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Day 3 in Saigon ~ China Town and Saigon Opera House

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Our Day 3 in Saigon is a bit relaxed compared to yesterday's full day itinerary covering both Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta.

Day 3 is a half day China Town Walking tour with Saigon Hotpot and a Traditional Vietnamese Show at the Saigon Opera House later in the evening.
As I have mentioned in our Day 1 in Saigon ~ Saigon Hotpot is a non-profit organization, offering FREE guided tours of Saigon.  We also enlisted in their China Town Tours ~ check them via their website: Saigon Hotpot.
Our tour ambassador (TA), for today is Ms. Tram.  She was already waiting  at hotel lobby when we went down to meet her.
We took a cab to China Town and visited temples in the area. Our TA was very knowledgeable on the culture and traditions...

Day 2 In Saigon ~ VIP Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta

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We wanted to cover as much as we could of Vietnam's top attractions and saw Vietnam Adventure Tours via TripAdvisor. 

They offer a VIP tour that covers Cu Chi Tunnel  and Mekong Delta.



The package included hotel pick-up and drop off via limousine, entrance to both Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta,  motorized boat and row boat ride to the Mekong Village, a traditional Vietnamese lunch, on board refreshments and an English speaking guide.

Our first stop was a tourist center selling handcrafted lacquer finished trinkets.  They were hand made by disabled citizens impacted by the Vietnam War from the Agent Orange (read more about Agent Orange through this link) and other chemicals used during the Vietnam War that contaminated ground water and soil causing various health problems and disabilities.
Prices of the handicrafts were a bit more expensive than those available in the market,  however, one cannot be sure of the quality and authenticity of those sold in the market.