Lounge back in Hoi An, enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of Dalat, and savour sizzling street food in Ho Chi Minh.
The south of Vietnam is a sensory overload of chilled-out destinations, thrilling activities, and fulfilling flavours. Lounge back in chilled Hoi An, enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of Dalat, 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 Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City.
What Is Included...
Your legendary Busabout crew
5 nights’ accommodation
1 night sleeper train
conditioned private transport
Entrance to Po Nagar Cham Towers and Linh Phuoc Temples
- Visit the Cu Chi Tunnel system in Ho Chi Minh City
- Sunbathe on Nha Trang’s beautiful beaches
- Wander the Old Town in Hoi An
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7 Day Itinerary
Southern Vietnam Adventure (Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City) 7 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Hoi An to Nha Trang (overnight train)
We’ll kick off our adventure in the bustling city of Hoi An! Wander into town and absorb the atmosphere of this ancient hub. Or why not venture out to the pristine local beaches and enjoy a chilled day basking in the sun with your fellow Busabouters? 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 capital of Khanh Hoa Province, Nha Trang.
Our overnight train rolls into the popular seaside city of Nha Trang early this morning. You have a full day here to enjoy the immaculate azure waters of Nha Trang’s coast and we recommend that you make the most of it by joining our optional Boat Trip for a day of snorkelling, swimming, good vibes and cocktails! This afternoon, hit the beach or grab a siesta before heading out for an evening in this shimmering Vietnamese metropolis with the rest of your Busabout crew.
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 pretty Dalat in the early afternoon with free time to explore the city. Be sure to check out the otherworldly “Crazy House” and its odd, organic architecture or enjoy a stroll around the gorgeous lake! - Breakfast included
Enjoy the city and explore its numerous impressive landmarks at your leisure. We recommend getting out into the wider local area and joining 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, so everything you see will be off the beaten path! We arrive back from the Secret Tour in the evening and after grabbing a bite to eat, we’ll head out for a surreal drinking experience in the eccentric surrounds of 100 Roofs Cafe, which has to be seen to be believed. - Breakfast included
Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City
Today we head to the former capital of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. We a stop en route with an included visit to the stunning Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Explore the temple’s fascinating decorations made of reclaimed glass and ceramic, and see the giant glass dragon sculpture! We arrive in old Saigon in the afternoon and enjoy some free time enjoying the numerous sights of this historic city. After dinner we’ll dance the night away at a nearby Vietnamese club. - Breakfast included
Ho Chi Minh City
Today we offer an optional excursion to explore the famous 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. This afternoon you will have free time to explore or do some last-minute shopping at one of the incredible markets. Be sure to 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! - Breakfast included
Ho Chi Minh City
Check-out is after breakfast. We hope to see you again! - Breakfast included
Frequently Asked Questions about the Southern Vietnam Adventure (Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City)
Tour starts from:
Thuy Duong 3 Hotel, Hoi An at 9:00am
Tour ends in:
C Central Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Hotel (2/3 stars) twin-share (5 nights), overnight train air-conditioned carriage (1 night).
You can upgrade to a single upgrade (not available on overnight train) from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Marvel at Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Town
- Treat yourself to bespoke tailored clothing in Hoi An
- Join a traditional cooking class
- Ride the rails of Vietnam as we take the overnight train to Nha Trang
- Soak up the sun on Nha Trang’s beautiful beaches
- Visit the insta-fabulous Crazy House of Dalat
- Take a stroll, run or pedal boat around Dalat’s beautiful lake
- Shop at the Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City
- Visit the complex Cu Chi Tunnels system in Ho Chi Minh City
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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