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

1. 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.

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Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

2. Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

After an early pick-up from your hotel, drive directly to Xuyen Moc (Ba Ria-Vung Tau) province by air-conditioned private car. The 55-km section of Thống Nhất, Cẩm Mỹ, Long Khánh, and Xuân Lộc in Đồng Nai Province is the great green way that provides the most beautiful scenery of many fruit gardens, paddy fields and local villages. After 2.5 hours' driving, arrive at Ms. Thuan’s house in Bong Trang commune. Experience a taste of local live in this community. Explore her dragon fruit farms in the area and learn about its farming. Chat with her and enjoy learning more about local life, exchanging cultures and perspectives, walking around her dragon fruit farm, learning how the local people take care of their farms, drinking Vietnamese traditional coffee or ice tea, enjoying local fruits (dragon fruit, jackfruit, etc. depending on the season) and freshen up after your drive. Afterward, a tasty authentic Vietnamese lunch cooked by Mrs. Thuan is waiting for you. Enjoy a range of dishes from seafood to freshly-picked vegetables and yummy dessert.  After lunch, it's beach time. Depart Bong Trang commune, and drive to Ho Coc Beach. You can truly feel the peaceful and natural atmosphere by watching pepper farms, cashew farms and Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve on the way. You can spend half an hour walking through the jungle if you want. When arriving at the beach, you will have free time to relax, enjoy the cool wind and fresh coconut juice (or cold beer). Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for an early evening drop-off.

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Can Gio: Vam Sat Eco-Park & Nest Soup Tasting

3. Can Gio: Vam Sat Eco-Park & Nest Soup Tasting

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. 

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Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Đài Temples & Củ Chi Tunnels Tour

4. Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Đài Temples & Củ Chi Tunnels Tour

Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel by private vehicle to Tây Ninh Province. Visit the Cao Đài temples near the Black Virgin Mountain (Núi Bà Đen), and learn why the mountain is revered by the people of Vietnam.  Ride the cable car to the pagoda temple dedicated to the local Khmer deity, Bà Đen. Get breathtaking views of the surrounding fruit orchards, mango trees, and woodland flowers, and learn the ancient legends of the mountain, towering 3,000 feet above rice fields and jungle. Take an optional hike further up the mountain to discover two more temples, if you desire. Then, visit the amazing Củ Chi tunnels, with a break for lunch on the way to the subterranean city that served as the operations base of the Viet Cong for the Tết Offensive during the Vietnam War. Return to Ho Chi Minh City after exploring the labyrinth of tunnels, and get dropped off at your hotel.

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Nha Rong Port: Private Mekong Delta Tour

5. Nha Rong Port: Private Mekong Delta Tour

You will be met at your arrival port by your English-speaking guide who will take you to your car. From here you will be taken to the incredible Mekong Delta, viewing the surrounding countryside and the agricultural way of life of the locals on the way. Your guide will explain the course of the river as you pass traditional rice paddies and fruit orchards, and you will learn of their origins in the snowy mountains of Tibet. Next up you will board a private "sampan" (traditional motorized boat) in Cai Be from where you will embark on an unforgettable exploration of this fascinating waterway. The river here is crowded with floating markets selling colorful fruits, vegetables, flowers, and seasonal goods. Tourist-crowded streets will seem a million miles away as you witness traditional trading and the way of life of the locals on the water. Afterwards, swap your sampan for a rowing-boat as you venture into the smaller, more secluded canals of the Delta. The quieter canals are the perfect place to witness a slower pace of life as you pass under tropical canopies and paddle through the serene water. You will make your way to dry land next as you explore the island of Tan Phong and enjoy distinctive South-Western Vietnamese music with a live performance. Bikes will also be provided if you wish to explore this beautiful island further! Towards the end of your tour, you will visit local families and learn how they use the land to craft everything from delicate rice paper to the sturdy roofs of their homes. The families will treat you to Mekong delicacies for lunch, which will include freshly made spring rolls, fried pumpkin flowers and beautiful braised pork soaked in coconut juice. Before you make your way back to port, you’ll visit Cao Dai temple, uncovering native religious beliefs and having a chance to admire the art on the walls of the temple. Your guide will then take you back to your port, with plenty of time for your cruise departure.

