Ho Chi Minh City
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  • Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnel & Mekong Delta My Tho Tour

    1. Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnel & Mekong Delta My Tho Tour

    Start your day at 7:30 AM with a departure from your accommodation where your guide will meet you. Hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned car and drive 1.5-hours through scenery until you reach the famous Cu Chi.  Upon arrival at Cu Chi, be greet by the staff and settle in as you watch a documentary, shedding insight on the history of this fascinating place. Learn about the handmade weapons and traps that were used and discover an underground city. Working up an appetite? After Cu Chi, you will also get to taste some delicious, steamed Tapioca and drink some Hot Tea.  Continue on your tour with a boat trip that will take you to visit some of the small islands, surrounded by various stunning landscapes. Here you can enjoy some tropical fruits whilst listening to the traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists. Next up, visit a small bee farm where you can play w...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food and Craft Beer Tour

    2. Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food and Craft Beer Tour

    Start the tour with pickup from your hotel at 5:00 PM. Make your first stop at a rooftop bar, where you can enjoy some drinks and snacks accompanied by a beautiful sunset. Next, make your way to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, one of the most famous street food destinations in the city. See a diverse range of culinary and cultural influences throughout the many food stalls. Explore the street and discover more about the history of this area. Continue by visiting the flower market of Ho Chi Minh City. See a variety of flowers which are sold here, from all parts of Vietnam. Stop at a local pub where you will enjoy a satisfying meal of sprouts, egg, and fried beef tendon. Also, sample a Vietnamese craft beer called "Frozen Beer". Finally, visit a craft beer pub. Taste two kinds of unique beers brewed with strange names. Learn about the story of each beer, as well as the craft beer scene of Vie...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Walking Foodie Tour

    3. Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Walking Foodie Tour

    Start your cultural and culinary adventure when your guide welcomes you in the lobby of your hotel at 6:00 PM. After a short meet and greet with your driver, you will set-off on your journey throughout Ho Chi Minh city.  Start with a walk around specially picked locations around District 1. Your guide will be happy to show you around some of the best food stalls and local restaurants this part of the city has to offer. You'll get to taste some popular and authentic food like spring rolls, Vietnamese bread, beef/chicken noodle, and Vietnamese sweet tofu. All of these locations are hidden in alleys and down sidewalks you would never otherwise travel down.  During your tour you'll discover life in Saigon, see how three generations of a family can live under one roof in tiny houses and get acquainted with the lives of the locals. At 9:30 PM your tour will come to an end.

  • Ho Chi Minh City: 4-Hour Motorbike Tour

    4. Ho Chi Minh City: 4-Hour Motorbike Tour

    Have an unforgettable experience on the back of a motorbike as you and your guide navigate through Ho Chi Minh City's bustling traffic. Choose from a private or group tour and explore the favorite streets and places of the locals to get a unique perspective of Vietnamese life.  During this 4-hour motorbike tour you will visit iconic places intimately integrated into local culture. All of the streets here have their own characteristics. Check out Tan Thanh Market and find any possible motorbike part you might need, both new and vintage. Or head to the CD-DVD street to see the recent relics of the 21st-century. You'll also go to Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street which is famous for its traditional Chinese medicines. Many of the streets in Ho Chi Minh City are known for the different, but specific goods they sell such as aquariums, scissors, guitars, and more. See if there's a street dedicated to...

  • Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

    5. Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

    Get an overview of the real lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh City on a 3-hour tour. Meet your guide and take the bus to Chinatown, where you’ll stop at a market to taste local fruit. Head to the iconic Binh Tay Market and visit the 19th-century Cha Tham Church. Continue to the Dai Quang Minh Market, with shops offering accessories for sewing and crafting. Take in the sacred atmosphere of the Thien Hau Temple, built in the 19th century and dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers. Stop for a coffee break at Cheo Leo, one of the city’s oldest cafés. End your private tour with a visit to Ban Co Market, a local favorite filled with stalls of clothing, jewelry, handbags and food.

    i enjoyed the textiles and notions, handicraft items. the temples were great as well.

  • Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Trip to Cai Be Floating Market

    6. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Trip to Cai Be Floating Market

    Your full-day adventure begins with a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, you’ll board a boat cruise and visit the remarkable Cai Be Floating Market, a local meeting point for buying and selling agricultural products. While exploring the market, you’ll witness local business activities right on the water and get a feel for the way of life of people in the South West region, or simply relax as you float along the river. You’ll then stop over at a local house where you’ll get a unique opportunity to see how people here make coconut candy, rice-paper, rice-pop corn, and rice wine. You’ll then leave Cai Be for Tan Phong Islet, where a maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you. After riding a rowing-boat down a small channel, you’ll have the chance to spend some time enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits in this special location. You’ll enjoy a t...

