Southern Vietnam Discovery

Overview

  • Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Discovery
  • Day 3: HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels – HCMC Free
  • Day 4: HCMC – Cruise Trip Along Mekong Delta
  • Day 5: Mekong Delta – HCM City
  • Day 6: HCM City – Departure

Customizable itinerary

Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, collect your luggage process through custom. Your private tour guide and driver from Indochina Pioneer will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim/ customs area to transfer you in a private vehicle to the hotel downtown.
Please look for your tour guide who will be waiting for you OUTSIDE the arrival hall. He/She will hold up your names on a welcome signboard.

Transfer to your hotel then check in and relax at your own leisure in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

(Check-in time is 14.00 – Early check-in is upon availability)


HCM City is characterized by a vast variety of sights and sounds.

After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and take you on a guided tour around the city through the mazes of streets to the major attractions of the city. You will first visit the War Remnants Museum, The Reunification Palace, and will pass by the former American Embassy (now the American Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City). You will also visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City General Post Office as well as Dong Khoi Street where the City Opera House is located. Enjoy lunch at one of the city’s many fine Vietnamese restaurants.

Continue to visit Giac Lam Pagoda. This is Saigon’s oldest pagoda dating back to 1744 and one of the finest in Vietnam. It will then be followed by a short drive to Cholon (An Dong market), including the Thien Hau Pagoda. Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam’s largest market, the Binh Tay is situated here. Return to our hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight in HCM City
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)


Leaving the city behind, you’ll drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnel, you’ll watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs, dropped by B52 bombers.

Leaving the tunnel, you will return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

The rest of the day will be for free at your own leisure for shopping and exploring the city.

Overnight in HCM City
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Getting picked up in Ho Chi Minh City by our driver, you will head to Cai Be where you will board your comfortable river cruiser. After a refreshing welcome drink, we will show you our on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat will start cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong Delta people.

In the afternoon, you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day will end with a delicious onboard dinner. You will stay overnight onboard on your comfortable river cruiser.

Overnight on Board

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast on board, then continue to cruise the Mekong Delta before you head back to the wharf, where your vehicle will be waiting to take you back to the city. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure or last-minute shopping in the olden day Rue Cardinal.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out by midday and your private driver will pick you up and take you to the Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight home.

Meals: (B/_/_)


Useful Information

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.

What’s Included?

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  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

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  • Domestic flight
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

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What’s Not Included?

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  • Your International Flight to and from Vietnam
  • Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end

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  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers

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Reviews on Our Service

We are committed to giving our customers unforgettable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.

Epic 30 days North to South Vietnam

Chlie hit it out of the park on our 30 days Nieth to South Vietnam. Went with my daughter and friend. Being born during the war and half Vietnamese, I wanted my daughter to see the land where it all started. 25 different locations with 14, five star hotels along with private boat tours and 3 days on Enperor Cruises Halong Bay. You cant get more upscale than that. The guides in each region/ location were awesome and knew their stuff. All were consummate professionals ensuring we were comfortable. Tony, Sy, Mr. One, Vinh, Thuy, Tom and Joe exceeded our expectations in knowledge, friendliness and went beyond to see that we were happy with everything. Two of the guides hold our hearts, Vinh and Tom, if I could have, I would have smuggled them home in my suitcase. My daughter and I met family we never knew we had in Ben Tre and Buen Hoa, I got to see the school I went to and the home I grew up in before coming to the States when my dad ended his last tour. Thank you to Chloe and her team. I will be back, next time with my husband.

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Apr 12, 2024

Amazing spring break to Vietnam

This was our first time using a travel agent to travel to another country. Stella made this process so easy that I’m not sure I’ll ever want to do it myself again. The process of figuring out our itinerary was pretty simple. She came up with an itinerary, we edited it a couple of times, and then we had a final plan. I even asked for a few changes the week before and she was able to change things up for us. No problem. During the trip, Stella and the guides were really responsive to our needs and helped us out more than I could have thought. We got a upgrade on a room and even extended our stay in the hotel due to sickness on our last day with no extra charge to us. I would recommend booking a trip with Stella to any of my friends ! And I might actually do it again myself.

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Thailand , Cambodia and Vietnam

We had a wonderful time on the 3 weeks spent in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand . Chloe was our travel specialist. She did amazing job planning so that we experienced the many flavors of each country. All our guides were wonderful and the street food tours were amazing . We really recommend the Vespa evening foodie tour in Saigon, it was as advertised, one of the best ever lifetime experiences !!! The food was endless and we experienced all the street food with no issues. The accommodations were great and we loved ending the trip to relax in Krabi . Thank you Asian Pioneer Travel and Chloe , you made us a memory and experience we will not forget .

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Fabulous spring break vacation

After speaking with two other family friends, we booked our vacation through Chloe and it was one of the best trips we have been on. We spent 10 days traveling from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Hoi An, Halong Bay and Hanoi, Vietnam. As a family of 5 (Kids ages 8,5, &3) it is hard to find accommodations and activities that meet the needs of all family members. However everyone came back happy campers. We loved every activity and all the food was wonderful. We saw temples, rode bikes, explored downtowns and went kayaking. Hands down worth every penny.

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