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Ho Chi Minh City Outdoor sports

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Can Gio: Discovery Vam Sat EcoPark - Can Gio Island Day Trip

1. Can Gio: Discovery Vam Sat EcoPark - Can Gio Island Day Trip

Start your day with a convenient pick-up from your District 1 located accommodation. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will start your adventure to Vam Sat Eco-Park with a brief and relaxing drive.  Upon arrival at the Sam Vat Eco-Park, you will commence your tour of the grounds with a trip to the Bat Sanctuary. Your trip to the Bat Sanctuary will take place by boat, you will enjoy a scenic cruise along rivers banked by mangrove forests. Along the river banks, you will see the many different ways the locals catch fish and crab.  After visiting the Bat Sanctuary you will take a trip to the Crocodile Swamp, here you will discover the process of brooding crocodile eggs. Get up and close with tiny baby crocodiles - you can also sit on the yacht as your guide angles the crocodiles, making them leap out of the water for food. Whilst at the swamp you will also have the ability to take a 26-meter ascent to Tang Bong Tower, here you will receive panoramic views of the entire mangrove forest - a great opportunity for some beautiful holiday snaps! Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant where you have many different dishes to choose from. After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Vietnamese Birds' Nest Exhibition Center. After wandering through the exhibition center you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City by a relaxing car ride. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be delivered back to your accommodation to enjoy an evening of rest after a day of excitement. 

Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

2. Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

After pick-up from your hotel go for a 2-hour car ride to Vam Sat, Can Gio. The UNESCO-designated Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, located south of Ho Chi Minh City, is teeming with wildlife and biodiversity in lush mangrove forests. Make several scenic stops on your way to the reserve. Then move into a landscape of mangroves. Your guide explains the features of Can Gio, one of Vietnam’s most important ecosystems, where more than 52 flora species and 200 fauna species live. Visit traditional fishing hamlets, then cruise the tranquil waters of Giant Bat Lagoon in a rowboat. Your guide leads a short trek through the mangroves to a private riverside location where you have a traditional Vietnamese lunch. After lunch, head to Vam Sat Eco Park. There, you might spot gibbons and monkeys, try crab fishing, and go bird watching for local and migratory bird species. See a crocodile reserve (and feed them via a fishing rod if you wish) to learn about the once-plentiful crocs that were hunted to near extinction. Alternatively, take another mangrove jungle walk with your guide.

Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

Your tour begins at 8:00 AM, at which point you will be collected in a private car from your hotel. After a 40-minute drive, you will reach the Binh Khanh Ferry from where you will depart to Can Gio by boat. Once there, you will drive towards the Can Gio mangrove forest where you can admire the beauty of the green trees along the road. At 10:00 AM, you will have time to explore the mangrove forest, enjoying the fresh air and understanding the locals’ daily lives living along the river banks. You can also learn about the typical flora of mangrove forests and the other types of fauna at the local fishing hamlet. Furthermore, you will go through the forest on a canoe to visit the Reserve Bats Lagoon and the crab pond, before encountering and feeding a herd of deer which is friendly to man. Whilst here, you will also experience a crocodile farm where you can learn the process of hatching crocodiles and witness them in their natural environment. After that, you will venture toward the center of Vam Sat to observe the immensely panoramic views of the Vam Sat mangrove forest from the Tang Bong tower. Whilst there, you can also challenge yourself by crossing a suspension bridge. At 1:00 PM, you will have time for lunch at the Carrot Restaurant, before continuing with your tour in the afternoon. At 2:30 PM, you will go to Monkey Island to see over 1,000 monkeys that are living there. At 3:30 PM, you will return to the Binh Khanh ferry and drive directly to Saigon, where your tour ends at around 5:00 PM.

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour by Jeep

4. Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour by 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.

