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Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau Beach Full-Day Trip with Lunch

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau Beach Full-Day Trip with Lunch

07:30 am, pick you up from the hotel and depart for Vung Tau. 09:00 am, on arrival at Vung Tau and leisure time at Thuy Van beach (Back beach) - one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with the shore runs for almost 10km, full of fine sands and white waves. Authentic Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Jesus Christ Statue, Thang Tam Temple (Whale Temple), Bach Dinh (a.k.a. Villa Blanche in French or White Palace in English), and Cape Nghinh Phong. Taking a short break. Back to Ho Chi Minh City around 18:00pm. End trip.

From Phu My Port: Ho Chi Minh Tour with Cu Chi Tunnel Option

2. From Phu My Port: Ho Chi Minh Tour with Cu Chi Tunnel Option

Benefit from pickup at Phu My Port by a friendly driver, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort on the drive to Ho Chi Minh City. Take in the landscape and experience the day hustle and bustle of the city on arrival. Visit key landmarks such as the Reunification Palace in the Colonial Quarter. See where the Vietnam War ended, and learn how this impressive building now serves as a memorial museum. Continue to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and learn about the important role the Catholic religion has played in the history of Vietnam. Admire the elegant Saigon Central Post Office, and go to the Museum of War Remnants to learn about a painful period in the recent history of Vietnam. Break for a lunch of local foods, including the traditional pho noodle soup. Delve into the local life as you head to Ben Thanh market to learn about the art of making embroidered crafts. If you choose Cu Chi Tunnels Option Trip, please follow this itinerary as below. There is the top site of place to have an in-depth reflection on the Vietnam war in the Cu Chi Tunnels. Where you considered the most famous battlegrounds in the country, these tunnels represent the core of the guerrilla combat style used by the Viet Cong throughout the Vietnam war. By serving as communication routes, food and weapon storage facilities, living quarters and hospitals, the Cu Chi Tunnels embody the lifeline of this region's Viet Cong in during the Vietnam war. The tunnels still remain as a reminder of the traumatic past of this area with all the activities underground was showed by the Vietnamese army. Return to city for lunch at the local restaurant. Then back to the ship.  

Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

3. Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

After an early pick-up from your hotel, drive directly to Xuyen Moc (Ba Ria-Vung Tau) province by air-conditioned private car. The 55-km section of Thống Nhất, Cẩm Mỹ, Long Khánh, and Xuân Lộc in Đồng Nai Province is the great green way that provides the most beautiful scenery of many fruit gardens, paddy fields, pepper farm and local villages. After 2.5 hours' driving, short visit at pepper farm you will arrive at Ms. Loan’s house in Bong Trang commune. Experience a taste of local live in this community. Explore her fruit farms in the area and learn about its farming. Chat with her and enjoy learning more about local life, exchanging cultures and perspectives, walking around her garden, learning how the local people take care of their farms, drinking Vietnamese traditional coffee or ice tea, enjoying local fruits (dragon fruit, jackfruit, etc. depending on the season) and freshen up after your drive.  Depart the local house for a short drive to visit one of local wet sea-food market and explore the nature beauty inside Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve. You can spend half an hour walking through the jungle if you want. Afterward, a tasty authentic Vietnamese lunch cooked by Mrs. Thuan is waiting for you. Enjoy a range of dishes from seafood to freshly-picked vegetables and yummy dessert.  After lunch, it's beach time. Depart Bong Trang commune, and drive to Ho Coc Beach. You can truly feel the peaceful and natural atmosphere by watching cashew farms and Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve on the way. When arriving at the beach, you will have free time to relax, enjoy the cool wind and fresh air from the ocean. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for a drop off.

Private Tours of Cu Chi, HCMC, Mekong Delta from Phu My Port

4. Private Tours of Cu Chi, HCMC, Mekong Delta from Phu My Port

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. With a guide accompanying you directly off the cruise ship pier you will make your way into the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has everything from historic Pagodas to stunning skyscrapers making it one of the most intriguing destinations in all of Vietnam. Choose between three tours offered in Ho Chi Minh City for cruise ship passengers. Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour: Dive into the depths of Vietnamese history as you make your way to the Reunification Palace, which stands as the site where the Vietnam war ended. Make sure you bring your camera to capture the North Vietnamese tanks that crashed through the palaces gates back in 1975 and still serve as a reminder today. Once inside you will be able to explore the many rooms that appear to be untouched creating an atmosphere hard to find at other monuments. Make sure to take a look in the war command room which is littered with campaign maps and old communication equipment. Your panoramic city tour continues with photo stops at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. The historic cathedral is located at a picturesque corner in downtown Ho Chi Minh city and will leave you standing in amazement at its unique French Colonial design. Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour: There isn't a better place to have an in-depth reflection on the Vietnam war than the Cu Chi Tunnels. Considered the most famous battlegrounds in the country, these tunnels represent the core of the guerrilla combat style used by the Viet Cong throughout the war. Serving as communication routes, food and weapon storage facilities, living quarters and hospitals, the Cu Chi Tunnels embody the lifeline of this region's Viet Cong. The tunnels still remain as a reminder of the traumatic past of this area. Private Mekong Delta Tour: The Mekong Delta lies immediately to the west of Ho Chi Minh City. It is also called the rice bowl of Vietnam as it pumps out more than a third of the country's annual food crop from just ten percent of its total land mass. The Delta region displays a variety of physical landscape, from vast paddy files in the south to hills in the north and west. It's a water world where boats, houses, and markets float upon the numerous rivers, canals, and streams that crisscross the landscape like arteries.  

