Its former name was Sai Gon. Long time ago many tourists viewed it as “a pearl of the far East”, which may reveals its splendid beauty. Its current name is an expression of great commemoration of Ho Chi Minh Uncle, who was the leader of the nation.
For the time being, HCMC is considered to be one of the most dynamic areas of the country - a social, cultural and economic center of the South. Normally, when tourists come to HCMC, they may enjoy staying in luxurious hotels, buying things as gifts and souvenirs at shopping centers, especially in districts 1 and 3. Window-shopping is sort of fun but bargaining is necessary.
People in HCMC are flexible, enthusiastic, helpful, especially very friendly and hospitable.
The first day: 30 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho City with cycling and lunch time.
You will be taken from the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City heading to Cailay. After that, we move to Caibe to take a boat to Can Tho Island. In this tour, we are going to admire the work of the craft artists such as making coconut sweet, pop rice, popcorn and rice paper. The lunch will be served there and then it is time for exploring Mekong Plain. We will rest in Can Tho City.
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There are two seasons in a year: rainy and dry season. However, the climate is agreable. As the conference is supposed to take place in July, 2005, visitors staying in HCMC can enjoy mild atmosphere, although it may remain showery. Vietnamese cuisine is well-known for its tasty diversity. There is a wide range of choice for tourists: from luxurious restaurants to popular ones.
The second day: over 35 kilometers from Can Tho to Chau Doc with cycling and breakfast and lunch.
Before joining the cruise heading to well-known floating market called “Cai Rang”, we will have a meal in the early morning. Then we move to Phong Dien by bike. On arrival this place, we will cycle to Chau Doc. When the sun goes down, we will reach there. For tourists who are still fine, they have a chance to ascend Sam Mountain to admire striking look. You relish the meal and stay the night here.
The last day: from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
Before having a cruise on Mekong River heading to Phnom Penh, we will eat a meal in the early morning. When reaching the Chau Doc Dam, you will take a boat trip on Bassas River without tour guide. It takes about 1 hours and a half to arrive at border with Cambodia.