Saigon & The South Guide

Saigon is full of influences from its past. Observe wide tree lined boulevards from French colonial times and visit the infamous Cu Chi tunnels.

Beyond Saigon, Nha Trang is the scuba capital of Vietnam and Mui Ne is a very popular location for a variety of water sports. The islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are home to quiet beaches, whilst Dalat offers beautiful mountain scenery and a cooler climate.

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Things to do in Saigon & the South

  • Taste local produce from river sellers on the Mekong
  • Explore the Cu Chi tunnels and learn of their importance to the area
  • Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese show at the Water Puppetry Theatre
  • Visit the historical Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon
  • See the views from Bitexco Tower, Saigon’s tallest building
  • Watch the AO Show in the Saigon Opera House
  • Get an insight into rural life on a boat tour
  • Explore Nha Trang’s tranquil countryside on a bicycle tour
  • Spend a night on a converted rice barge
  • Visit Mui Ne Fishing Village and taste the local catch

Getting There

Ho Chi Minh’s international airport is served by many airlines worldwide and is the main access point for the city and the south of Vietnam.

By Air – Flights from the U.K. take around 13 hours to Ho Chi Minh City. The airport sits about 30 minutes outside of the city. Nha Trang is connected by regular flights from Bangkok or takes around 1 hour to fly from Ho Chi Minh. Flights to Phu Quoc also take around an hour from the city.

By Road – a bus service connects passengers from the airport to the city centre, along with taxi options, all taking around 30 minutes dependent on traffic. It takes around 8 hours by road from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang, and around 4 hours to Mui Ne.

Combine With

Combine Saigon and the south with Hanoi and the beaches of the Central Coast for a fabulous Vietnam experience. Or you can add Cambodia, Hong Kong or any other Asia destination.

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Things to do and places to stay in and around Saigon.

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