Chill on Vietnam's best beaches, visit the vibrant old towns and savour sizzling street food in Ho Chi Minh city.
The south of Vietnam is a sensory overload of chilled-out destinations, thrilling activities, and fulfilling flavours. Lounge back in chilled Hoi An, sail and snorkel in the beach town of Nha Trang, and savour sizzling street food treats in the historical city of Ho Chi Minh. It’s not only the senses that this trip satisfies, you also get a mindful dose of towering temples, treacherous history, and geological wonderment to please the body and brain!
We spend 7 days exploring Vietnam. We visit Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
6 nights’ accommodation (5 nights’ 2-3 star hotels, 1 night overnight train)
Air-conditioned private transport
Entrance to Po Nagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang
Entrance to Linh Phuoc Temple
Trip starts at 9:00am at Hoi An, Hoi An
Trip ends at 10:00am at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
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7 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Hoi An to Nha Trang (overnight train)
Head out into town and delve the depths of this historic city. We recommend a trip to the pristine local beaches to enjoy a lazy day soaking up the sun and surf, so grab the sunscreen and work on that tan whilst sipping on a fresh coconut and taking in your stunning surroundings. This evening we bid farewell to our portside paradise as we transfer to our overnight train, continuing south along the coast for our morning arrival at the immaculate azure waters of the capital of Khanh Hoa Province, Nha Trang.
Day 2: Nha Trang
We arrive into the idyllic seaside city of Nha Trang early this morning Spend the of the day exploring Nha Trang’s numerous spectacular sights and tourist attractions. Later we head into the night to experience the renowned nightlife in this shimmering Vietnamese metropolis.
Day 3: Nha Trang to Dalat
This morning we say goodbye to the coast and head inland towards the capital of Lam Dong Province with a stop en route at the Po Nagar Cham Towers. We have included entry into this ancient temple dedicated to the goddess of the country, Yan Po Nagar. We arrive in Dalat in the early afternoon and have a short orientation walk, afterwards the day is yours to enjoy but be sure to check out the otherworldly “Crazy House” and its odd, organic architecture.
Day 4: Dalat
Enjoy the city and explore its numerous impressive landmarks at your leisure or join Mr Rot for his optional Secret Tour. Visit numerous attractions including cricket farms, a local market, silkworm farms, coffee plantations, the thundering Elephant falls, local villages, and beautiful scenery. Mr Rot prides himself on providing an authentic Vietnamese experience and as such everything you see will be off the beaten path. We arrive from the Secret Tour in the evening and after grabbing a bite to eat head out for a surreal drinking experience in the eccentric surrounds of 100 Roofs Cafe which has to be seen to be believed.
Day 5: Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City
Today we head to the former capital of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. We have two stops en route, beginning with the resplendent Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Explore the temple’s fascinating decorations made of reclaimed glass and ceramic, and see the giant glass dragon sculpture. Our second stop is for lunch at the 7 Tigers restaurant situated on the banks of an idyllic local river. We arrive in old Saigon in the afternoon and have an orientation walk to highlight the numerous sights of this historic city. After dinner we dance the night away at a nearby Vietnamese club.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City
Today we offer an optional excursion to explore the Cu Chi tunnels, located a few hours northwest of old Saigon, the tunnel complex was an important store and hideout for the Viet Cong during the war. In the afternoon we visit the War Remnants Museum, formerly the American War Crimes Museum, to gain vivid insight into the conflict from a local perspective. This evening we shine our shoes and get dressed to the nines as we enjoy our final evening together! We head to a local restaurant, followed off by a trip into the backpacker triangle to put the bow on this epic Asian adventure.
Day 7: Ho Chi Mihn City
Check-out is after breakfast!
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