Pre and Post Conference Tours
Half day Morning City tour The morning tour will take you around the busiest city of Vietnam, from downtown Saigon to Chinatown, in order to get a general view of a developing city. You will get to know its history and culture with stops at History Museum and Thien Hau Temple. You will not only learn about the past but also get a glimpse of the daily life of stall and street vendors at Binh Tay Markets and see other places of interests such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Municipal Post Office, etc. A stopover at a well-known lacquer workshop will help you to pick up some unique gifts for your beloved.
Half day Cu Chi tunnels Cu Chi used to be a bitter battleground for many years during the Vietnam War. Visitors to our country cannot miss a visit to this “underground village” with the intricate network of over 200-km tunnels, which is lying 75 km from Ho Chi Minh City. It may be incredible if you don’t experience a short, exciting trip through this labyrinth of interlaced tunnels. Then challenge yourselves with rifle shooting at shooting range (optional with surcharge).
Dinner Cruise & Water Puppet show This tour provides a chance to explore Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife. What a fascinating experience to enjoy the delightfulness of water puppetry, a Vietnamese unique traditional stage art, performed on the water surface with accompaniment of live orchestra! A romantic dinner cruise along the tranquil Saigon River is truly a short retreat from the bustling ambiance of HCMC. The trip will be more complete with a short window sightseeing tour in the city centre to contemplate French-style colonial architectures in contrast with splendidly lighted modern sky-scrapers.
Full day Mekong Delta - My Tho The town of My Tho lies on the left side of the Mekong River and just a 1.5 hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors will enjoy a cruise on the Mekong River and then ride on a hand-rowing sampan through small islets under a green canopy of water-coconut trees to catch a glimpse of the daily activities of the local people. A visit to an orchard islet to observe the pastoral life and enjoy coconut milk, seasonal fruit, honey tea and lunch of country delicacies will also be arranged.
Full day Cao Dai temples & Cuchi tunnels Going all the way to Tay Ninh to visit the Great Caodai Holy See, a place of pilgrimage for quite a few south Vietnamese people who are followers of Caodaism. In time for its noontide prayer service, you will join a peculiar but solemn ceremony with the congregation attired in lively red, yellow, blue and white and chanting religious hymns. Followed is a delicious lunch in Tay Ninh. Then return to Ho Chi Minh City, with a stop at the “underground village” in Cu Chi district, which was used by the guerillas during the Vietnam War.
Deeper Mekong tours (2 days 1 night) The tour takes visitors deeper into the Mekong Delta to survey the vast rice fields and waters of Vinh Long and Can Tho. It gives a close contact with traditional rural life in Vietnam by stop-overs at orchards on Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet and the Cai Rang floating market, and a boat ride on the criss-cross waterways of the Mekong Delta always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.
Escape to the beach (2 days 1 night) Coming to Mui Ne, tourists often fall in love with transparent jewel-like waters, palm-fringes sandy beaches unfolding before visitors’ eyes. However, this lovely sea town is appealing not only by its beautiful beaches, but also by rubber plantations, dragon fruit gardens, and historical sites such as Poshanu Cham Towers. It is meant for those who wish to escape to a tranquil environment and enjoy the friendliness of the locals, who always extend a cordial welcome to their visitors. Note: Booking must be at least 3 days in advance.