Welcome to Vung Tau


Oil is big business here, so the horizon is regularly dotted with tankers, and petro dollars dominate the economy, inflating prices considerably.

Vung Tau is a remarkably civilised-looking city of broad boulevards and imposing colonial-era buildings, but a slightly seedy bar scene also flourishes here, accommodating the tastes (and wallets) of oil and gas workers, retired Anzac servicemen and Russian expats.

Few travellers bother to visit the city, but it makes a good place to start (or end) an intriguing coastal road trip to Mui Ne and beyond.


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$120 Shore Excursions

SHORE EXCURSION - ESSENCE OF SAIGON - PAST AND PRESENT

Pick up at Phu My Port in Vung Tau to the City center for your City tour.Your journey begins with an introduction to Vietnam’s vibrant southern metropolis by private car. Set off into the bustling morning atmosphere of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, en route to a collection of its most famous landmarks. Start your journey at the Central Post Office and Opera House, both colonial-era architectural masterpieces with dazzling French design. From the Post Office, walk onward to the nearby Reunification Palace, so-called for the building’s integral part in the reunification of the country following the war. Explore the stately meeting rooms within the Palace’s interior before enjoying beautiful third-storey views across its vast grassy lawns and gardens.Just nearby, pay a visit to the War Remnants Museum for a firsthand look at the mid-twentieth century war through the eyes of the Vietnamese people. By private car, make your final stop before lunch at Ben Thanh Market for a glimpse at the city’s bustling commercial heart. At Mandarin Restaurant, enjoy a freshly-prepared Vietnamese lunch accompanied by a cooking demonstration, before your private car continues on to the Chinatown District.This afternoon, swap your private car for one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most charming modes of transportation - a cyclo! Wander through a small fruit market before taking off on your cyclo. This traditional rickshaw for a leisurely journey into the winding alleyways of the Chinatown area, arriving at Cha Tam Church and Chua Ong Pagoda, a stunning example of Chinese-inspired architecture. By foot, head down a traditional herbal medicine street for a closer look at how locals use herbal remedies for everything from headaches to energy boosts! With a tea bag as your souvenir, wave goodbye to the friendly owner and head onward to Bitexco Building - a glittering example of modern architecture in the city. As the fifth highest building in Asia, the views from the EON Cafe Shop offer unrivalled panoramas of the sunset. Enjoy a leisurely cocktail as the sun dips below the horizon for the perfect wrap up to your tour. Your car will take you back to your hotel at the culmination of your journey.Transfer back to the previous Port for departure.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

VUNG TAU TOUR

SCHEDULEAbout 09:30am you will be present in Vung Tau - a bus will take you to visit a communal temple (not pagoda) which is the place of worship of mandarins who reclaimed and built this land. The communal temple was named Thang Tam where was built in 1820. Here you will see the whale skeleton that was called “Lord” fish by the local people.Visit statue of Christ which was built in 1972.On the way to visit the White Palace, you will stopover to seeing the Grand Hotel which was built by the French in 1890. It is one of few number of first hotels which was built in Vietnam.Visit Worldwide Arms Museum where showcases the collection of antique weapons of Robert Taylor. Robert Taylor is 70 years old and British nationality. In 1989 he went to Vung Tau City and since that time he has lived and attached to this land to today.Visit the White Palace where was built in 1898, and was the residence of Thanh Thai King of Vietnam.After leaving White Palace, the bus will take you to the place called “morning star”, where you will see local people drying fish caught from the sea. Fresh fishes are caught from the sea and pickled with a little salt, then dried in the sun on the blinds made of bamboo, about three days later there will be products that often called as dried fish by Vietnamese people. Dried fish can be processed to be grilled salad, or can be fried to be a very delicious dish, eating dried fish and drinking beer is very great.We will move approximately 1km to visit a fishing port. This is one of the traditional fishing ports of Vietnam.At here when fishing boats come ashore. You will see the trade, delivery and receive of the products caught from the sea like fish, shrimp, squid, ...Have lunch in restaurant – Vung Tau city . Free lunch.After lunch, you will be taken to a café along the beach, while enjoying a coffee and watching the sea Vung Tau. Free coffee.On the way you return to the ship.Alpha Travel will take you to visit Ong Dao Tran Big House where is a famous destination of Long Son Island.Here, the Alpha Travel guide will talk about the history of Long Son and the Big House  • When will Alpha Travel pick you up? Where will you be picked up? • 08:30am Alpha Travel will pick you up at the gate of boat terminal (please note that the bus will stop at the location far from the gate of boat terminal about 100 meters to pick you up) • 09:00 am if the cruise ship of Tan Hong provides bus to transfer you to Ba Ria free in charge, Alpha Travel will pick you up at Ba Ria Co.op Mart. + Free gifts of Alpha Travel+ Travel insurance during tour schedule.

