Spend a day at the beach resort of Vũng Tàu. Known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation, the popular resort town lies 75 miles southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. See the giant statue of Jesus, the French lighthouse and the Nirvana Meditation Retreat.
What to Expect
Enjoy a day at the popular seaside resort of Vũng Tàu, located 75 miles southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. A popular seaside resort among French and American servicemen, it has become fashionable once more for its extensive beaches. Tourists often prefer to swim off the 6 miles of fine sand at Back Beach (Bãi Sau), and sightsee at Front Beach (Bãi Trước).
Vũng Tàu also allows access to the nearby, quieter beaches of Long Hai, Ho Tram and Ho Coc.
07:30 - Pick-up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and drive to Vũng Tàu via an immense rubber plantation, cashew nut plantation, and scenic rice fields.
10:00 - Arrive at Vũng Tàu and visit Niet Ban Tinh Xa, the Nirvana Meditation Retreat, and the Buddhist Shrine of Thich Ca Phat Dai.
11:00 - Visit the French-built lighthouse.
12:00 – Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
13:00 - Go to the giant Jesus statue and continue to Vũng Tàu beach, with time to swim or sink your toes in the sand and relax.
15:00 - Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
18:00 - Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City for a drop-off at your hotel.
- Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Private tour guide
- Entrance fees