Vung Tau City Tour from Saigon
- Admire coastal views along your transfer to the city of Vung Tau
- Admire the panoramic view of the city from a height of 170 km above sea level
- Hike up a beautiful mountain to visit the largest Jesus statue in Vietnam
- Visit the former Bao Dai Emperor’s Palace
- Experience its religious culture and visit Whale Tomb
- Admire the resort city’s impressive beaches and savor a delicious seafood lunch
- Age range
- 13 - 90 years old
Experience Southern Vietnam’s natural beauty and rich culture with this excursion to Vung Tau. The name Vung Tau means ‘anchorage’ as during the 14th and 15th centuries, Vung Tau was a swamp which European trading ships visited regularly. Located 125 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau City is home to impressive statues, temples, gardens and bay vistas. Known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French colonization, the city was once a popular beach destination for servicemen of France and American. Famed with sandy beaches, clear blue water around the year, Vung Tau City is an ideal place for people looking for an escaping trip from their hectic life.
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Detailed Itinerary of Vung Tau Day Trip from Saigon
Pick you up from hotel depart for Vung Tau. The first visit to a communal temple, built in 1820, is the place of worship of mandarins who reclaimed and built this land. Here you will see the whale skeleton that was called “Lord” fish by the local people.
Next, travel to the incredible White Palace to visit the former Emperor’s Palace. Then visit the place called “morning star”, where you will see local people drying fish caught from the sea. From here drive about 1km to visit a fishing port. This is one of the traditional fishing ports of Vietnam. Here, when fishing boats come ashore, you will see the trade, delivery and receive of the products caught from the sea like fish, shrimp, squid…
Authentic Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant.
After lunch, visit the Jesus Christ Statue. Walking up the 847 stairs and meeting the 32 meter-tall (105 feet) Statue of Jesus, which is considered one of the tallest statues of Jesus Christ in Asia. Its outstretched arms span a little over 18.4 meters. Originally started in 1972, but the construction was only completed in 1993. You are welcome to climb up to the top of inside Christ arms and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Vung Tau city.
You also discover French-built Lighthouse which offers a panoramic view of the whole city. The peak where the Lighthouse is located is around 170 meters above sea level and usually praised as the most interesting site in Vung Tau with a spectacular 360-degree view of this City.
Free time at Thuy Van beach (Back beach) – one of the nicest beaches in Viet Nam with the shore runs for almost 10km full with fine sand and white waves.
Return Ho Chi Minh City in late afternoon. Drop you off at hotel. End of services.
Duration: 1 day
Departure time: 07:30 AM
Pickup & drop off location: Pickup and drop off from centrally located hotels/stay in District 1 or District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City. If your hotel is far away from of this area, please kindly inform us about that.
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- Transportation by A/C vehicle
- Entrance fees
- 01 seafood lunch
- English speaking guide (Other languages upon request)
- Complimentary bottles of water during the tour
- Personal expenses
- Beach hut rental & freshwater shower at Thuy Van beach
- Travel insurance
- Tipping/ Gratuities
- Beverages on meal
- Others not mentioned in the above program