$10 tours in and around Vietnam

If you are a big fan of the travel bargain and heading to Vietnam this summer, there are numerous trips under 10 bucks that give you some fresh-air experiences in and around Vietnam. If you are searching for specific journeys to explore different regions in Vietnam, here are some suggestive options that you should bear in mind to decide where to go.

Option 1: Mekong Delta Floating Market

Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho city is a colourful place to experience Mekong Delta river commerce with shops and stalls are boats of different sizes. Crossing Mekong River, the motorized boat rides you along small creeks to the Mekong river estuary, cruise along the Phoenix island, and then head for less-crowded villages of Ben Tre Province. Here, observing the manufacturing of handicrafts made from coconut trees, honey bee keeping farm, tropical orchards, tasting honey tea, tropical fruits, coconut candy, and enjoying southern amateur music are key experiences that make the trip unforgettable.

Option 2: Around Hanoi city

For fans of art and architecture trip, this trip brings to the most interesting sights of the capital, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda and the Old Quarter. You can also explore Ngoc Son temples, Museum of Ethnology, snap some photos at Sword Lake, and come at dusk to see twilight settle magically in West lake. Having a chance to taste some Vietnamese traditional food is one of the most interesting activities of the trip. In the evening you can enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Option 3: Huong Pagoda

Heading out-of-town for quintessentially Vietnamese Buddhist landscape, Huong Pagoda in Ha Tay city is one of the must-see places. As one of the country’s wonders, Huong Pagoda scenery has a great mix of mountain and river. One of the essential elements that makes the sight impressive is the unique beauty of Huong Son’ carves and temples. Visitors can experience one-hour boat ride on Ben Duc river and Yen Vi stream to Thien Tru pagoda. To the right of Thien Tru Pagoda is Tien Son grotto, which is famous for the five granite statues and the various formations on the walls of the cave.

Option 4: Cycling to My Son Cham Tower

Joining in a group of seven to ten, you can have great cycling experiences to explore the most attractive wonders of Vietnam. The journey starts from your hotel in Hoi An city at 8am, riding to My Son along scenic country back roads, passing paddy fields and through eucalyptus forest. You then cycle alongside Song Tranh River and arrive at My Son. Here, you can take a deep breath to refresh and relax after the long ride. A great lunch with special Vietnamese cuisine is provided, following is an exploration of some visiting sites. You may find time flying in the afternoon so don’t forget to snap some photos of this fantastic site along your journey. Eventually, the cycling trip transfers by bus back to Hoi An in the afternoon.

  1. I write this article for Lonelyplanet/destination with an aspiration from my $10 trip last year in Vietnam

  2. and under Asia/tips & articles section

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