Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet (L)
Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and transfer to Phan Thiet, the seaside fishing town facing the South China Sea. Visit the Big Sleeping Buddha (largest sleeping Buddha in Vietnam) at Ta Cu Mountain. Late afternoon visit to Mui Ne beach which is famous for its huge sand dunes. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight at resort in Mui Ne beach.
Day 2: Mui Ne - Nha Trang (B/L)
Beakfast at resort. Visit Can Chan Fish Market and Fish Sauce factory (Phan Thiet is famous for its fish sauce “nuoc mam”. Visit Van Thuy Tu (Whale Museum), Poshanu Cham towers (of ancient Cham empire) (Ong Hoang "Mr. Heaven"). Visit fairy stream (the beautiful stream that wind through the sand dunes). Visit Mui Ne sand dunes. You can go sand boarding down the sand dunes (to be arranged separately at Mui Ne. Travel northwards to visit Po Klong Garai Tower – the magnificent tower monument of the ancient Cham empire. Night arrival in Nha Trang for dinner. Overnight in Nha Trang. Located 442 kilometres north of Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang is the place where visitors will enjoy with sea, sand and sun as well as its heritage of Cham culture. Nha Trang has a 20 km white sand beach fringed by palms and casuarina trees, is one of nicest municipal beaches in Vietnam. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 3: Nha Trang (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Long Son pagoda. Transfer inland to visit Yang Bay waterfall (including stop at crocodile center and bear center), Raglai ethnic minority village and Dien Khanh Citadel. Return to Nha Trang. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 4: Nha Trang - Train to Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Travel down the Cai River to observe the peaceful life of the villages along Nha Trang's waterway and witness the daily life of the local people. The trip begins with a visit to the Ponagar Temples. An outstanding example of Cham architecture, situated on Mount Cu Lao this hillside offers panoramic views of the surrounding. From here board the riverboat for the leisurely cruise cruise visiting Cu Lao Fish market. This fish market is the place where all the fishermen gather in early morning to deliver sea food which will be distributed all over markets in Nha Trang City. Tourists can drink coconut milk on coconut island. Take a horse carriage to visit a wide range of local handicrafts in production, tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery that unfolds along the banks, experience and make acquaintance with local people in their natural scenery & daily life such as:
Rush mat weaving: Sedge mat is popular to all people in tropical weather. Two people working together will weave just four mats in a day, which will be taken to the local market and traded for food and other essentials. Tourists can try weaving.
Pagoda Orphanage: where it shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned or street children. They range from several months to 9 years of age. The children of the orphanage are taken care of by a group of Buddhist nuns and volunteers. Their goal is to provide the children with a safe and caring environment which lessens their misfortune and gives their lives greater purpose and meaning. Being a private organization, the orphanage is trying to provide its children food, shelter, health and education. The nuns and volunteers at the orphanage have devoted their lives for the wonderful mission - helping the orphans.
Ancient house: visit a family and see a typical Vietnamese country house with your own eyes an ancestors' shrine, a kitchen. Enjoy fresh fruits and green tea. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a riverside restaurant with pastoral specialty. Relax and gain your health in Mud bathing at the Hot Spring Center.
Return to Nha Trang, at leisure until time to catch overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight on train.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Early morning arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Train Station. Transfer to visit Cholon's Binh Tay market (located in China town) and Thien Hau Temple. Then proceed for city tour (site of former American Embassy, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office). Shopping at Ben Thanh market before transfer to airport for flight home. End of services.