Vietnam shore excursions are great private tours that give an opportunity for tourists to experience diverse well-known tourist attractions of Vietnam by cruise ship.

The docking spots can be from any of the large seaports lasting from top to toe of the S-shaped country – Vietnam.

Vietnam has a reputation for its long-standing history with the land of “golden forest – silver sea.” According to statistics, thousands of tourists had visited Vietnam by ship in 2020.

Plus, this number is predicted to significantly increase to meet the needs of global residents to travel all around the world in the near future.

Hence, booking our trip: Private Vietnam Shore Excursions is an ideal decision to make a journey to Vietnam. Culture Pham Travel will provide you with the Best Vietnam Shore Excursions & Land Tours.


Our Vietnam Shore Excursions tour will be a 4-day trip across one of the 4 biggest seaports from the South to the North of Vietnam – the 5 best Vietnam Shore Excursions including:

  • Phu My port Ba Ria Vung Tau (Phu My Vietnam shore excursions) or Ho Chi Minh port
  • Nha Trang port
  • Tien Sa port (Da Nang)
  • Chan May Port (Hue)
  • Cai Lan port (Quang Ninh)

Because this is a private tour and our company always put customers’ need first, the tour will start following your docking time. Hence, please remember to provide us with your route information for the best service!

During the journey, tourists can visit a lot of typical highlights in Vietnam like Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang City, Hue City, Hoi An Ancient Town, and so on. For more information, please refer to below detailed schedules of Vietnam Shore Excursions, Day Tours & Trips for Cruise Ship Passengers.


South Vietnam shore excursions 

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursions from Phu My Port

Our southern tours will officially start with Ho Chi Minh shore excursions when the ship is docked at Phu My Port Ba Ria Vung Tau. After that, our friendly English-speaking driver with an international tour guide will pick you up immediately with a board having your name on it.

Our driver is willing to bring your luggage and be ready to transfer it from Phu My Port to Ho Chi Minh City. It will take about two hours to get to Sai Gon from the port.

Moreover, our beloved customers can experience so many interesting things such as Reunification Palace. The Palace has existed under the Ngo Dinh Nhiem’s regime since the French colonized this land.

Next, the French Notre Dame Cathedral is another spot for you to discover. This building was built in 1963 for Catholics to worship, which means it has a long-standing history. Now, Notre Dame Cathedral is the most attractive building in Saigon.

Besides, to get to know more about Vietnamese history and customs from the stories of our knowledgeable tour guide, War Remnants Museum is the next destination of the journey.

If you visit the museum, you will illustrate the loss of Vietnamese people during the war including the French war and American War. Additionally, the tourists will figure out the reasons why Vietnam always loves and appreciates peace.

After lunchtime, the final destinations for Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port are Thien Hau Temple and Ben Thanh Market. They are the two must-visit places in Saigon.

Phu Hau Temple can be found in Chia Town. It is built by the Chinese traders to express pleasure to the Lady of the Sea.

These days, the temple has a reputation for being the holy place for Taoists and Buddist to worship.

Furthermore, it will be a big loss if we do not set our foot at Ben Thanh Market – one of the most famous spots in Ho Chi Minh City, and discover traditions as well as customs here.

Shore Excursions in Nha Trang

In addition to Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang Shore Excursions are also listed on our tour. As the city of stunning beaches in Vietnam, Nha Trang is well-known as the most famous tourist attraction in the South.

In Nha Trang, you can visit Ponagar Cham Tower – a typical feature of the Champa civilization in the South of Vietnam. It has existed for a long time since the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Many people come here to wish for the best things in their lives.

Moreover, if you would like to admire the beautiful coastal scenery, it is a good idea to discover Hon Chong Promontory. From this view, you can see breathtaking pictures of the sea and islands.

As a famous Buddist Holy place, Long Son Pagoda is famous for its sanctuary and to Buddist followers. With the special decoration and structure carved the images of Buddha and murals, the pagoda is a hot spot for tourists to visit and admire its unique beauty here.

