Let me show you how I travel in Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne, Vietnam for less than 400 SGD. You may watch my vlog before reading my itinerary and expense record.

Posted by Daphne Liew on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Expense

Currency Rate: 5000 VND = RM 1

Expense (per pax) VND MYR SGD
Return ticket  2,165,000.00 433 144.3333
Accommodation*
Lotus Village Resort@Mui Ne
C Central hotel
1,195,000.00
935,000.00
239.00
187.00
79.67
62.33
Sim Card     63,333.33 12.67 4.22
Return Futa Bus Ticket**   260,000.00 45.50 15.17
Total  4,618,333.33 917.17 305.72

*Accomodation

  • Lotus Village Resort@Mui Ne (2 nights): RM478 for 2 pax
  • C Central hotel (2 nights): RM561 for 3 pax

**It costed 130k VKN for one-way trip. When you find the most colourful signage in Pham Ngu Lao street – Phuong Trang then you can get the Futa bus ticket counter there.

Day 1

  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Mui Ne
  • Bo ke (Seafood)

The most important thing to do in Mui Ne – Seafood at Bo Ke! You can find the extremely cheap and great lobster!

Day 2

  • Sunrise Tour

The sunrise tour costed 342k VND and it is from 4.30am to 9am. You can either choose sunrise tour or sunset tour!

  • White Sand Dunes

ATV Tour at White Sand Dunes costed 200k VND. Must go for ATV! It was super duper exciting. White Sand Dunes is too big that we could not finish the route.

  • Red Sand Dunes

In Red Sand Dunes, many kids will lease the sandboard for you to enjoy the sliding. Must negotiate the price. The first price was 50k VND and we negotiated it to be 10k VND.

  • Fishing Village

When you reach the Mui Ne Fishing Village, you will see many traditional round fishing boat. The fishermen sell the fish on the spot.

  • Fairy Stream

When visiting the Fairy stream, you have to walk through the waterway, then you will find the wonderful miniature version of Grand Canyon.

  • Bo Ke (Seafood)

Day 3

  • Ho Chi Minh

Beer in Vietnam is as cheap as mineral water. Saigon beer for RM3.60 in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s even cheaper, only RM1.80 per bottle in Mui Ne.

  • Phuc Long coffee
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Cafe Apartment

Cafe Apartment is a vintage building. It looks like an abandoned building but once you go upstairs you will discover many hidden gems. All cafes have their own special interior design. We went to the Thinker & Dreamer.

  • Bui Vien Walking Street

Day 4

  • Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
  • Book Street
  • Saigon Central Post Office
  • Opera House
  • Tan Dinh Church

Tan Dinh Church aka the Pink Church is really amazing. However, it was under renovation so we didn’t manage to go inside to visit.

  • Pizza 4P‘S
  • Bui Vien Walking Street

Must Eat

Banh Mi Huynh Hoa: It costed 33,000VND and it is huge portion with many different ingredients in it. Crispy and delicious!

PHO QUYNH Beef Pho: We had it for 2 consecutive days so you know it’s delicious!

Day 5

  • Malaysia

Thank Daphne Liew for sharing her travel itinerary in Vietnam.

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