Ho Chi Minh City is the largest of Vietnamese cities, with the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life visible everywhere. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture.
See some of its finest cathedrals and pagodas. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a beautiful redbrick structure built by French rulers in the 18th century. The recently-built Vinh Nghiem is the largest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh. Absorb the hustle-bustle and lively atmosphere of Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh’s most popular landmark. Its shops sell everything from fabric, clothes, shoes, kitchenware, cooked food and fresh vegetables to a variety of seafood and meat.
Get a glimpse of the history and culture of Vietnam on this tour to the city of Ho Chi Minh City.
6 hours approx.
Make your way to the Font entrance of the Saigon Opera House, Dong Khoi St, District 1 (intersection of Le Loi St).
You will be dropped off at a central hotel in District 1, Saigon or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel
Make your way to designated meeting point. You will come across Ho Chi Minh’s main sites like General Post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera house and so on. Tour then takes us to The Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace was the sight of South Vietnam's surrender in April 1975The War Remnants Museum is next on the agenda. Visit the War Remnants Museum. The War Remnants Museum was originally opened in September 1975. It displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard there are some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. We’ll then enjoy a traditional local Vietnamese lunch of Pho, or noodle soup – a must when you’re in Vietnam! Visit Chinatown and pass through the fascinating back streets near Cho Lon. This area is one of the busiest commercial districts of Ho Chi Minh City Then, make your way to Thien Hau Temple, which was built in the early 19th century and dedicated to the goddess of seafarers. At the end of your tour, your guide will assist you in getting back to your hotel, or will provide you with tips and suggestions if you'd like to continue exploring the area.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the pick up point.
This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 6 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.
While packing for your vacation in Vietnam, please remember that dressing standards are quite conservative throughout the country. You will have to make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered at all times, and wear modest clothing even while swimming in certain regions. Singlets, tank tops and topless sunbathing will have to be given a miss. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is a good choice as it is both respectful and extremely comfortable in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Religious sites usually require men to wear full trousers and women to wear a long skirt or sarong while entering.
As you know, street food and drinking joints are usually run by local families, as a result of which, there might be changes in their timings or menus without any prior notice. But don’t you worry, because your guide will have a bunch of delicious alternatives up his sleeves!
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