Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on an adventurous full-day tour. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage as you explore significant sites with a knowledgeable guide; haggle for souvenirs at Ben Thanh market; and feast your senses on a local lunch of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum to learn of the country’s turbulent history and conclude the day with a serene stroll down tree-lined boulevards.
  • Experience the culture, history and everyday life of bustling Ho Chi Minh City
  • Bargain for souvenirs, clothing and gifts at the Ben Thanh Market
  • See examples of Saigon's French colonial period with visits War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and Opera house
  • Enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant
  • Hotel pickup in a air-conditioned mini-van
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 12 passengers allowing a unique and intimate adventure experience
  • Local English-speaking guide
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.


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, Dec 2018

We enjoyed this tour on Dec 12, 2018 as it showed us Ho Chi Minh in a day, the trip was particularly good due to our tour guide whose name translates to Ms Love - she was knowledgeable and informative, warm and friendly and helpful in making recommendations- overall an excellent guide.

, Jul 2018

Thanh was a delightful guide who had a wealth of facts and figures. We got to see a couple of things we would not have found ourselves. Only 5 of us in the group. A great first day in HCM as it reaĺly gave me my bearings.

, Apr 2018

Excellent tour for Saigon first timers. The knowledgeable and friendly guide -Linda - takes you to all the must see places in Saigon and trough local markets. Lunch in a local restaurant is included. Hotel pick up was on time.

, Apr 2018

Punctual, great tour. We only had two and a half days in Saigon and this was a great way to see the city. Rating would be 5 stars if the guide and minibus had available drinking water. When it is 35 degrees in Saigon with humidity through the roof there has to be cold water either included in the tour price or for sale in the minibus. Only criticism.

, Apr 2018

This is a fantastic tour - Linda was amazing - her knowledge was incredible we enjoyed it so much. We only had three people on the tour and it was fabulous - we enjoyed hearing about the history of the Vietnam war as well as seeing so many sights of the city and enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Thankyou for a most enjoyable day - would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see a snapshot of the city in a day.

, Apr 2018

We learnt a lot about Ho Chi Min city and Vietnam from this tour. The Guide was informative and very helpful. Great if you have limited time in the city because you see a lot in the day, and in air-conditioned comfort.

, Apr 2018

We did not visit Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon and Binh Tay, and the Opera House. I booked this tour to specifically to visit the market areas, however, our guide did not believe people should shop while visiting Vietnam, so did not take us to the shopping portion of the tour. Disappointed.

, Mar 2018

Really enjoyed this tour as an introduction to HCMC/Saigon. I also really enjoyed the historical background that our guide provided. We were only 3 people on our tour so he was able to answer our questions and we had really good conversation with him. The stops were interesting, we went to the Museum of Traditional Medicine, the War Remnants Museum, the Palace of Independence and the Central Post Office. We also went to a market which is pretty much like any other market in Vietnam. The driver was great and met us timeously at all our stops. All in all, a really good day.

, Feb 2018

A quick tour of most of the historical landmarks and perfect for the person with little time. The tour guide was very kind and always looked out for our safety. The driver was patient with the traffic and we were never uncomfortable. We gave this tour 4 stars because there was too much packed into one day. We felt a bit rushed through China town and Ben Thanh market. This is just a suggestion for the tour company and not a complaint about the driver or tour guide. And also, please consider we are senior citizens and move slowly and carefully. Younger people could probably keep up better. Otherwise, no problems.

, Feb 2018

Best tour ever ! The guide was wonderful - I'm so sorry I can't remember his name - but he was helpful and fun and made the whole day terrific !!

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