  • Ho Chi Minh: Saigon Local Nightlife With Rooftop Bar & Music

    7. Ho Chi Minh: Saigon Local Nightlife With Rooftop Bar & Music

    Enjoy a culture trip and relax with Vietnamese beer on the rooftop bar. Eat mouthwatering local dishes and enjoy tuneful melodies of the music.  Hop on the scooter and continue to listen to music there. Join into the crowded roundabout and Saigon crazy traffic on the back of your scooter. Take in this unique atmosphere and create unforgettable memories of Saigon.  See 5 Saigon's colorful districts and hidden streets. Enjoy 2 of the best traditional local foods, a dessert, and incredible live music.

  • Ho Chi Minh: Authentic Market Cyclo Tour

    8. Ho Chi Minh: Authentic Market Cyclo Tour

    Your cyclo tour will cover various highlights of Ho Chi Ming, starting with Ho Thi Ky. This is considered the biggest flower market in town, and is known as the Langbiang Plateau (famously located in Dalat) of HCM City. From there you will visit the pet market, before continuing on to the Ba Hat Market, where Saigonese people can buy fresh food and fruit. From there, you will visit the Nhat Tao Market, where many skilled electronic technicians can make old PCs and TVs into new to sell to the poor in the southwestern region. The Tan Thanh Market is next, where you can find all kinds of motorcycle parts. Soai Kinh Lam Market is a big fabric market, with nearly 500 stalls which sell silks, suit material, cotton for shirts, and material for curtains, corduroy, tartans, and denim. You'll then visit the Binh Tay Market, which was built as per western architecture but with bold Chinese influe...

  • Ho Chi Minh: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Paintball Shooting

    9. Ho Chi Minh: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Paintball Shooting

    Following pickup from you hotel in District 1, you will head to the Cu Chi Province. You will travel past the Tan Binh District before arriving to Cu Chi, with a rest stop at a lacquer factory included along the way. The factory is a workplace of disabled people who were victims of Agent Orange Toxic used during the war. Whilst there you can see how they work and witness the beauty of the final products created by them. You will also have the opportunity to purchase their products to help them sustain themselves. Following the factory you will reach the Ben Duoc Tunnels. The tunnels' system is so complex that it stunned many military advisors from all over the world. It is a hidden gem which is today mainly used for educational purposes for Vietnamese students and foreigners alike. It has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a National Cultural and Historical Relic as of April ...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Vintage Vespa Nightlife Tour

    10. Ho Chi Minh City: Vintage Vespa Nightlife Tour

    Your interesting tour will begin as the sun begins to set. You will start by discovering some of the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with Chinatown. You will then see Luong Nhu Hoc which is a beautiful street containing plenty of lanterns. Following that, you can peruse the decorative items on Hai Thuong Lang Ong Street, which sells fireworks, lanterns, and plenty of other cute items. Next up, enjoy a dinner consisting of some traditional Vietnamese food. You will then visit the Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, which is the biggest flower market in Ho Chi Minh City. Following the flower market you will have chance to discover another part of this big city, as you explore the Saigon River at night. This tour gives you a completely different experience to other day tours. You will visit popular place in Ho Chi Minh City that most tourists don’t frequent. Outside of the scenery yo...

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,735 reviews

The tour was nothing short of fabulous. Our guide, Mary, spoke perfect English, was very professional, personable, sensitive to our needs/interests and excellent in every way. She took us to a wide variety of places, each offering multiple dishes. The amount of food for us was obscenely excessive ... but we're old and don't eat that much. It was way more walking than we anticipated. We not only ate at locals' places but experienced local life and, of course, local food. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

It was a really interesting tour, seeing the floating markets was the most interesting activity for me. Our guide Ben told us many interesting stories about life and people in Vietnam and we could ask everything we wanted to know. Tasting all the fruits was amazing!

Wow! Absolutely hands down..THE BEST! “ “UNCLE” CONG TUAN! It’s as real as it can get! A true veteran/survivor of the it all! Heart felt and passionate! I couldn’t ask for a better guide! Thank you for the experience and raw knowledge!

The tour was very well organised and great value for money. Our tour guide Fu speaks very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and would certainly go another tour with this company.

Ben is the best guide ever. I was impressed by his knowleadge, english and eargness.