Best day trips from ho chi minh city

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These are some interesting day trips just outside of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) waiting for you to lớn come và add on to your amazing Vietphái mạnh experience. Take your paông chồng và spend a day at these top 6 day trips from Ho Chi Minc City ranging from the beach to lớn 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 Minc City (Saigon)

1) VUNG TAU

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The iconic Jesus Statue in Vung Tau

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

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

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For more details và the best time to lớn visit Vung Tau, check ourVung Tau Travel Guide

2) CU CHI TUNNELS

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At the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will get the chance to explore the passageways hidden underground used during the Vietphái nam War.There are two tunnels open for visitation: Ben DuocTunnels và Ben Dinc Tunnels. Ben Duoc is 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City and 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, và taking shelter during the bombing. You will also get khổng lồ see the Hoang Cam stove sầu, a stove with the pipes underground to lớn hide & diffuse the smoke to lớn prsự kiện being spotted by the enemy. Ben Duoc Memorial Temple is another place you could visit to lớn pay your respects khổng lồ the soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the war. On the other hvà, Ben Dinc Tunnels were only used from 1968 khổng lồ 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 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 lớn take 2 buses:From the Ben Tkhô nóng station, take route 13 (Ben Thanh hao - Cu Chi) to lớn 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 to lớn take 3 buses:From the Ben Tkhô nóng station, take route 13 (Ben Tkhô nóng - 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) lớn Ben Dinch Tunnels.

By motorbike or car:

• Ben Duoc Tunnels: About a 2-hour drive sầu from Saigon city center (57km)• Ben Dinch Tunnels: About a 1.5-hour drive sầu from Saigon đô thị 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 to lớn Cu Chi, one of them isLes Rives.

To have fun trips in Ho Chi Minch City, kiểm tra out our authentic motorxe đạp tours with professional local guides!

3) BLACK VIRGIN MOUNTAIN & CAO DAI TEMPLE

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Dau Tieng Lake makes a lovely camping spot

Blaông xã Virgin Mountain or Nui Ba Den with a height of 986 meters is an attractive sầu destination for a hiking trip in Vietphái mạnh for those wanting to escape the busy Saigon. Located near the Black Virgin Mountain, you can also visit the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninch. 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 to try here are Trang Bang grilled rice paper or Tay Ninc hot ground shrimp salternative text.

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

How khổng lồ get there:

By bus:

•You will need to take 2 buses and another ride (taxi or motorxe đạp taxi) from Tay Ninc station lớn the Blaông chồng Virgin Mountain because there is no bus going straight there.•From Ben Tkhô giòn station, take route 13 (Ben Tkhô hanh - Cu Chi) khổng lồ Cu Chi station. Then, from Cu Chi station, take route 603 (Cu Chi - Tay Ninh) to Tay Ninh station.

By motorbike or car:

Located about 100km from the city center in District 1, it takes about 2.5 - 3 hours to lớn get khổng lồ the Blachồng 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 mạnh for its rice fields and agricultural production. In Vietnam, the Mekong River runs through nine provinces including Can Tho City, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinch Long, Bac Lieu, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, và Long An, etc. With the different types of transportations in Vietnam, you can use motorboats or sampans lớn travel along the river and get closer khổng lồ the country-life, different from the noises và crowdedness of Ho Chi Minh City. You can also get a chance to 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 lớn other cities in the South of Vietnam.

You can travel to lớn the Mekong Delta by bus, oto, or motorxe đạp. 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 lớn get lớn Ben Tre by oto 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 and trading place for the Mekong locals in the morning. They transport fruits and produce lớn the market lớn trade from other regions. An abundance of fruits hung on the poles of a boat, sellers & buyers navigating their boats and doing trades right on the water is a scene you shouldn"t miss when in Vietphái nam. Going khổng lồ this region of the Mekong takes a 2.5-hour car ride. Check out the Mekong Delta Tour here. This is a full-day trip from Ho Chi Minch 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 and 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 khổng lồ 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 & CAN GIO BEACH

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Can Gio is considered to be “the second Vung Tau” by people from Saigon. Here you can also find fresh seafood, coastal view, và 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 weekkết thúc destination for a vacation. This is a full-day trip from Saigon. Can Gio Monkey Islvà is 70km away from Saigon and Can Gio beach is 76km away from Saigon.

How khổng lồ get there:

By bus:

•You will need to lớn take 2 buses và cross the ferry lớn get there.From Ben Thanh station, take route trăng tròn to lớn Binc Khanh ferry (VND 5,000).After taking the ferry (VND 1,000 ticket fee), take bus route 90 (VND 6,000) to lớn get to the Can Gio.

By motorbike or car:

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

Entrance fees:

• Adults and children over 11 years old: VND 35,000 ($1.5). For additional services & pricing, check 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 Binc Phuoc provinces with a total area of 720 square kilometers. It is rich in natural resources và is one of the largest national parks in Vietnam giới.

UNESCO has recognized Cat Tien as the International Biosphere Reserve Zone, and Bau Sau Wetlands and 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 to get there:

By bus:

•From Mien Dong bus station, you can buy tickets at counter number 5 to lớn 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 Minch 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 Minch (Saigon)

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

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