A specially designed tour to experience the diversity of landscapes and culture from the bustling Ho Chi Minh city to peaceful Mekong Delta and pristine beach of Con Dao island.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrive – Sai Gon Night Life On Vintage Vespa (D)
Welcome to Vietnam!
At your arrival, you are warmly welcomed by our driver and transfer privately by the comfortable car to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
17:30 Join tour Sai Gon Night life on Vintage Vespa. It’s a chance to see many interesting landmarks in Saigon where most tourists do not know of.
- Cross China Town to explore the most favorite shopping area in Saigon.
- Visit the stunning Flower Market which gives you a feeling more of a wholesale market than a shopping experience.
- Enjoy a dinner with local foods before exploring modern style architecture in Saigon such as: The New City Town, Bitexco Building, and sparkling Saigon Riverbank.
Overnight in Sai Gon
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Ben Tre/ Vinh Long) (B, D)
In the morning, you are picked up form hotel and transfer for the Mekong Delta.
First you stop by Ben Tre, visit a local village located in the heart of the Northern branch of the river. From here, you boat trip on to reach Mo Cay which is famous for products made from coconut. You will take a ride or Xe Loi (motorized cyclo) on this green island abundantly covered with coconut plantations. Visit some farms to observe the manufacture of sweets and coconut brooms.
The highlight of trip is travelling on small rowing boat through canal surrounded by water palms to soak up the daily life of the delta. Then come to a traditional house, tasting of local specialties: coconut jam, honey tea and pollen. Local lunch will be served at a restaurant by the river Cai Cam (On your own budget).
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Vinh Long and arrive at An Binh Island (“Peace Island”) to arrive a peaceful guest house. Free time to relax and then you will have chance to join in preparing the meal and dine with local people. Overnight at homestay.
Day 3: Mekong Delta – Con Dao (B)
Wake up early in the morning, we hit to road to Can Tho. Upon arrival, we board a boat to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market. The view is spectacular with various gathering boats loaded with fruits and vegetables, as well as any other type of other stuffs.
If time permits, you take another visit to An Binh land market tour in front of Cai Rang, and take the opportunity to make an interesting comparison between the floating and land market.
After that, our car will take you to the airport for flight from Can Tho to Con Dao
(In case the flight Can Tho – Con Dao has been fully booked, the flight ticket will be replaced: HCM – Con Dao)
Day 4: Con Dao Free (Meal: B)
After breakfast, you relax on the beach swimming in the crystal clear sea, walking upon white sand beaches. Overnight in Con Dao Island
Day 5: Con Dao Trekking Day and Half Day (B)
Around 8:00 am: You will walk to explore So Ray plantation through the forest at 260m height. There are many big trees as well as the home for rich fauna and flora species in the rain tropical forest. You will have opportunity see more 50 colorful butterflies around the trees and flowers in the forest.
At So Ray plantation, you learn about medicinal plants, rare and endemic trees. In 2002, Con Dao National Park has implemented reforestation programs, forest restoration after a typhoon damage in 1997 and planted many native fruit tree species to enrich food source for wildlife. Standing from the high position, you can view to the town, fresh lakes and Con Son bay with some small island: Bay Canh island, Bong Lan island, Tai island
Continue the trekking to Ong Dung beach. On the way you can see ancient trees and some birds which are only found in Con Dao, such as: Imperal pigeon, Nicobar pigeon.
Around 11:30am: End of trekking, you can hear clearly the sound from sea in Ong Dung bay. Ong Dung beach is the place for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling to explore the marine life with colorful reef fish, clams in the clear water.
Have lunch at Ong Dung Ranger station. Around 2:00pm: Come back the town. On the way, you can explore more interest nature along the trail and visit the Ma Thien Lanh bridge.
Around 3:00pm: Car drive you back to the hotel.
Day 6: Con Dao – Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own leisure until the flight time back to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to catch up with your connecting flight.