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Hit all of the Ho Chi Minh City highlights on this full-day private tour with stops at some of the city’s most famous historical, cultural and architectural sites, including the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Travelers will get to see the French influence on this Asian city during stops at the Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office, as well as sample traditional cuisine during a typical Vietnamese lunch. After a satisfying meal travelers will comb through the stalls of Giac Lam Pagoda. This Chinese district of Cholon and Ben Thanh market is the perfect place for visitors to test their bargaining skills and collect souvenirs for the return trip home.


  • Your own private English-speaking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Experience fast paced Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum
  • Enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant
  • Practice your bargaining skills at the Ben Thanh market
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air-conditioned private vehicle

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Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour
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Once known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City blends French colonial architecture and Chinese traditions to create a spirited city filled with temples, museum and rich history. This private full-day tour kicks off with visits to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, which explore the city’s tumultuous past.

The personalized tour includes a stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and the nearby Post Office, both fine examples of the French colonial architecture unique to this place. Enjoy a lunch of traditional dishes at a local restaurant and then head to Giac Lam Pagoda with your guide, who will also take you through the Ben Thanh Market, where you can collect items made locally before you return to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Wayne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an excellent introduction into HCMC. Lam the tour guide was excellent, good English, polite and very willing to help. Nothing was an issue. We visited several temples got to see some sights and insights that you would not be aware of if you tried to do this yourself, monuments, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office and went to Cholon Chinatown. Even though I was not really keen on going to The War Remnants Museum, this was definitely one of the highlights of the day - very eye opening and sad. Lunch at KOTO was also include and was excellent. I highly recommend this tour.

susan e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was Brian and he was an excellent guide,very knowledgable and spoke good English.The market in Chinatown has to be seen to be believed. Delicious lunch at a local restaurant

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Guide and driver both knew their stuff, very professionally conducted and would recommend it to anyone who wanted to get a quick familiarisation fix!

Stephanie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was great. Our guide spoke very good English and gave us so much information. Was interesting to hear more of the perspective from Saigon over historical events. Very much recommend this.

Alexis T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent tour. Fabulous guide. First class restaurant.

Alf B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Exelent privat tour. One excellent guide and a privat driver anda god car. Oblygt we two. Thanks.

Yvonne Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a great tour and our tour guide was informative and he and driver very friendly! Was a great day!

William L Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful way to see Ho Chi Minh, great tour guide and very good driver. We were only in the city for a few days and decided to book the full day tour in order to see as much as possible, would definitely recommend this tour.

john r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent service would give it 6 if I could


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

a wnderful tour of the city. Our guide knew so much detail, it was really interesting to see a different side of the story, having been familiar with the war stories in movies etc.

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