Interesting Ideas for Your Vietnam Short Tours in the South

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If you already know how to have Vietnam short tours in the Northern and Central regions, this guide will help you plan the best trip in Southern Vietnam.

3.    Vietnam short tours in the South: Ho Chi Minh – Tien Giang – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Ca Mau

What vehicle should be used?

You can travel by motor coach. The ticket price is much cheaper than that when you travel in Northern or Central Vietnam. Specifically, you will have to pay only 60,000 to 120,000 dongs ($2.17-$5.14) for a ride. If you do not want to share your space with other people and have convenient Vietnam short tours, a private means of transportation, such as a car or a motorcycle will be perfect.

Where to visit?

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Independence Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, The Central Post Office, Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street
  • Tien Giang Province: My Tho City, Vinh Trang Pagoda, Dong Tam Snake Farm, Cai Be Fruit Orchards
  • Ben Tre Province: Cho Lach ornamental flower village, Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary, The Temple and Tomb of the Poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu
  • Can Tho Province: Binh Thuy Ancient House, My Khanh Tourist Village, Tay Do Market
  • Ca Mau Province: U Minh Ha National Park, Hon Da Bac Island, Ca Mau Floating Market

A-typical-floating-market-in-Southern-Vietnam

A typical floating market in Southern Vietnam  (Source: Google)

Some ideas for a real trip:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Tien Giang Province

Morning:

  • Start your Vietnam short tours by arriving at Ho Chi Minh City
  • Have breakfast in the city
  • Buy a motor coach ticket at Mien Dong Bus Station and start going to My Tho City

Afternoon:

  • Rent a motorcycle which takes about 120,000 per day or take a taxi to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda
  • Drive to Dong Tam Snake Farm – often regarded as the museum of snakes with most of them being pythons and cobras – perfect for those fascinated by wildlife and reptiles
  • Pay Cai Be Fruit Orchards a visit and sample the many types of exotic tropical fruits here

Evening:

  • Go back to My Tho City and have dinner there

Day 2: Ben Tre Province

Morning:

  • Have breakfast in My Tho City
  • Buy a motor coach ticket at Ha Tien Bus Station and start going to Ben Tre City

Afternoon:

  • Rent a motorcycle which takes about 120,000 per day or take a taxi to visit Cho Lach Ornamental Flower Village. It can be an interesting journey end in your Vietnam short tours.
  • Drive to Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary
  • Visit the Temple and Tomb of the Poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu.

Vam-Ho-Bird-Sanctuary

Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary (Source: Google)

Evening:

  • Go back to the hotel and have dinner there

Day 3: Can Tho Province

Morning:

  • Have breakfast near the hotel
  • Buy a motor coach ticket at Ben Tre Bus Station and start going to Can Tho City

Afternoon:

  • Rent a motorcycle which takes about 120,000 per day or take a taxi to visit Binh Thuy Ancient House
  • Drive to My Khanh Tourist Village

Evening:

  • Have dinner in Tay Do Market
  • Go for a sightseeing around the Can Tho City  
  • Day 4: Ca Mau Province

Morning:

  • Have breakfast in Can Tho City
  • Buy a motor coach ticket at Can Tho Central Bus Station and start going to Ca Mau City

Afternoon:

  • Rent a motorcycle which takes about 120,000 per day or take a taxi to visit U Minh Ha National Park
  • Take a boat to Hon Da Bac Island

Evening:

  • Go back to Ca Mau City and go for a sightseeing

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho-Chi-Minh-City

Ho Chi Minh City (Source: Google)

Morning:

  • Wake up at 4 in the morning to visit Ca Mau Floating Market
  • Have breakfast in Ca Mau City
  • Buy a motor coach ticket at Ca Mau Bus Station and start going to Ho Chi Minh City

Afternoon:

  • Rent a motorcycle which takes about 120,000 per day or take a taxi to visit Independence Palace
  • Drive to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Visit to the Central Post Office, which is next to the cathedral

Evening:

  • Take a taxi to Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street and contemplate the largest city in Vietnam at night
  • Have dinner in a restaurant near Nguyen Hue Street
  • Get a taxi to Starlight Bridge and take pictures
  • Return to the hotel

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