Although Vung Tau is not as famous as Mui Ne, this beach destination is an easy getaway from the busy Saigon.
With only 2.5 hours drive, you can relax on the sandy beach with the warm sun, trekking to the lighthouse or having fun at Ho May park. Vung Tau is also an excellent base to visit the beach nearby, Ho Tram.
How about exploring the beauty of Southern Vietnam with a day trip to My Tho?
Start your day early and hop on a bus tour or scooter to My Tho – a land with the river culture of Mekong Delta region.
Within 2 hours, the bus will take you to My Tho from Saigon. There, you can enjoy the boat ride cruising along the river, or visiting the coconut factory (family business), and trying honey tea with fresh fruits while listening to music.
How to get there
If you decide to go by scooter, you can follow Highway 1A from Saigon to Thoi Son islet and buy a tour to visit the island and surrounding.
However, I recommend taking the one-day Mekong tour because it is, in fact, cheaper than traveling on your own. The tour includes transportation, guide, and lunch.