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Saigontourist rolls out numerous budget tours this summer
By Anh Nguyen
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Saigontourist rolls out numerous budget tours this summer

By Anh Nguyen

Foreign tourists take an elephant ride in Dak Lak Province - PHOTO: ANH NGUYEN

Saigontourist, the country’s leading tourism and hospitality firm, is offering a wide variety of super promotional programs this summer.

For the tour to Buon Ma Thuot City in Daklak Province by plane, guests can enjoy four-star service at Saigon - Ban Me Hotel though the tour price is as low as VND2.3 million per person.

The air travel programs to Nha Trang City in south-central Vietnam and Phu Quoc Island off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang cost VND4.229 million and VND4.079 million respectively.

Those interested in exploring the pristine beach of Ky Co and seeing the stunning sunset in Eo Gio, which is in between the ocean and an imposing cliff, can choose a four-day Tuy Hoa-Quy Nhon tour priced at VND6.129 million.

Other budget programs include three to five-day tours by plane to tourist attractions on the central coast, such as Danang, Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham, Hue, Ly Son Island and Thien Duong Cave, with the lowest price of VND5.179 million, and a four-day Hanoi-Sapa-Fansipan-Lao Cai tour in northern Vietnam, costing VND6.329 million.

Travelers can indulge themselves in cool, clear water and take part in interesting beach activities when they join tours to Con Dao Island for three days at VND6.35 million, to Ho Tram for two days with five-star service at The Grand Ho Tram Strip at VND2.179 million, or to Phan Thiet staying in four-star hotel at VND2.129 million.

Those who love hilly landscapes and temperate climate should opt for Dalat City where they will stay at the five-star Swiss-Belresort hotel, at the cost of VND2.129 million.

Specifically, Saigontourist is offering a number of budget tours to international destinations, including a four-day tour to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia with the price starting from VND3.979 million. Departures are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday in the summer.

Waterfall visit and elephant ride in Central Highlands

Given hot weather in HCMC, it would be perfect to travel to Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands which has cool weather in the summer.

In Buon Don, tourists will have the opportunity to meet local elephant keepers, visit the tomb of Khun Ju Nop – the King of elephant hunters, listen to stories about Ama Kong, the best elephant hunter in the Central Highlands, and drop by a 120-year-old house on stilts. They can also take an elephant ride to cross the Serepok River.

Buon Ma Thuot is the capital city of Dak Lak Province. It is home to the cultural space of gongs, which was recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

During their trip to the city, tourists can visit Dak Lak Museum to learn about the cultures and lives of ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands, visit Khai Doan Pagoda, see the breathtaking Dray Nur Waterfall and explore the Ede people’s houses on stilts, which are more than half a century old.

In Buon Ma Thuot, which is known as the country’s key coffee growing area, visitors can taste different kinds of coffee. The tour will take in Trung Nguyen Coffee Village and the Coffee Museum to learn about the coffee making process and enjoy filtered coffee.

A memorable summer in the “Kingdom of wonders”

Saigontourist has launched a super promotional tour to Cambodia, with the price starting from VND3.979 million, and several other budget travel programs to the neighboring country’s popular attractions including a four-day tour to Bokor Bokor-Sihanoukville-Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville-Koh Rong Samloem Island-Phnom Penh priced at VND4.179 million, with departures set for Thursday.

Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia is a popular resort town and a gateway to the Angkor region.

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia. It extends over approximately 400 square kilometers and consists of scores of temples, hydraulic structures and communication routes. For several centuries, Angkor was the center of the Khmer Kingdom.

Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance.

The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is located at the confluence of three rivers - the Mekong, the Bassac and Tonle Sap.

Taking part in the Saigontourist-arranged tour to Phnom Penh, visitors can explore the Royal Palace and the spectacular Silver Pagoda which has 5,000 silver tiles covering its entire floor.

For booking or further information, call 0912.984.279 or 0919.511.279, or visit www.saigontourist.net.

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