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Ho Chi Minh City: City Sightseeing Panoramic Bus Tour

1. Ho Chi Minh City: City Sightseeing Panoramic Bus 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 hop-on hop-off tour 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.

HCM: War Remnants Museum & Independence Palace Walking Tour

2. HCM: War Remnants Museum & Independence Palace Walking Tour

Ever wanted to spontaneously book a tour on the same day you take it? This short walking tour will have you visiting the historical landmarks known as the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification or Independence Palace in just two hours! This is perfect if you only have a couple of hours to spare. You can also choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Want to learn about the history of Vietnam and the impact the Vietnam War had on the Vietnamese? The War Remnants Museum and the Independence Palace are two significant structures that tell a comprehensive side of history from the Vietnamese perspective. Spend an hour in the War Remnants Museum and walk through the numerous exhibits that contextualize the varied war atrocities. Then you’ll head over to the Independence Palace, a landmark government building that is associated with the fall of Saigon in 1975. Go on a guided tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will help you explore these two historic spots in Ho Chi Minh. Understand the Vietnamese perspective on the Vietnam War as you wander through the deeply moving yet grisly exhibits in the War Remnants Museum and marvel at the interiors and structure of the Independence Palace.

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

3. 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: Guided Walking Tour of Saigon's Main Sights

4. Ho Chi Minh: Guided Walking Tour of Saigon's Main Sights

Join us on a journey through the Great Past, Beautiful Presence and Promising Future of Vietnamese culture and lifestyle. Stop at hidden favorite spots of locals, hear fascinating and tragic stories from the Vietnam War, and get some basic Vietnamese language lessons. Meet your guide and head out into town. Stop at the War Remnants Museum and head inside alone to learn about the tragic history of the Vietnam War. Continue to the Reunification Palace, known as the Vietnam White House. Next, stop at the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, 2 of the most famous buildings from the French occupation in the 19th century. Continue to stroll down the peaceful City Book Street, popular among the young people of the city. Stop to taste the sweet and popular Vietnamese coffee.

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

5. 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.

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

6. 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 City: War Remnants Museum & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

7. Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Take a tour of the historic center of Ho Chi Minh City and visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and War Remnants Museum, where you can see historic artifacts from the Vietnam War and first Indochina War with the colonial French. Then, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. **The Notre Dame Cathedral has been restored, so the guests just visit outside. Next, journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an introductory video about the history of the tunnels and life during the Vietnam War. Crawl through the tunnels to experience the Viet Cong's underground village firsthand. Sample some of the tea and cassava that the guerrillas used to survive, and get the chance to fire some guns at the rifle range. Then take the bus back to Ho Chi Minh City, where the tour will end between about 19:00 PM - 19:30 PM (time is subject to traffic).

Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

8. 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.

Cu Chi Tunnels Shooting Gun & Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

9. Cu Chi Tunnels Shooting Gun & Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

07h30 AM: Departing from VietNam TravelGroup office at 55 Do Quang Dau Street, Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, pick you up at your accomodation and arriving at Handicraft Village. You can find out about traditional Vietnamese art paintings. Paintings are drawn sophisticatedly and brightly. We may stop along the way for refreshments and toilet. 09h00 AM: It takes us 1 hour to reach Ben Dinh – a system network belonging to Cu Chi tunnels. Ben Dinh Tunnel When you go through the entrance, you will watch a brief propaganda video, which introduces the Vietnam War and the way the tunnels were utilized to struggle against G.Is in the Vietnam war. We will visit surthe roundings and follow our tour guide to discover Ben Dinh tunnel. Tour guide will explain to you the life of people who lived under the ground and how they survived and contacted each other. Then, you will experience it realistically by crawling through the tunnels. Take some rest and have interesting conversations about the war in the past. 13h00 PM: We have lunch at restaurant in Mekong delta 02h00 PM: Tourists then experience sitting on special means of transportation which used to move around on the Tien River. Along the river’s banks, there are a lot of Coconut Trees Lines, and floating houses, and go through lots of narrow streams to visit Unicorn Island. If you have a sweet tooth, the Coconut Candy Workshop is for you, and you can explore the process of making pieces of coconut candy and enjoy tasting sweety candy. Rice wine is a popular drink here and it has a superior flavor. Then, you will go ahead to a place to enjoy some iconic Vietnamese fruits, and get pleasure from listening to and watching artists performing “Southern Vietnamese folk music” accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We keep going to the last destination on this island to visit the Beekeeping farm in which pure honey products are naturally produced. After that, we return to My Tho by boat and end our journey on the silky river. Finally, sit back in your comfortable van for a convenient ride back to your hotel at 6:00 PM.

Ho Chi Minh City: 2-Day Mekong Delta & Floating Market Tour

10. Ho Chi Minh City: 2-Day Mekong Delta & Floating Market Tour

DAY 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho 7.30 am: The car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. One the way, you can stop for taking a photo and enjoying the nice scenery of green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river. 9.30 am: Visit Vinh Trang pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. It best reflects the soul of Mekong River Delta with a unique structural style. After that, we take a leisurely boat ride along the river to enjoy fresh air and escape the busy town. See the typical stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Go to Tortoise islet for lunch in the orchard garden with local fresh specialties. Then, the cruise through the shadows of the water coconut trees will take you to Ben Tre. Come to visit the traditional house: enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea with lemon when listening to the Southern Vietnamese folk music (performed by the locals). Visit a family business to learn how to make coconut candy. Go for a walk through the fruit plantation and villages to enjoy the natural scenery, observe the pastoral life and take nice photos. Arrive to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel. Free time to visit Ninh Kieu Wharf, Can Tho Market or taste the delicious local dishes. DAY 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City 7.00 am: pick you up in hotel in Can Tho after breakfast. You will take the boat trip to along on the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River and visit the amazing Cai Rang floating market. You get to experience water commerce from the large cargo vessels to smaller sampans weave. Try some of the amazing, unique local food and to take a closer look at life on a boat. After exploring the floating market, you will wander around the village, see the orchard garden and try your best to cross a Monkey bridge which is built by only one bamboo tree. Besides that, you have a chance to experience how to they make rice vermicelli noodle. Stop for lunch before the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City. 5.00 pm: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour. Say goodbye and see you again.

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It was amazing! Kevin is very nice and super interesting! We learned a lot about the history of Vietnam and the city of Ho Chi Minh. Without him, our vision of this city would not have been the same! He was able to make us curious for three hours with him. He also introduced us to Vietnamese coffee. He took very beautiful pictures of us that make beautiful memories. We highly recommend this guide and we will recommend it to all our friends who will come to Vietnam! Thank you Kevin for everything!

Jack was an amazing and very knowledgeable guide. couldn't have had a better tour. The lunch provided is absolutely delicious!

I thoroughly enjoyed this day out! Well organised and professional, and the lunch portion was excellent! Many thanks!

Well organized and informative. Plenty of room on the bus. Covered a good area

The information that Danny, the guide, gave us was excellent