Best of Nha Trang Private Tour - Shore Excursion

From Nha Trang Port

English-Speaking Guide

Private Groups

Witness many of nature’s wonders in Nha Trang, from a lively seaside resort to beautiful Vietnamese countryside with rice paddies and traditional craft villages. Cruise along the Cai River and explore some of the best Champa architecture in the Po Nagar temple. Our team includes a private guide and private car/van, which will greet you with a sign at the port and take you for a wonderful day!

Highlights

Pick-Up & Drop-Off From Nha Trang Port

Learn Vietnamese Mat Weaving From a Local Family

Witness Untouched Countryside and Colourful Rice Paddies

Enjoy a 30-Minute Boat Ride Along the River

Visit Po Nagar Temple Built by Champa People

Visit an Ancient House and Sample Local Fruits

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Tour Details

Price

  • 1 person $175
  • 2 people $135 per person
  • 3 people $125 per person
  • 4 people $115 per person
  • 5-8 people $105 per person
  • 9+ people $95 per person

Season

Year-round!


Duration

All private tours are approximately 8 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. At the end of the private tour, we always make sure that you return on time to board the cruise ship.


Meeting point

Nha Trang Port (which is 20 minutes drive to the city centre).


Port Permit Service

  • Opt to purchase port permit service: For a fee of 25 USD/person, our guide and transport can go inside the port, right to your cruise ship for pick-up and drop-off. This requires passport details such as full name, passport number, DOB, expiry date and nationality. We recommend this service for safety and comfort during the hot or rainy days, as well as a reliable transport service.
  • Opt not to purchase port service fee: Please walk out of the port for 15 minutes – 20 minutes where our guide and driver will welcome you with a sign and a smile. This does not include a fee.

Max Group Size

We can accommodate a big group of up to 35 people. However, we recommend a max of 15/group to get the best experience.


Included

  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Unlimited Bottles of Water
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Lunch (please note we can cater for any dietary requirements, just be sure to get in touch beforehand)

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Booking Fees

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Jacket

What to wear

Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

Itinerary
Visit the Famous 24-Metre Tall Buddha!

Your private, English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at Nha Trang port with a smile and welcome sign! Once you’ve exchanged greetings, you’ll transfer to a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for your exploration of this culturally rich region. Located at the foot of Trai Thuy Mountain, Long Son Pagoda is a beautiful temple with a rich history of housing high-ranking Buddhist monks. In 1936, the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Foundation was founded here. Ornately decorated with dragons, mystical animals, and Taoist gods, this beautiful temple is testament to Taoist architecture. If you’re feeling energetic, you can brave the 152 steps to reach the famous 24-metre tall white Buddha, which can be seen from any spot in the town.

Afterwards, we will visit a local family for an insight into the local way of life at Nha Trang. Learn how this family sustains themselves on Vietnamese mat weaving and uncover the techniques used in this ancient art form.

A large statue of Buddha behind a temple and tall trees at the Long Son Pagoda

 

Learn How to Make Conical Hats With a Local

With all this incredible countryside surrounding us, it would be madness not to explore! We will cruise through the countryside in our air-conditioned vehicle for breathtaking vistas of vibrant rice paddies, tropical foliage, and surrounding mountains. You may even catch glimpses of local farmers at work in the fields!

Hidden deep in the countryside, we will visit an ancient house for an insight into historical architecture and sample local fruits. We will also get the opportunity to witness the process of making conical hats!

Nha Trang private tour

 

Cruise Along the River

The next leg of our Nha Trang excursion is to the stunning river running through the area, Cai. Cruising along the river is an excellent way to escape the sometimes-hectic city of Nha Trang and to witness the local way of life along the river banks. This 30-minute river journey is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with the untouched nature surrounding Nha Trang and to get another perspective of the city that is not the bustling seaside resort tourists know and love!

harbour with boats

 

Last Stop, Po Nagar Temple!

After we’ve taken all the pictures of rice paddies and stunning scenery our cameras can handle, we’ll make our way to Po Nagar temple, built by the architecturally-adept Champa people. Built between the 8th and 13th centuries, this imposing temple has three floors, all built in brick and decorated in stone to worship the deities and to depict Brahmin religious themes. Unfortunately, it is now time to return to your port, but no need to worry! Your guide will get you back in plenty of time for your cruise ship!

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