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Top 10 Southern Vietnam Tours & Trip Packages 2024


Having both lively city vibe and serene countryside atmosphere, South Vietnam is a worth visiting region you should not miss:

  • Vibrant urban energy: Experience the energetic life of Saigoneses in Ho Chi Minh City with chaotic traffic, and try various tasty street food at dynamic night markets.
  • Famous historical spots: If you are a history lover, pay a visit to Reunification Palace, Cu Chi Tunnel, and War Remnants Museum to learn more about the brutal Vietnam War
  • Peaceful countryside: Enjoy the calm life of the Mekong Delta on a sampan, then pass by local workshops to see how they make a living by producing traditional products.
  • Pristine beaches with white sand: Phu Quoc island - A paradise for relaxation lovers with breathtaking beaches preserving beautiful coral reef areas, and a huge entertainment system VinWonders including safari, aquarium, and amusement park.

Generally, 5 - 10 days are quite perfect for a trip to South Vietnam as you will have to spend at least several days to discover this region. If you have more time, extending to the beach to relax is also an excellent choice:

  • 4 - 5 days: The duration is enough for travelers to explore the two different aspects of the region: the ‘city that never sleeps’ Ho Chi Minh City and the tranquil Mekong Delta
  • 6 - 8 days: You will have extra time to unwind in the untouched coastal areas, which have the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam

Depending on the class you choose, the cost of a South Vietnam trip will range from US $60 - 200 /person /day. It’s quite affordable since you won’t have to take flights when getting around the region, and the main transportations here are cars, buses, and trains:

  • Tight Budget: Standard Class (2* to 3* Hotels) - From US $60 - 80
  • Mid-budget Option: First Class (4* Hotels) - From US $100 - 120
  • Luxurious Experience: Deluxe Class (5* Hotel) - From US $140 - 180

If you have enough time, both are worth visiting. But if you have to choose one, North Vietnam is best for adventure and culture lovers, while South Vietnam is calling for foodies and history enthusiasts.

Let’s take a quick look at the differences between the North and South.

  North South

Summer avg 33 - 38°C

Winter avg 10 - 19°C

Year-round avg 27 - 30°C

Spectacular mountains

Rice terrace fields

Impressive waterfalls

Majestic bay & caves

Stunning beaches

Scenic waterways

Historical sites

Nightlife spots

Food Diverse cuisine Street food, Fine dining, Michelin-starred
Culture Hill tribes, Ethnic minorities The Khmer, Chinese, Cham

Everything considered, each region has its own charms and beauty. You should make up your mind on preference styles and choose the best time to visit each part of Vietnam.

The Best of South Vietnam 5 days can be an ideal option for first-timers. You only have to spend from US $423 /pax to visit the highlights of Southern Vietnam:

Travel Day Highlights
Day 1 - 2

Cu Chi full-day expedition:

  • Explore the life of Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War in the underground Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Pay a visit to major attractions of Sai Gon to witness its delicate colonial architecture:  Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office
Day 3

Mekong Delta excursion:

  • Discover narrow canals in Mekong Delta by a sampan rowed by locals, and try getting on a popular local vehicle here - ‘Xe Loi’
Day 4 - 5

Cai Rang Floating Market tour:

  • Travel to the biggest floating markets in Mekong Delta, catch a glimpse of local life here through their trade activities, and try some delicious tropical fruits on vendors’ boats
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We would like spend about 10-12 days in central and south Vietnam . Not too many plane trips. Husband (72 years old ) don’t like long journeys unless in comfort. To include motorbike ride , floating in the river , food and sight seeing. Nothing too hectic . Fly from Kuala Lumpur

@YEwSee Bailey:

Great to help you plan wonderful trip to center Vietnam. For 10 days you can cover Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang with some time relax on beach. We will send you detail plan via email.

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We were looking for some help for a trip to South Date: 26 Jan, duration 6 days, Need a private tour for 2 pax, including Ho Chi Minh tours and Mekong Dalat with free days could u pls lmk


We will plan the itinerary and send you via email.

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Should I bring mosquito repellant when traveling in the South?


Yes if you plan to stay overnight in Mekong Delta.

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Hello! You offer a full day bike tour to the countryside of Ho Chi Minh city? May I know how difficult the terrain of this trail is ? Also, may I know the price of this tour?


Yes we do, that is a day trip start from morning with about 20 - 30 km ride. Terrace is nice and not pummpy. 

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we have 4 days in HCMC. Should we choose a tour to Phu Quoc or just opt for a Mekong Delta tour?


4 days you should only included Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta, dont have enough time to cover Phu Quoc.

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