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 your hotel
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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 5 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
Ponagar Cham Towers Dam Market Typical Vietnamese House
Mat weaver's Pagoda Orphanage Rice papper making Conical hat making village
At 9.00am our guide and driver will come to pick you up from your hotel then we start our trip to visit;
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following destination of our Nha Trang Countryside Tour is a Rush mat weaving family business;
How different our bed mats are from what you sleep on back home! View the material and weaving process. This mat is popular with most people in tropical weather. Two people working together will weave just four mats in a day, which will be taken to the local market and traded for food and other essentials. Tourists can try their hand at a little weaving themselves. A small mat is your present, as well.
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.
Tourists can experience and make acquaintance with local people to see many things like coffee processing, communal house of village…lunch is at riverside restaurant with amazing panorama.
After lunch, we will head back to the city center then you can have options of visiting the XQ embroidery center or going back the the meeting point.