Nha Trang’s Coastal and Historical Sights

Nha Trang’s Coastal
and Historical Sights

A blissful beach destination often comes with its unique sights and sounds, and Nha Trang
is no exception. From seeing into what the ocean has to offer at one of the leading
centres to wandering spiritual landmarks will fill a half-day with contentment.

WHY THIS TOUR?

With a backdrop of mountains, numerous deserted islands and kilometres of white sandy beaches, it is hard not to enjoy the benefits of such an idyllic location. We are talking about Nha Trang, of course. Its pristine location alongside swaying palm trees, beaches that demand some relaxation time, and within driving distance from the former capital Ho Chi Minh City (450 kilometres), this beachside town draws a crowd for showing the sunnier side of life.

Nha Trang is perhaps slightly less blessed with cultural sights and centres than other Vietnamese destinations such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. But this Vietnamese beach interlude has enough to provide for some decent snapshot material for those wanting to take home good visual memories of their holiday destination. The towers of Thap Ba Ponagar, Loc Tho Pagoda and the Oceanographic Institute are undoubtedly the most popular cultural sight on offer.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Nha Trang’s Coastal and Historical Sights

08:00 - 12:00
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13:30 - 17:30

Your English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up for this 4 -hour tour along with Nha Trang’s famed sights and sounds. The excursion starts with a visit to the Oceanographic Institute, dating back to 1923, the home to many colourful specimens of local marine life. It has an aquarium, a specimen room and a library that is open to the public. Located behind the main building, the large hall preserves hundreds of sea birds and fish, corals and remains of other marine creatures.

Following this insight in the aquatic part of Nha Trang, the Loc Tho Pagoda is a sight that cannot be missed. Situated just outside Nha Trang city centre, this place of worship is a landmark of immense proportions and marks the importance of Nha Trang as a pilgrimage site in the country.

Following this spiritual stop, we pay homage at the Po Nagar Cham Towers in our next Nha Trang site, a sacred Hindu site dating back to the 2nd century AD. The towers were constructed between the 7th and 12th centuries and are still seen as a place of pilgrimage for Cham and Vietnamese Buddhists. Named in honour of the former Cham Princess who introduced her people to profitable weaving and wet rice cultivation techniques, it is another memento that links Nha Trang to a thriving past.

Our tour ends at the Dam market in the centre of Nha Trang – one of Vietnams’ most interesting and thriving local markets. An abundance of local produce such as fruit, vegetables and seafood, are the most common, but you will also see dried seahorses and lizards – popular specialities of Nha Trang!

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half-day joint tour with a professional English-speaking assistance by local boat.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated private basis only with English-speaking assistance only.
  • Customers who book this tour on private basis will receive private transfers from and to the starting point but the customers will join the local boat with other customers.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Nha Trang. Transfers outside these areas, including any harbour and the Nha Trang / Cam Ramh International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant. We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you. Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment.
  • It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests (especially between November and April).
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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