A COMBINATION OF NHA TRANG CITY HIGHLIGHT AND COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
This combination of Nha Trang city highlight and countryside tour will take us to the backbone of Nha Trang where you will see the real life of the local people. Learn the way they do farming, handicraft. Experience the culture who they believe in and pray for then visiting the Pagoda Orphanage where it shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned or street children. Finally we stop at the shopping center of Nha Trang- Dam market, you can look for gifts or presents for your friends or family when you are toward home.
We pick you up from Cua Da harbor
VRT – NHA TRANG CRUISE SHIP 04
Transports, English speaking guide, lunch, wet tissues, cold drink, fruits, green tea, permissions and entrance fees.
Drinks at lunch, tips, gratuities, and other expenses not listed above.
TOUR COST per Person (in US $)
from 8 pax
Combination of city & countryside tour
2 pax (car 4 seats)
3 – 4 pax (car 7 seats)
5 – 10 pax (16 seat – van)
More than 10 pax ( 29 seat -bus)
2 small bottles of cold water per person
2 wet tissues per person
Around 9:00 am our guide will welcome you with the sign of your name at the front gate of the Oceanographic Institute ( It takes you 5 minutes; about 200 m to walk out from the pier where you get off the ship or tender). Then we start our trip to visit;
Oceanographic Institute : Established in 1923, it was one of the first centres for scientific research in Vietnam and is an important location for tropical oceanographic research. Where you can see some of the local marine life, along with a comprehensive collection of specimens of marine life.
Embroidery Center: Where you can see the girls working at this traditional Vietnamese craft and take time to view the finished pieces. You will be very impressed when you see their works hanging on the walls. This could be the finest example of Vietnamese handicraft you will see in Vietnam.
Dam Market: The market on the swamp. Dam Market is Nha Trang's central market. Located in the heart of Nha Trang City, Dam Market is not only the main Trade Centre with various merchandises but also the interesting part of town and a good place to get away from the tourist centre. Here you can experience the hustle and bustle of a local fish, meat, and vegetable market. We stop for lunch at one of famous restaurants.
Rice paper making: One of the most typical food from rice steamed and processed into round piece, dried in the sun on the bamboo brackets that are on sale in the inns or shops. Commonly used to wrap the famous Vietnamese rice-paper rolls and Vietnamese spring rolls.
Conical hat making village: Non la (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnamese people without age, sex or racial distinctions. Like many other traditional costumes of Vietnam, Non la has its own origin, coming from a legend related to the history of rice growing in Vietnam. The story is about a giant woman from the sky who has protected humankind from a deluge of rain. She wore a hat made of four round shaped leaves to guard against all the rain. After the Goddess was gone, Vietnamese built a temple to commemorate her as the Rain-shielding Goddess. Vietnamese tried to make a hat modelling after the Goddess' by stitching together palm leaves, which is now known as Non la. The image of Non la has become strongly associated with peasant lives from the paddy field to both men and women. Non la can serve numerous uses such as a personal sun proof, a basket for women going to market, a fan of a ploughman in hot summer days, or even a keepsake to memorize. The image of a young lady wearing Non la and Ao dai is a beautiful symbol of Vietnam; Non la is also an object which, as part of the national spirit, closely links Vietnamese people, so many travellers enjoy taking a Non la as a special souvenirs from Vietnam.
Manual skill work by women, it is also your gift for your friends when toward home.
Pagoda-Orphanage: Where it shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned or street children. They range from several months to 9 years of age. The children of the orphanage are taken care of by a group of Buddhist nuns and volunteers. Their goal is to provide the children with a safe and caring environment which lessens their misfortune and gives their lives greater purpose and meaning. Being a private organization, the orphanage is trying to provide its children food, shelter, health and education. The nuns and volunteers at the orphanage have devoted their lives for the wonderful mission - helping the orphans.
Ponagar Temple: These cham towers were built during 7th century to honour the goddess Ponagar considered to be the mother of mothers, the goddess of the country, who came to be identified with the Hindu goddesses Bhagavati and Mahishasuramardini. From the towers you see the panoramic views of the river meets the sea.
Ancient house: 170 years ago, all Vietnamese houses built like this style, the layout is for 3 apartments by the 2 wings in which the middle one to worship ancestors with full- decoration of the altar while either side for bedrooms. The architecture is very typical of 36 pillars and roofed of zin and zen tiles, with a court at front for bonsai and planters in an exuberant orchard, succeeded 5 generations to live in the house. Tourists can experience and make acquaintance with local people to see many things like coffee processing, cashew nut peeling, communal house of village…lunch is at riverside restaurant with amazing panorama. We are going to have lunch at the well recommended restaurant by Lonely planet “ SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT CAFÉ”. After lunch we will take you to the beach where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing or being lazy relaxing on the deck-chair while viewing the 29th most beautiful bay in the word of Nha Trang.