Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vung Tau, Can Tho, Con Dao Islands
Dates are customizable for private departures.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City – Farm-to-Table Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic destination that is home to a distinctive culture and a fascinating blend of Southeast Asian customs. Upon your arrival, a chauffeur will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your 5-star accommodation. You will have a few moments to unwind in your room before having a few hours to spend at your leisure. There are secret spots and unique activities that will entertain you thoroughly without having to navigate the over-crowded and common locations. For dinner, you will transfer to an agricultural village and delight in a farm-to-table dinner.
Vung Tau – Crescent Bay Beachfront
After breakfast this morning, you will transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau. Upon your arrival, you will settle in to your new accommodation before transferring to the destination’s less-crowded shores. The city’s crescent bays stretch for miles, making them the perfect place to enjoy a long stroll and the shade of olive green palms. Beyond the brilliance of digging your toes into a brochure-worthy beach, there will be an array of water sports to enthuse you. The city is regarded as one of the paramount seafood destinations in Vietnam, and you will explore this scene with a tour of the city’s seafood markets. Afterward, you will have the evening to spend at your leisure.
Vung Tau – Thuong Dai Chua Kito Vua
After breakfast, you will transfer to Vung Tau’s Little Mountain. The mountain offers a trail that winds up the slope under a dense forest. You will partake in this hike to the top, which will award you with a view of a 32-meter tall statue of Jesus. Your tour will continue to the white statue of Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha. There is a peaceful ambiance that blankets the spiritual landmark. You can bask in the atmosphere of this hallowed destination before returning to Vung Tau for the remainder of the day.
Can Tho – The Banks of the Mekong Delta
After breakfast, you will transfer to Can Tho, which is a dreamy destination in the heart of the Mekong Delta. When you arrive, you can enjoy some time at your preferred pace. After settling in to the comforts of your accommodation, you can spend the day invigorating your minds and bodies with an authentic Vietnamese massage or mud bath. You will then indulge in a cruise across the Mekong River on a traditional sampan boat. Your spa therapy will completely rejuvenate your spirit, and your journey along the river will be educationally entertaining.
Can Tho – Immersive Cruise to Floating Sites
Today will mark your total discovery of all that Can Tho has to offer, from floating markets and agricultural farms to venerated museums that highlight the country’s tumultuous past. After breakfast, your guide will lead you on an expedition to the area’s noteworthy landmarks. You will board a wooden riverboat and voyage to a nearby floating market before cruising past boats that are overloaded with fresh fruit and vegetables. You will then transfer to museums across Can Tho. Lastly, you will have a variety of places to dine before returning to your accommodation for the evening.
Con Dao Islands – The Heritage of Con Dao
Today, you will fly to the Con Dao Islands, which offer an idyllic retreat off the buzzing mainland of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, you can spend the morning and afternoon under the sun on a seemingly endless seascape. The temples and landmarks across the island are shrouded in history. In the afternoon, you will be absorbed by the remarkable heritage of Con Dao during a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Con Dao Prison Site, the Lady Phi Ten Temple, and Vo Thi Sau Grave Memorial. Afterward, you will have a snorkel tour that leads you to vivid coral reefs.
Con Dao Islands – Departure
After breakfast, a private driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
- 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
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.
$1,255 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.
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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