Exploring the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

One-day itinerary: Mekong Delta Exploration

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Mekong Delta, Vietnam: From Saigon, you will be driven to Cai Be Village in the Mekong Delta (approx. 2.5 hours). At Cai Be board a private boat to explore Cai Be floating market and visit local families making popped rice (a favorite of the team!), coconut candies, rice paper and various other local homemade Vietnamese products from the Mekong area. Then you’ll have lunch in a beautiful traditional garden house and be presented with local dishes such as elephant ear fish rolled and wrapped with rice paper and different Vietnamese vegetables and fruits served with tamarind dipping sauce

After lunch, you’ll carry on with your boat trip to Vinh Long, passing small and beautiful canals with peaceful tranquil villages. Time permitting you can even visit a local brick/pottery factory.

After this your private transport will pick you up in Vinh Long and will drive you to Mr Nam’s homestay in Can Tho. The home stay is in Cai Tac and it is about 16 km away from the city. Check in at the home stay and then relax as you get to know your hosts – your guide can help with translating with the family, so don’t be shy – you can ask questions about their life and the history of their country.

Note: Journeys Within’s one-day itinerary ideas are some of our favorite one-day activities – many of which are exclusive to Journeys Within. We do not book these one-day itineraries by themselves, but only as part of a full tour package.

Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam

One-day itinerary: Cu Chi Tunnels and Dinner with a Veteran

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Here you will learn about, and be given the opportunity to descend into, the tunnels where the guerilla fighters constructed an amazing underground base and village network during the French Resistance and the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam Spring Family Special

Country: Vietnam

10 Days | $8,500

Plan your family's spring break around seeing the highlights of Vietnam this year. This 10-day tour starts in the North with an immersion into Vietnamese culture and history, then takes participants out on the waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay for an overnight cruise amongst the remarkable limestone formations. Next, the tour gets active in historic Hoi An where you will walk amongst the ancient town and ride bicycles on Cam Kim Island. Finally, spend your last days in Saigon exploring the cultural diversity of this amazing nation.

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Caravelle Hotel Bar

One-day itinerary: Backstage Pass to Saigon Culture and History

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take in two of Saigon’s iconic buildings with behind-the-scenes tours of the incredible AO Show at the old Saigon Opera House followed by a historical tour of the Caravelle Hotel where correspondents from NBC, CBS, ABC and many other foreign news organizations were based during the Vietnam War. Your special evening will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. The Caravelle’s General Manager Carl will be there to meet you and …

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