Explore the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, on this full-day city tour. Discover the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture as you visit some of its most famous landmarks and attractions. With an expert guide (optional) to lead the way, this tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this vibrant city.
* Visit the War Remnants Museum and gain insight into the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese perspective
* Explore the Reunification Palace, site of the end of the Vietnam War in 1975
* See the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, two iconic landmarks of the city
* Take a break and enjoy a coffee at a local cafe & Have lunch with local food
* Experience the sights and sounds of Ben Thanh Market, a bustling marketplace with a wide variety of goods for sale
* Visit Thien Hau Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to the goddess of the sea
* See the ornate Jade Emperor Pagoda, a Taoist temple with intricate carvings and statues
* Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Bitexco Financial Tower
Hotel in HCM
8:30 am suggested
* Hotel pickup and drop-off
* Air-conditioned transportation
* English-speaking guide
* Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
* Coffee break at a local cafe
* Lunch with local food (if option selected)
* Personal expenses
* Tips for the tour guide and driver
* This is a private tour with a maximum of 12 people per a group
* Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
* Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun
* The price shows two options: a package tour with tour guide, and another with only car and driver
8:30am – Pick up from hotel to start an interesting day tour in HCMC
9:00am – Visit the War Remnants Museum, which provides an insight into the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective. The museum has exhibits of weapons, military equipment, and photographs of the war.
10:30am – Visit the Reunification Palace, which was the site of the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The palace has been preserved in its original state and offers a glimpse into the lives of the former South Vietnamese leaders.
10:45am – Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, two iconic landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. The cathedral was built in the late 1800s and is a stunning example of French colonial architecture. The post office, also built in the late 1800s, is known for its grand interior and intricate design.
11:15am – Visit Ben Thanh Market for lunch and shopping. The market is a bustling hub of activity, offering a wide variety of local goods, including food, clothing, and souvenirs.
12:00am – Stop to taste a meal for lunch with local food
1:30pm – Visit Thien Hau Temple, a beautiful Chinese temple dedicated to the goddess of the sea. The temple features ornate carvings, statues, and intricate architecture.
2:15pm – Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the most revered temples in Ho Chi Minh City. The pagoda is known for its intricate wood carvings, elaborate statues, and peaceful atmosphere.
2:45pm – Stop to rest and taste a coffee to wake us up again.
3:15pm – Visit the Bitexco Financial Tower for panoramic views of the city. The tower is one of the tallest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City and offers stunning views of the cityscape.
4:00pm – Return to hotel, feeling enriched with the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City.
The timings listed in the itinerary are for reference purposes only and may vary depending on traffic conditions and the pace of the tour group. Coffee break and lunch time can be flexible and may vary depending on the preferences of the tour group.
The Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Highlights Tour offers a comprehensive overview of the city’s key attractions. With visits to important historical sites, cultural landmarks, and bustling markets, this tour provides an excellent introduction to the rich history and vibrant culture of Ho Chi Minh City.