This 4 day Southern Vietnam Muslim trip enables us to experience the bustling life on the Mekong tributaries, historical traces of the American war, and exciting life in Ho Chi Minh City (also called Saigon) – the hub of new cultural flows, the attraction of most hectic people, the rendezvous of modern Vietnamese contrasts…
Day 1: Arrival to Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with motorbikes and cars, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. (If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life. Enjoy welcome dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Tour of Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels
08:00 AM, you will be picked up by tour guide and diver then take the sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City with the city’s major sights. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before exploring the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this palace are some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Enjoy lunch at one of Halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
We drive out this afternoon, to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City late in the afternoon, enjoy dinner with Halal food at restaurant then transfer back to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Day Trip to My Tho (Mekong Delta)
After breakfast at hotel, at 08:00 AM, you are picked up by our tour guide and driver, heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop of our trip is Ben Tre Province to visit some fascinating local industries.
After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Ving Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, Saigon’s Chinatown, which is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. Dinner at Halal restaurant then transfer back to the hotel for staying overnight..
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City Departure
There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh City. The trip ends after your transfer to Tan San Nhat Airport for departure. End of our 4 day Muslim tour in Ho Chi Minh City.