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South Vietnam Travel - 11 days of highlights

Saigon - Tay Ninh - Can Tho - Dalat - Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Saigon
The South is an ideal region for your leisure trips to Vietnam with many beautiful beaches, dynamic cites, and colorful life in the Mekong Delta. If the North brings a pretty harsh climate with 4 seasons per year, the South is more comfortable with only dry and wet seasons that trends Tropical savanna climate directly. For this reason, South Vietnam travel offers to you the amazing experience all-year-round. You can join in all of beguiling activities here without the trouble of the peak of hot or cold. Let yourself be inspired by the beautiful long beaches in Nha Trang and Phan Thiet, or the peculiar floating life on Mekong River, or the romantic landscapes in Dalat. 

Itinerary

Date  
Destinations
Meals
Day 1
Saigon Arrival
Welcome to Saigon, the largest and busiest city in Vietnam. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is your leisure time. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
Being the most developing city of Vietnam, there are a great number of things to explore and experience as the Pham Ngu Lao street at night (street for foreigners), street foods… Let read Saigon Travel Guide for more information.
Day 2
Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels
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a side-wall of Notre-Dame Basilica that can be seen in your South Vietnam travel.
a side-wall of Notre-Dame Basilica that can be seen in your South Vietnam travel.
After the breakfast time at the hotel, we go to Cu Chi Tunnels for exploring this giant underground defensive network. Let satisfy your curious by digging deeper into the elaborate Cu Chi. The tour guide will tell you the interesting stories that is related to this legendary underneath tunnels while exploring directly the strongholds. 
In the afternoon, you will visit the remarkable destinations of Saigon as Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh market. Being the historical witness, the long-standing projects in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City seems to be a treasure of French colonial architecture. The half day tour is an opportunity to tell about the turbulent past of Saigon. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
Day 3
Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho
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Let be thrilled by the
Let be thrilled by the "Kingdom of pottery brick" beside the gentle Tien River.
Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
Private bus and tour guide meet you at your hotel, then proceeding to Cai Be port (100km). From here, we take a boat to run along the Tien River, throughout Cai Be market to a riverside village. Saunter in the village for visiting brick and rice paper making families. It is located in a small branches of Mekong, the Co Chien river is very famous with the local brick factories following in the two riversides. They dye a brown red to the rural village. The pottery brick castles are too impressing that this village is called “Red Kingdom”. Subsequently, we stop in a coconut candy producing factory to observe the making process and taste this Mekong specific. 
12.00. A traditional Vietnamese lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. Meanwhile, you will also enjoy “Đờn ca tài tử” (a folk music of Southwest Vietnam). The music is an original feature of Mekong Delta, and known as an Intangible cultural heritage. 
In the afternoon, we disembark in a village of Vinh Long to experience the heart of tropical fruit gardens. Let immerse yourself into the lush orchards before going to Vinh Long market, where you will be surprised by the colorful of mature fruits as mango, longan, dragon fruit…
15.30. Return to the bus to toward Can Tho City. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.
Day 4
Can Tho - Saigon
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In the South Vietnam Travel, you can taste a bowl of hot noodle in Cai Rang market.
In the South Vietnam Travel, you can taste a bowl of hot noodle in Cai Rang market.
Have the breakfast early.
07.30. The bus drives you to the port of Cai Rang floating market. Let take part in Cai Rang in its most boiling time for feeling the liveliest floating market in Cuu Long Delta. With around 500 trading boats, Cai Rang is colorful, crowded, quite noisy but really animated. Going to the market, visitors can look at the “Bẹo tree” handled on each boat to know what that boat is selling. Unless the sweet tropical fruits, you should try eating some hot noodle or sipping a cup of coffee. 
After that, the boat stops in a while vermicelli making village for a short exploring. Read more about the floating markets in Mekong Delta.
11.30. We embark to the land for going ahead to Saigon. (Stop at a restaurant for the lunch around 12.30). Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
Day 5
Saigon - Dalat
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a rainbow is adoring the imposing looking of Dambri waterfalls.
a rainbow is adoring the imposing looking of Dambri waterfalls.
Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00. We start to proceed to Dalat by private bus. Likely getting away from the swelter of Saigon and Cuu Long Delta, Dalat City, which owns a comfortable climate all-year-round will help you gaining the real relaxing time. Having a romantic beauty with the pine trees surrounding, flower everywhere, French-era buildings and dense fog in the high places, Dalat occupies a tons of your time to sightsee. We will stop in Bao Loc for experience Dambri waterfalls. This is the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Dalat. Bringing a beguiling story of faithful love, the Dambri, its name, means “the wholehearted waiting”. Let indulge yourself in the area of Southern Dalat’s primary forest with many active games. Overnight at the hotel in Dalat.
Day 6
Dalat City Tour
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Blow your mind to the mesmeric scenes of Xuan Huong Lake.
Blow your mind to the mesmeric scenes of Xuan Huong Lake.
Breakfast at the hotel before enjoying your Dalat City Tour.
Firstly, we visit Xuan Huong Lake, which is located in the heart of Dalat City and also the chief place for couples. The lake was formed as a half-moon with pine trees, dandelion, colorful flowers and grass. You will take a horse riding to stroll around Xuan Huong Lake, contemplate its dreamlike view and make the most of enjoying with the coolest atmosphere. After that, you are driven to Dalat central market to get more about local daily life. 
After the lunch, Prenn waterfalls and Lam Ty Ni pagoda (the so-called "mad monk" of Dalat) are the next destinations. Quite different with Drambi, Prenn is gender and graceful as a woman. Unless sightseeing and walking, visitors will make more fun with the many activities, admire the animal park, orchid gardens, or cross over the chain-bridge. Overnight at the hotel in Dalat.
Read 12 free sightseeing attractions in Dalat to make the best free time in this city.
Day 7
Dalat - Nha Trang
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Take the most enjoying feeling in the beaches of Nha Trang City
Take the most enjoying feeling in the beaches of Nha Trang City
Taste your breakfast at the hotel, then transferring to Nha Trang – the beach city with up to 200 island offshore. Spending 3,5 hours moving by bus, we arrive at the animated Nha Trang. 
12.00. Enjoy your lunch before checking-in the hotel in city. You have a whole afternoon in freedom. Let make the most of happiness into the world of long beaches, interesting oceanic activities, and lively life-night. Overnight at the hotel in Nha Trang.
Read Nha Trang travel guide for fulfilling your leisure time here.
Day 8
Nha Trang Island & Snorkeling
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Let contemplate the colorful sea in your South Vietnam travel.
Let contemplate the colorful sea in your South Vietnam travel.
After enjoy the breakfast at hotel, you have a day to enjoy the best islands of Nha Trang with swimming & snorkeling in Mun & Hon Tre Islands. 
08.00. The tour guide picks you up to the port for taking a speedboat to Mun Island, which is supposed as the most ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving in Vietnam by its colorful corals and sea creatures. You can choose between diving with a private coach or wearing a glass to admire under the sea. (Own expenses)
After that, the speedboat runs around Nha Trang Bay that is in the list of 29 most wonderful bays of the World. Let spend your time to see the fascinating scenes of native islands and the city. We stop at Hon Tre Island as the fishing port, then experience fishing on board. Meanwhile, you savor a fresh fruit. 
In the lunch time, you will be tasted a seafood meal at Con Se Tre restaurant that is waterfront and placed in the Bamboo island. Overnight at the hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 9
Nha Trang - Phan Thiet - Mui Ne
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The White Sand Dune in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
The White Sand Dune in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, you transfer to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Stop visiting Po Klong Garai Tower en-route. The tower is a group of 3 other ones including Entrance tower, Fire Tower and Main Tower. Drawing to visitors a serenity scene, Po Klong Garai is located on Doi Trau hill with the typical architecture and sculpture design of Cham. In the last time of 13th century, the tower was a center of Cham culture. Let try to listen to the Cham music, you will imagine like you are traveling to an ancient World.
Arrive in White Sand Dune, you have free time to explore the exotic place, and join in its amazing activities. Especially, when climbing to the peak of sand dune, you will be surprised by a sparkling lotus lake bellow. Let enjoy your free time here. Overnight at the hotel in Mui Ne.
See Top 10 thing to do in Phan Thiet, Mui Ne  
Day 10
Free Day in Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne
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Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel, then taking the best leisure time in Mui Ne beach. Overnight at the hotel in Mui Ne.
Day 11
Phan Thiet - Saigon
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Enjoy your last breakfast in the hotel before bidding a farewell to Phan Thiet for transferring to the next destination. The private bus will take you to Tan Son Nhat Airport/ Saigon. End of South Vietnam Travel in 11 days.

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