Saigon – Mekong delta in depth 5 days

This 5 day trip concentrates on the south of Vietnam, with a taste of Mekong Delta and metropolis Saigon City. Ideal for travelers who are either on a short trip, or want to see vibrant Vietnam, this small loop can be completed in as little as five days.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

On arrival at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed by our guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Saigon. Time at your leisure and overnight in HCMC.

Day 2: HCMC – Cu Chi tunnels, Saigon sightseeing (B, L)

A morning drive will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialize as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels construction and explore the maze of the tunnels.

Drive back to Ho Chi Minh for lunch and then our guide will show you around Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the the former Presidential Palace of Ho Chi Minh City, stroll by some of the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office. The huge Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every conceivable commodity. Overnight in HCMC

Day 3: HCMC – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B, L, D)

Leave HCMC for Cai Be by land transfer (2.5hours), stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into some small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. We get into Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden.

Boat continue to take you to Vinh Long town. Get on car and proceed to Can Tho. Check into your hotel on arrival in Can Tho. Free to explore the city on your own in the evening. You can also visit a village, meet the local people, have dinner with them and enjoy their music.

Homestay Option:

Transfer by motor boat to a small village in Cai Rang district. Check into your riverside cottage. In the afternoon, go cycling or trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Join a family as they prepare dinner, then share the meal with them. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in your riverside cottage.

Day 4: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market. Time for taking part in the local activities and taking pictures. Then keep on going into the small creeks called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly, visit one of orchard gardens before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf. Have lunch before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5: HCMC – Departure (B)

Free at your own leisure or last minute shopping at Central Market in Saigon until transferring to the airport for your flight home. End of service

Tour price

Private Saigon Mekong 5 day tour:

Tour class2 pax3-5 pax6-8 pax9 pax up
3 star hotel$390$329$245$230
4 star hotel$477$413$330$315
5 star hotel$619$556$472$457

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Transportation by private a/c vehicle as per program
  • Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • English speaking tour guide,
  • Sightseeing excursions including all admission fees.
  • Meals as indicated (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner) at restaurant
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  •  Meals, beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance

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Saigon – Mekong delta in depth 5 days

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