Best of Southern Vietnam Tour

Best of Southern Vietnam Tour – 6 days – From $294

Southern Vietnam Tour has a couple of nights in Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclo, temples, shops and colonial architecture through a city tour. Explore the fascinating Cao Dai Temple with its ornate tiles and pillars, religious murals and gardens and continue your trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels an incredible network of tunnels and rooms that helped the Viet Cong fight and survive the Vietnam War. Enjoy two days boat tour on the Mekong Delta – the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods.

6 Days/5 Nights: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi tunnel – Cao Dai temple


Tour name: Best of Southern Vietnam Tour
Type of tour: Private
Tour Duration: 6 Days
Starting: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Finishing: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Tour Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi tunnel – Cao Dai temple
Flexibility: Best of Southern Vietnam Tour can be amended longer or shorter, more or less activities accordingly to meet your expectation.

Best of Southern Vietnam Tour in brief

Day 1: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city (-/-/-)

Being personally welcomed and transfer to hotel by Vietnam Great Tours staff in the beginning of Southern Vietnam Tour

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B/L/-)

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Saigon‘s highlights with Vietnam Great Tours experts

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta – Can Tho (B/L/-)

Enjoy a boat trip to explore the vast waterways and Mekong delta.

Day 4: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh city (B/L/-)

Enjoy the morning floating market. Return to Ho Chi Minh city

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnel – Cao Dai Temple (B/L/-)

Exploring the tunnel system Cu Chi and a great temple of Caodaism (the local famous religion)

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh departure (B/-/-)

Depart Ho Chi Minh city for your onward flight to end Southern Vietnam Tour

Vietnam Great Tours™ Bespoke Style Suits Everyone

Flexibility: Best of Southern Vietnam Tour can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Best of Southern Vietnam Tour in detail

Day 01: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city (-/-/-)
Vietnam Great Tours guide and driver will welcome you with the VIETNAM GREAT TOUR LOGO & your name on signboard at the airport and drive you to the hotel. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Hanoi. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Included: Tour guide, Airport transfer, Hotel in Saigon

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B/L/-)
08:00 Am: Our tour expert and driver will pick you up at the hotel, start your day tour of Saigon highlights. This trip features some of the best known relic historical sites of the Old Saigon, including the Reunification Palace that was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975. The war remnant museum, formerly known as the museum of American War Crimes. This is a poignant display the futility of war. You also visit some of the best samples of French colonial architecture. They are the Notre Dame Cathedral church and the Saigon Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported in its entirety from France.
Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office that is the country’s largest post office was built since 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam’s largest post office.
We have scheduled a special lunch at a popular local eatery in Saigon for your taste of Saigon cuisines.
After lunch, we continue to China town area to visit the most popular secret temple of Chinese Vietnamese community in Saigon, the Thien Hau Buddhist temple. The rest of the time is leisurely on shopping and visiting to the most bustling wholesale market in Saigon, also known as Cho Lon market, a well justified as Vietnam’s largest market. If time permit, you will also visit a famous lacquer ware workshop and enjoy interaction with the local artist, there are much technique to learn and of course it is a great shopping opportunity. Dinner is on your own arrangement.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 03: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – Can Tho (B/L/-)
Southern Vietnam Tour today will introduce Mekong Delta local life in Vietnam.
Meet our tour expert and driver at hotel lobby; depart Saigon to Mekong delta by car. Upon arrival we board a local boat and cruise along the Mekong River to observe the local fishing port, where hundreds of fishing boats anchor to unload fresh fish. We continue our exploration with a pleasant rowing trip down small canals and dense palm trees, experiencing the local villages between the islands to a small islet.
We disembark on a small island, where we take a short walk through a local village set amongst a peaceful atmosphere and fruit trees, experience how the local people make their living from fruit trees and witness the unusual yet fascinating process of coconut candy in the making.
Stroll through a local village to a family home and tantalize our taste buds with a magnificent seafood lunch prepared by the family, with a unique experience of tasting local delicacies including ‘Elephant Ear fish’ and traditional Vietnamese rice wine. A family on the island will serve us local seasonal fruits and honey tea whilst performing traditional southern music, called Tai Tu music after lunch.
You’ll then drive to Can Tho.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Boat, Hotel in Can Tho

