Best day trips from Ho Chi Minh city you should not miss if you are staying in Southern Vietnam. Get away from the hectic of city scenes and contemplate the mesmerizing landscapes at these top day trips from Ho Chi Minh
Besttours from hcm city
Cycling Mekong 1 day - Pristine Ben Tre
Price from $ 73 US/pp
07:30 : Our guide will pick you up at your hotel, Car transfer to Mytho. On arrival we cross Rach Mieu ferry to reach Ben Tre and start cycling back country road, feeling lost on winding road under the green coconut canopy. Coconut palms make Ben Tre famous in Vietnam.
On arrival in Ben Tre at noon time, cruise down the busy branches of Mekong and into a peaceful canal. Visit an island orchard.
Stop for lunch break with traditional meal, see the daily life of farmers and try exotic seasonal fruits unique to the region.
Hammock siesta, then cycle to explore this quiet area, call on coconut-candy workshop and other handicraft workshop (if time permitting) before coming back to our bus. Return to Saigon at 18:30.
Cai Be Floating Market - Vinh Long
Price from $57 US/pp
Cai Be Floating Market is a famous place in Mekong Delta. Here the Tien River forms the border between Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre Provinces. Every day, hundreds of boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other products anchor along the banks of the river, waiting for traders and customers. The place is picturesque, and the trade is hot and fun. 07:00 Pick up at your hotel, depart for Cai Be , stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be Floating Market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation… Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand – made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village – the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature . Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Finish the trip around 18:00 at your hotel.
Ho Chi Minh - Canduoc - Cho Gao - My Tho-Ho Chi Minh
Price from $125 US/pp
Day 01: HCM – Can Duoc – CHo Gao – My Tho – Cai Be (L/D)
In the early morning we travel by our comfortable car/van towards Can Duoc, where we come aboard of our boat to cruise to the Cho Gao floating market. This sightseeing is extremely interesting as we participate in the life of the local people. The market is a melting pot of colors, shapes, sounds and smells. Rice, fresh fruit, fish, handicrafts, bonsais, almost everything is for sale, a great opportunity to find some nice souvenirs for the loved-ones at home! We continue our trip over the Mekong Delta towards My Tho. On the way we make a stop to enter Thoi Son Island, which is covered by tropical fruit orchards. We make a magnificent walk through this big green garden where we enjoy fresh fruit gathered on the spot. We leave Thoi Son to continue our way up to Cai Be. We moor our little ship on the crossing point of 4 canals as we enjoy an excellent local dinner. The beauty of the countryside will overwhelm you as we watch the sun go down…The night is spent on board.
Day 2: Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Noises of the surrounding boats will wake you up in the early morning. After enjoying a Vietnamese breakfast we exchange our boat into a little sampan to get closer to the Cai Be floating market. Immediately you will recognize the differences with the market we saw before. After our visit to the morning-market we continue our cruise with a visit to the impressing Khmer pagoda. We also participate in some home-run workshop in which we learn how to produce rice crape and how to dry longan (fruit). During our drive to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon you will have the time to evaluate all your experiences. We transfer you to your hotel. End of the tour.
Ho Chi Minh City Can Tho 2 Days
Price from $ 115 US/pp
Day 1: Saigon – My Tho – Mekong day trip – Can Tho city (L/D)
08.00am: Our Tour Guide & Driver pick you up at the hotel in Saigon, then take an excursion to Mytho, one of quiet cities in Mekong Delta area. Arrival to Mytho, a full day trip to water world of the Mekong Delta; enjoy the journey through the fertile paddy fields, water buffalos. Take the boat trip along narrow waterways and visit some orchards, local houses where making rice-paper, enjoy tropical fruits with southern traditional “Tai Tu music” show. Enjoy lunch with special Elephant’s Ear Fish will be served during lunch on local restaurant on island. After finished boat trip, take on private vehicle to Cantho, stop for visiting the ancient pagoda Vinh Trang.
Afternoon, arrive to Cantho, check-in the hotel on arrival. Free at lesure until enjoy dinner at charming restaurant located on Hau river branch. Free after dinner and O/N in Cantho.
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – HCM city (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to the pier for taking the boat ride on Mekong River which is the longest and most prosperous in Asia, visit the famous floating market Cai Rang, where you can see the daily life and local people selling their products on boats. Then cruising to small cannels to visit one of the local family and their orchard, taste tropical fruits, green tea. After then, take on private vehicle return to Saigon.
17.00: Drop at your place in Saigon. End of trip.
Mekong Delta Experience 3 Days
Price from $172US/pp
3 Day Tours to Visit My Tho, Ben Tre, Can Tho and Chau Doc, You will see the highlights of Mekong Delta and Mekong River
Day 1: Sai gon – My Tho – Ben Tre – Chau Doc (L)
8:00 AM Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart for My Tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by traditional stilt houses and fruit plantation. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantations on Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Chau Doc with 4 hours driving. After reaching Chau Doc, transfer to the top of Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage site, where you will enjoy sweeping views of the countryside as the sun sets.
