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Saigon: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Saigon: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Saigon and its beautiful French colonial architecture on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24 or 48-hour pass to choose from, you can discover this fabulous destination at your own pace. Along the way, you'll get a chance to see the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the best kept buildings, not to mention one of the most important Ho Chi Minh City attractions. Hop off at the War Remnants Museum and Surroundings, or stay on the bus and be astonished by the panoramic views of this vibrant city. Enjoy the audio guide in multiple languages full of interesting facts. Fancy a spot of shopping? Then why not hop off at Ben Thanh Market? Saigon markets are perfect to purchase souvenirs or get a bite with some delicious street food. They are also a great way to observe a bit of local life. The exclusive red buses are always waiting for you to hop back on and continue with your sightseeing. Bus Stops: 1) Saigon Opera House 2) Nguyen Hue Street 3) Nha Rong Wharf 4) Tran Hung Dao Monument 5) History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City 6) War Remnants Museum 7) Pham Ngu Lao Street 8) Ben Thanh Market 9) Independent Palace 10) Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral / Central Post Office

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta VIP Tour

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta VIP Tour

This special full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two major attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. Around 7:35AM. We will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a VIP Limousine (with seats luxuriously designed in passenger cabin) and head to Cu Chi tunnels where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. You can crawl distances through the tunnels that were used by the guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. You may see a kitchen, living quarters, and a meeting room on the way. Learn about how different types traps were created and set up. Visit the weapons room and learn how the ingenious Viet Cong soldiers made them. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to fire an AK-47 you can find out at the Cu Chi Tunnels. After exploring Cu Chi Tunnels, you will have lunch at a local restaurant and then travel to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, take a small row boat to paddle along the small canals under fronds of coconut trees lining both sides. Get on the motor boat to cruise to the coconut island. We disembark at a local family to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea, honey wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers. Strolling along the countryside roads to get to know the locals going about their day. Relax with the peaceful atmosphere, then say goodbye and depart for Ho Chi Minh City. Around 6:55PM, we arrive Ho Chi Minh city. We take you back to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City: Panoramic Bus City Sightseeing Tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Panoramic Bus City Sightseeing Tour

Experience the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City from atop a double-decker bus. Ride through the city with audio guide or loud speaker guide and learn about its triumphs, tragedies, and thriving culture. With a flexible schedule, fit this trip in whatever your plans may be. Choose your ideal time of day and enjoy different atmospheres whether you go in the morning or later on. Pick daytime slots and zoom around the busy streets or an evening slot to watch the storefronts light up as the sun goes down. See the multicultural influences on architecture as you pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, the Central Post Office, Independence Palace, and City Hall. Learn about how each building came into being and how the city transformed from Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City. Weave through the streets of Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, and Nguyen Hue Street, and witness the lively and diverse atmospheres around each corner. The Bach Dang Pier is a beautiful stop for admiring the Saigon River, even more so in the evening when the city lights up.  You’ll pass by museums, the zoo, and more, giving you plenty of ideas for what to do on the rest of your trip in this unique city. If you'd like maps, brochures, or more information, your guide will be happy to help. the best choice Night tour Ho Chi Minh city we services most of international tourist come Vietnam and favourite Ho Chi Minh city. where each of these friendly trips gives you the opportunity to meet make a friends from many different nationalities and experience the nice scenery of bustling Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

Brief Itinerary Perfect way to discover the most bustling Saigon and their culture as well as history. •Notre Dame Cathedral (The repair work has not been completed, you cannot go inside) •Saigon Post Office •Reunification Palace •War museum •Local market (it's flexible, can be skipped if there is not enough time).

Ho Chi Minh City: Guided Private Tour by Open Air Jeep

Ho Chi Minh City: Guided Private Tour by Open Air Jeep

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to explore Ho Chi Minh City from the comfort of a Jeep. Visit the main monuments of the city once known as Saigon to get a better understanding of its history at sites such as the symbolic Reunification Palace. Hear stories about the Vietnam War and the Fall of Saigon, where a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Continue to the War Remnants Museum, where weapons, photos, documents and other relics tell the story of Vietnam’s wars. Admire the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office to get a feel for the typical architecture of Saigon. Venture down local streets such as Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue before making your way to Ben Thanh Market, where your guide can help you barter for goods.

