Activities, guided tours and day trips in ho chi minh

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Whether it’s part of a two week trip through Vietnam or just a short city break, Ho Chi Minch City is one of the first places travelers look lớn when they are planning a visit khổng lồ Vietnam. A bustling metropolis, you won’t have sầu any problems filling several days of sightseeing in HCMC with everything there is to lớn bởi there.

But southern Vietnam is so much more than just this one city. Allow an extra day or two in the thành phố & you’d be surprised how many of the other best places lớn visit in Vietphái nam you can visit as day trips. To give sầu you an idea of what is possible, we’ve sầu arranged this list of the best day trips from Ho Chi Minh City.

Editor’s Note: We recommover guided tours for many of the day trips below. If, however, you want to lớn DIY it on public transportation instead, make sure to check out Bookaway khổng lồ easily compare and book bus or train tickets to and from Ho Chi Minc City.

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10. Cat Tien National Park

One of the largest nature reserves in Vietphái mạnh, Cat Tien National Park is another place you don’t want to lớn miss. If you’ve sầu been wanting lớn experience some real jungle while in Vietphái mạnh, then this is it. This reserve is trang chủ khổng lồ a vast area of lowlvà tropical forest in which all sorts of animals can be found, including elephants, leopards, & gibbons. Of course, these animals are wild và as such are not so easy khổng lồ spot, so temper your expectations. Still, the park is trang chủ khổng lồ an incredible diversity of plant life, with trees that are centuries old. Bau Sau, aka Crocodile Lake, is a popular spot for a cruise in a small boat. Other common activities include hiking, visiting ethnic villages, & animal rescue centers.

Getting there: At four hours each way by car, Cat Tien is a long day trip from Ho Chi Minch City. It’s generally recommended to stay overnight but if you don’t mind a long day, then it is possible.

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Those are the best places to lớn visit when looking to make a day trip from Saigon. As you can see, there’s quite a nice variety of destinations for you to lớn choose between. No matter where you go, you’ll be glad to see more of beautiful Vietphái nam.