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9 Days South and Central Vietnam Tour

Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An, My Son, Mekong Delta

Tour Code: Vietnam-09

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$1240

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Tour Feature

  • Experience the best of southern Vietnam
  • Take a trip to visit the gigantic Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Bike trip at the quiet countryside of Vietnam
  • Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scener

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam, on arrival at HCMC airport, our guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

Meal: No Meal

Day 2Ho Chi Minh City

Start our day by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. After, we drive for 60 KM to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role during the American War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to HCMC for an overnight stay.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Ho Chi Minh - Hue

After breakfast, you are free until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for a short flight to Hue, arrive, and transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Hue.

Overnight: Hue

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4Hue

Discover Hue city; begin with a morning visit to the Imperial City found during the Nguyen Dynasty. After visiting the Imperial City, take an hour-long cruise on the romantic Perfume River. Then drive to visit the Celestial Lady Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist monument before returning to the city for lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring the Tu Duc Royal Tomb.

Overnight: Hue

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5Hue - Hoi An

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Hoi An (140km) the most attractive ancient town in South East of Asia. Arrive in Hoi an, explore the ancient narrow lanes of Hoi An. On the way to Hoi An, stop at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach for some sightseeing.

Overnight: Hoi an

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Hoi An

pick up by our guide, then, take a bicycle ride to the down-town, Visit the old house of Tan ky, Japanese Covered Bridge, Thu Bon River and Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Stopping by Hoi An’s colorful central market and Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. 10:00 cycling to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.

Recipes includes:

Tra Que vegetable salad Tam Huu dish

Banh Xeo ( Vietnamese Pancake)

Hoi An spring rolls

Overnight: Hoi An

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7Hoi An

Our journey will be to discover Vietnam’s rich cultural and historical heritage. The morning begins with a visit to My Son, the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom, and Tra Kieu (formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel) to view the Cham ruins and artifacts. This afternoon, a walking tour of Hoi An’s ancient town centre will take you back in time to when its was a major trading port in Asia.

Overnight: Hoi An

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8Hoi An –Ho Chi Minh-Mekong

Early in the morning, we fly to HCMC, arrive and transfer to Mekong region at 12.00-12h30 boarding Mekong eyes boat. Enjoy welcome drink, then, Transfer on a local boat to explore the Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.

Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Tra On. Lunch served on board

Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery

Visits of the fruit farm and walks amongst pleasant villages on the footpaths of the countryside.

Boarding back at with an aperitif while enjoying the magnificent sunset on the Mangthit canal and Nicola river.  Dinner and overnight on board

Overnight: Mekong Area

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9Mekong- Ho Chi Minh Departure

Breakfast will be served on board the boat, our activity will be as following:

Visit the fruit farm and walks amongst the lush vegetation through verdant villages and meet with local people

Le Cochinchine continues its cruise toward Caibe.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.

11:00 Disembark in Caibe. The cruise concludes.

13:00 Take the sampan ride back to your cruise.

13:15 Cruise upstream the Nine- Dragon river (Mekong river) toward Vinh Long town.

14:15 Stop to visit a local fruit garden of Mr. Tam Ho.

14:50 Continue your cruising.

15:00 Stop to visit a local brick factory.

15: 20 Cruise to Vinh Long prier.

15:30 Disembark and bid farewell to your crew and drive back to HCMC, upon arrival you;ll be transferred to airport for your flight back home, end of the services.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Services End

Prices (per person in US$)

May.1 - Sep.30 First Class Deluxe
2 pax $1230 $1458
2-5 pax $1115 $1336
6-9 pax $988 $1198
Oct.1 - Apr.30
2 pax $1240 $1528
2-5 pax $1125 $1406
6-9 pax $995 $1266

Price Includes

  • Domestic flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  • Travel Insurance

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