Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast transfer to Hue Airport for the short flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Your program includes the Reunification Hall, the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. After this historical visit continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars. Continue to the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Dating from 1909 and built by Cantonese Buddhists this quiet oasis was designed using feng shui principals showcasing ornate statues and effigies.
After having experienced the frenzy of Saigon by day, discover the lively local streets by night. Join local people and enjoy an authentic Vietnamese evening. Start the tour at around 6:30 pm. The first stop is a public park where local people enjoy some dancing exercises. They gather here when the sun goes down to socialize and dance together. Then, after a short walk, try your first meal of the evening. “Banh xeo” is a large rice pancake filled with vegetables, shrimps and pork. Hidden in a small alley, this local street restaurant serves some of the best “banh xeo” of Saigon. The second stop is a street food place located near Tan Dinh Market: enjoy a delicious local soup, inspired by Chinese recipes. After another short walk, it is time for a tasty “com suon non nuong muoi ot”, a local dish from HCM with rice and pork ribs. The next stop is to indulge in a delicious dessert and a Vietnamese café. Finally, end the evening at a live music café, returning to your hotel around 10:30 pm. Note: Places are subject to change upon availability.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B,D)