Arrival to the bus station around 6.00am, meeting your Russian speaking tour guide. Transfer to a nice restaurant for having breakfast. After short rest, proceed to Cu Chi tunnels an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong during the American war.
Return to Ho Chi Minhfor having buffet lunch. Then we will visit the Independence Palace – the residence of the president of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Catheral and the Old Central Post Office, the City hall.
We end the trip at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales.
Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.00 am, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden.
Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages.
Return Ho Chi Minh. Leisure in the afternoon until Transfer to the bus station for getting the night bus to Nha Trang.
Overnight on air conditioner sleeping bus.
End of Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh city tour 2 days
A/c private car/van/bus for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
Bus ticket: Nha Trang – Sai Gon – Nha Trang
Mineral water on car (2 bottles/ pax/day)
Private boat trip in the Mekong delta
Russian or English speaking guide
All entrance fees, fruits, honey tea
Water puppet show tickets
Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Hotel accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double room (two stars hotel)