Lastly, the most interesting place to discover the culture, customs, and art of the city of beaches is Dam Market and Silk Embroidery workshop. When visiting these two places, you can experience and get to know more about the locals and the life here.

Moreover, you can buy some souvenirs and bring them back home as presents for your relatives.

At the end of the day, let’s be ready to come back to the port by our Sai Gon to Nha Trang by private car and prepare for the next trip to Central Vietnam Shore Excursions.

Central Vietnam Shore Excursions

Our Vietnam Shore Excursions tour will keep going with the next destination in the central of Vietnam: Chan May port in Hue city or Tien Sa port in Da Nang city. And your central tours will begin.

Danang City Shore Excursion

With the service thronging from the North to the South of Vietnam, it is obviously not a big deal to us when bringing you to discover the central of Vietnam.

Our tour will give you a hand to explore the emerging spots in Danang city such as Ba Na Hill with the famous Golden Bridge. When coming here, it is amazing that you can experience the longest cable car in Vietnam.

Danang city has a reputation for being the most livable city in Vietnam. Obviously, Danang City is also another spot on our shore excursion. Our Danang city tour will last from the seaport to different tourist attractions in Danang city. For instance, Marble Mountains and Linh Ung Pagoda are the two places that we will visit first.

Next, we will discover Cham Sculpture Museum to figure out the typical features of Cham civilization. Additionally, Han Market is the ideal spot to buy some souvenirs and delicacies as well as taste famous cuisine here. Finally, let’s immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of clean and blue seacoast in My Khe Beach.

From that, there are several places for you to explore such as  Fantasy Fun Park, Catholic church, Alpine Coaster, and Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple. Plus, after break time,  let’s be ready to return to the port! Our Nha Trang Vietnam Cruise Excursions ends.

Shore Excursion Hoi An Ancient town

As one of the most ancient towns in Vietnam, Hoi An is a must-visit destination to admire its unique beauty. It is also called the Vietnam VENICE city.

Before reaching the ancient town, we will spend time discovering Marble Mountain and Huyen Khong Cave on our way. Moreover, there are several marble caves and Buddhist temples for tourists to visit, worship, and wish for the best things.

Then, it is time to join our Hoi An City Tour to explore Hoi An Ancient Town. Known as one of Vietnam’s World Cultural Heritage, visitors will be overwhelmed because of diverse renowned tourist attractions like the Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Bridge.

Besides, discovering Hoi An Market can be the most effective way to get to know more about the culture here. Moreover, it is great when you can taste different delicacies such as Quang noodles, Cao Lau, and so on.

Shore Excursion My Son Sanctuary/Holyland

My Son Sanctuary is a holy land possessing the Champa culture and customs. When participating in the Son Sanctuary Tour, you can illustrate the marvelous scale of Hindu temples built by Cham people. Most importantly, these temples were built without using mortar.

Also, our tour guide is willing to inspire you to immerse yourself in Champa civilization. Tourists will know more about the culture, the holy land history, and the Champa people’s life.

Shore Excursion Hoi An countryside

Lastly, if you feel under the weather and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the noisy and polluted city, it is a good idea to make a trip to Hoi An Countryside from the seaport.

When joining Hoi An Countryside Tour, it is once in a lifetime chance for you to experience  Cam Thanh village and take a basket boat to enjoy the peaceful scenery in the beautiful countryside. Moreover, the participants can experience Hoi An Fishing life and try to fish crabs or fish, and learn how to control the basket boat.

Besides, Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village is the place you should visit if you start your journey to Hoi An countryside. When you go around this place, you can see so many different types of herbs like mint, lettuce, and lemon basil.

Then, you can learn how to grow plants and keep them alive to thrive well. Plus, you also know how much water you need to water them every day. As a result, our beloved tourist will be a real farmer in the land of Hoi An countryside.

The last activity you will take part in is the Cooking Class at Tra Que Village. In this class, there is a cooking competition for you to join and learn to cook delicious dishes such as  “Tam Huu”, or Vietnamese pancake.

