Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Vung Tau, located at about 125 kilometers to the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, was known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation. Among Vietnamese and expatriates, it is a popular beach destination for weekend trips, and now Luxury Travel Vietnam is offering a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City for travelers who wish to discover the best that Vung Tau has to offer.
“Travelers can reach Vung Tau by speedboat, car or helicopter from Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau is a busy coast city with a few beaches, an attractive summer palace, a couple of interesting temples, a few other attractions and not much else, so it offers enough to do but nevertheless offers an off the beaten path and low key escape. However, luxury properties, casinos and golf courses are set to open soon, in order attract long stay, high end holidaymakers to both the Ho Tram area and Vung Tau. Twenty kilometers from the city center is Long Hai town, once a fishing village and now a small resort popular with Vietnamese people. Vung Tau is also the place to board a boat, plane or helicopter to visit famous Con Dao Island, 180 kilometers away,” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.
The trip starts in the early morning and guests will be driven to Vung Tau, stopping on the way to visit the Large House (Nha Lon) and its temples at Long Son Island, the location of many significant festivals.
The peninsula has scattered temples and points of interest, but is still tranquil and undeveloped in some areas. However, now is the time to go for travelers who like serene locations, as Vung Tau is always considered a top spot for future development of entertainment complexes and Disney Land style resorts.
Besides temples, VũngTàu also has many beaches to explore, including Back Beach (Bãi Sau) and Front Beach (Bãi Trước).
And no trip would be complete without visiting the Christ of Vung Tau, which was built by Vietnam's Catholic minority, and which stands 32 metres tall and possesses two outstretched arms spanning 18.4 meters.
Visitors will be able to take in all that Vung Tau has to offer, and still be back in Ho Chi Minh City by 6 p.m., in time to enjoy the city’s nightlife.
“Vung Tau preserves the feel of a harmonious community of religions, mountains, beaches and architecture, both old and new. It is now a favourite weekend beach escape destination for family vacations from Ho Chi Minh City. This short trip has all the best Vung Tau has to offer,” adds Pham Ha
The tour price starts from US$82 per person for a private party of two people. Price includes all private pick up and drop off services, transportation from Ho Chi Minh City, meals, entrance fees and the services of an English-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.
For info and booking, visit http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com/EN/Vietnam_tours/Daytrips/Vung-Tau-Day-Trip.htm
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator and DMC (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com), Luxury Travel is based in Hanoi, with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel has just won a Guide Award 2012 for Excellent Performance.