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.


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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