Vietnam Shore Excursions

Tours from Phu My Port

Number of days: 1

Price from: 00$

Tour type: Private Tours

Pick up & Drop off Point: in Phu My Port

Pick up & Drop off Time: to be confirmed when we have your ship's arrival & departure time

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vung Tau City, Mekong Delta, Cuchi Tunnels

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  • Program 1 (PM01): Vung Tau City Tour from Phu My Port

    Vung Tau known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation. It is just 40 km from Phu My port.  
    Once this seaside resort was a popular beach destination for French and US serviceman.  Vung Tau is one of the most popular sea-side resorts of Vietnam with golden sandy beaches, transparent warm blue water all the year round. Vung Tau offers a good relaxation trip on prime beach caressed by the cool breeze from transparent warm blue water.
    Morning: You will be picked up by our guide by the ship at Phu My port. Then drive one hour to Vung Tau City and star our sightseeing of this city and its vicinity to visit:
    - Niet Ban Tinh Xa, Nirvana Meditation Retreat and Thich Ca Phat Dai, a A Budda Shrine, 
    - French-built Light House 
    - Giant Jesus
    You will have time to taste the local cuisine in the city or continue tour visit to the local villages nearby to get to know more about the local life in the countryside or relax by the beach before the transfer back to the port. 


    Program 2 (PM02): Saigon (Ho Chi Min City) Tour from Phu My port

    Morning: You will be picked up by our guide by the ship at Phu My port. The transfer to Ho Chi Minh City is app. 2 hrs. to its centre. Saigon is not only sightseeing, but about street markets, where bargains are struck and deals are done; the pavement cafes, where stereo speakers fill the surrounding streets with a melodious thumping beat; and the sleek new cafes and pubs, where tourists chat over beer, pretzels, coffee and croissants.
    Here are the suggestions for highlight places of visit for the city sightseeing in a day:

    Former Presidential Palace (the Reunification Palace), which is beautiful in its ugliness, a 1960s monstrosity designed with the help of Soviet architects. Most people will remember the image of a North Vietnamese tank crashing through the gates on 30 April 1975, signifying the fall of Saigon. The tank still graces the front lawn. Rooms open to the public remain exactly as they were in 1975, showing where important meetings were held during the war, as well as some of the private quarters of the president and his family. Most fascinating are a series of underground tunnels housing a telecommunications centre.

    War Remnants Museum , once known as the ‘Museum of American War Crimes’, first opened to the public in 1975. It offers a shocking reminder of the long and brutal Vietnam War, with many graphic photographs and American military equipment on display, including a helicopter with rocket launchers, a tank, a fighter plane, a single-seater attack aircraft and a 6,800kg conventional bomb.

    Cholon (China Town): Cholon is in District 5 and is a maze of narrow streets, bustling with people. Most of Vietnam's ethnic Chinese live here and they are the largest single ethnic minority group in the country. Merchants began to settle in Cholon in the 1770s, although many ethnic Chinese fled the country in 1975.

    The Thien Hau Pagoda is one of Cholon's must-sees. It is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, protector of the sea. Photographers are spoilt for choice with the ornate decoration inside the pagoda and the statues of Thien Hau. It is popular with worshippers (the air is always heavy with the smell of incense).

    Notre Dame Cathedral: The twin towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral have been a familiar landmark in Ho Chi Minh City since the 1880s. In front of the cathedral in a small garden is a delicate statue of the Virgin Mary. The interior of the cathedral is rather plain, unlike most French cathedrals, with no stained glass but it is a cool escape from the heat outside.

    Former Post Office: Across from the Notre Dame Cathedral, the vast Post Office was also built in the late 19th century in European style. The interior has hardly been touched since it was built and is dominated by a huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh. The building always seems busy but most people are just visitors rather than customers.

    Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much.

    Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much.

    Afternoon: Transfer back to the port. 
    This is the sample program. The visits and programs can be modified to suit your inquiry and plan. 


    Program 3 (PM03): Cuchi Tunnels Tour from Phu My port

    Morning: Pick up in the port by the ship. It will be about a 3 hour drive to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, 110 km away. The Cu Chi area lies at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was the base from which Ho Chi Minh guerillas used to attack Saigon. As a result the whole area became a "free fire zone" and was carpet-bombed in one of many American "scorched-earth" policies. But the residents of Cu Chi took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas - an effective network for waging guerilla warfare on nearby U.S. troops. The U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division was just next door, and there are detailed maps denoting land that was either U.S.-held, Vietminh-held, or in dispute. The sight supports a small museum of photos and artifacts, as well as an extensive outdoor exhibit of guerilla snares and reconstructions of the original tunnels and bunkers. Wear your "play clothes" if you choose to get down in the tunnels; the experience is dusty and claustrophobic.
    Afternoon: Transfer back to the port. 


    Trip includes: 
    - Transportation by private A/C vehicle 
    - All entrance fee to sightseeing sites as mentioned 
    - Private tour with local English speaking tour guide
    - Port permit and tour permit from the local authority

    Trip excludes:
    - Meals 
    - Travel insurance
    - Vietnam visa
    - Tipping, drinks and other personal expenses


    We are very happy to hear from you. The trip to Vung Tau was very pleasant and relaxing.

    The driver and the tour guide are very polite, experienced and knowledgeable.

    They both always made sure that we were comfortable and safe before leaving us alone.

    Also, my wife was very happy that Mr. Dau did not talk about politic or a so-called “how great thou are”.

    She was very unhappy with the local tour guide that Diamond Princess utilized in HUE. He talked about

    politic whenever he had a chance that made her embarrassed with the other tourists (Most of them are

    Australians and New Zealanders). “It has been 40 years” she said, “history will always reveal the TRUTH” and the current situation of the country speaks out for itself.”

    Please send our compliment to both Mr. Dau and the driver (I am sorry that I could not remember his name).

    Best Regards,



    We both really enjoyed the tour!!!! Couldn't fault it!  The guide was fantastic and venue was amazing!  It was on of our favourite places we have been on this world voyage.

    Thank you again for arranging everything and changing the  times at short notice, this was much appreciated and it allowed us good time to see the tunnels and have some lunch.

    Thank you and kind regards,


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