Southern Vietnam Tours 2024/2025

5 Best Southern Vietnam Tours & Packages for 2024/2025

My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho
2 days 1 night
Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Long Xuyen
3 Days/ 2 Nights
Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Long Xuyen
4 Days / 3 Nights
Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Ha Tien
5 Days/ 4 Nights
9.8 Excellent - 1 reviews
We had an excellent time in Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. The tour itinerary was well-planned and everything went smoothly. Alex was very responsive during our trip with almost 24/7 support. Thank you!
Kris Emara
Saigon - Ben Tre - Dong Thap - Ca Mau - Bac Lieu - Can Tho
9 Days/ 8 Nights
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US $990 p/p
9.8 Excellent - 1 reviews
Jane crafted a custom 8-day tour of Vietnam for my wife and me, and it was executed flawlessly. She did a fantastic job! The entire trip went smoothly, leaving us with absolutely no worries. Each guide we encountered was not only professional but also genuinely personable. I have nothing but high praise for IDC Travel and the exceptional experience you provided.
Theodor Westlie
Saigon - Buon Ma Thuot - Don Village - Lak Lake - Pleiku - Kon Tum - Hoi An - Da Nang
8 Days/ 7 Nights
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US $986 p/p
9.9 Excellent - 3 reviews
The guide knew the area very well and spoke good English. The beach is beautiful and maybe because of the virus fewer people travelling, or maybe because of the location and the timing, but it felt like we had the whole area to ourselves. The food and fruits are also delicious.
Michael L. Villadsen
Saigon - Cao Dai Holy See - Cu Chi Tunnels - Can Tho - Phu Quoc - Saigon
9 Days/ 8 Nights
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US $896 p/p
10.0 Excellent - 1 reviews
We are on the way back to Ho Chi Minh City for the departure flight tomorrow. The Mekong Delta was beautiful and the boat trip was nice. All 4 days of the trip went smoothly without any issues. The tour guide was good and Mekong Delta cuisine was delicious. Overall, we are all satisfied and enjoyed the experience. Thank you so much, Alex, for your support.
Fatima Nyström
Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau - Mekong Delta
5 Days/ 4 Nights
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US $281 p/p

Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Sai Gon) is the most populated and dynamic city in Vietnam. Understand the history and culture of Vietnam under Chinese, French, and American influence through historical places, cuisine, architecture, and more.
  • If you want a break from sultry Sai Gon, Vung Tau with a distance advantage is the best option for you. Many upscale restaurants, resorts, hotels, and hospitality services can be found in Front Beach.
  • Visit the Mekong Delta and taste delicious tropical fruits. The floating market is a bustling scene in the thriving Mekong Delta. The biggest and most exciting is the Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho.
  • Belonging to the province of Kien Giang, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. There are several unspoilt beaches and islands in this area.
  • Stay in pleasant 4 or 5-star accommodation and benefit from a professional, loyal and dedicated team.

 

Tips

  • Research the destinations you will be visiting and the culture to get a basic understanding.
  • In southern Vietnam, the rainy season extends approximately from April to September/October, with June, July and August generally being the rainiest months. The dry season runs from November to March, when it is hot and dry.
  • Don’t forget sun protection items: umbrella, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Long hours of walking and swimming cause sunburn.

 

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Southern Vietnam - The economic and social heart of the country

To the east, bordering the China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, the South (in Vietnamese means Nam Bo) is a multifaceted region. This region is also known as the breadbasket of Vietnam, as it brings 40% of food production to the country.

Boat on Mekong River

Boat on Mekong River

The administration of the South divides into 2 main parts:

Southeast – 6 provinces
Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Binh Dương, Đong Nai, Ba Ria–Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City.

Mekong Delta – 13 provinces
Long An, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, An Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trăng, Bac Liêu, Ca Mau, Can Thơ.

