8 Days Best Package: Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta/Can Tho/Phu Quoc Island

This is a southern essence and leisure travel itinerary where you will go to see the best of Ho Chi Minh and finally take a few days quietly on Phu Quoc Island, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, following the sunrise and sunset and the ebb and flow of the sea, listening to the most beautiful heart of nature.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular maze of Cu Chi tunnels below ground. See the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
  • A cruise along the waterways and a friendly guesthouse with local fare gets you up close and personal with life on the legendary Mekong Delta.
  • Discover an island paradise off the south coast of Phu Quoc. Lounge and make the most out of your relaxing on the beach

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Xin Chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Upon arrival, your private guide and driver are waiting to meet you at the arrivals lounge, holding up a welcome signboard with your names on it and take you directly to your hotel in the city centre.

After checking-in, you will have time to relax and adjust to the pace of HCM City, still called Saigon by the locals. There will be a short tour briefing this evening with your guide followed by a welcome dinner at Bloom restaurant. Your visit will ‘Make A Difference’ to this Culinary Vocational Training facility developed by the charity ‘Aid to Children Without Parents’ that provides training to disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry enabling them to become self-reliant.

Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country.

Overnight in HCM City: The Reverie / Park Haytt Sigon / Villa Song / Le Méridien

City HallCity Hall
The Reverie HotelThe Reverie Hotel

Morning: After breakfast, you and your family will be met by your private guide and driver and taken to Cu Chi, a small community located northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, known for its network of deep tunnels that provided shelter and an effective source of infiltration for the Viet Cong during the later years of the Vietnam War.

Upon arrival, you will watch the original film footage from the period, followed by a walk through the reserve. The hidden network of Viet Cong tunnels is believed to stretch to “hundreds of miles,” in total length, housed living quarters, storage rooms, makeshift hospitals, and kitchens…etc. Although originally very narrow, some parts have been widened for the tourists and you have the opportunity to explore parts of the system.

Try some of the main food of the Viet Cong Soldiers with a cassava tasting served with tangy tea. After that transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Afternoon: Spend the rest of the day visiting some of Ho Chi Minh City’s key highlights. We’ll tailor your tour to suit you, but we particularly recommend visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Rex Hotel, the General Post Office, renowned for its architecture, and Ben Thanh Market.

Later stop at the Reunification Palace and the moving War Remnants Museum to learn more of Vietnam’s turbulent past.

Proceed to the atmospheric Jade Emperor Pagoda before finishing in fine style with a sundowner at the top of the Bitexco Tower, the tallest building in Vietnam.

Overnight in HCM City

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Viet Cong tunnelsViet Cong tunnels
Notre Dame CathedralNotre Dame Cathedral
Jade Emperor PagodaJade Emperor Pagoda
Ben Thanh MarketBen Thanh Market

After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Cai Be town, located in the Mekong Delta.

Upon arrival, you will board the boutique Song Sanh Sampan and begin cruising. From the Sampan you will be able to observe life as it plays out onshore – people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit. Before arriving at Sa Dec, you will stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand. You will pass the monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai temple.

Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.

Lunch will be served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. You will also explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat. Your last stopover before sunset will be at an ancient house (a “Nha Co” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting.

After dinner, return on board while the Song Xanh Sampan continues its way towards the Hau River.

Overnight on board Song Xanh Sampan: boutique Song Sanh Sampan

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Floating MarketFloating Market
Cao Dai templeCao Dai temple

Morning: Wake up early to visit the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily starting from 5:00 am. Breakfast will be served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos.

Disembark at Can Tho Jetty and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Afternoon: Take a guided tour of this charming city. Known as the “Western Capital of Vietnam”, Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta, is a beautiful area drawing influences from the Khmer, Chinese, and French.

You will first visit the Ancient House of Binh Thuy, an outstanding example of Western and Oriental architectural elements.

Next is the Can Tho Grand Prison which will give you a chilling insight into Vietnam’s past.

End your afternoon with a visit to a family Cacao farm where you can see the whole process of chocolate making from the plant to the ready product. The owner will explain and demonstrate things and also your own guide does.

Evening: Enjoy your leisure time. You may visit the Can Tho Night Market that runs along the river, a perfect place to try some delicious street food as well as buying some souvenirs.

Overnight in Can Tho: Azerai Can Tho / Victoria Can Tho Resort

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Cai Rang Floating Market Cai Rang Floating Market
Azerai Can ThoAzerai Can Tho

After breakfast transfer to Can Tho Airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc Island, a stunningly beautiful and peaceful tropical paradise that floats in the warm and sparkling cobalt waters off the Gulf of Thailand. Despite being fringed by perfect white sand beaches and tropical waters, the tear-shaped island of Phu Quoc is still relatively undiscovered.

On arrival, transfer to the beach resort for check-in. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Phu Quoc Island: Regent Phu Quoc / JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa / Fusion Resort Phu Quoc / Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

The whole day is at your leisure. You can spend time exploring the rustic fishing villages and unspoiled beaches that dot the landscape. Watching the sunset on the beach with a few cocktails shouldn’t be missed. Phu Quoc is also a great place to sample some of Vietnam’s best seafood, with regional specialties of sea snake, octopus, shrimp and lobster.

Overnight in Phu Quoc Island

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Today is another free day for you to enjoy everything that Phu Quoc has to offer. Spend time to chill out at the beach or book a diving trip. The warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand make Phu Quoc a great spot for diving and snorkeling. The reefs that surround the island abound with colourful marine life while the clear waters guarantee a great view. The best time to do this is from November until March.

Overnight in Phu Quoc Island

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Nice BeachNice Beach

After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out of the resort by midday and your private driver will pick you up and take you to Phu Quoc airport to board a short flight back to HCM City and then transfer via your departure flight or travel on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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