Nhat beach on Con Dao island, Vietnam

Underrated Gems of Southern Vietnam 7-Day Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vung Tau, Can Tho, Con Dao Islands

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Steer clear of the often overcrowded hotspots of Vietnam with this 7-day off-the-beaten-path tour of Vietnam. Cruise across staggering landscapes that feature emerald forests, immerse yourself in the authentic culture, and partake in exciting and often overshadowed experiences. From the intricacies of Vietnam’s coveted cuisine to the heritage that shrouds iconic ornate pagodas, there is much to experience on this off-the-beaten-path adventure.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover a taste of Vietnamese culture and witness a traditional Puppet Show in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Experience a gourmet farm-to-table Vietnamese dinner accompanied by a sunset over farmland pastures
  • Lounge on the sun-kissed shores of Vung Tau and delight in enthralling water sports
  • Fine dine at seaside restaurants of Vung Tau and submerge yourselves in the sumptuous flavors of Vietnam’s finest seafood dishes
  • Traverse the rolling green hills of Vung Tau’s Little Mountain and witness the staggering sights of Thuong Dai Chua Kito Vua
  • Cruise the chocolate-colored Mekong Delta from Can Tho on a traditional wooden sampan boat to charming floating markets
  • Luxuriate on the breathtaking beaches of the Con Dao Islands and bask in the sunshine
  • Visit iconic landmarks that share insight into the Con Dao Islands dramatic past and sacred spiritual traditions

Detailed Description

Southern Vietnam presents some of the country’s finest seaside spectacles and boasts a rich culture that is evidently presented at a number of enthralling destinations. You will begin your expedition in Ho Chi Minh City. You will only spend a brief night here before venturing off-the-beaten-path to the country’s immaculate coastal towns and islands. During your stop in Ho Chi Minh City, you will have the afternoon and evening to embrace the exuberant atmosphere that emanates throughout Vietnam. Here, you can indulge in a flamboyant Puppet Show for a colorful depiction of local cultural or peruse back alleys to follow the fragrances of hideaway eateries. Before you settle in for the night, you can distance yourself from the crowds to an agricultural restaurant for a farm-to-table meal paired with regional wines.

The following morning will mark your escape from the hustle of Vietnam’s energetic cityscapes. Today, you will transfer to the breathtaking beachfront of Vung Tau. Spoiled with a suite in a 5-star resort, you will feel at ease in the isolated regality of Vung Tau. You will have the day to bask in the beachfront, whether you wish to stroll along the shaded boulevards or paddle across the glassy waters on kayaks. Afterward, you will immerse yourself in the succulent flavors of Vung Tau’s seafood dishes. The next day, you will have a cultural and history tour of the fabled landmarks across the landscape. Your tour will conclude with Shakyamuni Buddha, which is a massive white image of Buddha.

Your private chauffeur will meet you in the lobby the following day and transfer you to the riverside city of Can Tho. Upon your arrival, you can bask in the dreamy scenes and tuneful melodies of the surrounding wildlife with a peaceful cruise along the Mekong. Afterward, you can invigorate your bodies with an authentic Vietnamese massage at a premier spa center. The next day, you will transfer to the banks of the river, where you will board a boat head for the floating villages, cacao plantations, and iconic heritage sites. Lastly, you will discover Can Tho’s hallowed spiritual architecture before tucking into exquisite Vietnamese cuisine.

Your final destination will be a short plane flight away from Can Tho. This is one of the most off-the-beaten-path island destinations beyond the coastline of Southern Vietnam. You will arrive on the Con Dao Islands and transfer to your luxurious accommodation. Your last two days in Vietnam will spotlight the tropical splendor that the country has to offer. You will also find comfortable areas to enjoy the shade of towering palm trees. During your time here, you can savor Vietnamese delicacies at venerated restaurants, snorkel marine life, and visit iconic heritage sites.

Starting Price

$1,633 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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