Length of Stay: 4 Days
FLIGHT + LODGING
Flight via China Airlines: $250 (pricey because I went during a holiday)
Lodging: Roseland Corp ($50/night)
DURING THE 4-DAY TRIP:
Food: Approx. $60
I ate at a restaurant, drank Vietnamese coffee twice a day, local food (i.e. Banh Xeo, Banh mi, Banh Khot, Banh bot loc, etc.).
Drinks: Approx. $40 for 5-6 alcoholic beverage.
I went to Lavastone Bar which serves eclectic drinks and the Skybar.
Transportation: Taxi throughout the trip: $10-$15
Ben Tre Tour: $45
Other: souvenirs, nail salon, massages: $30
Traveling to Vietnam is very inexpensive. It is actually cheaper than Philippines. I travelled cheap, but not too cheap that I'm not able to experience the nice things in life. Although, this was a short trip, it was more than enough time to see Ho Chi Minh City. I will be back in May to travel the northern part of the country.