Vung Tau Beach Private Day-Tour

5. Vung Tau Beach Private Day-Tour

Depart from Saigon to Vung Tau city at 8 AM in an air-conditioned tourist bus. Arrive at 10:30 AM and enjoy free time at Thuy Van beach, one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with fine sands, white waves, and a shore that runs for almost 10 km. Stop for an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Jesus Christ Statue by walking up 847 steps. Considered one of the tallest statues of Christ in Asia, its outstretched arms span a little over 18.4 meters. The adventurous are welcome to climb to the top of inside Christ' arms and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Vung Tau city. Next head to Thang Tam Temple (Whale Temple). The temple displays the bones which came to symbolize the protector deity of the coast. Now, each time a carcass of a whale washes ashore, the bones are ceremonially hauled to the mausoleum. Discover Vung Tau's nicest colonial-era mansion, Bach Dinh which was built as a retreat for the French Governor of Indochina at the beginning of the 20th-century. Continue on to Cape Nghinh Phong which boasts unobstructed views of Vung Tau City and the East Sea. At 5 PM drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and take a short break at Long Thanh Cow Milk Rest-stop for a souvenir.

Meditation retreat in Vietnam - 2 days 1 night

6. Meditation retreat in Vietnam - 2 days 1 night

Mindfulness meditation retreat in Viet Nam (2 days/1night) Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau - Phat Quang Pagoda (L, D) 7:30 - 10:30: Transfer to Thien Ton Phat Quang Pagoda, a spiritual sanctuary to which tens of thousands of people all over the world have returned. 11:00 - 11:30 Have vegetarian lunch 14:00 - 15:00 Meditation session 15:00 - 16:50 Doing volunteer work, learning to make cakes/tea/tofu or painting on fabric. 17:00 - 18:15 Vegetarian dinner and washing the dishes 18:30 - 19.00 Chanting 19.00 - 19.50 Reading books 20:00-21.30 Wholesome seed Prostration to Buddha Meditation & go to sleep. Day 2: Phat Quang Pagoda - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) 4:00 - 6.00 Great Bell - Meditation and Chanting 6:10 - 6:50 Practice Qigong/ Martial art 7:00 - 7:20 Breakfast 7:30 - 10.30 Doing volunteer work, learning to make cakes/tea/tofu or painting on fabric, picking vegetables. 11:00 - 11:30 Have lunch. 12:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

From Ho Chi Minh: Vung Tau Beach Full Day Trip

7. From Ho Chi Minh: Vung Tau Beach Full Day Trip

Exploring Vung Tau City via private transportation takes more than 2 hours on the tours. The city boasts several picturesque destinations bestowed by nature, including Front Beach, Back Beach, Pineapple Beach, and Mulberry Beach. Vung Tau stands out not just for its stunning beaches and entertainment zones but also for hosting distinctive festivals like Dinh Co Festival, Nghinh Ong Festival, Thang Tam Festival, and the Feast of Mary and Mother of God. Additionally, visitors can encounter numerous other exceptionally enchanting landscapes throughout Vung Tau.

Vung Tau Beach Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

8. Vung Tau Beach Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Only 2-hour driving from Ho Chi Minh city, the Vung Tau one of the most beautiful and romantic marine eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, fascinates visitors a lot by its pristine beauty og nature and ideal weather. Besides of enjoying the beautiful beaches, you will surely be attracted by the local scenic sites here. Morning as we pick you up from your hotel to Vung Tau. We'll start our tour with a visit to the Jesus Christ Statue, located on Nho Mountain. Marvel at this impressive landmark and take in the panoramic views of Vung Tau and its surrounding coastline. It's a perfect spot for capturing memorable photos. Next, we'll explore the historical landmarks of Vung Tau, including the White Palace, a former French governor's residence. Learn about the city's colonial past and admire its architectural beauty. After the morning sightseeing, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Indulge in Vung Tau's renowned seafood cuisine, including fresh fish, prawns, and other local specialties. Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and culinary delights of the region. In the afternoon, we'll head to Back Beach or Front Beach – the choice is yours! Spend some time relaxing on the soft sands, basking in the warm sun, or taking a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters. Feel the gentle sea breeze and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Vung Tau's beautiful beaches. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also try out some water sports activities, such as jet skiing or parasailing. Feel the adrenaline rush as you glide across the waves and enjoy the thrill of these exciting water adventures. As the day comes to an end, we'll make our way back to your hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Vung Tau. Take a moment to reflect on the beauty and charm of this coastal city before bidding it farewell. Our Vung Tau One-Day Tour offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and relaxation. Join us for a memorable day of exploration and experience the best this coastal city has to offer. Book your tour now and get ready for an amazing adventure!