$91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vung Tau Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Departs: 7:00 AM   Finishes: 5:00 PM              Morning: Departs at 6:45 AM from our office toVUNG TAU beach by air-conditioned bus. The arrival of Vung Tau beach about 10:00 AM, we’ll have free time for relaxing on private beach with beach chairs and umbrella after that  we have lunch at restaurant.            Afternoon : Visit VUNG TAU beach, Niet Ban Tinh Xa , Thich Ca Phat Dai pagodas, the statue of Giesu and visit around the Vung Tau City. In addition, we have free time to walk aroud the market. Finally, we’ll  come back to Ho Chi Minh City. Finish tour about 5: 00 PM.

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vung Tau Beach

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Vung Tau Beach, Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province8:00 am, We will depart from Saigon to Vung Tau city.10:30 am, Arriving in Vung Tau and enjoying free time at Thuy Van beach (Back beach) – one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with the shore runs for almost 10km, full with fine sands and white waves.Then, we have authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.After lunch, we visit Jesus Christ Statue by walking up the 847 stairs and meeting the 32 meter-tall (105 feet) statue of Jesus Christ. Considered one of the tallest statues of Christ in Asia, its outstretched arms span a little over 18.4 meters. Originally started in 1972 but the construction was only completed in 1993. The adventurous are welcome to climb to the top of inside Christ' arms and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Vung Tau city.The second destination is Thang Tam Temple (Whale Temple). The temple displays the bones which came to symbolize the protector deity of the coast. Now, each time a carcass of a whale washes ashore, the bones are ceremonially hauled to the mausoleum.We also discovery the Vung Tau's nicest colonial era mansion - Bach Dinh. It was built as a retreat for French Governor of Indochina Paul Doumer at the beginning of the 20th century.Cape Nghinh Phong is final sight before we leave this beautiful coastal city. The Cape is the cliff of Vung Tau and has unobstructed views of Vung Tau City as well as the East Sea.5:00 pm, we come back Ho Chi Minh city. On the back way, taking a short break at Long Thanh Cow Milk Rest-stop for specialty and souvernir.7:30pm, We arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Finish Vung Tau city 1 day tour.

$106 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-day Vung Tau city tour with Seafood Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Whale Temple, Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau ProvinceThe temple displays the bones which came to symbolize the protector deity of the coast.Duration: 1 hourStop At: White Palace, Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau ProvinceVung Tau's nicest colonial era mansion Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jesus Christ's StatueVisit Jesus Christ Statue by walking up the 847 stairs and meeting the 32 meter-tall (105 feet) statue of Jesus Christ. Considered one of the tallest statues of Christ in Asia. The adventurous are welcome to climb to the top of inside Christ' arms and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Vung Tau city. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mui Nghinh Phong, Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau ProvinceThe cliff of Vung Tau and has unobstructed views of  Vung Tau City as well as the East Sea.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Back Beach, Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau ProvinceOne of the nicest beaches in Viet Nam with the shore runs for almost 10km full with fine sand and white waves. Duration: 1 hour

$69 Shore Excursions

Vung Tau City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

Your guide will meet you at Phu My port to begin your full-day sightseeing tour of Vung Tau and its environs.The tour of Vung Tau begins in the city before you head to Niet Ban Tinh Xa pagoda, outside of town. Visit the Nirvana Meditation Retreat and the Phat Nam Pagoda, or the Pagoda of the Lying Buddha. The pagoda is situated on the side of Nho Mountain facing the ocean. This is probably the most beautiful pagoda in Vung Tau, featuring many intricate architectural details.Next you’ll see Thich Ca Phat Dai pagoda, one of the largest in Vung Tau. It attracts pilgrims from around the whole country. See the old lighthouse and the giant Jesus statue as well.You’ll have the chance to taste the local cuisine in the city before continuing on to a nearby village to learn more about country life in this part of Vietnam.