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Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour

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  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5060VUF

Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) on this small group adventure tour.The Ho Chi Minh City tour will give you an insight into the history, culture and the daily life of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the historic Giac Lam pagoda, bargain for souvenirs at Ben Thanh market and enjoy a lunch of local Vietnamese cuisine. Learn about Vietnam's modern history by visiting the Reunification Palace and finish the day with a stroll along Ho Chi Minh City's tree-lined boulevards.


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  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

Your first stop is Giac Lam, built in the 17th century it is the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Continue to Chinatown with stops at Cholon and Binh Tay markets to see the locals bartering for wares. Next is Thien Hau temple, built in the early 19th century and dedicated to the Thien Hau the goddess of seafarers. Continue to Nha Rong wharf where Ho Chi Minh first left Vietnam in 1911. Your final stop before lunch is at the Ben Thanh Market, where you can practice your language skills and barter for goods. The market's original location was close to the Ben Nghe River before it was destroyed in 1859 during the French invasion of Saigon. It was rebuilt and moved to its present location in 1899.

Enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant where your guide will explain the local specialties. After lunch you'll visit the War Remnants Museum, originally opened in September 1975, it displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard you will find some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. Continue on foot past the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post office, and the Opera house which are all beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.

At the end your tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

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Tour departs from most Ho Chi Minh City hotels

Departure Time:
  • 8:30am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour concludes at approximately 4:30pm. Your guide with assist you to get a taxi back to your hotel.

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Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour

Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop off
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Port pickup not available due to required permit. Suggest to travel by taxi to district 1 (Ben Thanh Market) and advise pickup from here.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: JANICE C, August 2015

The tour was fruitful and my tour guide acquired the knowledge to explain all the historical parts of Ho Chin Minh. indeed enjoy ourselves throughout the tour and our tour guide, Tom was very friendly and showed great hospitality. The lunch was decent, but overall the tour is fun and we got to experience all the tourist spots.

Reviewed by: Stephen V, June 2015

This tour gave us a well rounded tour of main HCMC sites. Our guide, Queny was fabulous. She summised all museums/sites history before we went in to aide understanding and to ensure we gained as much as possible from the site. She was also more than willing to answer any questions on life in Vietnam

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Tour code: 5060VUF