Based in and around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the south of Vietnam, this short tour combines the hustle and bustle of city life with the calm and serenity of Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Nam Cat Tien National Park. You'll enjoy a tour of Saigon and the nearby Cu Chi tunnels as well as a boat trip on the Mekong Delta and plenty of time enjoying the wildlife by night and by day in the Nam Cat Tien National Park.
We start this tour of South Vietnam by exploring the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, which were made famous during the Vietnam War. These tiny, cramped tunnels were home to the Vietnamese resistance, and right under the nose of the American's. There is also plenty of time to explore Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, which is a vibrant and colourful metropolis with great bars and restaurants and a nightlife to match.
Next we take to the water with a boat ride on the Mekong Delta. We visit local cottage industries making rice cakes and candies and pass by small villages, rice paddies and fruit orchards. We also visit some of the famous floating markets that make a trip to the delta such a unique and rewarding experience.
Our final stop is the Nam Cat Tien National Park, which is to the east of Saigon. This wonderful national park is blessed with a varied flora and fauna and we spend plenty of time hiking through the forests learning about the things we see. There is also a boat ride across crocodile lake and perhaps a chance to spot the elusive creatures.
We finish back in Saigon were the tour ends. This tour combines well with visits of northern Vietnam, or you can extend your time with a relaxing beach stay or an overland journey or short flight to Phnomh Penh in Cambodia.