The 8 Best Day Trips From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

     

These are some interesting day trips just outside of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) waiting for you to lớn come and add on khổng lồ your amazing Vietphái nam experience. Take your pachồng and spend a day at these top 6 day trips from Ho Chi Minch City ranging from the beach to a day hike và a tunnel discovery, you could be in for a memorable time.

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Top 6 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

1) VUNG TAU

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The iconic Jesus Statue in Vung Tau

Vung Tau, a coastal đô thị, is one of the most familiar destinations for a weekend vacation for most people from Saigon and the neighboring areas. Just a 2-hour journey & you will arrive at Vung Tau beach, go swyên ổn, and enjoy different types of seafood with your friends & family. Breathe in the ocean breeze, và all of your worries and găng will be washed away. This coastal thành phố is great for a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City.

Vung Tau is about 100 kilometers to the Northeast of Saigon. There are many ways khổng lồ get there lượt thích the bus, the high-speed boat, or even the motorxe đạp. Each way will give sầu you a different journey experience, but using the motorbike is one of the most common ways to lớn get there for locals. Plus you can stop anytime you want to take in the beautiful scenery along the road. And the motorbike trip usually takes 3 hours, a bit longer than a oto ride.

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For more details và the best time khổng lồ visit Vung Tau, kiểm tra ourVung Tau Travel Guide

2) CU CHI TUNNELS

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At the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will get the chance khổng lồ explore the passageways hidden underground used during the Vietnam giới War.There are two tunnels open for visitation: Ben DuocTunnels & Ben Dinch Tunnels. Ben Duoc is 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minch City và Ben Dinch is 1.5 hours away. The difference between these two tunnels is that Ben Duoc offers more original sights. To learn more about the Ben Duoc Tunnels with our team, check out the Ben Duoc Cu Chi Tunnels Tour.

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Ben Duoc Tunnels were used during the entire Vietnam giới war with many underground cellars for meetings, surgery, & taking shelter during the bombing. You will also get to see the Hoang Cam stove, a stove sầu with the pipes underground lớn hide and diffuse the smoke khổng lồ prsự kiện being spotted by the enemy. Ben Duoc Memorial Temple is another place you could visit to pay your respects to lớn the soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the war. On the other hand, Ben Dinch Tunnels were only used from 1968 to lớn 1975. At here, you can find a recovered tank body toàn thân of the US Army that stepped on a landmine. Regardless, both tunnels will give sầu you a glimpse of what the soldiers went through fighting in the Vietnam giới War.


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Cu Chi Entrance fee: VND 90,000 (US $4.5)

How lớn get there:

By bus:

• To Ben Duoc Tunnels: You will have to take 2 buses:From the Ben Thanh hao station, take route 13 (Ben Thanh hao - Cu Chi) khổng lồ the Cu Chi station, then from the Cu Chi station take route 79 (Cu Chi - Dau Tieng) khổng lồ the Ben Duoc Tunnels.

• To Ben Dinh Tunnels: You will need lớn take 3 buses:From the Ben Thanh station, take route 13 (Ben Thanh hao - Cu Chi) lớn An Suong station, then from An Suong station take route 122 (An Suong - Crossroads Tan Quy) khổng lồ Tan Quy station, finally from Tan Quy station, take route 70 (Tan Quy - Ben Suc) to lớn Ben Dinch Tunnels.

By motorxe đạp or car:

• Ben Duoc Tunnels: About a 2-hour drive from Saigon đô thị center (57km)• Ben Dinh Tunnels: About a 1.5-hour drive from Saigon city center (45 km)

By boat:

Depart from Bach Dang Wharf in Ho Chi Minc City. There a few agencies that provide this service by boat khổng lồ Cu Chi, one of them isLes Rives.

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3) BLACK VIRGIN MOUNTAIN & CAO DAI TEMPLE

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Dau Tieng Lake makes a lovely camping spot

Blaông chồng Virgin Mountain or Nui Ba Den with a height of 986 meters is an attractive destination for a hiking trip in Vietnam giới for those wanting khổng lồ escape the busy Saigon. Located near the Blachồng Virgin Mountain, you can also visit the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninc. lưu ý that you should visit Cao Dai before noon, preferably around 11 AM, so that you don"t miss the mass service. And you should remove your shoes before entering. Some local delicacies lớn try here are Trang Bang grilled rice paper or Tay Ninh hot ground shrimp salternative text.

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Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh is the center of Caodaism in Vietnam

How lớn get there:

By bus:

•You will need to lớn take 2 buses & another ride (xe taxi or motorbike taxi) from Tay Ninch station lớn the Black Virgin Mountain because there is no bus going straight there.•From Ben Thanh hao station, take route 13 (Ben Tkhô cứng - Cu Chi) khổng lồ Cu Chi station. Then, from Cu Chi station, take route 603 (Cu Chi - Tay Ninh) khổng lồ Tay Ninh station.