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Cu Chi Tunnels and 30 Minute Foot Massage

6. 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 craters left from the war, the Garment-factory Ammunition and Souvenir Shops, and the Museum of Self-made Weapons. Get the exhilarating opportunity to fire an M-15, AK-47, and a carbine rifle at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range for a true wartime experience. Finally, savor local tapioca before the comfortable ride back to Ho Chi Minh City. Head to a local foot massage parlor to treat your feet after a long day of walking in the Cu Chi Tunnels. After the massage, be taken back to your accommodation. 

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Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

7. Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

On this tour of Saigon visit some of the cities notable landmarks in a comfortable air-conditioned van. First, visit the Ben Thanh market. This market was built in 1914, and also the first must-see attraction for tourist to take many lively pictures of local market activities. You can find out many things in the market including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, fruits, and more. Explore the bustling market and see the vast number of goods the market has to offer. After the market head to the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica. This beautiful basilica was designed in the 1870s by a French architect J.Bourad and demonstrates neo-Romanesque architecture with materials imported from France. It is also called as “Saigon church” or “Virgin Mary church” and a favorite place for local couples to take pre-wedding photo shot. Your tour of the famous landmarks of the city will continue with a visit to the Saigon Central Post Office built in 1891 before heading to the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace. IF you are a history lover and want to know more about the American war in Vietnam you might want to visit the War Remnants Museum. The Reunification offers a different option to look at the history of Saigon while exploring the architecture of the palace. Then head to the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Built in 1909 by the Chinese community, it’s the most impressive spiritual place for local worshippers to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the traditional Asian worship culture. After that, you will have lunch at the local restaurant.

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Vietnam: eSim with Unlimited Mobile Data

8. Vietnam: eSim with Unlimited Mobile Data

Stay connected with your friends and family on your trip to Vietnam with an eSIM data package. Get unlimited data for 3, 7, 15, or 30 days.  Avoid having to switch out physical SIM cards during your trip with a convenient eSIM card (check to make sure your device is compatible). Post pictures, look up attractions, and find transportation easily with a fast 4G connection. With unlimited data, you won't have to worry about topping up your account or losing connectivity. Take the hassle out of finding a phone plan for your trip to Vietnam by pre-booking an eSIM card for your device.

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Ho Chi Minh City: Private Tour from Hiep Phuoc Port

9. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Tour from Hiep Phuoc Port

After venturing to the city from the port, you can immerse yourself in local Vietnamese culture with a traditional "cyclo" ride through the narrow, colorful streets of Ho Chi Minh. As you make your way through this bustling hub, you will experience the daily life of the locals as they haggle at the countless markets dotted throughout the city. You will also witness vendors selling colorful materials, fresh fruit and vegetables, and of course, the famed Vietnamese street food! Following the sounds, sights and scents of Ho Chi Minh’s streets, you will begin to explore the Chinese-influenced Thien Hau Temple. Ho Chi Minh's temples offer an essential insight into the beliefs and customs of the Vietnamese, and this beautiful temple is no exception. This National Architectural Heritage Site, apart from housing beautiful art pieces and antiquities, gives an important insight into Vietnamese folk religions for locals and tourists alike. Next up, prepare for the emotional impact of the War Remnants Museum. Offering a rare insight into the civilian impact of the Vietnamese-American war, the multi-layered displays are hard-hitting, but an absolute must-see. The Requiem Gallery is the gem of this museum, where you can see historic photos taken by famed international war photographers such as Tim Page or Larry Burrows. Your next stop is the Independence Palace, an important landmark which acts as a fascinating time capsule. The site of the end of the Vietnam War, Independence Palace houses secret rooms, a war bunker, and even the original tanks that were used to seize the palace itself. After the Independence Palace, you will be invited for a tasty and simple local lunch of either Pho or Banh Mi. This delicious break will then be followed by a famous Vietnamese-style coffee. Following lunch, you can enjoy a walking tour of all of Ho Chi Minh's most important sites. The Notre-Dame cathedral and Central Post Office are stunning architectural feats in the center of the city. From the Post Office, your guide will show you the historic CIA headquarters and tell you the story of the last U.S Helicopter flying out of Saigon in 1975. You will stroll leisurely along Dong Khoi street to visit the very beautiful Opera House and City Hall, before making your final, optional stop at the Level 23 rooftop bar where you can have a drink and unwind. You can sip your drink and take in incredible city views, before your guide drops you back to port with plenty of time for your departure.

