Enjoy the best of Vietnam like a local! On this 8-day tour you will see all the major attractions around Saigon and the surrounding areas.
Get to know the history and the locals and get to know the rich culture of the Vietnamese. Climb aboard a vintage Vespa in Saigon as you explore the city and visit landmarks such as Saigon Cathedral and the post office. Try some of the best dishes in the region on your Vespa street food tour. Get acquainted with the history outside of the city in the Cu Chi Tunnels and enjoy the nature of the Mekong River while cruising overnight. Visit the floating market of Cai Be and learn how to prepare your own delicious Vietnamese food in your cooking class. Meet the locals before relaxing on Hoian Beach. Culture, history and relaxation have never been so perfect.
Welcome to Saigon! Get your first taste of Vietnam when you land at Tan Son Nhat Airport. On arrival, you will be greeted by our driver and escorted to your hotel in downtown Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam. The rest of the day is at leisure. Out into the city or just enjoy
After breakfast, head into the city – with a vintage Vespa scooter! If you travel by Vespa, you can explore the city in an individual way. First visit the Chinese Quarter, where you visit the fragrant flower market. You will have the opportunity to discover all the city’s major attractions, such as the Saigon Cathedral and Post Office, both designed by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, and the Palace of Reunification. After lunch, explore Saigon on your own. But be sure to be back for dinner! Embark on a gourmet street food tour in the evening with your Vespa and experience the nightlife like a local! Try some of the best Vietnamese street food,
Today you leave Saigon and explore the mighty Mekong Delta. There is no better way to experience the river than to take a river cruise. After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to your river boat. Meet your guide on arrival and enjoy a well deserved lunch. In the afternoon, alight while cruising in villages and orchards along the river, where you can explore and visit the area. In the evening, return to your boat to refresh yourself and enjoy the sunset. A delicious dinner is served on board.
Wake up on the second day of your river cruise as you feel the waters of the Mekong flow under your cabin. Enjoy breakfast with fresh fruit and tea as you glide down the river and look out over the shores. After breakfast, you can dive into a long sampan and take a trip to the floating market of Cai Be. Discover what merchandise market vendors sell as you meander through narrow channels in your sampan. Return to shore after your trip on the water and grab your bike. Take your bike along the back roads or walk to a small village along the Mekong canals. In the afternoon drive back to Saigon. On your arrival you can relax in your hotel.
In the morning, leave your hotel for a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a system of underground tunnels and an important base during the war. Overall, the tunnels are over 200 kilometers long and were carved entirely by hand. Explore the tunnels by diving deep into the underground system and learn about the important role of tunnels in history. In the afternoon, return to Saigon and fly to Hoian in the afternoon. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. If you want, explore the city, relax in a café or go straight to the beach to enjoy the white sands.
Spend the day exploring peaceful Hoian and experiencing it as the locals do. Take your bike and drive to Tra Que, a nearby village. Go to their vegetable village, where you can smell the fresh vegetables while it ripens. Learn about growing vegetables from a local farmer as you learn how to make foods such as spring rolls and other local delicacies. Then, throw some vegetables into the pan while you attend a cooking class to learn how to make these delicious Vietnamese specialties yourself.
Afterwards you will continue by boat to the Bay Mau Nipa palm forest. Take a look at the houses with the low roofs from the Nipapalm as you row through the canals. Learn about the lives of farmers and fishermen in the area and take part in some of their local activities. At the end of the afternoon you will cycle back to your hotel in An Bang Beach.
Take a day to explore and relax. Treat yourself to a soothing massage in your hotel or in one of the city’s many splendid spas. You like fashion? Get bespoke dresses in the city, they can be ready for you in less than 24 hours. Discover more of Hoian, go for a delicious meal on the street, or catch a glimpse of people at one of the many riverside cafes. Hoian also offers unique decor-style restaurants. At night you will return to your hotel for a last night in Vietnam.
Today is the time to leave Vietnam. Your driver will take you to the airport in Hoian, from where you will fly to Saigon. Here you get on your plane home.
Your Vietnam adventure may be over, but there is so much more to discover. Come back soon, Vietnam will miss you!
The travel costs included
- Accommodation in a twin room in the listed 4 * hotels in good locations
- Private transfer with the modern car
- Daily breakfast buffet in the hotel
- Lunch and dinner as described in the program in local restaurants
- Vespa tour in Saigon, everything you can eat and drink
- 2-day Mekong river cruise on the Mekong Eyes Cruise
- Cooking class and bike tour in Hoian
- Experienced, English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees as described in the program
- Mineral water daily: 2 bottles / day
- Internal travel insurance with a turnover of $ 300,000
- Handmade gift
Travel expenses are not included
- Visa fees
- Domestic air tickets
Frequently asked Questions
Almost all our tours are daily departures. To make a booking, you must submit a reservation form. Then we will process the booking and respond within 24 hours.
Yes, of course, you have to contact the tour operator or the travel agency directly if you want to make a reservation directly. However, we are in a good position to make the offer, make the booking and make the trip as we are a local tour operator.