Vung Tau was known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation. It is one of the popular seaside resorts of Vietnam with sandy beaches, transparent warm blue water all the year round. This trip exploring Vung Tau – the tourist and commercial center of the Southeastern Vietnam gives you a great opportunity to pay a visit to many famous tourist destinations such as the White Villa, the Whale Temple and Jesus Christ Statues. You also have the opportunity to discover the daily life of fishermen through a visit to fishing village

Price from: US $ 56 /pp

Start city: Vung Tau (Vietnam)

End city: Vung Tau (Vietnam)

Durations 1 Day

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Vung Tau city

Extendable with optional tours from Vung Tau (Vietnam)

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Discover Vung Tau City

 

Prices are quoted in US $ per person, double occupancy.

After breakfast, tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Vung Tau City. Visit Statue of Jesus Christ on the top of the Nho mountain. This Statue is 32 meters high, standing on a 4 meters platform with outstretched arms spanning 18.3 meters. You are welcome to climb to the top of Jesus’s arms and enjoy the panoramic views of Vung Tau city. This is the largest sculpture in the Southern Vietnam.

After that, visit the mystical Whale Tomb erected in honor of whales which, legend has it, protect local fishermen and their ships. In fact, when a whale dies and washes ashore, the locals drag it to the temple. A festival follows, complete with traditional songs and dancing. And the whale bones are buried at the temple for three years, then dug up and put on display. Inside this temple are the bones of a huge whale on display in glass cases which was found on the Vung Tau beach over 100 years ago. Local people and visitors come here to visit and pray for their health, business, happiness and fortune.

The next place in your tour itinerary is the White Palace which was used as the summer palace of the last Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai. The White Palace (Villa Blanche) was built in 1898 and completed in 1916 at the bottom of Big Mountain for French Governor General Paul Dormer. Nowadays, White Villa becomes a museum where you can enjoy valuable and rare antiques things which were found from a shipwreck in Hon Cau – Con Dao district.
You have also the opportunity to discover the daily life of fishermen through a visit to fishing village. Photo opportunities abound during your visit to Front Beach. Located west of the city where the sun concludes the day in a brilliant show of colors. You could easy to see magnificent sea view and local fishing boats surfing on the blue water.

Transfer back to hotel in Vung Tau. End of the tour.
Meals: N/A

Schedule details:
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 08:00 AM or 13:00PM
Pickup & drop off location: Pickup and drop off from centrally located hotels/stay in Vung Tau City or Phu My Port.

  • Impressive visit to the Jesus Statue with outstretched arms on the top of the Nho mountain. Explore the White Palace adorned with antique arts and paintings. Learn about local history and culture.

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • A bottle of water per person

Price Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Others not mentioned in the tour program
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