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Jade Emperor Pagoda Tours

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Jade Emperor Pagoda
Built at the turn of the 20th century and dedicated to the Taoist god, Emperor Jade Chua Ngoc Hoang (or the God of Heavens), the Jade Emperor Pagoda is a working temple that’s widely considered to be one of the finest and most atmospheric in Ho Chi Minh City.

Beneath a roof adorned with elaborate depictions of dragons, birds, and animals, this fascinating pagoda is filled with exquisite gilt woodcarvings and reinforced papier maché statues of various Buddhist and Taoist deities.

The statue of the Jade Emperor, shrouded in robes and flanked by his guardians, resides in the dramatically named Chamber of 10 Hells. Out the door and to the left of this main chamber is a semi-­enclosed room presided over by Thanh Hoang, the Chief of Hell, sitting alongside his red horse, while the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, an important part of any Taoist temple, has an altar on the top floor.

To the right of the tree­lined courtyard in front of the temple grounds is an overcrowded tortoise pond, earning the temple its nickname, Tortoise Pagoda.

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Due to its location in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the Jade Emperor Pagoda can be easily accessed from various parts of the city on foot. Alternatively, it can be reached via taxi or public bus.
Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam, Vietnam
Hours: 7am-­6pm
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Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

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Get to know the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a private sightseeing tour by Jeep. Traveling with a guide, you'll see a selection of the main sights, like the War Remnants Museum, the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.00
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US$54.00

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

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Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. High light • Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch • Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city • Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.00
Price varies by group size
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US$135.00
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Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

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Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.67
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US$26.67

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

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Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques. This haft-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest: * The Reunification Palace * War Remants Museum * Notre Dame Cathedral * Central Post Office * Jade Emperor Pagoda * Ben Thanh Market
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.99
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Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Vietnam's largest city boasts energy travellers can feel the moment they step out onto the street. Discover the delights of lively Saigon with a friendly private guide from Vietravel. Get a local's perspective on this evocative Vietnamese metropolis as you explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.90
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US$75.90
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The Ultimate Private Ho Chi Minh City Layover Tour with a Local

The Ultimate Private Ho Chi Minh City Layover Tour with a Local

Long layovers are no fun, especially when there's a beautiful city out there ready to be discovered. If you are in Ho Chi Minh City waiting for your next travel adventure and have some time to spare, why not spend it outside exploring the city? Let a local show you their city in a layover tour. With a convenient pickup and drop off, you'll enjoy the best of Ho Chi Minh City and will be back in time for your next destination. From incredible sights like the oldest pagoda in town to one of the biggest markets in Vietnam and with a delicious bánh mì included, your local host can create a personalized itinerary taking into consideration your preferences and time availability. Believe it, your local host knows exactly how to make just a few hours count!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.84
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Full Day Saigon City Tour Including Cu Chi Tunnels

Full Day Saigon City Tour Including Cu Chi Tunnels

If you've got limited time in Ho Chi Minh City then opt for a tour that reveals the Vietnamese capital's major highlights over the course of just one day. Traveling by air-conditioned coach means you'll skip the hassle of navigating unfamiliar public transport and have more time to focus on attractions such as the Cu Chi Tunnels, Jade Emperor Pagoda, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.
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  • 1 day
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US$109.00
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US$109.00

Saigon Afternoon City Historical Tour By Motorbike

Saigon Afternoon City Historical Tour By Motorbike

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Uncover Ho Chi Minh City’s rich history through its buildings and streets on this afternoon tour. Instead of getting lost in the crowd on a large group tour, explore the city’s wartime monuments and colonial landmarks with your own private guide. Ask all the questions you have as you visit destinations like the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.12
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Hidden Saigon by Scooter Private Tour

Hidden Saigon by Scooter Private Tour

Explore Ho Chi Minh City like a local on this private tour and see a side not often seen by tourists. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide as you zip around the city’s neighborhoods on the back of a scooter. Stop along the way to visit the Jade Emperor Temple and the Tomb of Marshal Le Van Duyet, enjoy coffee at a local café, and tuck into a delicious lunch of Banh Xeo pancakes and other Vietnamese specialties.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.00
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The Best of Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port or any Cruise Port

The Best of Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port or any Cruise Port

