We recently put together for you an itinerary for exploring Ho Chi Minh City as part of our Custom Itineraries for Vietnam series. After you have explored Ho Chi Minh City and if you have an extra day in your travel itinerary, short day trips are a great option. Fortunately, outside of the city, there are several places where you can go to get away and experience a different environment. Just hours away from Ho Chi Minh City, you can find beaches, jungles, swamps, islands, rivers, villages, and more. Whether you are traveling alone, with kids, or in a group, there is a unique experience near HCMC for everyone! Here is our take on the Top 5 day trips from Ho Chi Minh City.