Saigon by Night: Private City Tour by Jeep and Skybar Drink

5. Saigon by Night: Private City Tour by Jeep and Skybar Drink

Enjoy a 3-hour after-dinner tour of Saigon by jeep, starting with a pickup at your hotel. See magnificent French colonial monuments, including the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame, and Post Office. Take in the local night market, where you can stop to shop if you like. Visit streets that come alive after dark in a busy and exciting area of the city. Ride to the city’s suburbs and see another side of Saigon, with a chance to take in some fresh air. End the night at a rooftop bar, admiring views of the city while you enjoy a free drink. The timing of the tour is flexible. If you’d like to customize the tour be sure to let the local operator know in advance.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Cruise w/ Cooking Class

6. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Cruise w/ Cooking Class

The tour starts at 7:45 AM from Ho Chi Minh city and ends in Ho Chi Minh at around 6:00 to 6:30 PM. Depart Ho Chi Minh City and relax on the 2-hour journey to Cai Be, where you will explore the local culture of the Mekong Delta.   Take a boat cruise along the Mekong River and pass a floating market. Disembark to visit the craft village and see how local products are made. Visit orchards of local fruit, such as durian, rambutan and longan, and refresh yourself with a hot tea and taste the fruits as you are entertained by a live music presentation. Next, take part in a cooking class and prepare your own lunch. Then, explore the delta by kayak and bike before the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

Saigon: Private Food Tour Discovery & City Tour by Jeep

7. Saigon: Private Food Tour Discovery & City Tour by Jeep

At 18:00, your tour guide and Jeep driver will pick you up from your hotel to start your Saigon tour by night. Arrive at a local restaurant to enjoy a Banh Xeo, a crispy, crepe-like specialty of South Vietnam. Continue your night city tour to admire the most magnificent French colonial monuments of the city such as the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame and the Post Office.  Then, you will be taken to explore the favorite places where the locals inhabitants like to go at night for a dinner with friends or relatives. In this place, you will be able to taste real cuisine like a local Vietnamese for a unique experience. After the dinner, it will be about time to enjoy the fresh air by night. Your Jeep tour will take you around Saigon to admire the panoramic views of the city. Last stop of the tour will be at a sky bar to enjoy a last drink of the day. This rooftop bar will be a perfect place for you to chill out with a nice breathtaking view of Saigon - a city of craziness, happiness and fun. At 22:30, head back to your hotel by Jeep to finish the tour.

From Hanoi: Trang An Scenic Landscape & Bai Dinh Pagoda Trip

8. From Hanoi: Trang An Scenic Landscape & Bai Dinh Pagoda Trip

BAI DINH – TRANG AN - MUA CAVE 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budhha Statue… 11h00: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h00: Visit Tràng An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here. 15h30: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here 17h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 19h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi: Full Day Guided Tour of Hoa Lu, Trang An, Mua Cave

9. Hanoi: Full Day Guided Tour of Hoa Lu, Trang An, Mua Cave

HOA LU - TRANG AN - MUA CAVE 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty 11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h00: Visit Trang An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here. 15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. 15h45: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here 17h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 19h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

Private Cu Chi Tunnels and shooting ranger Tour

10. Private Cu Chi Tunnels and shooting ranger Tour

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 29, 1979. In addition to the historic monuments which serve the propaganda and education of the traditional revolution, when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels you can visit a simulated area of Cu Chi where you can discover the architecture of the houses. This will provide you with an insight into the lives of the army and the people of Cu Chi between 1961-1972.

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

The Cu Cui Tunnels were a great experience and very enlightening. The venue was quite busy when we went but we were rushed through by our guide and got to experience it all, the constant noise of the guns being fired certainly helped with the ambience. Crawling through one of the tunnels was incredible, how they managed day in and day out is infathomable

The trip was well organised and at great prices. Even the customer support helped me a lot to coordinate with service provider due to language issue.

So fun!!!! Lan Unicorn was an amazing guide! Super nice, funny and always smiling! Loved it ! I highly recommend it!!

Must have done! You may not be able to get into the rush hour with the tour in the morning!

Very nice tour and nice guide, we had a lot of fun.