Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh Discovery
Got a spare day in Ho Chi Minh City up your sleeve? Fill it with this full day tour that covers a lot of ground. Museums, markets, monuments, and the every day mayhem of the busy city streets all converge on this Urban Adventure.
- Experience authentic local life in Ho Chi Minh City
- Explore ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture
- Wander the lively streets of HCMC's Chinatown
- Dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals
- Feast on a delicious and traditional local lunch
- See war relics at the War Remnants Museum
This mesmerising full day Ho Chi Minh City walking tour gives you a fun and fascinating insight into the history, culture, and the daily life of the locals in this busy, buzzing city.
We start our HCMC tour by heading to Chinatown and wandering through the fascinating back streets near Cho Lon. This area is one of the most busy commercial districts of Ho Chi Minh City and its atmospheric streets are home to some of the city’s most interesting sites.
From there, we'll pay a visit to Thien Hau Temple, which was built in the early 19th century and dedicated to the goddess of seafarers. We delve deeper into Chinatown, visiting the amazing Cholon and Binh Tay Markets, which are full of energy and dazzling array of goods. You can stop at a local café for a coffee (not included) to watch the hectic pace of life pass by in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following our market visit, we will have a traditional local Vietnamese lunch, "pho" or noodle soup, and after our delicious lunch, we visit the War Remnants Museum, and check out all the major Ho Chi Minh City sights like Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, and the Opera House. You'll also get to see downtown Saigon, and get a real feel for local life in the past and present.
At the end of your HCMC tour, your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel, or will provide you with tips and suggestions if you'd like to continue exploring the area.
Departure date: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun .
No trip departure from 30 Jan 2014 to 5 Feb 2014; from 18 Feb 2015 to 23 Feb 2015.
- Duration:8-9 hours
- Pickup location:
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Pickup Time: 8.00 AM-8.30 AM
- Drop off location:
At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
Local English speaking guide, entrance fees as indicated, transportation as indicated, local "pho" lunch (noodle soup).
Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
- Dress standard:
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
- Child policy:
Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusive. Children below 6 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English