Southern Highlights

7 Days / 6 Nights

Southern highlights focuse on the southern part of Vietnam. From the hub of Ho Chi Minh city, you travel to Cu Chi tunnels, the Mekong Delta, continuing to high land of Dalat, ending in Nha Trang... Read more

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At a Glance

Ho Chi Minh city: 3N
Da Lat: 1N - Nha Trang: 2N

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  • Trip highlights

    Southern highlights focus on the southern part of Vietnam. From the hub of Ho Chi Minh city, you travel to Cu Chi tunnels, the Mekong Delta, continuing to high land of Dalat, ending in Nha Trang Blue sea for snorkeling then transfer to airport for departure. Simply is a good combination tour in a big city, sightseeing in a hilly quiet town with a beach break.

    Brief itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city (Dinner) Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City tour - Cu Chi tunnel (Breakfast, Lunch) Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (Breakfast, Lunch) Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Dalat (Breakfast, Lunch) Day 5: Dalat - Nha Trang (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 6: Nha Trang (Breakfast, Lunch) Day 7: Nha Trang Departure (Breakfast)

    Trip Inclusions

    • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
    • Accommodation: twin/double sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar
    • Return train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi Standard Class Sleeper cabin of 04 persons  
    • Meal as mentioned in the program: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
    • Entrance fee to indicated sights
    • Deluxe Junk in Halong Bay – one night
    • English speaking guide

    Trip Exclusions

    • Other meals
    • Gratuities - Click here for reference
    • Drinks
    • International airport taxes
    • Single room supplements
    • Peak season surcharges during Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas
    • Flights in and out Vietnam
    • Any optional additional tours or activities during free time

    Map Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city

    Your private tour of Southern Vietnam starts on arrival at Tan San Nhat (Saigon) Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

    Meal: Dinner

    Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City tour - Cu Chi tunnel

    Your vacation begins with breakfast in your hotel, followed by a guided tour of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975.  Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. You'll also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam. After lunch you'll be driven to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network of approximately 200km constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American War. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

    It will take 2 hours to reach Ben Tre, the homeland of coconut plantation. On arrival in Hung Vuong pier we take a boat for a journey along Ben Tre river - one of tributaries of Mekong river to enjoy the peaceful environment here with fresh coconut juice on boat. We shall stop at a brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit a local house to see how they do things with coconut from its fiber, hard shell, water, flesh. Enjoy the sweet product with tea before leaving. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Stop at mat-weaving village and enjoy some kind of seasonal-fruit. Then take a tuk tuk or ride on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. You will have a special lunch at a local restaurant with speciality from Mekong delta. Take rowing-boat along water palm creek before back to the Hung Vuong pier and return Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Dalat

    Your vacation begins after breakfast with journey northwards passing through the tea and coffee plantations to the hill station of Dalat, sometimes known as the "City of Eternal Spring". The Journey takes about 6 hours drive but memorable views are worth it. On arrival you'll enjoy the cool climate and spend your time wandering around and exploring the town. The influence of the French is prevalent since Dalat was founded as a hill retreat for the colonials to escape the oppressive heat of the coastal plains and the Mekong Delta. This charming and romantic town is set around a lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside. Dalat is the number 1 honeymoon destination for Vietnamese newlyweds. Overnight in Dalat.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 5: Dalat - Nha Trang

    After breakfast, you take a short drive past the charming pine hills to visit the summer residence of Vietnam’s last Emperor Bao Dai, who was forced to abdicate in 1945, shortly after the end of the World War II. You'll follow this with a trip to the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and the Hang Nga Guesthouse, well known as the Crazy House because of its bizarre architecture.

    The central market and the old rail station are also on the itinerary this morning before we travel by road through the undulating terrains to the picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang. Along the way, you'll stop at the scenic Ngoan Muc Pass and the Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers. These amazing structures represent the heritage and culture of the Cham people. Your travel plans to Nha Trang about 6PM. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6: Nha Trang

    Your holiday you'll probably wake up to a beautiful sunny morning in romantic Nha Trang.  The fabulous sunny weather, turquoise water surrounding a string of islands and white sandy beach stretching the whole length of the city make Nha Trang Vietnam's premier beach resort. You'll board a boat for a day trip around the coastal islands, stopping on at a local fishing village to observe the island life. You'll also go to Mun Island where you can go snorkeling experience some spectacular corals. You'll also have lots of free time on the blue clear water to enjoy swimming and snorkeling or lazing on the beach. A seafood lunch is included. Arrive back in town late afternoon and visit the Long Son Pagoda and the impressive Ponagar Cham Towers, which overlook the colourful fishing port. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 7: Nha Trang Departure

    Depending on your flight time you'll have some free time to relax in Nha Trang before a transfer to airport for departure. The trip ends after your transfer to Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang).

    Meal: Breakfast
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