Familiarize yourself with the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a 4-hour tour. Enjoy seeing a selection of the main sights and learn about the past and present of the area. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, each with its own unique route.
What to Expect
You can select either a morning or afternoon tour:
Morning Tour Option:
After hotel pick-up, your private guide will take you to District 5 to immerse you in the bustling life of Chinatown. Experience the vibrant rhythm of one of Ho Chi Minh City’s busiest and most colorful areas — Binh Tay Market. At this major hub for local merchants, watch Vietnamese farmers barter for goods.
Next is Thien Hau Temple, built in the early 19th century. The temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers, for her protection during Chinese migration to Vietnam. Visit the pagoda’s shrines and shops in the center of Chinatown, where the Hoa (Chinese minority) reside.
The last stop on your private tour is the War Remnants Museum, which relates to the American phase of the Vietnam War. See displays of old military equipment and other related objects as well as larger exhibits including an F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter.
After lunch, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel by private vehicle.
Afternoon Tour Option:
After hotel pick-up, your private tour begins at the century-old Reunification Palace, which witnessed the growth of Ho Chi Minh City during peacetime and throughout the Vietnam War until its end in 1975.
Continue to the nearby French colonial area, including a stop at the impressive Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a famous cathedral located in Paris Square. Discover the magnificent neo-Romanesque architecture as you take in the tranquil atmosphere inside.
At the opposite Central Post Office, one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, learn about this significant landmark — the busiest post office in Vietnam. Admire the neoclassical-style of the post office interior as your guide points out the painted maps of former Saigon, once the capital of South Vietnam.
Take a look at the embroidery workshop of XQ Vietnam Company before a visit to Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in District 1, where your guide can help you barter for goods.
After dinner, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel by private vehicle in the early evening.
- English-speaking guide
- Land transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
- Admission fee
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Children under 2 are free.
Children from 2-11 pay 75% of adult price.
Children from 12 years old are considered adults for admission and accommodation.
Private tours (upon request) are subject to special discount.
There is free pick-up for customers from all the hotels in the backpacker's area (De Tham, Bui Vien, and Pham Ngu Lao streets).
There will be an additional pick-up and transfer fee for customers from hotels in districts 1 and 3. Please contact the supplier for more details.
Please note that pick-up time for the morning tour is from 7:30-7:50 in your hotel lobby.