Saigon, Vietnam’s most vibrant city awaits you, from our many visits we have created the finest experiences from, pop up pho breakfast and Banh Xeo lunch during our very own back alleys and hidden places tour. A visit the Cu Chi tunnels by speed boat, witness the acrobatic culture of the AO show and prepared to have your senses explode at Noir – Dinning in the dark. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a great place to begin your Vietnam experience or a fabulous stopover to or from Europe.
For more about this fabulous Saigon stopover contact Glenn on (02) 4363 1699 or (02) 4384 1118.
SAIGON (Ho Chi Minh City) – 3 nights Gold or Silver 3 nights accommodation in Saigon
CATEGORY: Gold or Silver
- Private transfer Saigon Airport to your chosen hotel
- 3 nights accommodation of your selection
GOLD – Intercontinental Saigon Deluxe Room
SILVER Liberty Central Riverside Saigon River view Room
- Breakfast Daily at your chosen hotel
- Saigon Back lanes and secrets morning tour including snacks and lunch
Start exploring Saigon by enjoying breakfast with Vietnam traditional food – Pho at in the small alleys of Ho Thi Ky. Then, we start the Saigon city tour with a visit to the colorful flower market (or local market) before entering the FITO traditional museum and its amazing collection of objects and facts about ancient medicinal techniques.
Coffee tasting at bird singing coffee in Tao Dan park. Next, the Reunification Palace, the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883, is a major centre of Catholicism in modern Vietnam, and one of the city’s major landmarks.
Keep visit Tan Dinh market that is the oldest market in the city where you will see the real local life of Saigon.
Have lunch at Banh Xeo – 46A Dinh Cong Trang. This is a famous Banh Xeo store located on Dinh Cong Trang street, specializes in serving huge Vietnamese sizzling crepe cake that comes with pork belly, shrimps and bean sprouts.
Transfer back to your hotel then free at leisure for relaxing in the afternoon
- AO (Ahh Ohh) show at Saigon Opera House
In the evening, our guide will take you to the theater for A O show. A “new circus” show à la Cirque de Soleil, À Ố Show is a new kind of art performance surpassing all the limits of previous art shows in Vietnam over the years. The audience is offered the opportunity to let their imagination run, set off by the visual creation and lighting of each performance. The chastity of bamboo, the basket boat and its use in the daily life of many Vietnamese are leading visuals for the show. During the 60 minute show, the audience is gently introduced to many different tones of emotion, and some may see flashes of their own reflection through the vivid yet poetical rendering. It is almost as if the audience were privy to a Vietnamese dream of life, survival, love and everything in between. Subject to performance being held during your stay in Saigon.
- Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by speed boat including lunch
Travel to Cu Chi as a VIP on one of our modern speedboats arriving hours before the large tour groups. Your English-speaking guide will explain the life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slaloms through the water hyacinths. After the scenic one-hour boat trip our guide will take you through the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. A light breakfast will be served on the way to Cu Chi and a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be served after visiting the tunnels.
07:00 – Pick-up at the customers’ hotel and transfer to our pier.
07:15 – Light breakfast on the boat/Departure to Cu Chi
08 :40 – Arrive in Cu Chi
09: 00 – Begin Cu Chi Tunnels tour
11:00 – Finish Tour/ Lunch at local riverside
11:45 – Begin Trip to Ho Chi Minh City
13:00 – Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, drop off at your hotel.
NOIR – Dinning in the dark experience
For your dinner, embark on a sensory journey into a different world and savour exquisite tastes and textures in complete darkness at Noir – Dining in the Dark. You will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired staff who have been specially trained to share this experience of a new way of sensing the environment around you. Noir’s unique menus are a symphony of flavours which will stimulate your senses with textures and subtle flavours, coming to the forefront as you dine on unique dishes that have not been described beforehand. This one-of-a-kind experience will make you re-evaluate your perception of taste and smell, and open your mind.
If you are unable to tolerate any food advise us at the time of booking and Noir will ensure that you menu will not include anything you cannot tolerate.
After you complete your meal your hosts will discuss your menu with you so you will know what you have been eating. Noir is fine dining and does not provide you food that would shock you !
- Private Transfer from your chosen hotel to Saigon Airport
VALIDITY DATES and COST:
05 January 2019 – 29 February 2019
Silver $ 855 per person twin share / Gold $ 1087 per person twin share
01 March 2019 – 31 March 2019
Silver $ 855 Per person twin share / Gold $ 1175 Per person twin share
01 April 2019 – 30 April 2019
Silver $ 855 Per Person twin share / Gold $ 1087 Per person twin share
01 May 2019 – 30 September 2019
Silver $ 825 Per person twin share / Gold $ 1019 Per person twin share
01 October 2019 – 29 October 2019
Silver $ 825 Per person twin share / Gold $ 1090 Per person twin share
01 November – 30 November 2019
Silver $ 860 Per person twin share / Gold $ 1180 Per person twin share
01 December – 23 December 2019
Silver $ 860 Per person twin share / Gold $ 1226 Per person twin share
All prices in AUD per person, twin share and conditions apply. Subject to availability at the time of booking and currency fluctuations.
This individual travel itinerary has been especially hand created and is a sample of the choices on offer at each destination. Durations, locations, hotels and touring can be altered to suit your individual requirements and needs. When you speak with us we will tailor and book your travel arrangements to your exact tastes and budget to ensure your individual experience is perfect for you. We aim in providing you your ultimate holiday to amazingly interesting destinations.
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