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Mar - Mar

Prolong your Asian adventure with this short six-day tour. Covering the South of Vietnam, take in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh with its rich war history and intriguing landmarks, including Saigon Opera House and the Reunification House. Discover the strategic tunnels of Cu Chi, cruise the lively Mekong Delta and marvel at the lively Can Tho Floating Market. 

At a Glance

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Speedboat journey
  • Coconut pressing plant
  • Mekong Delta cruise
  • Can Tho floating market

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Practical Info


  • Days 1 - 2
    UK to Ho Chi Minh

    Depart the UK on an overnight service to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

    Hotel des Arts Saigon
  • Day 3
    Full-day Saigon tour

    Start your day in the bustling morning atmosphere of downtown Ho Chi Minh City on your way to its most famous landmarks: Central Post Office, Saigon Opera House and Reunification Palace. Nearby, visit the War Remnants Museum before stopping for lunch at Ben Thanh Market. The afternoon will see you navigating the city by cyclo, winding through Chinatown, passing churches and temples and ending with a cocktail as the sun sets over the horizon.

    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

    Hotel des Arts Saigon
  • Day 4
    Cu Chi tunnels & speedboat journey

    Before your tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, stop at a cricket farm and if you’re feeling daring, taste the popular specialities for yourself. The tunnels themselves were once the home of soldiers during the war, and central to some of the war’s strategic operations. Not only living quarters, they also served as supply routes and hospitals for thousands of guerrilla fighters. After exploring, hop on a speedboat for your journey back to Ho Chi Minh.

    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

    Hotel des Arts Saigon
  • Day 5
    Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho

    Take a scenic journey through the waterways of the Mekong Delta. Stop at a small coconut pressing plant to see the process of making coconut oil, then follow your boat trip with a visit to a local village and a tuk-tuk journey to the pier. Here, board the teak boat Le Jarai to continue your cruise along the river, enjoying a Vietnamese cooking demonstration en route. Arriving at Ben Tre you will be transferred to Can Tho.

    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

    Victoria Can Tho Resort
  • Day 6
    Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel by boat to the Can Tho floating market and marvel at the produce on sale, then travel back to Ho Chi Minh City

    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

    Hotel des Arts Saigon
  • Days 7 - 8
    Final day

    A final day spent in Ho Chi Minh before a late departure back to the UK overnight. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Hotel des Arts Saigon

‘Haven of art, style and culture’

Situated in the city centre, Hotel des Arts Saigon combines distinctive local design with classical charm and contemporary facilities. The hotel features 168 rooms and studio suites that fuse elegant French design with touches of Indochina. When it comes to dining, there are three unique venues to choose from including the Saigon Kitchen with its authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and the 19th-century inspired Social Club with its exquisite European dishes. The rooftop pool overlooks spectacular views of the city and the Le Spa des Artistes offer a tranquil retreat after a day of discovery.

Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho Resort

‘Tranquil and Quiet Resort’

Set in the centre of the Mekong Delta, Victoria Can Tho resides only moments from Can Tho town. Its peaceful setting on the banks of the Hau River is complemented by sprawling exotic gardens. The architecture is in a colonial-style and the rooms are all designed with authentic Vietnamese touches. There is a restaurant serving French-inspired cuisine, as well as a spa with a range of treatments and massages.

8 Days from £1,439 per person
Based on 2 adults sharing

This trip includes

  • Flights with Emirates from London, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Glasgow departures too at a supplement
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12.00
  • Early or late service is subject to availability with surcharge
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
  • Boat cruises mentioned (group join-in for Mekong)
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax   

This trip excludes

  • VISA
  • Please make sure you have 6 months’ passport validity
  • VISA stamp fee at the arrival airport
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance

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