Saigon & Bangkok Explorer
Glimpse past and present on this in-depth encounter with the glittering cityscapes, youthful verve, and centuries-old culture, heritage and traditions of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.
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Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
The scents of jasmine and steady hoots from Ho Chi Minh’s busy streets are never far as you embark on an intoxicating adventure incorporating two of South East Asia’s most exciting cities. Upon arrival in Vietnam’s largest city, formerly known as Saigon, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day recovering from your journey, or get a small taste of what’s in store on your own. Later this evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers.
Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 4 nights
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City
Start your day with a journey by speedboat along the Saigon River to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. As you leave the city behind, glimpse the changing faces of Vietnam – from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centres to the green paddy fields and tiny villages that skirt the river banks. Descend into an underground world of subterfuge and hardship, learning how the Vietcong guerrilla fighters used these impossibly narrow and dark tunnels as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches, as well as hospitals and living quarters throughout the war. ‘Connect With Locals’ next, visiting an organic farm to learn about the benefits of natural medicine made from the local organic vegetables, herbs, spices and mushrooms. Wander through the lush green fields before joining the family in their home for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ lunch. Over some of their favourite family dishes, exchange stories and gain insights into how their business is providing a livelihood for many local farmers. Next ‘Make A Difference’ with a visit to the HCMC Blind Centre where blind children gather together to learn how to play music and use the computer under the guidance of volunteers. The centre was founded by blind musician Mr. Dao Khanh Truong who spent most of his life caring for and teaching the children life skills and music. Later, return to Ho Chi Minh City for a free evening and perhaps choose to see an optional show, or maybe visit one of the rooftop bars for which the city is famous, gaining a bird’s eye view of the pulsating streets below.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok
Hotel: Shangri-La, 4 nights
Day 6: Bangkok
Day 7: Bangkok
Day 8: Bangkok
Day 9: Depart Bangkok
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|February: 01, 18||$3,995.00||$5,575.00|
|March: 03, 21||$3,995.00||$5,575.00|
|November: 17, 28||$3,995.00||$5,575.00|
|Meals:||8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Flights:||Air Ticket: Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok|
|Accommodation:||8 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director and Separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.