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

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

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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Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel

Asia Pioneer Travel was professional, provided prompt communication before and during our trip, and offered an itinerary custom to our wish list and timeline.

They helped us focus on highlights of areas which we would have spent considerable time researching and organizing without their help. Their attention to detail in information shared ahead of time, as well as step by step planning of transportation, meals, lodging, and sightseeing options offered a stress-free vacation- optimizing our time and energy on experiencing everything beautiful Vietnam has to offer!
The landscape, scenery, and customs of Vietnam are stunning and diverse. Each area we visited offered its own unique beauty. Absolutely amazing!!!
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Rachel Faust - USA
Mar 8, 2023
From: 5

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip

We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.

We requested SUV FOR OUR COMFORT AND  WE GOT IT!
We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!

as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.

our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.

We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.

As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.

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Sudhir D - USA
Mar 3, 2023

Outstanding!

Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb  & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.

We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.

We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.

Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.

Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia

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Paul & Barb Little - Australia
Mar 2, 2023

Superbly organised and very flexible

We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.

We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.

The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.

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Alex Miller - United Kingdom
Mar 1, 2023