From Ho Chi Minh: Vung Tau Beach & A Giant Statue Of God

9. From Ho Chi Minh: Vung Tau Beach & A Giant Statue Of God

The tour takes us around 1,5 - 2 hours to visit Vung Tau City by private transport. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel/ house. Arriving in Vung Tau and enjoying free time at Thuy Van beach (Back beach) – one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with the shore running for almost 10km, full of fine sands and white waves. Then, we have an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we visit the Jesus Christ Statue by walking up the 847 stairs and meeting the 32-meter-tall (105-foot) statue of Jesus Christ. Considered one of the tallest statues of Christ in Asia, its outstretched arms span a little over 18.4 meters. Originally started in 1972 the construction was only completed in 1993. The adventurous are welcome to climb to the top of inside Christ's arms and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Vung Tau City. The second destination is Thang Tam Temple (Whale Temple). The temple displays the bones which came to symbolize the protector deity of the coast. Now, each time a carcass of a whale washes ashore, the bones are ceremonially hauled to the mausoleum. We also discover the Vung Tau's nicest colonial-era mansion - Bach Dinh. It was built as a retreat for French Governor of Indochina Paul Doumer at the beginning of the 20th century. Cape Nghinh Phong is the final sight before we leave this beautiful coastal city. The Cape is the cliff of Vung Tau and has unobstructed views of Vung Tau City as well as the East Sea. 5:00 pm, we come back to Ho Chi Minh City. On the back way, take a short break at Long Thanh Cow Milk Rest-stop for specialty and souvenirs.

Mindfulness meditation retreats 3 days 2 nights in Viet Nam

10. Mindfulness meditation retreats 3 days 2 nights in Viet Nam

Mindfulness meditation retreat (3 days/2nights) Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau - Phat Quang Pagoda (L, D) 7:30 - 10:30: Transfer to Thien Ton Phat Quang Pagoda, a spiritual sanctuary to which tens of thousands of people all over the world have returned. 11:00 - 11:30 Have vegetarian lunch 14:00 - 15:00 Meditation session 15:00 - 16:50 Doing volunteer work, learning to make cakes/tea/tofu or painting on fabric. 17:00 - 18:15 Vegetarian dinner and washing the dishes 18:30 - 19.00 Chanting 19.00 - 19.50 Reading books 20:00-21.30 Wholesome seed Prostration to Buddha Meditation & go to sleep. Day 2: Phat Quang Pagoda (B, L, D) 4:00 - 6.00 Great Bell - Meditation and Chanting 6:10 - 6:50 Practice Qigong/ Martial art 7:00 - 7:20 Breakfast 7:30 - 10.30 Doing volunteer work, learning to make cakes/tea/tofu or painting on fabric, picking vegetables. 11:00 - 11:30 Have lunch. 14:00 - 15:00 Meditation session 15:00 - 16:50 Learning to make cakes/tea/tofu/cooking 17:00 - 18:15 Vegetarian dinner and washing the dishes 18:30 - 19.00 Chanting 19.00 - 19.50 Reading books 20:00-21.30 Prostration to Buddha, Meditation & go to bed. Day 3: Phat Quang Pagoda - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) 4:00 - 6.00 Great Bell - Meditation and Chanting 6:10 - 6:50 Practice Qigong/ Martial art 7:00 - 7:20 Breakfast 7:30 - 10.30 Doing volunteer work, learning to make cakes/tea/tofu or painting on fabric, picking vegetables. 11:00 - 11:30 Have lunch. 12:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

The tour guide was attentive to the needs of the participants. He tries his best to take care of those who was unable to climb up to the Jesus statue by ensuring that they are comfortable before accompanying those who can climb to go up so that all felt taken care of. At the lunch restaurant, he spoke to the staff to sit the vegetarians separately from the seafood eaters. The beach was windy and beautiful, nice for a snooze after lunch

A nice and relaxing day. The group was really small and bus - comfortable. Our guide Abe was very friendly, knowledgeable and with excellent English. Interesting places to visit, delicious lunch and then a relaxing hour at the beach. Maybe not as action packed as some other tours, but definitely worth the money, especially if you prefer a calmer pace.

Our guide Bing was the nicest guy; very knowledgeable but relaxed and friendly. He took us to everywhere we wanted and we wandered at our pace which is ideal. Lunch was great and the whole day really showed us HCMC.

Han was excellent as was our great driver. She gave us plenty of information and took many photos for us she was very helpful. The tunnels are a must see

the trip overall was great. Enjoyed seeing another ascpect of the Vietnamese life, beach side.