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Ho Chi Minh City Full Day Small Group Tour

1. Ho Chi Minh City Full Day Small Group Tour

08:00 AM: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence Palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, the museum has a vast display of both the Indochina wars. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the city tour in the afternoon by discovering the city's Western side. Ride to Cho Lon (Big Market) and Thien Hau Pagoda in China Town. Continue to Bach Dang harbor. After checking in the Waterbus tickets and stabilizing your seat, the boat will start to depart. During the trip, you will have a unique view of the most typical commercial buildings of the city, including the Vinhomes Central Park urban area, the magnificent Landmark 81 tower, the Bitexco Financial Tower, and the green, peaceful District 2. A lot of stunning moments are waiting for you. Try to discover the soul of this land - Saigon River by water bus. Maybe you will realize many miracles and a more accurate view of the land once called Paris of Indochina or the Pearl of the Far East. 05:30 PM: Transfer back to your hotel or meeting point. Finish the trip. Please take notes: **The Notre Dame Cathedral has been restored, so customers visit outside.

City Tour By Motorbike w/ War Museum & Reunification Palace

2. City Tour By Motorbike w/ War Museum & Reunification Palace

This half-day city tour reveals Saigon's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. Gain more information about Vietnam War through local’s views at must-see attractions of the town: Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, City Hall, The Opera house, War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda and Ben Thanh Market. Why Book With Us : - We are top-rated company ( Saigon Adventure ) - no.1 Tour on Trip Advisor with over 10,500 excellent review. - No Hidden cost. All entrance fee are included ( War Museum & Reunification Palace ) - Private tour option is also available We will visit the following places of interest: - Reunification Palace – which was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam until 30th April, 1975. - War Remnants Museum – where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. - Cathedral Notre-Dame – Established by French colonists who initially named it the Church of Saigon (French: l’Eglise de Saïgon), the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. Central Post Office – was constructed from 1886 to 1891 and depicts classic elements of Gothic, Renaissance and French colonial design. - Ben Thanh Market – is one of the oldest markets in Ho Chi Minh City. It had appeared before the French invaded Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City), built at the beginning of the 17th century for small traders to exchange their goods on Ben Nghe River’s bank, next to a harbor near Gia Dinh Citadel. - Opera House - Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee - Nguyen Hue Walking Street Highlights: 1. Gain more information about Vietnam War through local’s views at must-see attractions of the town: Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, City Hall, The Opera house, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market 2. Admire the French architectures At the end of the tour, our driver will take you back to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh: Half-day City Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh: Half-day City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest, busiest and most exciting city in Vietnam. It is filled with intrigue and culture and is a cultural melting pot. There's so much to discover here. Founded over 300 years, today Ho Chi Minh remains a fascinating place to visit. Choose from a shared or private tour and visit some of the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Such as: • The War Remnants Museum, an intriguing exhibition that highlights the futility of the war. • The Reunification Palace, a beautifully preserved palace that was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam during the 1960-1970s. • Notre Dame Cathedral, built in 1880. • The Old Post Office, built between 1886 – 1891. • Thien Hau Pagoda in Cho Lon, a Chinese style temple located on Nguyen Trai Street in Cho Lon (China Town). It is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Lady of the Sea, also known as 'Mazu' or 'Tian Hou' in Chinese. • The lacquerware factory, the last stop on the tour. Here you can observe the manufacture of traditional Vietnamese products

Ho Chi Minh City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

4. Ho Chi Minh City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into District 6 (Quân 6), Ho Chi Minh City's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Ba Chien Hau pagoda, Binh Tay market, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Ho Chi Minh City. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Ho Chi Minh: Customize Your HCMC Tour: English or German

5. Ho Chi Minh: Customize Your HCMC Tour: English or German

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a vibrant and dynamic metropolis in southern Vietnam that is full of energy and excitement. It's a city steeped in history and culture, with ancient temples, French colonial architecture, and poignant reminders of the Vietnam War. But it's also a modern city with world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment options. From bustling markets to quiet temples, Ho Chi Minh City has something for everyone and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits. Join this fully customizable tour to explore and discover more of Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark attractions. The best part of this tour is that you are in control of where you go and how long you stay! This customizable tour gives you the freedom to create your own Ho Chi Minh City itinerary according to your preferences and priorities. Not only that, you have a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a professional English-speaking tour guide at your side to help you learn and understand the history and culture behind each of the places you visit. At checkout, simply indicate the three to six attractions you want to see, with a few additional sites so that our guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. While crafting your itinerary, kindly take note of the distance between locations. If you don’t know where to start, we highly recommend the War Remnants Museum, The Independence/Reunification Palace, the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, and the Weapon Bunker to learn about the history of the city. If you’d like a sneak peek into the different cultures and religions of Ho Chi Minh, add the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Thien Hau Temple, and the Thich Quang Duc Monument to your itinerary. Want to glimpse the local shopping scene? You can visit the Ben Thanh Market, the Binh Tay Market, and the Flower Market. Still can’t make up your mind? Not to worry, you can simply ask for help from your expert guide who can help craft your itinerary for you.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Private Tour with a Local Guide

6. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Private Tour with a Local Guide

Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are: - Ben Thanh Market: The most famous shopping destination for tourists where you can buy local handicrafts, branded items, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. - Saigon Central Post Office: Largest post office and oldest colonial structure. It is a vital part of Ho Chi Minh’s city’s colonial legacy. - Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral: Breathtaking architecture of stained-glass windows, elaborate stone carvings and spires which reach heights of over 100 meters. - Independence Palace: Historical monument for witnessing significant changes in Saigon’s history. - War Remnants Museum: Museum that shows the evolution of the gruesome Vietnam War. - Cu Chi Tunnels: Extensive tunnel system used by Viet Cong soldiers as shelter, hospital and hiding place for food and weapons. This attraction is located outside of the city and needs at least a half day to visit. Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: - Saigon Waterbus: Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Saigon River with excellent views of the city, a perfect activity for sunset. - Secret weapon bunker: Nearly three tons of weapons from the Vietnam War still remain in this small, hidden museum. - Ho Thi Ky Food Street: Some of the best street food in Vietnam - Bitexco Financial Tower: Unique design modelled after the image of a lotus bud reaching up to the sky. - Bình Tây Market: oldest market in Ho Chi Minh City - Cholon: Vietnam’s largest Chinatown - Jade Emperor Pagoda: One of the most atmospheric temples filled with statues of divinities & grotesque heroes. - Thien Hau Temple: Chinese-style temple that holds high cultural & historical significance. Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

Private Saigon's History_ Adventurous Sightseeing By Scooter

7. Private Saigon's History_ Adventurous Sightseeing By Scooter

In this experience, you have excellent knowledge of history and taste the local drinks and food, and it is great for chatting about Vietnamese culture with us. Here is the Highlight: 1. Notre Dame Cathedral. 2. Central Post Office. 3. Independent Palace. 3. Memorial Monument. 4. Weapon Cellar 5. Drinking Filter Coffee. 6. Flower Market and Cambodia market. 7. Trying a delicacy dish. 8. One of the oldest Temples of Chinese folk beliefs 9. Driving along the Saigon rivers to see the entire beautiful city center. This is the Itinerary: 1. I provide a deep dive into the history of some of Saigon’s most famous locations with historical photos through the whole story behind such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Independent Palace, and The Burning Monk Memorial 2. Next locations, discover some local points that are off the beaten path. Catching your breath by drinking a cup of Vietnamese coffee. This coffee place is known as Spy House of VC with Weapon Bunkers, with a secret experience to go down the tunnel to the third floor 3. Visiting flower and outdoor markets, you will learn some Vietnamese words for fun to practice bargaining prices with vendors and sample some fruits (morning slot) and local drinks - a shot of local rice wine or sugar cane juice. For the food menu, you will choose broken rice with BBQ pork or noodle soup 4. In Chinatown, you will be blessed with one of the oldest and most fascinating TEMPLES and zipping around through the buzzing Silk Street and Lanterns Street of this colorful, incredible Chinatown.

Discover China Town by Pedicab

8. Discover China Town by Pedicab

The tour will begin with a ride to the Lady Thien Hau Temple. This temple, built to worship Lady Thien Hau (the goddess of the sea), is one of the most interesting and ancient temples in the China Town area. Thien Hau is the Vietnamese transcription of the Chinese name Tianhou ("Empress of Heaven"), an epithet of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, the deified form of Lin Moniang, a medieval Fujianese girl credited with saving one or some of her family members from harm during a typhoon through her spiritual power. After visiting the temple, you will relax on cyclo (pedicab) going around China Town and visiting some local shops, where you can find many traditional Chinese products including medicinal herbs and clothing. China Town is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. We then visit Cha Tam Church (or Saint Francis Xavier Parish Church), is the first church for the Catholic parishioners of the local Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City. Last stop is Binh Tay Market, constructed by the French in the 1880s, is located in the centre of Vietnam’s largest China Town district.

Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Private City Tour

9. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Private City Tour

You day will begin with a beautiful stroll through the pretty Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, the biggest in Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll get to view the colorful daily life of the city’s local traders while you navigate through the narrow and winding streets of the market. Afterwards, you will head to the Pet Market where you will pick up a bicycle for an hour of riding through the city. First, you will pass by the local food and fruit market where you will receive an insight into the local cuisine and daily Vietnamese life. Next you’ll get to whizz past many specialist local markets including leather, fabric, second-hand items and Chinese Medicine stalls. Your cycling leg of the tour will then end at the Thien Hau Temple. Located in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple is widely considered the most beautiful in the entire city. After visiting this legendary temple, you will drive along the canal to see the contrast between poor stilt houses and the wealthy sky buildings. Following this, you will head back to the city center to visit the fascinating War Remnants Museum. This will be an emotionally hard-hitting experience given the graphic content of the museum, yet, it will be a valuable stop for anybody wishing to learn more about different perspectives surrounding the Vietnam War and its continuing effects today. After the trip to the museum, your guide will take you to try the most famous Vietnamese cuisine, Phở, for lunch. Once you've fueled up, it’s off to your first stop of the afternoon which will be the Reunification Palace. Here you’ll learn all about its important place in Vietnamese history. Following this palace visit, your next stop will be the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Your knowledgeable guide will explain all the history behind these two incredible buildings. Next, you will head to the historic CIA building where the last U.S Helicopter flew out of Saigon in 1975. You’ll learn all about the story of the last U.S Operation, Frequent Wind. From here you will have a mini walking tour to see HCMC highlights including the Opera House, Hotel Continental and Nguyen Hue Square where you can see City Hall, Rex Hotel and the mighty Bitexco building. The final stop for the day will be the Ben Thanh market, a must-see spot to understand the local market cultures. It is good for either window shopping or practicing your bargain skills. Ben Thanh market is a must spot to understand the local market cultures. It is good for both window shopping or practicing your bargain skills. After this busy place, it will be time to enjoy a famed Vietnamese coffee before you are brought back to your accommodation.

Saigon: Embark On A Cyclo City View Tour

10. Saigon: Embark On A Cyclo City View Tour

9:00-9:30 or 13:00-13:30 We pick up guests at several hotels; your hotel might be the first, so please be ready by 9:00am/ 13:00pm. 9:30-10:00 or 13:30-14:00 Our friendly drivers will take you around the vibrant bustle of Sài Gòn's streets to Hồ Thị Kỷ Flower Market. 10:00-10:30 or 14:00-14:30 Enjoy a short walking tour through the busy stalls, visitors can witness the lively energy of the local flower trade and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and scents of this beloved Saigon landmark. 10:30-11:00 or 14:30-15:00 Visit to the Thiên Hậu Temple to experience the fusion of Chinese and Vietnamese culture, witness local devotion to the sea goddess Mazu, admire beautifyl architecture and participate in traditional rituals. It's a must-visit destination for those interested in the city's multi-ethnic heritage and spiritual traditions. 11:30-12:00 or 15:30-14:00 Enjoy your visit to Bình Tây Market - a bustling and vibrant atmosphere filled with a wide array of goods and produce. You can also take in the impressive architecture of the market, which was built in a Chinese style and features a central clock tower and spacious courtyard. 12:00-12:30 or 16:00-16:30 At the end of the tower, we will drop you back to the pick-up point or somewhere in District 1 as per your request. For those who want to savor the local food, we invite you to enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner at the famous Hủ Tiếu Noodle shop (Except Sundays & Public Holiday). After the meal, you can make your own way back to your hotel.

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(55 reviews)

Great option if you have limited time in HCM City. The activity was very well organized, the provided contacted me in WhatsApp and later on the assigned Tour Guide kept me updated at all times. Linh, the Tour Guide, was Amazing! Very kind, knowledgeable and charismatic, she was also very flexible and checking on us during the whole day. We covered all the itinerary on time without rushing, very well managed and organized! Recommended!

Tris and Thu were amazing, we had lot of fun with them! Thank you for awesome experience! they have vast amount of knowledge on the topic and they know everything about HCMC. Lot of trivia, cheerful and very helpful. I recommend both of those young guides!

The motorbike tour is the perfect way to see Saigon. It was a really nice tour with our guide Tris who gave us explanation of the main attractions in excellent English

Absolutely fantastic trip with great experiences and a good guide

It was great. the whole family enjoyed it. thank you.