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 2: Chau Doc – Tra Su – Can Tho (B/L)
Depart at 08.00am for the Chau Doc River Life tour. Start your travels with a journey along the Mekong on a traditional sampan and visit a lively floating market with its many boats selling local fruit and vegetables.
Your journey will then take you to a Muslim Cham village. The Cham people’s ancestry dates back to the Kingdom of Champa, an empire which stretched from Hue to the Southern Mekong Delta from the 7th to 18th centuries. Discover Cham village life as you visit traditional Cham stilt homes and a local mosque to see this fascinating community and its traditional way of life.
After that, a journey by car on the Tra Su Ecological Gem trip. The Tra Su Nature Reserve is an ecological haven with colonies of bats, over 100 species of water bird, endless waterways and abundant greenery. Walk through this magical secluded forest and voyage through the avenues of half-submerged trees by boat. Reconnect with the glories of the natural world as you enjoy a peaceful afternoon in this protected and unspoilt reserve. See some of the fascinating flora and fauna, and especially the array of birdlife, with the help of your expert guide.
Car transfer to Can Tho with 2.5 hours driving to spend the night. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho City.
After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market which is at its liveliest at this time of day. Keep cruising through the small channels system, stopping off to visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Break for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh City via Vinh Long to visit the local snake market. Finish the trip at your hotel around 5pm. End of services.
Cu Chi Tunnel Private Tour
Price from $34US/pp
What to expect
- Watch Documentary Video (Only Showed In This Place)
- Experience The Thrill Of Crawling Into The Tunnels
- Visit Underground Bunkers (Meeting Rooms, Hospitals, Ammunitions, Etc.)
- See The Collection Of Guns And Traps, Enormous Size of Bomb Crater
- See Hoang Cam Smokeless Kitchen Where You Can Understand How VC Hide Smoke
- Play Firing Range (Bullets Fee Is Not Included)
- Try Tapioca (The Food Vc Ate During The War)
Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Full day tour
Price from $72US
8h00 : Our tour guide and driver pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh – a province 100 kms South East of HCMC, close to Cambodia border. The Cao Dai Temple is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of swastikas. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.Cao Dai Temple is the eclectic mix of colours and the amazing use of architecture create a space of beauty, spirituality with a somewhat surreal flavour to western palates.
We arrive there around 10h00, take a walk around the Temple and Area, discover the architecture of the Temple, learn How this religion is
11h45 : The Temple opens, We get in the temple find your best place to see the inside finest
12h00 : Take part in the Ceremony
12h30 : Transfer to Cu Chi for Lunch at a local restaurant
14h00 :After you have a lunch, We start visiting the Cu Chi Tunnel Complex, This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking.
16h00 : Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arrive at your hotel around 18h00 Depend on the traffic, End of the tour
Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi tunnels
Price from $62US/pp
Tour to visit tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City : Presidential Palace, War Museum of Remnants, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sai Gon Central Post Office. Then go to Cu Chi to Visit Cu Chi tunnels The complicated system of underground network was built by Viet Cong guerillas
08h00: Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the City tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the former Presidential Palace, War Museum of Remnants, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sai Gon Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, a stop at lacquer ware workplace.
After lunch, drive to extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels, about 65 Km (1½ hours drive) from Sai Gon. The complicated system of underground network was built by Viet Cong guerillas. En route, you have chance to see rural people live and work. View occupations such as cashew nut farming, duck breeding, rice farming and production of rice paper, a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine.
17h00: Return to Saigon. End of services.
Ho Chi Minh City Sunset in Sai Gon River by Speed Boat
Price from $50US/pp
Another way to see Ho Chi Minh City by luxury speed boat in the magical sunset and the charming Saigon River in the late evening. Furthermore, you will have chance to explore beautiful landscapes, enjoy the fresh air and understand the daily life of local citizens living along the river banks and the night lights of Saigon when the sun goes down
16h30 : Our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Tan Cang Pier
05:00 pm Depart from Tan Cang pier under Saigon bridge.
Taking a look at the most important functional bridges in HCMC: Saigon bridge (the main gateway to areas in bustling HCMC) and Thu Thiem bridge,Cruising through Vietnam’s leading urban complexes: Vinhomes Central Park and Vinhomes Golden River, Noticing the most modern, professional and biggest container terminal operator in Vietnam – Saigon New Port
After that We keep going along Dong Tay Boulevard – one of the most mordern and longest boulevards in HCMC and in Viet Nam as well
Circling around the island, witnessing a very traditional living of Vietnamese along the river, learning how fishermen survive their floating life, feeling the depth of yourself in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere…
06:00 pm – 06:45 pm Going through extremely fancy riverside villas, arriving to The Deck restaurant or Villa Song Saigon, and enjoying Happy-hour drinks here (1 glass of Cocktail or Mocktail per person)
07:00 pm Come back to the Pier and finish the interesting trip after 2 hours, You can go back to your hotel or discover more the City lights by yourselves