From old beginnings to a modern existence, Ho Chi Minh City has seen the development of Vietnam from the very start. The Mekong Delta on its southern border is one of the most ancient and luxuriant areas in the country, producing more rice and fruit than any other region, while the Cu Chi Tunnels to the east was the site of some of Vietnam’s most fierce battles during the very recent American War.

The Tropics and History of Ho Chi Minh City 4-Day Tour is part of Incredible Asia Journeys’ packages in Vietnam for Asian tourists from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, India or other countries who visit Vietnam in the short period, with everything tailored around the needs of our Asian neighbours. We provide you with exquisitely detailed tours of Saigon’s surrounding areas, as well as allow you much free time in the modern metropolis itself.

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Highlights

  • Absorbing the modern atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City over 3 nights in the capital of southern Vietnam
  • Enjoying free time in Ho Chi Minh where you can explore the vibrant city at your will
  • Cruising the wild and tropical beauty of the Mekong Delta, stretching across rivers, canals and islands
  • Visiting the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels and learning of their vital role in the American War
  • Relaxing into a stress-free tour organised and run by seasoned professionals

Itinerary

 Activities: Land in Ho Chi Minh City airport and check into your hotel.

Meet our driver after your arrival to Tan Son Nhat international airport. They will transfer you the short distance to the centre of the city, where we will find your hotel. Check in from any time after 14:00 and enjoy some free time the old capital of the Republic of Vietnam.

You can this time around some of Ho Chi Minh City’s top attractions, such as the French colonial buildings like Notre Dame Cathedral, the adjacent Saigon Central Post Office and the Ho Chi Minh City Hall near the Saigon River.

There are no meals included on the first day. Please make your own arrangements for your meals and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 Activities: Transfer to My Tho and take a boat ride along the Bao Dinh canal and the Mekong River, stopping at different islands along the way.

In the morning

After breakfast, the driver will arrive at your hotel lobby between 08:00 and 08:30 and take you to the meeting point with other tourists. Here, we begin the spectacular Mekong Delta day tour by driving to My Tho, one of the region’s largest cities.

From My Tho, we head into the Bao Dinh canal on a small boat. We check out the views of My Tho pressed up against the river, with incredible stilt houses supporting life in one of the biggest cities in the Mekong Delta. We pull up to My Tho Market and take a look around for exotic fruit and other specialties of the region, before climbing back into the boat and cruising over to Tortoise Island. Here we can have a closer look at some of the tropical scenery prevalent throughout the Mekong Delta, as well as have a delicious lunch in luxuriant surrounds.

In the afternoon

We cross the mighty Mekong River and end in Ben Tre province, where we find the Tan Thach canal. We enter the canal and soak up the magical atmosphere it contains, with luxuriant nature on either side in the form of towering nipa palm and swaying coconut trees. We head to Thoi Son Island shorty after this, where we can partake in a quick farming experience and examine the nipa palm closely on a short trek. We return to My Tho by boat after this, where we will board the car or bus and head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Please make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Activities: Transfer to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn of their history on a half-day tour, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for free time.

Take breakfast at the hotel and take the transfer, once the driver arrives at 08:00, to the group meeting point. The Cu Chi Tunnels is our destination, located about 50km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. This snaking web of tunnels was crucial to the communist victory in Vietnam, stretching for 250km under the jungle floor and providing the Viet Cong with a base to spring their attacks around the region.

Once we arrive, a video will explain the role of the tunnels and how they were defended so well for so long. After this, we head inside the tunnels for a look into how life operated down there, through all of the various rooms such as storages for weapons, medical rooms for soldiers and meeting rooms for generals. We finish the tour on the jungle floor, looking at some of the booby traps and the scars of war left behind after Saigon’s toppling in 1975.

Head back to the city after this and enjoy your free time. This would be a great time to visit the Independence Palace and War Remnants Museum to further your understanding about the war and Ho Chi Minh City’s troubled past. 

