South Vietnam River Cruise and Beach Stay - Ho Chi Minh City - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Explore two very different sides to Vietnam, while staying in 4* accommodation throughout your adventure.
  • Start in the gloriously vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and visit its sights and markets, and then jump on board for a 2-night cruise down Mekong River.
  • You will then be taken to Vung Tau, in the small-yet-stunning beach town of Ho Tram – an indulfent dose of R&R after a busy few days of exploring.

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Your Destinations

Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer.  The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of deluxe resorts. There has never been a better time to go on a Vietnam holiday than now, as the country with a fascinating past warmly embraces its future as a major player among international tourist destinations. When visiting Vietnam you will discover a country that offers something for every holidaymaker. From the tranquillity of the Mekong delta, the charms of Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay to the hectic city life found in Ho-Chi- Minh City (Saigon), a Vietnam holiday offers something for everyone, making it a truly unmatched travel experience.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival 

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll be welcomed by a guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in. Relax after a long journey.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Note: Hotel check-in time is 14:00. Early check-in is not included. 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels (Breakfast)

After breakfast, visit the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence and reunification.  

In the afternoon, visit the moving War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. Continue to the Reunification Palace, former residence of the Indochina Governor General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975. The day ends with visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the bustling Ben Thanh Market for shopping.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta by shuttle bus - Panorama River Cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

In the morning you'll be picked up from your hotel in Saigon by cruise shuttle bus to take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink you'll be shown the on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising.  Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong 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 ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.
Day 4: Life on the water and floating markets (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.

After breakfast, you will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and liveliest markets. On even dates, you will explore the small channels of the Mekong Delta around Cai Be with a small sampan or by foot. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. You will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. You will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.

Later in the morning you can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively, you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.

You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.
Day 5: An exotic world of its own – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast/Lunch)

After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river. In Can Tho you will visit the floating market of Cai Rang. In Cai Be you will explore the delta by foot or with a small sampan. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.

Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which you started. The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. On even dates, you will have lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop. On odd dates, lunch is served in Vinh Long City.

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, check in your hotel. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6 - 11 or 14: Vung Tau (Breakfast)  – 2.5 hours drive (121km = 75 miles)

After breakfast at your hotel and 09:00AM - you will travel by road (no guide) for 2.5 hours to Vung Tau to chill out on the beach.

5 or 8 nights in in Vung Tau. 

Day 11 or 14: Vung Tau - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure  (Breakfast)

You will be free today until check out time to meet your driver (no guide) for travelling back to Ho Chi Minh City in a good time to connect to your departure flight back to the UK. 

Note: Hotel check-out time: 12:00. Late check-out is excluded. 

Your Hotels

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
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1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Paragon Saigon Hotel 4*, Ho Chi Minh City - 3 nights in a Deluxe Room with Bed and Breakfast
The 4* Paragon Saigon Hotel is ideally located just a 3 minute walk from the Opera House and Vincom Shopping Centre, as well as a mere 15-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. Elegant and luxurious, this modern hotel exudes French-Vietnamese charm and contemporary décor and features a fitness centre, free WiFi and a restaurant serving Vietnamese, Western and Asian cuisine. The stylish rooms all come with wooden flooring, ensuite bathroom, flat-screen TV and minibar. 
Mekong Eyes Cruise 4*, Mekong Delta - 2 nights in an En-Suite Cabin with Full Board
The Mekong Eyes Classic blends regional boat-building traditions with contemporary comforts to become the ideal holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong Delta in style. There is a large dining room in the lower deck, where you can enjoy culinary delicacies of Vietnam or a cocktail in the cosy bar. There are 14 lavishly furnished twin and double rooms, each with a private bathroom with shower and hot water, wardrobe and air-conditioning. All rooms offer a fantastic panoramic view over the Mekong River.

Ho Tram Beach Boutique Resort & Spa 4*, Vung Tau - 5 or 8 nights in Garden View Bungalow with Bed and Breakfast
Located along the coastal road of Ba Ria, Vung Tau Province, Ho Tram Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal get-away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. A mere two-hour leisurely drive from the city, Ho Tram Beach Resort & Spa showcases authentic Vietnamese architecture, set against a backdrop of blue seas, clear skies and rich garden landscapes. Using only the highest quality indigenous materials, the Ho Tram Beach Resort & Spa allows the guests to experience the local culture, with international standards of services. The Aurora Spa offers Asian influenced treatments to rebalance and revive you, with ancient philosophies, techniques and remedies providing the ultimate relaxation. The two restaurants serve both delicious Vietnamese dishes and International options, overlooking a stunning water lily lake or the beach. Each room is carefully crafted, incorporating Vietnamese inspirations with Western touches, creating a homely yet modern feeling. You can admire the lush tropical garden views from your private balcony.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per the itinerary.

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Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • International flight from UK to Vietnam and return including airport taxes
  • Vietnamese Visa stamp fee at Noi Bai airport for single-entry: US$25/person
  • (UK, Spanish, German, Italian and French will get single entry visa and pay US$25/person)
  • Tips for guide and driver (suggested amount: for group from 2-4pax: US$10/day/group for guide and US$5/day/group for driver)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • All other service not stated in the program
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What's Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mentioned or similar
  • Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle (airport and inter hotel transfers)
  • Shuttle transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta & return
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu.
  • Tour excursions with private local English speaking guide escorted:
  • Ho Chi Minh City’s highlights ½ day
  • Cu Chi Tunnels ½ days
  • 3 days/2 nights river cruise in Mekong Delta, with 2 overnights on boat & local guide aboard
  • Bottled mineral waters and wet wipe on car during the tour
  • Government taxes
  • Approval letter for Vietnamese Visa on arrival (Please send us your passport copy 15 days before the tour starts as confirmation to this service. UK, Spanish, German, Italian and French are waived Vietnamese visa since 1 July, 2015 and stay max. 15 days in Vietnam)

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

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Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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