Explore Vietnam’s largest city—Ho Chi Minh City—while in port in Phu My or Cai Mep. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide as you visit the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, and Notre Dame Cathedral. After lunch, stop by Ngoc Hoang Temple and Nha Rong wharf, then head to Ben Thanh Market to shop for souvenirs before returning to your cruise ship.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$156.89
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US$156.89
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Saigon Morning City Historical Tour By Motorbike

Saigon Morning City Historical Tour By Motorbike

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This tour is made especially just for you. By joining the tour, we will discover the modern city by taking a trip through central Ho Chi Minh City. The first place to be is the REUNIFICATION PALACE: One of the most unique and historically palace throughout Vietnam. Then, the next places will be NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL, and SAIGON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, just nearby the palace. Both of them are the symbols of Ho Chi Minh city. These Gothic styled French colonial building was physically being built around 1880- 1886. You will be able to see the impressive structures of OPERA HOUSE. The most important building of the City is the CITY HALL located at the end of the beautiful WALKING STREET - a must visit place in Saigon these days. Getting to the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM. We will stop at the JADE-EMPEROR PAGODA. In the end, we will drive you back to the hotel, and let us have the honor to say goodbye and see you again soon as a friend.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.12
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US$30.12

Ho Chi Minh city & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour 1 day

Ho Chi Minh city & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour 1 day

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Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques. This 1-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest: * The Reunification Palace * War Remants Museum * Notre Dame Cathedral * Central Post Office * Jade Emperor Pagoda Then head to Cu Chi tunnels. Arriving tunnels, a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed will be given. We then spend time exploring the maze of tunnels including innumerable trap doors, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.50
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US$60.50

SaiGon citytour under localeyes

SaiGon citytour under localeyes

By booking this tour, you will discover hidden gems of Ho Chi Minh city. Deeply understand about local morning lifstyle. Although this tour is the newest one, 100% worth your booking !
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.90
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Private Shore Excursion: Best Of Ho Chi Minh City (phu My Port)

Private Shore Excursion: Best Of Ho Chi Minh City (phu My Port)

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 Best of Ho Chi Minh City Travel along the countryside following the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh City where you'll explore the National History Museum and watch a performance of Vietnamese water puppets. Drive past the Botanical and Zoological Gardens, City Hall, Ho Chi Minh Park and the site of the U.S. military's weekly updates at the Rex Hotel, home of the infamous "Friday Night Follies." You'll stop for photo opportunities at Notre Dame Cathedral, and the French Colonial Post Office, Reunification Palace, Enjoy a local vietnamese food at  restaurant in downtown Ho Chi Minh City (On your own budget). After lunch, you'll stop at Minh Phuong Lacquer Factory & visit  the Jade Pagoda. You'll have a free time to shop at Dong Khoi shopping Street & Ben Thanh Market before heading back to the pier. Notes: The drive from Phu My to Ho Chi Minh City is approximately one and half hours each way
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$140.20
Price varies by group size
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US$140.20
Price varies by group size

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion: Private City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion: Private City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

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Experience Vietnamese culture and history during a private shore excursion to Ho Chi Minh City from Phu My or Lotus port. Travel in comfort to Vietnam’s most populous metropolitan area to see the Reunification Palace, visit the National History Museum, watch a water puppet show and savor an authentic Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, take a three-wheeled bicycle taxi known as a cyclo to see architectural landmarks from the French colonial era, including Saigon Opera House. Wrap up with some shopping at vibrant Ben Thanh market before returning to your ship.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$159.00
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US$159.00
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Saigon Chinatown Adventure (Private Car & All-Inclusive)

Saigon Chinatown Adventure (Private Car & All-Inclusive)

Our Saigon Chinatown Adventure will educate you on Chinese culture, taste some amazing local Chinese food and visit a beautiful flower market. You will have a full day to learn about the unique Chinese traditions and how it mixes with the local culture here in Ho Chi Minh City. Full Tour Schedule 9:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel (exact time may vary depending on your location) 9:30 AM – Stroll through the famous Binh Tay Market 11:00 AM – Visit the beautiful Quan Am Pagoda 12:00 PM – Lunch time! 1:00 PM – Enjoy a dessert at a famous local dessert restaurant 1:30 PM – Take some beautiful photos at Lantern Street 2:30 PM - Visit the Ho Thi Ky Flower Market 3:30 PM – Return back to your hotel 4:00 PM – Arrive back at your hotel (exact time may vary depending on your location)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Private Sai Gon Commanders City Tour