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Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Private City Tour

10. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Private City Tour

You day will begin with a beautiful stroll through the pretty Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, the biggest in Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll get to view the colorful daily life of the city’s local traders while you navigate through the narrow and winding streets of the market. Afterwards, you will head to the Pet Market where you will pick up a bicycle for an hour of riding through the city. First, you will pass by the local food and fruit market where you will receive an insight into the local cuisine and daily Vietnamese life. Next you’ll get to whizz past many specialist local markets including leather, fabric, second-hand items and Chinese Medicine stalls. Your cycling leg of the tour will then end at the Thien Hau Temple. Located in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple is widely considered the most beautiful in the entire city. After visiting this legendary temple, you will drive along the canal to see the contrast between poor stilt houses and the wealthy sky buildings. Following this, you will head back to the city center to visit the fascinating War Remnants Museum. This will be an emotionally hard-hitting experience given the graphic content of the museum, yet, it will be a valuable stop for anybody wishing to learn more about different perspectives surrounding the Vietnam War and its continuing effects today. After the trip to the museum, your guide will take you to try the most famous Vietnamese cuisine, Phở, for lunch. Once you've fueled up, it’s off to your first stop of the afternoon which will be the Reunification Palace. Here you’ll learn all about its important place in Vietnamese history. Following this palace visit, your next stop will be the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Your knowledgeable guide will explain all the history behind these two incredible buildings. Next, you will head to the historic CIA building where the last U.S Helicopter flew out of Saigon in 1975. You’ll learn all about the story of the last U.S Operation, Frequent Wind. From here you will have a mini walking tour to see HCMC highlights including the Opera House, Hotel Continental and Nguyen Hue Square where you can see City Hall, Rex Hotel and the mighty Bitexco building. The final stop for the day will be the Ben Thanh market, a must-see spot to understand the local market cultures. It is good for either window shopping or practicing your bargain skills. Ben Thanh market is a must spot to understand the local market cultures. It is good for both window shopping or practicing your bargain skills. After this busy place, it will be time to enjoy a famed Vietnamese coffee before you are brought back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Mekong Delta

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

We were picked up from the cruise port, the private car took 2.5hours to get to the Mekong delta but the time was filled with our tour guide’s ( law) incredible knowledge of the area, both historical and cultural. When we arrived our private boat was awaiting, we sailed a little way down the delta and stopped mid river at a fruit barge, we sampled all of the local fruits and brought some away with us ( no charge) we saw local fisherman pulling in the nets and the river traffic was amazing, local ferries teemed with motorbikes and pedal cycles, a local village where candies and rice paper were made encouraged us to have a go. we saw snake rice wine being made, and tasted the local rice wine, ( we declined the snake wine) we transferred into a small rowing boat and checked the fishing traps out before having a fabulous lunch of elephant ear fish, veg and rice. Our trip back was broken with a stop at a ham&coffee house. Relax in a hammock and drink coffee, delicious

The Cu Chi Tunnels are interesting and definitely worth a visit, the real highlight of this tour is the cooking class though. You get a tour through their garden and learn various uses for different herbs and fruits. The cooking class itself is absolutely lovely and I absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something about vietnamese cuisine.

I had a wonderful few hours with such a kind , thoughtful and knowledgeable guide and a very efficient driver . So many aspects of the Saigon history, culture and experience were explained and I was totally absorbed .

A lovely company and tour! We strongly recommend making use of them. We had a lovely general overview of Ho Chi Minh city.

Our guide, Hunter, was awesome. He was full of information and very helpful. We loved the tour.