Discover Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi
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Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
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REUNIFICATION PALACE (Formerly the Presidential Palace)
Originally built for the French Governor-General of Indochina in 1868 the Norodom Palace as it was then known was abandoned in 1880 when government services moved to Hanoi. When the Government of South Vietnam was established in 1954, the palace became the luxurious residence of President Diem. In 1963, the palace was abandoned after a renegade pilot in the South Vietnamese army bombed and strafed the building. The current structure was opened in 1966. One of the most striking images of the War was the sight of North Vietnamese tank 843 crashing through the palace gates marking a symbolic end to the conflict in Indochina. On a tour of the palace one can visit underground tunnels and bunkers filled with radio equipment and maps left virtually untouched since 1975.
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
Built between 1877 and 1883, Notre Dame Cathedral, with her two 40 meter towers topped with iron spires is one of Ho Chi Minh City's major landmarks. It is built in a neo-Romanesque form. The cathedral's red bricks and colored glass windows were imported from France. The cathedral was consecrated in 1962. Full services in both Vietnamese and English are held every Sunday morning.
SAIGON POST OFFICE
Located next to Notre Dame is Saigon's French-styled post office. Built between 1886 and 1891, the ochre-colored building has a glass canopy, ceiling fans, and enormous wall maps of "Saigon et Ses Environs". At the far end of the arched building is a large portrait of Ho Chi Minh.
BEN THANH MARKET
Ben Thanh is the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City. Shopkeepers sell a wide variety of local and imported products ranging from garments and textiles to handicrafts, flowers, and vegetables. The market was finished in 1914. The French-style building has a distinctive clock tower at its entrance.
Water Puppetry is performed in a pool of water 4 meters square with the water surface being the stage. The puppets are carved out of wood and often weigh up to 15 kg.
A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides background music accompaniment. The stories of show are told by a Singer of Chèo (an opera form in North Viet Nam). Now aday, Puppet Show is performed in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh city, become a part couldn’t be missed when visiting Viet Nam.
Mui Ne is an eco-tourist site still in primitive appearance, about 22 km to the East of Phan Thiet City. It is the name of a coastal ward in Phan Thiet City. Visiting Mui Ne, visitors can walk under rows of coconut trees running along the beach with the blue sea on side and white sand dunes on the other.
THE WHITE SAND DUNES
The Bau Trang area has 3 lakes: Bau Ong (Gentleman Lake), Bau Ba (Lady Lake) which is the largest, and Bau Xoai (Mango Lake) which is the smallest, and several ponds. Bau Ba is 14.5 m at the deepest point and Bau Ong is 22 m deep. The two lakes have a combined water volume of 12,131,900 m3. The shallower ends of the lakes are covered in beautiful flowering lotuses, and thus the area is sometimes referred to as "Lotus Lake" by tour companies; further adding to the great confusion of so many names for the same area.
THE TUNNELS OF CU CHI
Located a one-hour drive northwest of Ho Chi Minh City are the extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels. During the war Vietnamese guerillas built this labyrinth of narrow tunnels using them to hide during bombing raids and stage surprise attacks. The entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded: you can still see numerous craters caused by 500 pound B52 bombs. There are over 200 kilometers of tunnels in the area, all of which were dug using only hand tools. Two sections of tunnel are open to the public and ex-Vietnamese fighters lead tours through the underground hospitals, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Visitors to Cu Chi can also fire AK47s and M16 rifles on a specially designed firing range.
Day 01: Ho Chi Minh city
Check –in hotel after arrive Ho Chi Minh city.
In the afternoon, then meet upon at meeting point. We will visit Ho Chi Minh city: Reunification Palace which was the former residence of President of South Vietnam until 1975. Visit the most famous structure Notre Dame Cathedral,the Post Office.
Transfer back to our office.
17:45 – 18:00 Pick up at your hotel to enjoy Water Puppet Show which is a part of Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage.
After finish the show, take the cycle ride around the center of city to see Saigon at night time.
Have dinner on cruise.
Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne / Mui Ne Lotus lake – Yellow and White Sand Dunes (B)
After breakfast at hotel, then check-out hotel. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne. Tourists can choose departure time to visit beautiful beach city by jeep: Lotus Lake, see the sunrise on Yellow and White Sand Dunes, shopping at Mui Ne Market, Fishing Village, then transfer to Fairy Stream where you can take many beautiful photos.
Free time on beach. Overnight in Mui Ne.
Day 03: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh city (B)
Back to hotel, check-out before the bus pick up at hotel at 08:00 or 13:00 bring tourists back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Check-in hotel, stay one night in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 04: Cu Chi tunnel – Departure (B)
After breakfast, check-out hotel. Departure at meeting point, take the visit to Cu Chi Tunnel. A two-hour bus ride, we will arrive at Ben Dinh tunnels (the original ones) where you can see: The underground tunnels system. The documentary film about the war. Many above-ground and underground attractions (war traps, bunkers, bomb craters…)
Especially, you will have time for shooting at the shooting range.
14:30Back Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to airport by yourself. Finish the tour.
- A/C tourist bus on tour, tourist sleeping bus bus Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh
- English Speaking tour guide in Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi.
- Entrance fee in Mui Ne
- Puppet show ticket
- Jeep car in Mui Ne
- 01 dinner on cruise, breakfasts (please check if mini hotel)
- Mineral bottle (1 bottle/pax/day).
Ho Chi Minh
-Mini hotel: Kim Khoi, Le Le, Spring House,…
-3 star: Grand Silverland, Elios, A&E,…
-4 star: Oscar, Grand Silverland, Royal Lotus,…
- Mini hotel: Bien Nho hotel, Hoang Kim resort, Hai Gia resort…
- 3 star Resort: Tien Dat resort, Canary resosrt, Dynasty resort, Vinh Suong Resort.
- 4 star Resort: Decentury Beach Resort, Novela Mui Ne Resort & Spa, Bamboo Village Beach Resort…
- Travel insurance.
- Transfering Airport - hotel – Airport.
- Tourguide in Mui Ne
- Entrancee fee in Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi tunnel.
- Shooting fee.
- Tipping is at customer’s discretion.
- Enjoy with group tour in Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi, private tour in Mui Ne.
- Maximum 2 pax/room.
- Confirmation of room & price are subject to space availability at the time of booking only.
- Ground operator reserved the right to amend or adjust itinerary to match with real situation.
Transfer: Airport – Hotel – Airport:
Meeting point: 181 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh city - 252 De Tham, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh city.