Day 04: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/-)
Breakfast is served at the hotel
This morning we make an early rise to be captivated by Vietnam’s most legendary floating markets, ‘Cai Rang’. We board our boat and commence our journey along the Mekong River, observing ‘true life on the river’, the hustle and bustle of families carrying out their morning chores and the locals heading our way to the markets to pick up their daily supplies.
We weave in and out of the masses of floating boats selling all kinds of fascinating wares and produce and side with them to test our skills in bargaining, ‘the local way’, picking up some amazing fresh fruits to snack on whilst we sit and observe. We return to the hotel for freshen up before our return to Saigon. Overnight at your hotel.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 05: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel – Cao Dai temple (B/L/-)
Breakfast is served at the hotel
We set out this morning for our 70km spectacular drive to Cu Chi. The famous Cu Chi Tunnel system was created to assist the Vietnamese Revolutionists against the French in 1948. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers etc and in certain areas, housed up to 10,000 people, who virtually lived underground for years.
After a video introduction and a guided tour through the grounds, you will have the opportunity to take part in the unique experience of guerillas living underground during the war, with a crawl through 20/30/50 meters of the tunnel system.
We then drive 30km toward Tay Ninh, and visit The Great Temple of Caodaism (a famous local religion).
The Temple was built on nine levels that represent nine steps to heaven at which you will see a prayer session at noon with beautiful music prayer with Vietnamese folk instrument in a very spiritual environment.  We return to Ho Chi Minh City afternoon.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 06: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast is served at the hotel
Our tour expert will pick you up at your hotel and transfer back to Saigon airport for boarding your flight back to home.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer

End of Southern Vietnam Tour.

Best of Southern Vietnam Tour is a private tour and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Customized” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

Thank you!

Category Price per person in USD according to number of people in your party
From 01st January– 31st December, 2018
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 481 348 301 294 122
Superior (4 Star) 537 403 358 349 181
Deluxe (5 Star) 646 513 469 459 291

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly

Trip inclusions:

  • Twin or double share accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Full transportation by private comfortable car or van per tour program
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat on Mekong Delta & visit Cai Rang floating market
  • Complimentary water during the trip
  • Private tour through out of the journey
  • 10 % tax and 5 % service charge

Trip exclusions:

  • All international and domestic flight tickets
  •  Visa stamp fees
  • Surcharge for peak season and Gala Dinner
  • Personal or travel insurance
  •  Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, drinks,
  •  Emergency transfers


1. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
–  First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 – US$ 60 per room/night
–  Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 – US$ 110 per room/night
– Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 – US$ 180++ per room/night
2. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
3. Tour price based in twin/full/queen shared basis.
4. Tour price shown is base price, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
5. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
6. The above rates do NOT include “peak season” hotel surcharges, nor the charge for any compulsory festive gala dinners. Please email us to check  availability, together with the cost of any “peak season” surcharges if applicable.
7. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of airline charges, from 5 to 11 years old 75% for tour & airline full charges. 11 years old & up = 100% (charged as an adult).

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour. However, Vietnam Great Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different “star ratings”, allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.



First Class Category

3-star hotel

Superior Category

4-star hotel

Deluxe Category

5-star hotel

HCM City

Blue Diamond Saigon

Harmony Sai Gon

Majestic Saigon


The West Can Tho

TTC Can Tho

Vinpearl Can Tho

Special note:

List of hotels is recommended by Vietnam Great Tours™. Please feel free to advise hotels you prefer in each category or combine hotel category at your wish (tour price will be changed accordingly)

Please note that all of our trip are privately designed. So that price includes the above-mentioned hotels, activities, and transport, and visits to attractions are by private car and guide unless otherwise states. Your guide will pick you up from lobby of your hotel in the morning. The guide will confirm the pick-up time the day before. If you prefer to start next day’s trip earlier or a little later, please feel free to tell your guide.



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