A trip across the Delta!
I can thoroughly recommend the Majestic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The building is beautiful, the staff are amazing and you will be in for a very relaxing time if you book a room there.
We spent the first day there choosing trips to go on and relaxing by the pool, reading, dozing and swimming.
|The pool courtyard|
|Sunrise over the Mekong|
|First stop was a pagoda with a rather large Buddha.|
|Whilst there we had tea with a monk, it was a very peaceful experience and a lovely atmosphere.|
|Next we were off in a boat across the Mekong|
|Firstly to a place with lots of bees.|
|More tea - this time with crystallised fruit|
|Then we moved to tropical fruit bar with folk entertainment|
|A relaxing canoe ride|
|Then we headed back across the river to a coconut candy factory|
|Before being taken to restaurant for lunch|
For our trip the next day we selected to go the CanGio Forest a UNESCO site preserved for ecological purposes. The booklet didn't have much information on this trip - so we didn't quite know what to expect - but we were so glad we picked it.
The final trip was a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
After returning from the tunnels we had a quick walk around Ho Chi Minh City.
|Boat across to the island.|
|Feeding the crocodiles|
|Happy Saigon cocktail at the Majestic Hotel|
|Morning over the Mekong|
|A tiny entrance to the tunnels.|
|Shoes made out of tyres.|
|The first layer of tunnels - you can go through these.|
|Reunification Hall from the outside.|
|Reunification Hall from the inside|
|Notre Dame - Ho Chi Minh City|
|The Post Office|
|The Heli Pad|