Southern Vietnam begins from the Mekong Delta to the mystical Central Highlands of Vietnam with the fine white sandy beaches of Phan Thiet on the coast. Must-see sites on South Vietnam Tours include the floating market on the Mekong, the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, elephant rides near Lak Lake, the mystical culture of ethnic minorities in the highlands of central Vietnam, the romantic city of Da Lat, the matriarchal village of Ede, the plateau of Buon Ma Thuot, the spice and rubber town of Pleiku, etc.

HOW TO ORGANIZE SOUTH VIETNAM TOURS?

1. Best time to go

Southern Vietnam has a hot and humid tropical climate. The region records the highest annual temperature in the country. The ideal time to go there is from November to March. The intense heat of April, May and June can bother some visitors. The monsoon from June to September is accompanied by heavy rains, but it is generally short.

It is possible to travel all year round in the south of our country. Otherwise, we would avoid planning any South Vietnam Tours during the rainy season. During this time of year, you should visit the center of the country, especially the beaches of Hoi An.

2. Best destinations to visit

Ho Chi Minh City:

Economic pole of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is a dynamic city, overflowing with activity and life. It looks to the future while showcasing the architecture of its colonial past. Unlike Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City is no more than 4 centuries old.
During your South Vietnam Tours, especially in Ho Chi Minh, you will cross the modern districts of the city center, the authentic alleys and vast shaded parks lined with colonial houses.

It is also a lively city at all times. You will observe its inhabitants practicing their daily sport in the squares of the center since the morning. During the day, the traffic will reach an impressive density. Later in the evening, the parks will be taken over by young people and street vendors. Ho Chi Minh is a city that we experience the most when we visit it. You will particularly notice the exploration of Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office. You can walk around Cho Lon or Binh Tay market. You will appreciate the colors of the countless kiosks and the eternal animation that reigns there.

It is also from Ho Chi Minh City that you can go to the Mekong Delta, the great pagodas of Cao Da or the Mui Ne seaside resort – the kitesurfing spot or even the resort town of the French during the colonial era. – Da Lat.

Mekong Delta

The mythical Mekong is divided mainly into nine essential arms (hence the name “river of the nine dragons” – Cuu Long given to it by the Vietnamese) and multiple tributaries to form a country of water, islands and islets.

The Mekong River originates in China and travels thousands of kilometers through Asia. It flows into the China Sea in southern Vietnam and forms a vast delta with hundreds of rivers, streams and canals. A circuit around the Mekong Delta offers as many natural discoveries as cultural visits. It crosses villages of farmers and fishermen in the middle of plains covered with rice fields and orchards. There are many waterways to reach the famous floating markets.

In addition, from the coast of Ba Tri to the Cambodian border at Chau Doc, you can meet several different ethnic groups (including Khmer or Cham) and different religions (Buddhist, Catholic, Caodaist, etc.).

>> Recommended tour : Southern Vietnam Sightseeing and Beach Relaxation for families in 9 Days

Nha Trang

Comfortably installed on the shores of the China Sea, a trip to Nha Trang allows you to enjoy accommodation with various amenities and admire the landscapes of mountains and beaches bordering the islets.
Nha Trang is one of the most famous resorts in Vietnam. To get there, the easiest way is to take a plane from Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh.

Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang is the perfect place for a lazy break during your trip or to relax a bit at the end of your stay.
You can access its main beach, but it mostly has stately resorts that don’t always offer the glamor and privacy one might ask for on a peaceful trip.
Also, to find more exclusive addresses, it is best to deviate somewhat from the city center and reach the south of the main beach or the small neighboring bays. In these quieter places, you will find small structures and discreet and careful service.