By motorxe đạp or car:

Located about 100km from the đô thị center in District 1, it takes about 2.5 - 3 hours lớn get lớn the Blaông chồng Virgin Mountain.

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Entrance fees:

• Blachồng Virgin Mountain: VND 16,000/adult ($1.5), VND 6,000/child ($0.3)• Cao Dai Temple: free

4) MEKONG DELTA

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Mekong Delta is known as the “rice bowl” of Vietphái nam for its rice fields và agricultural production. In Vietphái nam, the Mekong River runs through nine provinces including Can Tho City, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinc Long, Bac Lieu, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, và Long An, etc. With the different types of transportations in Vietphái nam, you can use motorboats or sampans to lớn travel along the river and get closer to the country-life, different from the noises & crowdedness of Ho Chi Minch City. You can also get a chance lớn see the making of many products from coconuts in Ben Tre like candy, oil, and baskets. Other produce from the Mekong are flowers andtropical fruits that are transported to other cities in the South of Vietphái mạnh.

You can travel to the Mekong Delta by bus, car, or motorbike. If you have limited time, visit the closer provinces like Ben Tre or My Tho for the countryside experiences. From Ho Chi Minc City, it will take about 1.5 - 2 hours to get khổng lồ Ben Tre by car via Trung Luong Highway (90km).


CAI BE FLOATING MARKET IN THE MEKONG DELTA

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Cai Be floating market is a special meeting và trading place for the Mekong locals in the morning. They transport fruits and produce to lớn the market khổng lồ trade from other regions. An abundance of fruits hung on the poles of a boat, sellers & buyers navigating their boats và doing trades right on the water is a scene you shouldn"t miss when in Vietnam. Going lớn this region of the Mekong takes a 2.5-hour car ride. Cheông chồng out the Mekong Delta Tour here. This is a full-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City.

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If you lượt thích the excitement of a crowded place, you should visit the floating market early in the morning. At this hour you can witness & buy a lot of local produce và fruits. The market dismisses at around 8 AM, & the surrounding becomes still. To catch the floating market at its busiest time, some people even choose lớn stay overnight at a local homestay. Besides the Cai Be floating market, one of the biggest floating markets in the Mekong is in Can Tho, which is about a 3 - 4-hour oto ride from Ho Chi Minh City (170km).

5) CAN GIO MONKEY ISLAND and CAN GIO BEACH

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Can Gio is considered to lớn be “the second Vung Tau” by people from Saigon. Here you can also find fresh seafood, coastal view, & cool breezes from the sea just like Vung Tau - although the beach is not as clean và beautiful as Vung Tau - but on the weekends, many tourists still choose Can Gio as their weekover destination for a vacation. This is a full-day trip from Saigon. Can Gio Monkey Islvà is 70km away from Saigon và Can Gio beach is 76km away from Saigon.

How to lớn get there:

By bus:

•You will need to take 2 buses & cross the ferry lớn get there.From Ben Tkhô giòn station, take route 20 to lớn Binc Khanh hao ferry (VND 5,000).After taking the ferry (VND 1,000 ticket fee), take bus route 90 (VND 6,000) khổng lồ get to lớn the Can Gio.

By motorxe đạp or car:

•From Ho Chi Minch City"s center, it takes a 1.5 - 2-hour ride to lớn Can Gio.

Entrance fees:

• Adults & children over 11 years old: VND 35,000 ($1.5). For additional services và pricing, kiểm tra outVam Sat Ecological Tourist Center

6) NAM CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK

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Cat Tien National Park is located in the border area of Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binch Phuoc provinces with a total area of 7đôi mươi square kilometers. It is rich in natural resources & is one of the largest national parks in Vietnam.

UNESCO has recognized Cat Tien as the International Biosphere Reserve Zone, và Bau Sau Wetlands & Seasonal Floodplains in Cat Tien National Park have sầu been recognized as Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat.

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How khổng lồ get there:

By bus:

•From Mien Dong bus station, you can buy tickets at counter number 5 to go straight khổng lồ Nam Cat Tien gate with the price of about VND 80,000/person (USD $4)

By motorbike or car:

• This is a full-day trip from Ho Chi Minc City;it is a 4-hour trip with a distance of 160km

Entrance fees:

•VND 60,000/adult ($3), VND 10,000/child ($.5)

Summary on The Top 6 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minc (Saigon)

Whether it is sunbathing at the beach, crawling underground, riding a sampan down the Mekong or hiking up a mountain, you will get lớn enjoy the beauty of Vietnam"s scenic places, delicious food, and great recreational activities. There are different ways for you khổng lồ get khổng lồ these places lượt thích the bus, the boat or riding the motorxe đạp for those who want to be more adventurous, but the best option is to lớn go with locals who know best. These day trips from Ho Chi Minc City will be a different experience from the busy and lively metropolitan. Check out more exciting Ho Chi Minch City itineraries, or our featured toursandliên hệ us khổng lồ customize your adventure today.

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