Saigon and Long Beach - 7 Days/ 6 Nights
Day 1 Arrival in Saigon
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to the exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Trails of Indochina signboard with your name on it. If you cannot locate your guide, please go to the closest Information booth and have them call the emergency number (+84) 9 1871 3456. Your guide will then meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Early check-in is exclusive and subject to availability. Meals: None.
Day 2 Saigon - Cu Chi - Saigon
Visit Cu Chi tunnels by Road. From Saigon, take a 2 hour drive northwest to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as living quarters, communication and supply routes, and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches. Touring the underground compounds will provide a better understanding of the history of the tunnels, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to Saigon.
Availability: Morning or Afternoon. Departure time; 08h30 and 13h00. Duration is 5 hours.
City Highlights Tour
With over eight million inhabitants and four million motorbikes, Saigon is truly a city that never sleeps. Despite its modernity, Saigon maintains a strong link to the past and our city tour takes in some of Saigon's most historic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. A short drive away is the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American War. Continue to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the American War through the eyes of the Vietnamese. (Please note that some of the displays are very graphic.) Experience Saigon's famed street coffee culture while your guide provides a brief language lesson as well as insights into daily life of a Saigonese before returning to your hotel. Meals; Breakfast.
Availability; Morning and Afternoon. Departure time; 08h30 and 13h00. Duration; 4 Hours.
Day 3 Saigon - Ben Tre - Saigon
Ben Tre Classic. Depart from Saigon for the 1.5hr drive to Ben Tre, situated in the Mekong River Delta, exchanging city scenes for lush rice paddies and fruit farms. At the pier, embark on a fascinating motorboat excursion past stilt houses, fish farms and scenes of countryside living. Arrive at Turtle Island, and sample freshly picked fruit and coconut milk while interacting with a local farming family. Visit a family-run coconut candy workshop, utilising Ben Tre's famous coconuts. Explore more of the Delta from a rowing sampan through a network of small canals. Enjoy country hospitality as you sip a cup of honey tea while taking in a traditional folk song performance. A local lunch of local specialties will be served at the town of My Tho before returning to Saigon in mid-afternoon. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Departure time: 08h30. Duration: 8 and a half hours.
Day 4 Saigon - Long Hai (2 Hour drive)
Transfer from your Saigon hotel to Long Hai (with guide). Early check-in / late check-out is exclusive and subject to availability. Meals: None
Day 5 and 6
Have the day free at leisure. Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Long Hai - Saigon departure (Own tickets)
Transfer from Long Hai back to Saigon (with guide) for departure/ Late check-out is exclusive and subject to availability. Meals: Breakfast