Ho Chi Minh tours: Enjoyment for a day
Ho Chi Minh tours, Ben Thanh Tourist has launched a series of one-day, weekend tours to serve foreigners, overseas Vietnamese and young people in Ho Chi Minh City who have limited time for traveling.
The six tours, which depart from Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday and Sunday mornings, will take in attractions in Can Gio District, the southern coast of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh and Tien Giang, returning to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam in late afternoon.
The one-day tour to Tay Ninh - Cu Chi, which is already a popular destination for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese, will include Ba Den Mountain, located in the cultural and historical relic complex of Tay Ninh Province Vietnam.
At 986 meters, this is the highest mountain in the south. Other attractions on this tour are Thanh Long cavern, Kim Quang cavern, Gio cave, Tay Ninh Holy See, the headquarters of the Dadaism religion, and the Cu Chi tunnels, which were used as an underground base for Vietnamese soldiers in the American-Vietnam war before 1975.
The tour to the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang will give tourists a unique opportunity become amateur farmers for a day as they try their hand at fishing in the canals. They can also participate in some of the daily activities of local people, enjoy some don ca tai tu (amateur southern opera) performances or go for a walk around the gardens for some sightseeing.
Ben Thanh Tourist has two options for visitors who want to visit the coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. One of the tours includes a swim at Vung Tau beach and a visit to local attractions such as Niet Ban Monastery, Thang Tam Temple, and Ba Ria or Long Thanh markets to buy seafood, and other products. The second tour is to Binh Chau Resort, located in the Binh Chau primeval forest, where tourists can relax by soaking in the mineral hot springs.
The one-day tour to Giang Dien waterfall in Thong Nhat District, Dong Nai Provinceof Vietnam, around 45 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, is especially popular with young people because of the many adventurous activities there, including riding tandem bicycles, taking a train ride or paddling in a boat, and playing football.
One can also jump from stone to stone arranged neatly in a long line across the streams, possibly reminiscent of childhood games, or enjoy an afternoon nap in the grassy area among plants and flowers.
The last of the six tours is a guided tour of Can Gio District, southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, which covers 71,000 hectares, one-third of the city’s area, of which 33,000 hectares is a nature reserve. The district has been recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The tour includes a visit to Monkey Island where one can have fun with playful monkeys and a boat trip through the Sac Mangrove forest.