Rain-Free Vietnam Beach Holiday
Slip away to beautiful Mui Ne Beach (say: "Mooey Nay") and discover one of Vietnam's best beach vacation destinations, an easy drive from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll find a little pocket of sunshine and groves of coco palms where rain is rare. Regardless of the season, it's always tropical in this little pocket of sun where it rains only about three days a year,
Day One: Saigon to Phan Thiet and A Day at Mui Ne
\]Depart from Saigon early this morning by private car and driver. Our guide will be along to keep you company, explain the sights, and translate when necessary. Arrive in Phan Thiet before lunch. Along the way you will have a quick look at old Phan Thiet town. The narrow river here is clogged with brightly-painted fishing boats that are surely worth a photo or two. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the beach or just be lazy under a palm tree.
The nearby town of Phan Thiet (pronounced "Fan Tee-ET" is a colorful fishing port with terrific sea food, and even a bit of slightly-pink nightlife. This trip includes return transportation from Saigon, a great hotel and the help of our local guides, although we mostly leave you alone to enjoy the sun, the very relaxed vibe and the seafood.
Day Two: Choose from a Large To-Do List
How about wind surfing? A good book and some cold beer on the beach? A little sightseeing? Or maybe eighteen holes at nearby Ocean Dunes, one of Vietnam's finest golf courses. It may be hard to decide. Our guide and driver will gladly show you the local sights, which include a Cham temple ruin and a sea of sand dunes that look like they were brought straight from the Sahara. If you have packed your dancing shoes, we'll take you out for another look at Phan Thiet's disco scene.
Day Three: Dalat or Saigon?
You are on your own this morning. Unless you plan to stay longer, we'll whisk you back to Saigon after lunch. Better yet, continue to delightful Dalaten route to Saigon.
Purple Dragon pioneered LGBTQ travel to Vietnam, but everyone is welcome on our tours!
Photos: Louis Dallaire, Douglas Thompson