Day 1 Arrive in Hong Kong
Welcome to the Orient’s super city.
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel by airport shuttle (hotel check-in time is 2pm).
Accommodation: Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon or similar
Day 2 Hong Kong (B)
This morning’s sightseeing tour includes a ride up to Victoria Peak, then visit Repulse Bay before stopping at the famous fishing village of Aberdeen for a chance to ride in a “Sampan”. Visit Stanley Market before heading back to your hotel. The afternoon and evening are free for shopping, wandering the bustling Nathan Road or for other pursuits.
Day 3 Hong Kong (B)
Full day at leisure to pursue own interest or take an optional excursion to Macao, just less than one hour by high speed boat or to Lantao Islands to see the Giant Buddha.
Day 4 Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Transfer to the Airport by airport shuttle for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Accommodation: Ramana Hotel Saigon or similar
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Morning City Tour: A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life. Begin the trip into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Afterwards, drive to the historic centre to visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagodas. Proceed to pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Pass by the classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside). Finally, end up at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
Afternoon and evening are at leisure to explore Ho Chi Minh City on your own.
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Full day Mekong Delta: Immerse yourself fully in the local culture of the Mekong Delta with a day out to rustic Ben Tre. A journey of about two and a half hours will bring you to a peaceful area of lush orchards, green rice paddies and coconut fields. The fresh sweet coconut juice is said to be the best in the country. The industrious local residents have found many other uses for the humble coconut, including turning them into household items and cosmetics. Hop on a bike for a ride along the shady paths to visit the home of local antique collector, Uncle Six. This friendly older man will welcome you into his home from where he also sells his ceramics. If you’re feeling fit, Uncle Six will even show you how to climb the coconut trees using just your bare hands! Continue your two-wheeled exploration along rural pathways that wind their way alongside dense vegetation and small tributaries of the Mekong. Board a rowing boat and cruise along the small canals under the shade of the coconut trees. Then change your mode of transport to a motorised boat. After a delicious lunch of local specialties cooked by the host, visit some local workshops to see how rice paper and sticky coconut sweets are made.
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City Exits (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Based on sharing
- Single supplement: USD $435
Based on sharing
- Single supplement: CAD $575
Surcharges applicable for travelling during trade shows, conventions, special events, major public holidays such as Christmas and New Year and etc.