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3 Days in Ho Chi Minh City: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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Ho Chi Minh is the largest city in Vietnam, and is populated by more than 9 million people. Located on the Saigon River, it is the economic center and cultural trendsetter for the rest of the country. Formerly known, and still referred to by many as Saigon, this is an exhilarating city in which you can’t help but get immersed in the local culture, by virtue of the street markets, pavement cafes and stands on wheels.

Day 1: Full City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City is an interesting mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese, French and modern entrepreneurial influences, and this private tour reflects that. The tour starts with an exploration of the city’s turbulent past, taking in the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. The tour then takes in some French culture by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. After a traditional Vietnamese lunch, you’ll swing by the Cholon Chinese district, where you can test your bargaining skills at the market.

Day 2: Mekong Delta Trip


The Mekong River which winds its way from Tibet, China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and finally makes its way into Vietnam. For this tour you’ll board a private longtail boat and journey through the delta, a hugely fertile region which Vietnam owes half of its food production to. You’ll sample local tropical fruit, learn about another local industry, coconut candy, and experience rural Vietnamese life.

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

This tour takes you to the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters, who created a tunnel system that runs for 200 km (12 mi) underground. These tunnels became legendary in the 1960s, during the Vietnam War, when the Viet Cong basically transformed these tunnels into functioning underground cities that allowed them to control the surrounding farmlands. Your guide will take you on a tour around the tunnels and introduce you to the hardships that these soldiers endured and the ingenuity they employed to stay alive.

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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Take in the best of Hue’s art, architecture, culture and food on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its surroundings, including a Perfume River (Huong ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $63.00

Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 230 Reviews

Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.00

Private Tour: Mekong River Cruise Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Explore the Mekong River - the rice bowl of Vietnam - by boat on this full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh to the Mekong Delta. Travel by Boat along these canals ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

Quang Dien Village Bike Tour Including Sampan Cruise

Explore the quaint streets of Quang Dien by bicycle and experience rural Vietnamese life in one of the most scenic villages surrounding Hue. Learn about local ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $65.00

A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Giant woven baskets turn into flamingos and crabs, among other imaginative creatures and contraptions, thanks to the clever performers behind the A O Show. ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.00

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

See the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City – formerly Saigon – on a private sightseeing tour including Cu Chi Tunnels. You’ll hear captivating stories about ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.99

Ho Chi Minh Cyclo and Walking Small Group Adventure Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Explore the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City on foot and cyclo on this small group adventure tour. Travel like a local as you discover Ho Chi Minh City's ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

See the best of Ho Chi Minh City on this private full-day tour. In the morning, visit the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.33

Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) on this small group adventure tour.The Ho Chi Minh City tour will give you an insight into the ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00

Ho Chi Minh Food Experience: Vietnamese Cooking Class and Market Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Gain new culinary skills as you learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food on this half-day tour in Ho Chi Minh City, including a visit to Ben Thanh Market. Under ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50

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