South Vietnam itinerary - Halong Junk Cruises

South Vietnam itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City

Notice the inversion between the urban and rustic regions of Vietnam while taking in highlights of culture of the South Vietnam. Spend a morning walk to negotiate the winding streets of Ho Chi Minh City, make a sedate visit to the War Remnants Museum which presents a history of Vietnam in a bare bones way and make your taste satisfied by lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant. Tours Indochina in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City – source:

Get access to the outskirts of the city to crawl through the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels before diving back into the ruction at one of the liveliest markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Then for an amazing change of pace, take on a boat and discover the meandering waterways, islands and tropical fruit gardens of the famous Mekong Delta.

Saigon is a large, vibrational energy city, and certainly not for everyone, but it is a meaningful stop, no matter how much time you spend in Vietnam. The trend of people in Saigon to use the shorter, older paraphrase of its name indicates a surprising, though widespread truth about the biggest city of Vietnam: despite all the motorbikes, power lines and noise you find everywhere, they are actually type of relaxation. Mekong delta tours

The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta – source:

This spellbinding full day Ho Chi Minh City walking tour brings you an interesting and awesome insight into the history, rich culture, and the peaceful daily life of the locals in this bustling, hectic city. Once coming to this city, travelers should not miss a chance to pay a visit to Thien Hau Temple, which was constructed in the early 19th century and devoted to the goddess of seafarers. For those who are fond of smartness, delve deeper into Chinatown, to visit the amazing Cholon and Binh Tay Markets, which are full of energy and bright arrays of goods. Enjoy a coffee at a local café to see the hectic pace of life pass by in Ho Chi Minh City is not a bad idea.

Go on a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you can see what life is like beyond the urban center of the south to escape from the city. Be on board of a cruise on the Mekong River to get access to the first stop at a fish farm to catch an eye in one of the cottage industries of the area. On this Mekong tour, you will visit an island with luxuriant tropical gardens where you will definitely taste tropical fruit specialties as well as know more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. When meandering down the Mekong, you can also visit local villages in the region to know more about the traditional habits, rich culture, and customs of people who call the Delta their home.

Massive tropical fruit

Massive tropical fruit garden – source:

Travel by Xe Loi (motorized cart) to visit a bee farm, from where you will go to a smaller rowing boat to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta to continue your Mekong discover tour. Continue your journey by boat on small water creeks, passing through one of the most beautiful islands of the Mekong River, Phoenix Islet, where you can find fish farming. At the end of the day, travel by tuk-tuk to arrive at the home of a local family, where you will stay in dormitory-style accommodation. Here, you can surprisingly explore the pleasant surroundings comprising of a 2 hectare garden with seasonal tropical fruits including longan, banana, durian, mangosteen and grapefruit. The welcoming local owners will tell you more about life in the Delta.

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