5-day program to explore the lyrical South from Ho Chi Minh

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5 days
Availability : 2024 - 2025
Ho Chi Minh
Cu Chi, Nam Cat Tien, Mekong Delta, Can Tho
Max People : 12
Tour Details

The journey starts from Ho Chi Minh City, stops at Nam Cat Tien, and ends at Can Tho Airport, where you can fly to Phu Quoc Island or other destinations in Vietnam.

This good chance is to learn about history and explore the rich nature of the Southern region of Vietnam.

You will dive into the historical value of the Southern in Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore the Cat Tien World Biosphere Reserve. Visit lush fruit gardens and discover the largest wet rice Vietnamese granary. Explore the culture and life of the people in the lyrical Mekong region.

Departure & Return Location

Ho Chi Minh City

Suitable tourists

The program is designed to target tourists who like free and flexible travel, love nature, and explore the daily life of indigenous people. The journey is suitable for all ages to participate.


This program focuses on relaxing and self-guiding, meaning doing anything you like. Thus, many activities are suggested for you to do on your own. But, our team will be available to arrange any extra travel services to fulfill your day.

Day 1Journey to learn about the historical secret life at Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels are known for their vast secret tunnel system, hidden deep underground. This destination was once the hiding place and operation of communist guerrilla forces during the Vietnam War. It is a living historical proof of war, pain, and loss. When visiting it, we may love more the value of peaceful life.

8:30 am: Depart from the hotel in HCM City, and the driver takes you to Cu Chi. Here, you are free to visit its tunnels at the group of Ben Dinh tunnels.

Afternoon: After exploration, continue driving to Cat Tien National Park. Overnight at Green Bamboo Lodge resort, address hamlet 1, Nam Cat Tien, Tan Phu, Dong Nai. The resort here is just for reference, and you may choose any if you want to do it.

Overnight in Cat Tien.

Day 2A day in Nam Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai

Cat Tien National Park is a world biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO in 2001. In 2011, Cat Tien was expanded, upgraded, and renamed Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve.

Coming to Cat Tien, you will have the opportunity to learn and see the diverse and rare flora and fauna here.

Full-time today is free to discover and relax at Cat Tien National Park. You may find the wonderful nature here. However, we are here to support you if you want an extra booking for a tour to visit this park – this is an option.

Overnight in Cat Tien.

Day 3Drive from Cat Tien to Cai Be - Tien Giang

Tien Giang is one of thirteen provinces in the Mekong Delta, outstanding with a lifestyle imbued with river culture. Traveling to Cai Be – Tien Giang, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Cai Be floating market – one of the three largest floating markets in the river region. Learn about the horticultural lifestyle in fruit gardens rich in varieties.

9 am: The driver picks you up at the hotel, moving to Cai Be – Tien Giang. When arriving at the hotel, you will check in to it and rest. After that, take a walk to explore the local life of the friendly people on your own.

Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa is an interesting suggestion for you looking for a place to stay in Cai Be-Tien Giang.

Overnght in Tien Giang.

Day 4Visit Tien Giang and move to Can Tho City

After a lovely morning on your own exploration, we start to Can Tho City, which is always an attractive place in the Mekong Delta, not to be missed. This place is famous for the lyrical Ninh Kieu Wharf, Cai Rang floating market – one of the unique markets in Vietnam, gentle people, and many traditional craft villages, such as noodle-making and rice paper-making villages.

Late afternoon today: The driver picks you up at a hotel in Tien Giang and moves to Can Tho. Check in to the hotel, rest, and walk around Ninh Kieu Wharf at night.

Sheraton Can Tho Hotel, address 209, 30/4 Street, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, is considered a quality accommodation for you to spend time in this charming city.

Day 5Visit the city and transfer to Can Tho Airport

In the morning: Depending on your interests, you may visit Can Tho with famous landmarks, such as the Cai Rang floating market, rice paper village, noodle village, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Can Tho Market, and Ninh Keu Waft.

The intendance of this itinerary is typical for your own exploration, so Vietnamdrive just suggests the activities to do here. But, we are always to support you by booking a trip to explore the floating market for 3 or 4 hours as you request.

11:30 AM or depending on your flight time: After checking out the hotel, the driver is available to go to Can Tho International Airport.

Say goodbye to Can Tho City, end your journey to explore the lyrical Southern region, and be ready to start a new program at the other beautiful destinations.


Price Includes

  • A private car and a professional driver
  • Road tolls, parking fees, gasoline
  • Accommodation of the driver

Price Excludes

  • Your accommodations
  • International travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Tipping for drivers
  • The others not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusion part above

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