Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) / Private transfer from airport to the hotelDay 1
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)
Ho Chi Minh City DiscoveryDay 2
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
HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels – HCMC freeDay 3
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
HCMC – Cruise Trip Along Mekong DeltaDay 4
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
Mekong Delta – HCM CityDay 5
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
HCM City – DepartureDay 6
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.
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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)
- Domestic flight
- Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- 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
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
Reviews on Our Service
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"Lifetime of Memories"
Lam did an amazing job putting together an itinerary based on phone/text conversations. We told him the where and what and he did the rest. The accommodations were beyond expectation, the guides were unbelievably friendly, and the places we were taken were spectacular. Having guides and drivers is worth every penny. So much time and money would have been wasted had we tried to accomplish this ourselves.
We got to experience so much more because of our guides local knowledge. Lastly, how great it was not to worry about how we were getting to the next adventure. Had we not used Indochina Pioneer I truly believe I wouldn’t have as many astonishing memories.
"Amazing 30 Day Journey with Indochina Pioneer"
If you are looking for a private tour of SE Asia, look no further than Indochina Pioneer. I recently returned from a 30-day private tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand all arranged by Indochina Pioneer and could not have been happier with everything they arranged for me. They are top-notch from working directly with you on planning your trip, arranging visas, having individuals at the airports to meet and walk you through everything when entering the countries, having amazing tour guides and drivers as well as organizing everything for you on the ground and being there to help you all along the way if you have any questions or problems. My tour was amazing with not only the normal tourist sights, but many off the beaten track sights and with your own guides, you learn so much more from these individuals who actually live in the places you will visit. I can’t recommend this tour agency enough. If you are looking to travel to any of the locations Indochina Pioneer has tours, you must book through them, you will not be disappointed.
"Excellent from the very beginning"
We had 21 days on a private tour and every detail was perfectly arranged. Perhaps, the Spanish speaking skills of guides can ve improved, but overall they were very helpful and committed with their job. I want to highlight the performance of Juan (Hanoi), Miguel (Hoi An), Chao (Ho Chi Minh City) and La (Luang Prabang, Laos).
Hotels were as we asked and the timing for the visits was very good.
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