Please make your own arrangements for lunch and dinner and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 Meals:  Breakfast

 Activities: Leave Ho Chi Minh City via the airport.

Breakfast is served at the hotel and you will have a chance to soak up the last of Ho Chi Minh City before your flight. Our driver will arrive to your hotel to provide you with the transfer to the airport, where you will fly to your onward destination.

We thank you for accompanying us on this tour though the south of Vietnam. It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you on another one of our tours!

 Meals:  Breakfast

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Ho Chi Minh City
Silverland Central Hotel
Silverland Central Hotel

The location of the Silverland Central Hotel lives up to its name, just 100m from Ho Chi Minh City’s central Ben Thanh Market and a 5-minute walk to Bui Vien Walking Street and downtown Saigon. This luxurious hotel provides comfort through its choice of 6 well-appointed rooms, spanning from the 20m2 Superior room to the capacious 38m2 Family Suite. All of the rooms at the Silverland Central Hotel contain a simple yet attractive design, with luxurious flourishes added through the chaise lounges and elegant bathtubs. The Silverland Central Hotel is your all-encompassing home for discovering the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City. The city’s lights come alive from our ultra-modern rooftop bar, which offers uncompromised views of Saigon’s gorgeous skyline. Our restaurant and café add a pristine touch of practicality, with gourmet fusion food served throughout the day, along with Western beverages and iconic Vietnamese coffee.

Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa
Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa

Nods to the long history of Saigon are evident around the Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa, an impressive 4-star hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. A mixture of tradition and modernity will greet you upon stepping inside our gorgeous lobby, as smiling staff dressed in áo dài show you the true meaning of Vietnamese hospitality. Western conveniences are found throughout our tastefully decorated rooms, which come in five accommodation options and span all budgets.From its prime location in the centre of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, the Grand Silverland Hotel offers premium access to some of the best sites to visit in Saigon. Just one block away stands the Independence Palace, with the War Remnants Museum just beyond it. One block to the southeast is where you will find the central Ben Thanh Market and a whole host of eateries and cafes. For even more convenience, the Grand Silverland Hotel contains its own rooftop restaurant, café and tranquil spa.

Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel

Steeped in modern history through its vital role played during the Vietnam War, the Rex Hotel Saigon carries a certain class and prestige unparalleled by other hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. The fine blend of ancient Vietnamese elegance set among modern Western convenience is a philosophy that provides you with a highly comfortable stay, but one that also keeps us in touch with our ancestral roots. This is most evident in our rooms, where you will find a highly compatible décor amidst ostentatious furnishings, all amounting to a piece of Saigon accommodation draped in fine style.Outside the rooms, the numerous facilities of the Rex Hotel Saigon keep you entertained and provide excellent refreshment for your time with us. Our Rooftop Bar Garden crowns the entire hotel with sweeping views over glittering Ho Chi Minh City, while two restaurants, two swimming pools, a gym, tennis court, spa, and a unique vertical garden space complete the hotel with a decadent flourish.Our location right next to the central City Hall puts the Rex Hotel Saigon squarely in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Exiting the hotel, you will find yourself on Nguyen Hue Walking Street, while Ben Thanh Market lies just about 500m away. Independence Palace and the War Remnants Museum can be reached in under 1km, and the nightlife centre of the city, Bui Vien street, in under 2km.

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Inclusions

  •   All transport including airport pick-up and drop-off by vehicles equipped with AC
  •   English-speaking guides on tours
  •   Accommodation (shared double, twin or triple room) with daily breakfast included 
  •   Mekong Boat Trip
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Water (2 bottles per person per tour day) 
  •   Entrance fees for places mentioned in the itinerary 

Exclusions

  •   Airfare to Vietnam and vice versa
  •   Any transport, entrance fees or food mentioned during suggestions for your free time
  •   Early check-in or late check-out surcharges
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Travel insurance
Price from
$ 155 /person
Days
4
  • Best price guaranteed
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  • Customizable by local experts
  • 24/7 customer support
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