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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vietnam Itinerary

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Travel Tips


Estimated Budget (2pax): SGD 1,000 / 15,300,000 Viet Nam Dong

Learn some Vietnamese Words: (this comes in handy when you're buying stuffs in the market). Make sure to say it with a big grin or with your loveliest smile.

Hello - Chao 
Thank You - Kaman (kam Uhn)
Where - Didao
Cheap - Makwa


Morning Arrival from Singapore to Tan Soh Nhat International Airport. Taxi fare: 600,000 VND. Warning: Never booked with private drivers who approaches you outside the airport. Go straight to the taxi reception stand , fare should only be around 200,000 VND depending how far your hotel is. Our hotel was just 30 minutes away from the airport and we paid thrice the amount. 

Check in Kaiteki Hotel
Address: 22 Bùi Viện, Phạm Ngũ Lão, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
3 days 2 nights 
SGD 44.72

500 metres from Ben Thanh Market 
1 km from the Reunification Palace
3.7 km from Military Museum 
7 km away or 30 mins away from Tan Son Nhat International Airport 

Nearby Restaurants are everywhere from Kaiteki Hotel walk straight away from the main road and turn right. Lunch at Huong Viet Restaurant, 400,000 VND (good for 3 persons)

Price: $5 /110,000 VND
Trip starts: 12:30 noon

Tour package Includes: Air conditioned bus, English speaking guide Excluding: Entrance fee of 110.000 VND,Lunch and Gun shooting

Ben Thanh Market 
Souvenirs: (haggle! Settle for less) This is the time where you use the Vietnamese Words with a smile. 
T-Shirts: 130,000 VND -150,000 VND
Keychains, Pouch, etc: 55,000 VND -200,000 VND

Dinner at Ben Thanh Market, 400,00 VND (good for 3 people)


Second Day
Quick Breakfast at nearby Circle K Convenient Store. Two cup noddles and one chocolate cracker for 40,000 VND. 

Price: $9 / 200,000 VND
One Day Mekong Delta (My Tho Ben Tre)
Depart : 07:45Am Return: 05:00Pm

Tour Includes: Air conditioned bus, English speaking guide, boat trips, Lunch and Snacks


Mui Ne, Vietnam Itinerary


Third Day 
City Tour
My friend's flight back to Singapore, Airport transfer from Hotel: 160,000 VND

Bus fare: 140,000 VND
Travel time: 5 hours

Check in Mui Ne Backpacker Village
Hotel Address: 137 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Mui Ne, Binh Thian Province
3 days 2 nights
USD 54 / 1,178 VND 


Jeepney Tour 
Price: 110,000 VND

Meeting point: Mui Ne Backpacker Village 
Trip starts: 1:30pm 
Visit the Fairy Stream, Fishing Village, the White Sand Dunes and lastly watch the sunset in the Red Sand Dunes. 


Mui Ne Hot Spring Center
Address: 133A Nguyen Dinh Chieu Str., Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan
Full Package :1,330,000 VND (2 pax)

Includes:
Hot Mineral Mud Bath (15 minutes)
Warm Mineral Water with Aroma and Flowers
Thermal Bath Therapy
Swimming in the Pool
Jacuzzi
Relax on the Sun Beds
Steam Bath
Body massage and Thai Massage for an hour. 
Meal and Drink nearby the Pool 


Early departure back to Ho Chi Minh City. 
Bus ticket (Mui Ne to Saigon): 140,000 VND
Travel time: 5-6 hours 
Taxi Fare (Saigon to the Airport): 350,000 VND 


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