Since most of my colleagues are not first-timers in Vietnam, we decided to visit Vung Tau to make the trip different than their previous trips. Our student volunteers suggested we book a day tour with Saigon Tours. The trip was $30 per head inclusive of all entrance fees, lunch, gas, and tour guide. I must say it was worth it.
We had the van pick us up at around 8:30am in the morning. At that time we were already staying at Saigon Hotel near Hotel Sheraton. We slept most of the way over to Vung Tau because we had a Saturday night out. I woke up hearing our tour guide said we’re almost at Vung Tau.
Vung Tau is the nearest beach to Ho Chi Minh City. It takes around two hours to get there. It has a long stretch of shoreline with restaurants at every part of the beach. We were all excited to swim at Vietnam waters however all I did was take pictures at the beach. The beach was too crowded for my taste. Vietnamese people were playing soccer on the beach, something you won’t see here in the Philippines. They have these seats at the beach which you can pay around 2 dollars for the stay.