The Vietnam Study Tour 5 Days is the best option for teachers and students to explore Ho Chi Minh City along with some surrounding highlights within 5 days. You will have a chance to admire the beauty of this bustling city as long as learn more about the history of the S-shaped country by exploring The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument and Cu Chi Tunnels. Visiting Quang Trung Software City and Yakul Factory students not only can get a lot of valuable knowledge but also gain real experience outside the classrooms. This tour also helps students know more about traditional Vietnam culture through the Water Puppet Show and A O Show which is one of the most impressive performances of Vietnam. Viet Vision Travel guarantees you an amazing Vietnam vacation.
 

Duration: 5 days
Date: At anytime
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Tour category: Vietnam school tours
Tour Customizable: Please advise if you have any other requests
Active level: Regular Itinerary

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Cyclo & Water Puppet Show (D)
Day 2: Retracing Vietnam History (B, L, D)
Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels By Bus – Cricket Farm (B, L, D)
Day 4: Career Day with Quang Trung Software City & Yakul Factory (B, L, D)
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Cyclo & Water Puppet Show (D)
On arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, we will be greeted by our guide and driven to our hotel in the city center to check in.
After that, we will visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, two of the must-see sites in Saigon. We then take a cyclo ride along the tree-lined boulevard of this lively city before sitting in the Golden Theatre to enjoy a 45-minute show of the exciting Water Puppet. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a nice restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Water Puppet Show in HanoiDay 2: Retracing Vietnam History (B, L, D)
In the morning, students and teachers will visit the shrine outside of the US Consulate. Afterward, we will visit the former CIA building where helicopters evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. We also visit the Independence Palace which is the former headquarters of the South Vietnamese Government and residence of the presidents. Our next visit is The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument honoring Thich Quang Duc – a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death to anti the war.
Independence PalaceThen, we will get to a historic venue for a late lunch of “pho” at Pho Binh restaurant which was the secret headquarters of the Viet Cong in Saigon and from here they planned their attacks on the US embassy and other Saigon targets during the Tet Offensive of 1968. We will take a walk upstairs to learn more about the history through the family’s photo collection before sitting down and enjoy the traditional taste of pho downstairs. After that, we will wander around the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American war through the local’s eyes.Pho Vietnamese Noodle SoupWe finish our day with a present-symbol of Saigon – Bitexco Building – the highest building in the city. We will see the city from the Sky Deck (Entrance ticket is included) on the 49th floor of the building. Dinner Cruise in Saigon River and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Students and teachers visit War Remnants MuseumDay 3: Cu Chi Tunnels By Bus – Cricket Farm (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we head to the Cu Chi tunnels by bus, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. We will pass pleasant countryside, rubber plantations, and rice paddies en route. Before entering the tunnels, we will watch an old video about the tunnels and their people, pure propaganda, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. You also see various mantraps, numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers, and the remains of an American tank as well as in the tunnels.
Discover the tunnel of Cu ChiAfter lunch in a local restaurant by the river, we will be back to Saigon. On the way, we visit the cricket farm to taste the unusual local specialty and a local rice papers-making house, visit an organic vegetable farm. Here, we can have a short interview with the owners of the cricket farm or rice papers-making house on their business, the way they set up the business and how to run it. After that, we will return to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, we will check in hotel for short break before dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.Fried Cricket in Cu ChiDay 4: Career Day with Quang Trung Software City & Yakul Factory (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Quang Trung Software City. We will visit ISC Class Room, Stimulation Class Room, Robot Lab, iMac Lab, and iOS Lab. Next, we will visit IT Company. Then, we will transfer to the restaurant for lunch. After having lunch, we will move to Yakult Vietnam Factory at the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), in Binh Duong Province. In the afternoon, you have a guided tour of Yakult and watched short video clips about the successful creation of the Yakult drink and its positive health effects.

Yakult Vietnam Factory

Then, students enjoyed Yakult products and were instructed to classify types of waste according to bottle types. Next, we will transfer back to the City center, check in hotel, and have a short rest. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy Banh Mi snack and transfer to Saigon Grand Theatre for A O Show. After enjoying A O Show, we will transfer to restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.A O ShowDay 5: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
After breakfast, we will have free for shopping at Ben Thanh Market, this bustling and well-organized 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 until our bus arrives at the hotel to take us to the airport in good time to board our departure flight. Trip ends.Ben Thanh Market

What’s Included?
• Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
• Transfers by the private air-conditioned vehicles with the experienced drivers
• Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
• Licensed English-speaking tour guide.
• Entrance fees & permits (if have)
• Bottle of drinking water on the bus

What’s Excluded?
• International flights and airport taxes
• Vietnam Visa
• Travel insurance
• Other meals which are not indicated above
• Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
• Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
• Gratuities to guides and drivers
• Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.