Southern Vietnam

Quy Nhon

Between Nha Trang and Hoi An lies the coastal city of Quy Nhon. It has a long curved beach and is a smart looking city. The city has some good cafes bars and restaurants and the nightlife scene is growing.

Nha Trang

The reason for visiting Nha Trang is for the beach, nightlife and adventure activities. It is a very lively city with numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It is also a popular place to dive and in the surrounding area, you can go mountain biking, rafting and kayaking.


A popular place for Vietnamese to spend their honeymoon, the city of Dalat is full of French colonial era buildings. It has a pleasant climate and has been given the nickname, “city of eternal spring”. The city is a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside such as hiking to waterfalls or for the more adventurous, white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking and canyoning.

Mui Ne

The coastal town of Mui Ne is very popular with kite surfers and wind surfers and there are a number of schools in the town for those that want to try out the sports. It sits behind a long stretch of sand. The town is known for it’s huge red and white sand dunes. This is one place in Vietnam where you can take a balloon ride.

Vung Tau

Close to Ho Chi Minh City, the city of Vung Tau is located on a peninsula and is a base for the oil and gas industries. It has a number of colonial era buildings and wide streets and there are beaches surrounding the city. It is also possible to catch hydrofoils or boats to the Con Dao islands from here.

Con Dao Islands

Located in the South China Sea, many of the 16 islands and islets are part of Con Dao National Park. It is a wonderful place for hiking, wildlife watching, diving and snorkelling or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches.