Ho Chi Minh City
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  • Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum & Ben Thanh Market

    1. Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum & Ben Thanh Market

    Start your day with pick-up from your hotel. Choose to travel in either a VIP limousine or a luxury car. Journey to Independence Palace, which was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace. View the tank that famously crashed through the palace gates in 1975.  Admire fascinating sights from the French colonial period, such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and the historic Saigon Central Post Office. Visit the War Remnants Museum, which displays a large collection of artifacts from the Indochina wars. You'll also get to enjoy lunch with sticky rice at Bui Sai Gon Restaurant. End your tour by travelling to the Bến Thành Market, the largest market in the center of the city and one of the earliest surviving structures. Explore the stalls and see what the locals have for sale.

    We enjoyed the tour very much. Tour guide Lee was excellent and was very accommodating! He even offered extra stops.

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

    2. 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...

  • Discover China Town by Pedicab

    3. Discover China Town by Pedicab

    Choose from a group or private experience and begin your tour with a relaxing pedicab 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. After visiting the temple, you can walk around China Town and visit some of the local shops. Chinatown is also a place of great historical and cultural importance. This area is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Chinatown is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. Here you can find traditional Chinese products including medicinal herbs, clothing, and more. After departing for the China Town area, you will visit Cha Tam Church. You will then go shopping at Binh Tay Market, the ...

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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

    7. Ho Chi Minh City: Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

    Begin your one-of-a-kind historical experience in Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Spanning a formidable 250 kilometers, Cu Chi is one of the most renowned historical sites of the Vietnam war.  The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. It became legendary during the 1960s for playing a pivotal role in the war by allowing the Viet Cong to control large rural areas just 65 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City. The elaborate tunnel system is made of clay mixed with laterite and consists of hospitals, kitchens, store areas, and working rooms, all of which you’ll get to explore completely underground. Later in the afternoon, visit some other major attractions in Ho Chi Minh City: the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office, fascinating buildi...

  • Ho Chi Minh: Historical Private Scooter Tour

    8. Ho Chi Minh: Historical Private Scooter Tour

    After hotel pick-up, try Vietnamese coconut coffee while discussing program itinerary with your guide. After this, arrive at the War Remnants Museum to learn about the history of the American War. From there, continue the tour by visiting the Independence Palace and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Here, you can learn more about the different and vast history of Vietnam. Next, stop at the Central Post Office which is a captivating French colonial building. Then, it’s time to have a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, explore the beautiful and famous Ben Thanh market. Finally, visit the Artinus 3D Art Museum where you will explore art in 3D and take wonderful pictures together with the team. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel by your biker guide.

  • Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

    9. 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.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels and 30 Minute Foot Massage

    10. Cu Chi Tunnels and 30 Minute Foot Massage

    Be collected from your accommodation then head to Cu Chi. Along the way, watch as the frantic city scenery transitions into a more peaceful rural setting. See the rice paddy farms, quaint roadside vendors, and increasingly lush greenery.  Once you arrive, begin with a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of pathways, hideouts, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and Hoang Cam Stove. These narrow tunnels provide barely enough space for a single person to crawl their way through, though some are now wider to accommodate visitors. Learn that the mere 10 to 13 feet (3 to 4 meter) thick level of upper soil can support the bearing weight of a 55 ton (50 metric ton) tank and the explosive damage of bombs.  Watch an insightful film about the wartime experience before further exploring the tunnel's trap doors and underground quarters. Then make a visit to huge bomb crater...

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,572 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.

I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

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.

great experience. Knowledgeable and friendly guide and driver.