Day 1: (Wednesday, 17 April, 2019) – Saigon
Early this morning we stop in Cholon to visit what is considered the largest Chinatown in the world by area. While here we visit Cha Tam Church (Saint Francis Xavier Church) where SVN President Diem had fled and disguised himself as a priest during the 1963 coup. It was from this place that Diem and his brother were captured, taken away, and assassinated. From here we head south on Highway 1 to visit the town of My Tho in the Mekong Delta. We take a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Thoi Son Island (Coconut Island), and its local houses, and workshops. We return to Saigon for the evening.
Meals: B/L/D Hotel: Continental (4-Star)
Day 2: (Thursday, 18 April, 2019) – Saigon
Today, our last full day in Vietnam, is a free day. You can take a walk to Ben Thanh Market or stroll along old Tu Do Street (now Dong Khoi Street) to explore a myriad of little shops where you can discover special gifts to bring home. Or simply sit and watch the world go by from one of the city's many cafés. Lunch is on our own, but tonight we enjoy dinner and a show while cruising on the Saigon River.
Meals: B/_/D Hotel: Continental (4-Star)
Day 3: (Friday, 18 April, 2019) – Saigon to CONUS
After breakfast and some last-minute shopping, we transfer to Tan Son Nhut Airfield for our flight to Taipei. Departing from Taipei we gain a day by re-crossing the International Dateline, arriving in the continental U.S. this same day.
Meals: B/L/D (in flight)