Phu Quoc

South Vietnam Tours cannot miss a few seaside days in Phu Quoc to take advantage of an ideal setting to extend your circuit by extending it by the sea. The island is located in the south-west of the country, in the Gulf of Thailand, off the city of Ha Tien. It is accessible by ferry from the mainland, but we highly recommend arriving by plane. Indeed, the boats serving the island are not very comfortable and the travel time from Ho Chi Minh will be too long. Your holidays in Phu Quoc will make you discover the largest and most welcoming of the 22 islands that make up its archipelago. Its mountainous terrain is covered with thick tropical forests. Relatively far from the coast, Phu Quoc has crystal clear waters and a beautiful coastline, the most famous of which are the bays of Thom, Khem and Sao. Most of its coastline stretches along the west coast of the island. Some comfortable hotel addresses welcome you to enjoy the special landscape during your trip to Phu Quoc.

3. Best dishes to taste

A good trip cannot miss the local gastronomic discovery. From North to South of Vietnam, Vietnamese cuisine offers different flavors, alliances, combinations. Discover the rich cuisine of South Vietnam through some specialties not to be missed!

Banh Xeo – Vietnamese savory pancake

This crispy and delicious Vietnamese pancake is made with rice flour and turmeric. Stir-fry and fold in half, topped with thinly sliced or ground pork, shrimp and bean sprouts.

Banh Xeo

We eat “banh xeo” with mustard greens or salad leaves as well as herbs and sauces made from fish sauce. The “banh xeo” from southern Vietnam is distinguished by the addition of coconut milk to the batter.

Banh Canh

Banh Canh is a dish not to be missed among the specialties of southern Vietnam. There are many versions of this dish such as “banh canh” with pork, duck, blood clot, beef dumplings, crab, shrimp and coconut milk… “Banh canh” has become popular in the delta and southern Vietnam.

Com Tam

This very popular dish, especially in Saigon, is made from broken rice grains, the cheapest type of rice produced during the threshing process.

Com Tam Saigon

This broken rice is served with thinly sliced ​​roast pork and pork skin mixed with grilled rice flour, grilled pork loin or ribs, steamed omelette or fried egg and vegetables sweet and sour, minced cucumber. All are dipped in shallot oil and sweet and sour fish sauce.

“Hu Tieu” or the signature soup of Saigonnaise

Served in a large bowl, the noodle soup consists of a clear broth simmered with pork bones, vermicelli, pork, prawns and quail eggs. Like pho, Hu Tieu is the proper name for the type of rice noodles used as an ingredient for dishes in southern Vietnam. This type of rice clearly comes from the Mekong Delta and the paste is less thick. For “Pho”, seasonings have an elective place in the recipe, but for “Hu Tieu”, you have to add sweetness otherwise it will never be accepted by the people of South Vietnam!

Hu Tieu

Elephant ear fish

This is a Mekong Delta staple that will be served to you in a restaurant or on a river cruise. The fish is fried then served upright on a wooden grill.

Each guest cuts a piece of meat then places it in a sheet of rice, with a few lettuce leaves, mint and chopped vegetables. Then we make a small roll and dip in the sauce. It’s fresh, light and delicious!

ENJOY YOUR TOUR IN SOUTH VIETNAM!

 

What people are saying About Us

An enchanting odyssey in Vietnam

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Nicole Carey

Our 12 in Vietnam was an enchanting odyssey filled with love, discovery, and unforgettable moments. From the bustling streets of Saigon to the serene beauty of Halong Bay, every day brought new adventures and cherished memories. Your attention to detail and thoughtful arrangements of the honeymoon package enhanced our experience. It struck the perfect balance between cultural immersion, relaxation, and romantic moments. We left Vietnam with our hearts full of love and gratitude, knowing that this was a honeymoon to remember for a lifetime. Once again, thank you so much!

Heartfelt thanks for an incredible tour

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Emma Lord

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for our incredible tour. The organization was top-notch, and everything ran seamlessly, with drivers and tour guides always punctual. Their pleasant demeanor and generally good command of English greatly enhanced our experience. The hotels we stayed in were excellent, offering delicious food at all times and situated mostly in convenient locations. Once again, I am grateful for such an enjoyable holiday. A special thanks to you for your invaluable advice and endless patience with my continuous stream of questions.

