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5-Day Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta

5-Day Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta

By Nora OuUpdated Jan. 23, 2024
Essence of the South Vietnam

This 5-day tour covers iconic landmarks in South Vietnam including the Cu Chi Tunnels and other top attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. Go under the surface of the Mekong Delta by visiting local villages and the famous Cai Rang Floating Market.

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  • Have an in-depth exploration of Ho Chi Minh City's top attractions plus the Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Learn about how the locals earn their living in the fertile Mekong Delta by participating in their daily activities.
  • Visit the famous Cai Rang Floating Market and uncover the trading manner of the locals.

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Liberty Central Saigon City Point (4star)/Hotel Majestic Saigon (5star)

Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to adjust to the jet lag or explore the city on your own.

Day 2
A Half-Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour and the Cu Chi Tunnels
Breakfast and lunch

Enjoy your breakfast and take in Ho Chi Minh City's highlights at a slow and easy pace.

You will discover Ho Chi Minh City's turbulent history by visiting the most historic landmarks: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Saigon Central Post Office, and Reunification Palace.

Continue your trip with a visit to the informative War Remnants Museum where you will learn about the American War from the perspective of the Vietnamese.

Hop on a local cyclo (a rickshaw) and catch a glimpse of city life as you travel around the bustling streets and quiet alleys.

Head to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which reflect the hardships and resilience of the Vietnamese in history. The complex tunnels, which are deeply hidden underground, protected the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3
Discover the Mekong Delta at Vinh Long and Can Tho
Iris Hotel Can Tho (4star)/Azerai Can Tho (5star)
breakfast and lunch

Depart in the morning on a 2-hour drive to Vinh Long, which is located in the Mekong Delta. A visit to the vibrant Vinh Long Market gives you an insight into the locals' lifestyle and the Delta's bounties: river fish, rice-field rats, fruits, and vegetables.

Board a local boat and cruise to a home restaurant for lunch on An Binh Island. Experience the local lifestyle and culture during your stay in the fertile Mekong Delta by rowing through narrow water lanes.

You will be transferred to Can Tho and stay overnight there.

Take a boat ride in Vinh Long, Mekong Delta
Take a boat ride in Vinh Long, Mekong Delta
Day 4
An Adventure at Cai Rang Floating Market
Liberty Central Saigon City Point (4star)/Hotel Majestic Saigon (5star)
breakfast and lunch

Jump on a motorboat and begin your adventure to Cai Rang Floating Market where dozens of boats are laden with fruits, vegetables, and fish from all over the Mekong Delta, jostling for trade. To catch the attention of buyers, the vendors tie sample products to long poles.

Return to shore for a city tour of Can Tho and visit Can Tho Museum where numerous valuable objects are exhibited. You will have an overview of the Mekong Delta's culture and learn about the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups in this region.

Then, you will be driven to Binh Thuy Ancient House, a place of worship for the Duong family in the past. It is an outstanding example of Western and Eastern architectural elements. Afterward, you will be driven back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Enjoy the picturesque scenery of Halong Bay
Cai Rang Floating Market at a glance
Day 5
Airport Transfer, Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Your guide will drive you to the airport for your onward flight. Asia Highlights is more than happy to be part of your unforgettable Vietnam tour and we hope to help you again soon.

Our Service Includes:

5 days from
US$ 749
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes


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Liberty Central Saigon City Point
Ho Chi Minh City
Liberty Central Saigon City Point
Iris Hotel Can Tho
Can Tho
Iris Hotel Can Tho

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