Cooking Class with Ben Thanh Market visit

Cooking Class with Ben Thanh Market visit

Market visit from 9 AM until 9:50 AM  Follow your chef through the vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase necessary ingredients for your cooking lesson. At 9:40 AM your chef will bring you back by Taxi to start your cooking class. Hands-on Cooking Class from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM Participants cook all together following their chef step by step. Each person will have their own equipment and ingredients so that they have the chance to gain a better understanding of the steps for making their meal. You will discover Vietnamese kitchenware to cook and enjoy a tasty 3 courses meal. MSG and 'Knorr powders/enhance flavors' are of course forbidden. The menu can be adapted for vegetarians and for people with food allergies, just let us know in advance :)

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the fascinating city of Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this half-day tour. Travel in comfort in your private, air-conditioned car, and learn about the city's landmarks with your helpful guide. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to the Ban Thanh Market. Snap photos of the lively market's activities, or take the opportunity to buy kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, fruit, and many other foods. Next, pay a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which dates from the 19th century. Keep an eye out for local couples taking their pre-wedding shots at this beautiful basilica, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Admire the surprising architecture at your next stop, the Saigon Central Post Office. Hear how the building is often mistakenly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, even though it was designed by Alfred Foulhoux. Then, it's decision time. Choose between the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American War in Vietnam, or the Reunification Palace. Also known as the Independence Palace, the latter site is a landmark of Saigon history and architecture, which once served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Finally, end your tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. See the local worshippers in prayer for their careers, love, and fertility. Enjoy this taste of Taoist worship culture, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Discover the nightlife of Saigon the way the locals do on a tour by traditional cyclo or scooter. Stop at Saigon's riverside for a local dinner and cruise along the Saigon River with live entertainment on board. With the cyclo option, ride along the city's main streets with a driver and guide and pass by Ben Thanh Market, General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, People Committee Hall, and Opera House. If you choose the scooter option, see the same sites as the cyclo option with additional time to visit the flower market, Nguyen Thien Thuat apartments, and the fashion district. This scooter adventure option is highly recommend for sightseeing. After your ride, visit Saigon's riverside and be welcomed on board a cruise boat to take in the sites of the city from a new perspective. Cruise along the Saigon River, and enjoy dinner as traditional Vietnamese dance and music shows are performed. Following dinner, relax on the way back towards Bach Dang Harbor where the cruise ends. End your evening with drop-off back at your hotel.

Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

Enjoy a half-day city tour that reveals Saigon's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into what modern day Saigon has to offer. Learn about the Vietnam War through the point of view of a local at must-see attractions. Visit iconic landmarks such as Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, City Hall, The Opera House, War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, and Ben Thanh Market. • Reunification Palace: Discover the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam until 30th April, 1975. • War Remnants Museum: 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: Marvel at the classic elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and French colonial design. • Ben Thanh Market: Visit one of the oldest markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Get the chance to see other popular tourist destinations like the Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, and Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

Saigon: Street Food Evening Tour

Saigon: Street Food Evening Tour

Your small group (maximum 12 Passengers) Saigon food tour kicks off with some authentic local appetizers such as chao muc (a dry squid porridge) and xa xui (Cantonese barbecued pork). Learn how Chinese food has been integrated into Vietnamese cuisine as you inhale the spicy flavors of the street stalls and watch local life unfold before your eyes in the heart of Saigon. Your immersion into local life continues as you make your way to the corner of Nguyen Cong Tru and Calmette for a unique street food called banh bo banh tieu, which recalls memories of many Saigonese childhoods. It wouldn’t be a true local experience without enjoying coffee the way Saigonese coffee aficionados do on a daily basis. Head to a popular local hem of Saigon to enjoy a cup. Experience the local style of taking your coffee and feel right at home. Next up is another one of the city’s iconic street food dishes: ha cao (Chinese-style dim-sum), bo bia (Saigonese spring roll) and bo cuon mo chai (barbecued beef meatballs). These dishes are some of the most popular and preferred dishes by southerners, and you can find them everywhere, from street stalls to fancy restaurants. What makes them so beloved is that the ingredients are so strikingly simple, yet the tastes and flavors are truly unforgettable . Then head to Bui Vien to pick up a Vietnamese fried banana for dessert, a new version of the traditional version that is popular with locals.

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Take. This. Tour. It was an AMAZING overview of the culture, history and food of Saigon and Vietnam. We loved everything about the tour. Daniel was so accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. We would give this tour more than five stars if we could.

We were very satisfied with the entire tour. There was only a small group of 6 participants, which we particularly liked. We were able to gather a lot of new impressions.

Perfect organization. Everything punctual. They managed to avoid the crowds. We enjoyed all the adventures. The guide was very helpful and informative.

Trip was very good organized by the tour Guide, Timely coordination and Value for Money Thanks our Guide Mr. Vn.

Tea was very informative and car was clean and cool