Still great, highly recommend!

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John R. Henry

March 17, 2022

The first trip after covid 19 pandemic, 2nd time I worked with Alex, he was always great with everything we needed in Vietnam. The staff at IDC Travel always go the extra mile to please their customers. I would not hesitate to book with them again and definitely recommend the company.

Well looked after

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Paul

May 1, 2022

We were well looked after by Alex from the start. He built the itinerary, organised hotels, transfers, trips and then during the trip his team was excellent.  

Very well organised tour!

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Iwan Hudyono

June 11, 2022

We contacted Alex a few months prior to our travel to organise a private tour to the Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong, etc). As we neared the date, we had to make some changes as pandemic has caused some changed on our travel plan. Alex is always very responsive and very flexible with our queries. Our trip was very well organised and everything went very smoothly. All the accomodation was booked according to our preferences. The driver and tour guide was very courteous and experienced. If I have to nit pick, I would probably say that the tour guide could do more with giving us more information about our activities. For example, when we did bike tour, it would be great if he warned us that we will be passing through the major road and sharing traffic with cars and trucks. Or how long the walking tour through the village going to be. Overall, we are very satisfied and I do think the tour is value for money, very well organised, and the staff are more than happy to cater for our needs.  

Beyond satisfied

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Michelle Hou

July 17, 2022

We spent 15 days in traveling around Vietnam and Alex and his team organized a very well planned and detailed itinerary for us. Alex was very professional, very responsive and the tour guides were knowledgeable. Well done, thank you and kudos to Alex and the IDC team!    

Personalized Tour – Organized, Responsive, and a Great experience!

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Avila Samantha

July 17, 2022

I found IDC travel online because of the good reviews, and after a day of inquiring, Sir Alex responded right away with a detailed itinerary tailored to our preference! He is very responsive and accommodating with our needs, especially during our travel. Our trip in vietnam was organised, smooth, and really enjoyable! Even the organization of the itinerary and payments went smoothly. Some few comments would be agreeing to the previous review, like having the tour guide give us advices/tips about maybe the weather, what to wear, what to expect during the tours or anything important to bring if necessary so we could prepare better in terms of outfit, what to bring, etc. The drivers are very nice, but it would be even better if they greeted/welcomed us once we arrive. One driver did not have proper signage so we were waiting for quite awhile. Nevertheless, Sir Alex listened to our concerns and came up with solutions right away. Overall, we are very satisfied and it was great value for our money too. We booked another tour with them for Thailand this August. We cannot wait to book with them again in the future.

Amazing 8-day trip from South to North Vietnam

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Keith Turner

August 12, 2022

Alex helped me organize a wonderful trip for my family! He helped me a lot, from choosing locations and activities to shopping and dining details. Our trip was amazing. The tour guides were so enthusiastic. Our hotels were booked in the middle of crowded streets in the downtown areas, which allowed us to explore at night and enjoy the lively local lifestyle. In addition, the trip was reasonably priced and customized to meet our needs. We are grateful to you, Alex, and we can't wait for our next visit.  

Over my expectation

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Lupe Skiles

August 14, 2022

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who travels alone and just has a short-day trip like me. It was so well-organized with 10 days traveling from North to South Vietnam and visiting all the typical places here : Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Everyone I met was so nice: my guides, all the new friends that I made, and local people. The service was excellent. I'm really happy with my hotels during the trip, so clean and lovely. Thanks for a great tour!  

Great time in Vietnam

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Owais Ram Mishra

September 3, 2022

I had a wonderful trip thanks to Mr. Alex Duy who was so nice and supportive. IDC Travel's services were amazing and both of us had a great time in Vietnam. We love this itinerary, it was so well organized and so interesting. We will book again with your team if we plan to come back to Southeast Asia again.

 

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