4 Interesting Ways To Travel From Hoi An To Ho Chi Minh


Traveling is the best way to escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life . However you might not be able to enjoy your travel to the fullest if you are already exhausted on the way.

I think that Vietnam is not too strange to frequent travelers because of its ancient culture as well as breathtaking landscapes that could not see anywhere in the world. Today, I will introduce you 4 interesting ways to travel from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh – 2 very famous destinations in Vietnam.

Why Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City?

The reason why I choose Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City as the starting and ending point respectively because I want to walk you through and experience from the ancient look of Hoi An Old Town to the modern beauty of a developed city as Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam. Trust me! This journey is worth it!

Figure 1. The classical beauty of Hoi An Street

Hoi An Old Street that was known as Faifoo is located in the central of Vietnam. In fact, Hoi An is a part of Quang Nam Province, and it was recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Figure 2. The contrasting sight of Ho Chi Minh City

This city, with another name – Sai Gon is an attractive combination of Chinese and American modern lifestyle and architecture, but it still maintains the tradition. In my opinion, that unique feature has created a dynamic modern area with very strong sense. Now, Ho Chi Minh City is the most populated one in this country.

4 ways to travel from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

As I mentioned above, I am going to show you 4 exciting approached Vietnam from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh. I guarantee that you will be dying to try them right away after reading this article.

Okay! Let’s get started!

1. River Cruise

Figure 3. Taking a cruise with a native people is the best way to explore a new place

Mekong River flows through Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and China before entering Vietnam and draining into Ho Chi Minh City to go to the South China Sea.

Along the lush banks, there is a real life that you would never imagine, from home to thousands of villages. With the gentle pace of the river, you will have an opportunity to see fruit orchards, fish farms, paddy fields apart from witnessing the daily life of the locals.

2. Register for an adventure tour

In my experience, taking an adventure tour will be an ideal choice if you want to experience this country through physical activities, local interactions, and spectacular places but still travel, sleep, and having dinner in comfort.

My suggested plan for you is to follow the coastal route to visit Hoi An or beautiful beaches in Nha Trang. Next, have a trip to explore Highlands in Da Lat and Cu Chi Tunnels. And finally, get back to Ho Chi Minh City to feel its bustling, especially at night.

3. Local Cuisine Excursion

Figure 4. Vietnamese Rolls – A must try dish when you are in Vietnam

Seriously, nothing in the world could be better than trying the regional cuisine to get to know that place, particularly Vietnamese food. This country is very famous for its fragrant and fresh cuisine that is a perfect balance of sour and sweet, aromatics and spice.

Figure 5. Vietnamese baguette

The dishes that come highly recommended are Vietnamese rolls and baguette. A classic baguette includes pâtê, ham, pork, with tomato slices, pickled carrot, fresh cilantro, juicy slices of cucumber. Culinary tours will show you how Vietnamese people get a feeling for their ingredients, preparing stage, cooking methods and presenting.

4. Cycling

Figure 6. Another choice for sports lovers is cycling

Apart from the fascinating history, and distinctive history, we must thank its incredible geography. Studded with the green countryside, palm beaches, tranquil highlands, and limestone mountains, you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore rural villages, ancient towns, and even buzzing cities on the way.

By traveling on the two wheels, you will see and feel the friendliness as well as the hospitable and welcoming culture of aboriginals. My only advice is getting ready to make friends with lovely and curious local people.


Those are 4 exciting ways to experience Vietnam by traveling from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City. I know that now you are eager to pack your bag and flight to Vietnam immediately. However, you need to make a detailed plan to experience this beautiful country to the fullest.

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