Private Sai Gon Commanders City Tour

Uncover the history of Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, on a city tour accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. See the Reunification Palace, the site of the liberation of Saigon in 1975, which brought an end to the bloody conflict; visit Notre Dame Cathedral and learn how it was used by spies during the war; and browse the moving exhibitions on display at the Sai Gon Commander Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.83
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US$72.83
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Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels

Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels

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Combine a visit to the the Cu Chi Tunnels with a sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the network of tunnels that provided an underground base for Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. Then return to the city for lunch and discover places of interest such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. This small-group tour offers a great overview of Vietnamese culture and history.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.57
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Private City Tour Half Day By Scooter

Private City Tour Half Day By Scooter

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Discover city highlights in an unique way without car windows. A fun ride on the back of the scooter to visit main attractions: War Museum, Notre-Dame Catheral, Jade Emperor Pagoda and so on. Not only will you learn some fun and interesting facts about of each the places, our local guide will tell you things only a true native of Saigon knows and share you useful travel advice.
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  • 4 hours
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US$19.24
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US$19.24

Hidden gems, breakfast & local coffee

Hidden gems, breakfast & local coffee

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Do you want to learn more about the culture and history of this city? Then don't miss out this tour which will give you great insights in traditions, remarkable moments in history and more! List of thinsg you will see/do on your tour: 1. Jade Emperor Temple: This well-known CHINESE temple was visted by Obama president 2. The Pink Church: The most checked-in church on Instagram. 3. Local Wet Market: Experience locals shopping at a typical Vietnamese market 4. Old Apartment Area: Explore the oldest apartment in town and places where people live off the beaten path 5. Flower Paradise: Jump into the best smelling and most colorful area of the city 6. Untold Story Time: Thich Quang Duc - The monk who burnt himself alive in 1963 7. Wander through narrow alleys and drink coffee at a local cafe Inclusions: - One local breakfast or lunch - Pickup and Dropoff at your accomodation - One cup of Vietnamese coffee - English speaking tour guide - Scooter Accident Insurance (up to 5000$)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.66
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US$17.66

GirlPower Scooter City Tour (Full Day) in Ho Chi Minh city | Kiss Tours

GirlPower Scooter City Tour (Full Day) in Ho Chi Minh city | Kiss Tours

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Want the most engaging & authentic experience, congrats? You are in the right place. We offer the funniest & the most connected tour to help you see the real Saigon. • Go beyond the typical tourist attractions and go off-the-beaten-path sights. • Discover the hidden gems, go the the most authentic parts to see the authentic side of Ho Chi Minh. • This experience is 1 on 1 which means each guests will be paired with 1 English speaking drivers for the most sincere connection between the locals and travelers. --- Saigon Kiss Tours are --- •  All-inclusive: No hidden fees, all is included • Customizable & Flexible: You're vegan or traveling with dietary restrictions? We will customize the itinerary for you! • Local & authentic: no tourist-trap.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

Ho Chi Minh City Full Day - Historical Adventure

Ho Chi Minh City Full Day - Historical Adventure

Learn about the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum Admire the French colonial architecture of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Visit to Jade Emperor Pagoda Explore the old quarter of Saigon by visiting Chợ-lớn (China Town). Local experience with riding a cyclo throughout alleys and local markets. Hotel pickup and drop-off included Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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  • 8 hours
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US$62.97
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US$62.97

Small-Group Saigon City Full Day Tour

Small-Group Saigon City Full Day Tour

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• Learn about the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum • Admire the French colonial architecture of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. • Visit to Jade Emperor Pagoda • Explore the old quarter of Saigon by visiting Chợ-lớn (China Town). • Local experience with riding a cyclo throughout alleys and local markets. • Hotel pickup and drop-off included • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.00
Price varies by group size
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US$92.00
Price varies by group size

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour With Student By Scooter

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour With Student By Scooter

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See the city all in a 4-hour tour! The scooter city tour of Saigon will focus on providing a variety of what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer including main sights and local spots. From Beautiful French Architecture to local alleyways where Vietnamese families work, live, and play. We simply arrange this tour with local tour guide who are experts at navigating their beloved city. This is a great way for you to gain some experience while sharing our unique culture with you from around the world. It’s like having a new friend to show you around, so WHY NOT?
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.00
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US$16.00

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Jade Emperor Pagoda hours of operation: 7am-­6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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