Depart from your centrally located hotel in a luxurious, air-conditioned coach and begin your tour by heading to Chinatown and wandering through the fascinating back streets near Cho Lon and Binh Tay. This area is one of the busiest commercial districts of Ho Chi Minh City and its atmospheric streets are home to some of the city’s most interesting sites.
Next, absorb the sacred atmosphere of the Thien Hau temple, a revered structure built in the 19th century and dedicated to Thien Hau, goddess of the seafarers. Head next to the Ben Thanh Market to peruse stalls bursting with exotic produce; practice your language skills and hear of the market’s history from your knowledgeable guide.
After visiting the markets, you will stop at Fito Museum that showcases over 3000 artifacts relating to the tradition of Veietnamese medicine.
Revitalize with a traditional Vietnamese lunch of pho and then venture to the War Remnants Museum to see a selection of antique military equipment. Marvel at enormous exhibits like a UH1-Huey helicopter and a F5A fighter in the courtyard and then stroll to the Reunification Palace to see an impressive tableau of Vietnamese architecture.
Admire the French colonial facades of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera house and the General Post Office before bidding your guide and group farewell in this central location. Continue exploring the area independently or take a taxi back to your hotel with assistance from your guide.