Hue Shore Excursion

Let’s move on to another irresistible tour in our royal Caribbean shore excursions in Vietnam, Hue Shore Excursion! Our driver will pick you up at Chan May port and start our Chan May Shore Excursions. When you visit the oldest city in Vietnam, you can gain more knowledge about the history of Vietnam under Nguyen Dynasty with Hue City Tour 1 Day.

The Imperial City, also called Hue Citadel, will be the first place in this romantic place. You will go into the citadel and visit Thai Hoa Palace, Royal Theatre, or Forbidden City. As a result, with the knowledgable tour guides, they are willing to share with you all about the royal life and some interesting history of Nguyen Kings and his royal family.

In the schedule of our Shore Excursion Hue City, you can visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hue, and Tu Duc Tombs. Or, Khai Dinh Tomb is highly recommended for tourists to check in.

After finishing the journey in Hue City, we will transfer you back to the port. Next, we will transfer you back to the seaport and move on to North Vietnam Shore Excursion.

North Vietnam Shore Excursion

The North Vietnam Shore Excursion will start Northern Tours in the early morning at Cai Lan Port. Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at Cai Lan Port and transfer you from Cailan Port to Tuan Chau Wharf

The first spot to explore is Halong Bay, one of the top 7 wonders of the world. Here, you should get ready to take as many photos as possible because the scenery of Halong Bay is a masterpiece of the world honestly. The view is breathtaking and can make you overwhelmed.

During the adventure to discover Halong Bay, tourists will visit several places such as Rocky Dog, Fighting Cock, and Incense Burner islet. Next, Surprise cave (Sung Sot) is our stopping point before returning to the junk.

Of course, you will have time to taste fresh seafood on board first and commute to Titop island. This island is an incredible place to sunbathe and swim. Moreover, if you have time, you can climb to the rock summit to admire the panoramic view from the high spot.

Finally, our English-speaking driver will transfer you back to the seaport for the departure ship. Tour ends!

Some Notes:

  • Please remember to bring some personal stuff such as sun cream; caps or hats; sunglasses; insect spray; etc. Moreover, if you would like to have the best photo shots, do not forget to keep a fully charged camera and wear sports shoes in case of climbing mountains!

Chan May Shore Excursions

Chan May Shore Excursions is an ideal shore excursion private tour for you to explore famous destinations located in central Vietnam such as Hue, Danang, and Hoi An.

$50*Per person


Da Nang And Hoi An Shore Excursion Private Tour

Da Nang – Hoi An Shore Excursion Private Tour is an ideal private shore excursion from Chan May port or Tien Sa Port to explore all the highlight attractions of Danang city and Hoian ancient town.

$60*Per person


Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Halong Bay Shore Excursions is a combination between Halong Bay Cruise and Village Combo as well as Yen Tu Pagoda and Village Combo, and so on.

$1*Per person


Hanoi Shore Excursions Private Tour

If you want to explore Hanoi Vietnam, you must book the Hanoi Shore Excursions tour via Culture Pham Travel, the best Hanoi tour belonging to Vietnam Shore Excursions.

$1*Per person


Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursions

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port is one of the best of our Vietnam shore excursions. You will visit the greatest tourist attractions when you book our Phu My Vietnam shore excursions. For example, Unification Palace, War Remnants Museum, etc.

$1*Per person


Hue Shore Excursions- Hue Tours From Chan May Port

Have you ever experienced Hue Shore Excursions before? We ensure that it is a wonderful private shore excursion tour for you to explore the stunning landscapes and relics of Hue Imperial City. For instance, Hue Imperal Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda and Tu Duc Tomb.

$160*Per person


Nha Trang Shore Excursions

Nha Trang Shore Excursions day tour is a perfect choice in Vietnam Shore Excursions. This tour will give the chance for you to visit the most highlight beautiful coastal Vietnamese city (known as the “Riviera of the East Sea”).

$*Per person


Vung Tau Shore Excursion

Vung Tau Shore Excursion from Phu My Port is one of the best of our Vietnam shore excursions. When you book our Phu My Vietnam shore excursions, you will have the chance to visit the greatest tourist attractions and explore the culture of the locals.

$1*Per person

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