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3 Days in Ho Chi Minh City: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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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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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Zip along the Saigon River by luxury speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels, round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Select an early or late morning departure and enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5-6 hours

From USD $84.46

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 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 $63.90
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Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 310 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 $38.70
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Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 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 $50.00

Quang Dien Village Bike Tour Including Sampan Cruise

Get off the beaten path to discover parts of legendary Hue that most visitors don’t have the chance to see. With its unchanged lifestyle, traditional customs, ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 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

3-Day Small-Group Best of Ho Chi Minh: City Sightseeing, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

See the highlights of southern Vietnam during three days of private tours, including Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels. You’ll arrange ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $147.05

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Located just south of Ho Chi Minh City, the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve was once the target of chemical warfare and now boasts acres of mangrove ...  Read more

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

From USD $119.90

2-Day Mekong Delta Farmstay from Ho Chi Minh City

Immerse yourself in the Mekong Delta region on a guided overnight trip that explores daily life along the mighty Mekong River. Travel by boat through the broad ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $240.00

A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 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

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