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South Central Coast

Beach Trips

Our most recommended South Central Coast Beach Trips

Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour

1. Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour

After pickup, travel to Cua Dai Wharf and board a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat. Relax on your hour-long ride to Cham Island and enjoy a coffee on board.  After arrival at Hon Nhon Beach, take some time to swim and snorkel at your pleasure. Cham Island is a world biosphere reserve area recognized by UNESCO. Discover the area's beautiful sea life. Then, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at a Cham Jungle Restaurant.   Travel to Bai Chong Beach and take the opportunity to rest in the hammocks, sunbathe or take another swim. Return to the boat and the journey back to your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nong.

Cham Island: Underwater Walking & Snorkeling Tour

2. Cham Island: Underwater Walking & Snorkeling Tour

After pick-up, begin the short drive to Cua Dai Wharf, where you will board a traditional Vietnamese boat. Relax on deck and take in your surroundings on the 1-hour ride to Cham Island. Upon arrival at Cham Island, enjoy various activities, such as swimming, snorkeling and the underwater walking. Explore the underwater world and discover the animals inhabiting it. Admire the colorful and plentiful marine life while taking a stroll through its natural environment. Continue to Bai Chong Beach to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. Take the opportunity for another swim or just relax in the hammocks. Then, start the journey back to your hotel in Hoi An.

From Hue: Private Transfer to Hoi An & Sightseeing

3. From Hue: Private Transfer to Hoi An & Sightseeing

Take the hassle out of your journey from Hue to Hoi An with a private car transfer. You will be picked up from your hotel in Hue and dropped off in Hoi An at your desired location, with plenty of time for sightseeing on the way. Stop off at Lang Co beach, a popular tourist destination. This beautiful beach is situated on a lagoon, separated from the sea by the highway. Relax and enjoy some fresh seafood. Once you are back in the car, you will drive over the Hai Van (ocean cloud) pass along one of the world's most beautiful coastal roads. Enjoy incredible views along the series of hairpin turns, steep inclines, and breathtaking vistas.  Next you will see the Marble Mountains. This group of five limestone hills are named after five elements (fire, metal, earth, water, and wood). Thuy Son, the water mountain, is the largest of the five and boasts several caves, pagodas, and two viewpoints with spectacular views of Da Nang city. Afterwards, it is possible to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, to learn about this ancient art form (available upon request). Finally, you will be dropped off at a convenient location in Hoi An. 

Nha Trang Island Discovery

4. Nha Trang Island Discovery

The driver will pick you up from hotel first thing in the morning and you'll head Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Here you'll see many species of marine life as well a range of coral from the depths of the ocean. Discover Mot Island where you can snorkel and scuba-dive and admire the beauty of the underwater world. Next head to a fishing village where you'll have lunch on board a boat with delicious dishes including fried fish with tomato sauce, spring rolls, fried noodles with lamb, fried eggs, garlic fried with garlic, shrimp meat. After lunch, you will enjoy live show performed by the Funky Monkey band. Finally, relax at Bai Tranh Beach and participate in water sports in Nha Trang Bay. After returning to the ship, you can enjoy fresh fruits before heading back to your hotel.

Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

5. Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

After being collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, you will depart for the Cham Islands (locally known as Cu Lao Cham), which feature some of the most beautiful seascapes and landscapes in the area. This island complex has only 3,000 inhabitants and most of them make a living from fishing. You can take a trip of only 25 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An Town (Cua Dai Quay) for this amazing beach and nature excursion. Snorkel or dive to experience the beautiful coral reefs, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on the island or walk along the eco-tour trail. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of endangered species. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty.   The cluster of islands that make up Cham island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island being Hon Lao, featuring magnificent beaches and forests. You can also experience the township of Bai Lang, a small harbor, a Traditional Fishing Village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation at 3:00PM.

Nha Trang: Hòn Mun and Mot Island Scuba Diving

6. Nha Trang: Hòn Mun and Mot Island Scuba Diving

Begin your day with pickup from your hotel at 7:20 AM and travel to Cau Da Port. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise to Hòn Mun and Mot Island and view the beautiful scenery of the coast.  Take the opportunity to scuba dive around the island, with the assistance of a local dive instructor. Explore the beautiful underwater world of Nha Trang Bay. Admire the delicate coral reefs and observe a multitude of aquatic life in its natural habitat. Recover from your first dive with a light lunch, complimented with tea and coffee.  Plan one or two dives for the day, depending on your health and the dive instructor.

