Things to do in Vietnam
Vietnam has a naturally beautiful landscape with a long coastline to the east and un touched forests and traditional farms and mountains all along the west coast and bordering Cambodia- Laos.
There is so much to see, taste and explore, while the local people are always friendly and happy to see a foreigner and likely to invite you into their homes to eat with them, have a beer or even sing some karaoke.
Any direction you choose to go, there are many things to see, experience and enjoy and the best way to experience it and have freedom of your own pace and time is of course by motorcycle.
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NEAR HO CHI MINH CITY
CU CHI TUNNELS
The famous Cu Chi tunnels are only 40-50 km's from HCMC which make it a great one day trip, taking about 1 1/2 hours each way. Leave early in the morning and be back in the afternoon.
Experience the forest and climb down and through the tunnels to re-live the feeling of the war. Fire a machine gun on site.
There's so much to see in Mekong Delta. Explore the numerous rivers and bridges, the local markets, the friendly people and try the delicious fruits that it's famous for from coconuts to bananas, Jackfruit, Durian and much much more. Visit the floating market near Can Tho by boat and then visit the fruit farms.
Take your time and sit with the locals over a milk coffee or a meal.
Monkey island in Can Gio is another great short day trip easily reachable from Ho Chi Minh City.
Head out through district 1 to Nha Be, hop on the 10 minute ferry, then cruise through the beautiful Can Gio forest with nice new roads and no traffic.
Once you arrive at the monkey forest, there's plenty to see. Take lots of pictures (careful not to lose your camera to the monkeys) and enjoy your day. If you have time, can also on go a boat cruise and see the crocodiles.
This is a great day trip and highly recommended. But remember...there's nothing stopping you from staying overnight and taking your time.
If the seaside and seafood is more your thing, Vung Tau is the place to visit. 120km's from the center of Saigon makes this a 3 hour ride each way. Sip a beer or a coconut on the beach under an umbrella and relax while experiencing the slightly cooler weather, then go for a swim.
You can also visit the giant statue of Jesus or watch the fisherman go out on the traditional Vietnamese boats and purchase fresh fish from their catch at the harbor. Don't forget to try the abundant seafood options at the many restaurants.
Great for a day trip or to stay overnight or the weekend in one of the many hotels.