Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be assisted with a VIP immigration process. Once you step out the Arrival Hall, two Vietnamese ladies in long traditional dresses will warmly welcome you with flower garlands and before meeting with our local guide and a relaxing transfer VIP Limousine to the hotel. A long the way, you will enjoy the first brief introduction about the city and itinerary of the next days A welcome room drop package includes a Vietnamese sim-card with data, a beautiful traditional gift and a complementary bottle of wine has been nicely placed in the room for your comfort.
After check in the hotel, enjoy your relaxation. Overnight at The Reverie Saigon
HOCHIMINH – CU CHI TUNNELS BY JEEP
Morning, The Army Jeep (Air condition is not available on Army Jeep) will pick you up at hotel and drive for about two hours to Cu Chi Tunnels
Today you will explore the Cu Chi Tunnels - a complex of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. For a more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge). Then back to Hochiminh by Jeep. Lunch at local Home Finest Restaurant. Afternoon, free at your own activities.
Evening you will enjoy walk from the hotel to Saigon Opera House, built in 1898 by the French architect Ferret Eugene, and restored in 1998, is now certified as a ‘National Relic’. Take a closer look at the building’s intricate features and hear about its colourful past.
Enjoy AO Show at the Opera House and experience the richness of Vietnamese culture with this spectacular hour-long show mixing the acrobatics of contemporary circus with the theatricality of the stage, the musicality of a moon string instrument, and, above all, poetry.
After the lights dim, the stage comes alive for an hour-long AO Show. Performed by enthusiastic local dancers and artists, the show displays Vietnamese heritage and culture through contemporary choreography and traditional music. Be amazed by the stunning blend of acrobatic acts and contemporary dance.
After the show, join the guide for a stroll back to the hotel. Enjoy the ambiance of Ho Chi Minh City at night, seeing street vendors selling fresh snacks, motorbikes carrying young couples and locals out for their evening exercise.
Note: Performances of the ‘AO Show’ are usually scheduled 4-5 nights per week, so please consult us for the show’s current schedule. On some evenings an alternate performance by the same group, titled ‘The Mist’ will be held instead. The Mist is focused more on contemporary dance aspects and less on the cirque aspects of the AO Show. Otherwise a refund of US$ 45/ person will be paid back directly to passenger accordingly. Dinner at Xu Restaurant. Overnight at The Reverie Saigon
HOCHIMINH – PRIVATE TRIP TO MEKONG DELTA RIVER
Morning meet our local guide in the lobby of your hotel and drive to My Tho the heart of the Mekong delta, famous for its coconut production and quiet, peaceful waterways and the most beautiful landscapes, the pristine natural beauty that is Ben Tre Province. Known as “Coconut Island,” many of its people still rely on tradition and centuries old methods of production. Our program focuses on the Giong Trom and Phong Nam districts, areas untouched by commercial tourism.
We showcase the amazing local people; the villages they call home and the peaceful Rivers they use as a part of their daily lives.
Upon arrival, take a Xe Loi ride through the local village of Huu Dinh to enjoy the green fields and gardens. Continue with a short walk to Huu Phuoc Bridge, where you will start your boat trip through small canals with beautiful tropical scenery. On board the boat, enjoy a welcome drink and tropical fruits while cruising.
The cruise will first stop at a Coconut processing family owned business. Here you will learn what Ben Tre is known for and the hundreds of uses of each single coconut. Return to your boat and cruise across the water to a brick making factory, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. Enjoy a casual cycling trip that will take you to visit a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region.
After your visit take a short walk to one of our friends, Mrs. Huong, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea and then board a rowing sampan taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.
After our team rows you through the quiet canal, reconnect with your Day Cruiser and enjoy a cruise to a private riverside restaurant. It is time for you to relax and enjoy a 5-course lunch of local specialties. Relax and have a walk around the lush garden setting.
Then continue your cycling trip to My Long to visit Mr. Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.
Then visit the nearby house of Mr. Hung, who is a famous sticky rice maker in the village. You can also feed his stock of catfish and walk through his fruit garden.
After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Enjoy 60 minutes foot massage before back to hotel. Dinner will be served at Sorae Restaurant to experience a unique, authentic Japanese serving culture and heritage at the highest Japanese restaurant in Hochiminh. Overnight at The Reverie Saigon
Our Vespa tour of modern-day Ho Chi Minh City will give you a view of the city unlike anything on a package tour, and much more than you could find on your own.
We know Saigon, and exactly how to take in the must-see landmarks while getting you off the crowded tourist trail. Take a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see.
We’ll take you through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market, & visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda. Also, see the must-see landmarks such as the famous Saigon Cathedral & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel. Then get a brief history lesson in front of the Reunification Palace. Depending on the time of day you wish to take the tour, we will end with a lunch at Café Zoom.
After lunch, our guide & car will pick you up and transfer to explore the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.
Evening you will enjoy the Buffet dinner (included food and 01 welcome drink, excluded waters soft drinks, alcohols) on the floating restaurant - Bonsai Cruise which offers a Vietnamese dining experience with a difference and the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere along the Saigon River. Upon arrival the captain will welcome you aboard with a welcome drink; an introduction will then be given on the European and Asian cuisine on offer which have made this Ho Chi Minh City dinner cruise a must-do culinary experience. Relax on the decks and enjoy the panoramic view during the 90-minute journey cruise of the Saigon River. The food, organic and fresh is presented and prepared on interactive buffet stations and a live band is on board to entertain.
Note: The cruise is operated on a join in basis with two decks seating up to 200 guests with the central buffet areas offering modern moorish cuisine inspired by flavors, species and tastes which can be found in the Indochinese region. Live entertainment will be performed throughout the cruise journey.
Afterward, the cruise will return to the pier where your driver is waiting to take you back to your hotel. Overnight at The Reverie Saigon
Fee at your own leisure time until transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!