From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

7. From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

Start your experience with hotel pickup in Hue, where your driver will load your backpack on to the motorbike. Set off on a day of sightseeing as you drive along the beautiful coastal road to your destination. Admire rice fields and tranquil villages along the road, and take a break at Lap An Lagoon to snap photos of the beautiful lake. Continue to Lang Co Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense. Pass bunkers from the Vietnam War as you cross the famous Hai Van Pass, and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. Make a stop in the Marble Mountains to explore colorful Buddhist temples and amazing caves before being dropped off in Da Nang or Hoi An.

From Nha Trang: Full-day Island Tour

8. From Nha Trang: Full-day Island Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll travel by boat to Tri Nguyen Aquarium, which is located on Hon Mieu Island. The aquarium features an abundance of fascinating marine life including coral, sea turtles, seahorses, stingrays, and lobsters. Next on the agenda is a trip to Hon Mun Island, characterized by picturesque natural scenery and clear turquoise waters all year round. Hon Mun is famous for being the first protected marine area in Vietnam and is home to the most diverse collection of coral in Vietnam (around 1500 species). After Mun Island, continue on to the beautiful Mot Island, known for its lovely beach in particular. It's the perfect place to stop for lunch. Feast on excellent dishes, with the option of treating yourself to a cocktail from the floating bar. The last stop of the day will be Tranh mini-beach where you can relax or try some beach activities including parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boating (at your own expense). After the island tour concludes, you'll head back to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh: 2-Day Mui Ne Beach Tour with Sand Dune Sunrise

9. Ho Chi Minh: 2-Day Mui Ne Beach Tour with Sand Dune Sunrise

Your first day will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City and transferred to the bus station. From here you will start your 5-hour journey in a comfortable public sleeping bus. Upon arrival in Mui Ne, the bus will drop you off at your hotel for check-in. You are then free to discover Mui Ne Beach by yourself and enjoy your free time, having the option sit under the coconut trees that line the beach and enjoy the pleasant sea breeze. On day two you will go on a sunrise tour at 4:30AM. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the white sand dunes. You will get to enjoy the beauty of the white sand dunes, where in the middle of the dunes you will find Lotus Lake. On top of the sand dunes you can see all of the beautiful scenery of Mui Ne by observing the daily activities of the fishing farm. Also visit red sand dunes, a fishing village, and fairy stream located in a mountain. There are quite a few small stands selling food and drinks to visitors within the area along the tree line offering much-needed shade. Following that, you will be transferred back to your hotel. You are free to have lunch by yourself before checking out, or can alternatively choose to relax until you are picked up and transferred to the bus station to return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Nha Trang: Speedboat Beach Tour and Tri Nguyen Aquarium

10. Nha Trang: Speedboat Beach Tour and Tri Nguyen Aquarium

Start your day with pick-up from your hotel in Nha Trang city center. Cruise over to the impressive Tri Nguyen Aquarium, shaped like a giant ship, and experience picturesque views of the beautiful coastline. View a variety of aquatic life, including tropical fish, sharks, and turtles. Head over to Tranh Beach, the most beautiful beach of Hon Mieu, where you can relax in the sun or go for a swim in the crystal clear water. Enjoy a traditional, seafood lunch, as you watch the waves break against the shore. Listen to live music and take part in the dance off challenge, fun for all of the family. Travel to Tri Nguyen Fishing Village and observe the villagers catching fish in the sun. Learn about their culture and the special techniques they use. Finish your adventure at Con Se Tre Island and take a memorable photo in the stunning, natural landscape. 

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

Wow what an AMAZING tour! My guide was a very nice enthusiastic young guy who spoke very good English, was interested and knew a lot to tell. Stopped at many places along the way for fantastic pictures, felt very safe and really enjoyed it! Huge recommendation!

The driver Den was great. He took us to all the places as described. We enjoy the sightseeing and drive. He delivered us safely as per the trip

Great trip, you could have saved yourself the snorkeling at this point but it was still great to jump into the water and swim :)

perfect trip because allows you to combine a trip with visits between Hue and Hoi An, I recommend!

Very friendly guide. This tour is only recommended.