This 3 day Ho Chi Minh City Muslim tour package is recommended to tourists, who wish to discover the Mekong delta, its exciting life, Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh and Cu Chi Tunnels.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival - City Tour
The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office. At approximately 1pm we shall take lunch at the renowned Pho 2000 near the Ben Thanh Market.
PM: Giac Lam Pagoda: This is Saigon’s oldest pagoda, dating back to 1744 and one of the finest in Vietnam. Inside 98 pillars and 113 statues and a myriad of mini-Buddhas vie for your attention. Don’t miss the amazing Tree of Wandering Souls where people pray for their sick relatives by writing the names of their loved ones on slips of paper and then attaching them to the tree.
Cholon, including the Thien Hau Pagoda: Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam’s largest market, the Binh Tay is situated here. The district is home to the city’s 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas.
Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dai. Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: My Tho (Mekong Delta) Day Trip
Upon arrival, take a private boat on the upper part of the Mekong River to visit a fish market and enjoy the view of Dragon Island, Phoenix Island, Unicorn Island and Turtle Island. Then land to the island to discover the real life of people in Mekong Delta by walking on local paths, visit Coconut candy making family. Continue to a bee farm by horse cart and taste some special product from the garden.
The rural sampan will take you into the small canal to enjoy the view of Water coconut tree, the typical of Mekong Delta. A big boat takes you back to the Dragon Island for lunch at a local family. After lunch, back to the city, continue to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda before coming back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrival to the hotel at around 05:30 PM. Take some rest before having dinner at Halal restaurant, after dinner, transferred back to the hotel for staying overnight.
Day 3: Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels
After lunch of Halal food, we will continue to the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City, end of our 3 day Ho Chi Minh City Muslim tour package.