Arrive in Saigon and greeted by courteous VYTA TOURS staff at the airport or seaport (if you come by cruise liner) and transferred to your hotel. You will then be free to leisurely tour the city, as time permits. O/N in Saigon
SAIGON-CU CHI-CAO DAI TEMPLE-SAIGON (B,L,D)
Day trip to Tay Ninh, visit Cao Dai temple, a primarily Caodaoist religion that combines various religious traditions and draws from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Islam. Its saints include the Western authors like Victor Hugo, and even scientists, such as Louis Pasteur. A noon ceremony is the highlight of a visit to Tay Ninh. In the afternoon we continue to the Cu Chi underground tunnels, constructed and used by insurgents during the French and American wars. O/N in Saigon.
SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA (B,L,D)
Depart for Mekong delta. Stop at My Tho for boat cruise on the Tien river, a branch of the Mekong river. Included in this three-hour boat trip are opportunities to row boats through small delta canals and a chance to visit exotic islands featuring fresh orchards and bonsai and fruit gardens. We include a stopover with a local farmer family to enjoy hot tea, honey wine and some tropical fruits. Then we continue to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta, for a relaxing evening and O/N in CanTho.
MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B,L,D). 175km
A morning cruise on the Hau river, another branch of the Mekong river, to witness the hustle and bustle of authentic Vietnamese floating markets. Then an afternoon drive back to Saigon. O/N in Saigon.
Relax and/or do a little shopping before being transferred to the airport for departure.
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