Vietnam's Colonial Era

Vietnam's Colonial Era

Days : 03 Nights / 04 Days

Package Plan : Includes Morning Meal

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Day 01                  Arrival 

Xin Chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be welcomed by our Travel Expert who shall assist for your transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day will be yours. Why not wander around the streets for an overview of this bustling city. The majority of these tourist spots are located in District 1 and are a short leisurely distance from each other. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02                 Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh Tour 

Savor a delectable breakfast. Today’s experiences include: 

  • Cu Chi Tunnels - The Chu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh. They offer visitors a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948. The site has over 120km of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armory, hospitals, and command centers. After the war against the French, Vietnamese soldiers expanded the tunnels and included effective air filtration systems, which helped them survive the Chu Chi carpet-bombings. Do note that the 100-metre crawl through the underground tunnels may be unsuitable if you have breathing difficulties. There are emergency exit points every 10 meters for safety.

  • War Remnants Museum - Is a war museum that comprises a series of themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment placed within a walled yard. There are a number of pieces of unexploded ordnance stored in the corner of the yard, with their charges and/or fuses removed. 

  • Reunification Palace - Also known as Independence Palace was the base of Vietnamese General Ngo Dinh Diem until his death in 1963. It made its name in global history in 1975. A tank belonging to the North Vietnamese Army crashed through its main gate, ending the Vietnam War. The palace is like a time capsule frozen in 1975. You can see two of the original tanks used in the capture of the palace parked in the grounds. It has lush gardens, secret rooms, antique furniture and a command bunker.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica - A Cathedral located in the downtown that was established by French colonists who initially named it Cathedrale Notre de Saigon. The cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880 which has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).

  • Central Post office - A beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of Southeast Asia.The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. Inside the Post office of special note are two painted maps that were created just after the post office was built.

  • Ben Thanh Market - A great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much. When night falls, restaurants around the perimeter of the market open their doors creating a vibrant street side scene filling the air with the scents of wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish and meats.

Have an exciting time hunting for unique souvenirs and handicrafts (personal expense) or your own exploration. Afterwards return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03                     Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Tour - Ho Chi Minh

After an early Breakfast, head straight for a 3 hours drive to Ben Tre. Today’s experiences include:

• Visit a brick factory 

• A scenic cruise along the Mekong River 

• Stop off at local cottage industries along the way  

• Hop on bikes (or a tuk tuk) for a leisurely ride through the countryside 

• Lunch in a traditional Mekong village restaurant 

• Board a motorboat to explore more of the Mekong Delta. 

Afterwards transfer to the car for your transfer back to your hotel in Saigon City.

Day 04                    Ho Chi Minh - Departure 

Post Breakfast, you are left with time for shopping (personal expense) or collecting all the memories of the tour. Afterwards transfer to the airport for journey back home.


  • 3 Night Accommodation & Breakfast as mentioned above

  • Ho Chi Minh Tour - Places of Attractions as per itinerary

  • Cruise and Motor Boat ride in Mekong

  • Lunch in a restaurant in Mekong Village

  • All Tours & Transfers as per itinerary


  • Airfare

  • Visa Fee

  • Lunch & Dinner (except where mentioned)

  • Any personal expense such as tipping, laundry, telephone billing

  • Any other services which is not mentioned above

  • All expenses of personal nature.

  • Overseas Travel Insurance strongly recommended