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Best Sightseeing Tours in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam that displays the Vietnamese War history museums and the C? Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers offers major sights to witness on a sightseeing tour. Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its stunning beaches, rustic rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. A trip to Vietnam doesn’t end at Ho Chi Minh but it is your getaway to explore the vibrant city of Ha Noi, which is also the capital of Vietnam and Ha Long Bay which is known for its thousands of natural islands.


On a sightseeing tour, the islands of Vietnam are some ‘must-see’ destinations which can be covered on a shoestring budget, a place that will also beckon you to bask in the rich blend of unique history, culture, food, and nature. Elate your senses while touring through the biological treasure trove of Mekong Delta waterway, the Cu chi tunnels of the freedom fight times and the capital city Ha Noi while touring Vietnam. Cai Be Floating Market on the Tien river is a major attraction in Ho Chi Minh, especially it is a unique sight for backpackers, if you are into photography then this place has the most colorful frames of fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat market. Take a boat ride to Phu Chau Pagoda and indulge into a sightseeing tour of farms where bamboo products are made, walk through the streets to know the real delta village life, visit a mat weaving house, try your hand at weaving, and know the authentic Vietnam at a firsthand experience. Vietnam being a budget destination can be enjoyed for days with your partner or even with a group of friends on various sightseeing tours offering the raw and rustic Vietnam.

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    Backpacking Tour to Vietnam
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    Ho Chi Minh

    Date of Activity: 28th March to 5th April About the Destination:  With this backpacking tour to Vietnam, experience Ho Chi Minh City, a commercial, scientific and tourist spot that is one of the many beautiful locations in this country. Vietnam, a must-see destination, beckons you to bask in the rich blend of unique history, culture, food and nature.Vietnam trip also offers you a visit to the charming Ha Noi City (meaning “the hinterland between the rivers“) and Ha Long Bay (known for its thousands of natural islands). Just when you feel that you have seen it all, a whole new world opens up with the biological treasure trove of Mekang Delta waterway, the Cu chi tunnels of the freedom fight times and the graceful town of Hoi An. The 9-day Vietnam tour package gives you an essence of these quintessential destinations along a stretch of 2000km from South to North of Vietnam. Get to indulge your senses in the rich history of cities, beauty of beaches, elation of swimming in open waters and joy of riding boats. Also awaiting you are the pleasure of learning to cook local food, peace of rural life and some mouthwatering Vietnamese Cuisine. Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non vegetarian Difficulty Level: Moderate Duration: 9D / 8N

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    Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam
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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:After morning pickup at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, travel about 20 miles (30 km) to reach Cu Chi, a district most famous for the 75-mile (121-km) network of underground passages built by the Viet Cong army.See the historical and architectural highlights of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day tour with an expert guide. After touring the Cu Chi tunnel system, see Reunification Palace and French colonial structures like Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall and Saigon Opera House.Learn about Vietnamese history and culture, and end your day at the Ben Thanh market.Marvel at mounds of goods and practice your bargaining skills if you wish to purchase any items.At the end of your tour, you shall be ferried back to the hotel.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:If you want to explore Vietnam’s wartime past but also want to experience traditional rural Vietnamese life which few tourists get to see, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Hop on the luxury speedboat which will whisk you from central Saigon to Cu Chi, past tranquil countryside pastures that offer a glimpse into life along the river.Explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels site, before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. End your journey by witnessing the serene surrounding area as you embark in a mini bus. This trip is for approximately 8 hours

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:Mekong Delta two day tour will take you deeper into the palm jungle of the Mekong to see more of the traditional rural life of this fascinating area.Gather at your hotel lobby around 08:00 AM, the guide will assist to you to board your speed boat from Ho Chi Minh City pier.Visit Can Giuoc, the local market, farms and houses to learn how people live along the river. Stop at Cao Dai Temple and Buddhist pagoda to see the diversity of religions in Vietnam.Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch and dinner during the tour. Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river; take a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms.Take an exciting trip by “xe loi”, a traditional transport popular in small villages.Enjoy an adventurous speedboat trip back to Saigon around 05:30 PM and you will be transferred to your hotel to wind up your tour.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:Partake in a private day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, it takes you to the intriguing sites of Cao Dai Temple, the Cu Chi Tunnels and Cricket Farm.Get picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, start your trip at 08:00 AM approximately by an air-conditioned private vehicle, after 2.5-hour drive, reach the countryside Tay Ninh, located near the Cambodian border.Visit the marvellous Cao Dai Temple, home to the Cao Dai religion.  You will learn more about the temple from your guide, about the ceremony inside the temple.Head to see the the Cu Chi Tunnels, a labyrinthine tunnel and it was a wide network used as a strategic military base by the Vietnam Congress during the war.Take a halt in the forest, enjoy a hot green tea boiled with pandan leaves with steamed tapioca in the accompaniment. After your visit cricket farm, your full-day private tour ends with drop-off at your hotel at Ho Chi Minh city by late evening around 09:00 PM.Introducing you to a glimpse into Vietnamese heritage, this day tour is not to be missed.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:This full-day tour of Cai Be and the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh city promises to be a rewarding experience.Get picked up by your guide around 07:00 AM and then travel by an air conditioned vehicle to the southwest of Ho Chi Minh city to the Mekong Delta town of Cai Be.Visit the 19th century Cai Be Floating Market on the Tien river, taste freshly picked fruit and after reaching the land, explore a vegetable and meat market and enjoy shopping and later visit Phu Chau Pagoda.Get a boat ride through Ba Nam canal and then switch to a small boat to ride along the Sau Ca canal.Visit a local family and stroll through their garden to see vegetation. Aftermath, learn how to catch elephant ear fish, taste the fish fry cooked by the family.Hop on a bike to ride through the countryside and your trip ends by 05:00 hours after you get dropped off to the hotel.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:Indulge in a two day one night tour of Mekong to learn the real life of local people over there closely.You will be picked up from your hotel in HCMC by car or van around 08:00 AM and then depart to Ben Tre via Trung Luong freeway.Board on a boat and make a visit to one of the coconut processing workshops situated along the canal, taste the fresh coconut and observe how other products are made out of coconut.Have a halt at a village, walk through the streets to know the real delta village life, visit a mat weaving house, try your hands at weaving, then taste some fruits, tea, chat with local people too.Head to ride on a motor cart or bike through a shady road, pass by some green fields and vegetable plains, have lunch from a nearby restaurant.On the second day visit Cai Rang floating market where you get more options to buy vegetables and fruits from boats, hop on a trading boat, witness the business in the market.After lunch, get back to Ho Chi Minh city, admire the architectural beauty of Vinh Trang pagoda and Tien Giang province and wind up your tour around 05:00 PM.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:If you are looking for some fun and adventure in the forests of Vietnam, this tour is a perfect fit for you. Indulge in this amazing speedboat journey amidst the dense Can Gio forest to the Mangrove forests of the Can Gio UNESCO Biosphere reserve.Start your journey from the heart of Sai Gon as it proceeds to the riverside jungles of idyllic Can Gio and witness the verdant green canals of Mekong delta.Visit the local riverside market at the gateway of Mekong Delta, where you can absorb the colors, sounds and aromas of this fertile region. Also explore the Giant Bat Lagoon, crocodile reserve, trek through mangrove jungles and meet monkeys and birds in this Can Gio forest tour. Enjoy a lip-smacking Vietnamese lunch during the tour. This trip is for 7-9 hours

    h9 Hours
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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity: Depart from Saigon by boat, from the banks of the river and watch the scenery change from city sprawl to lush jungle.Enjoy a light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da)Explore the Cu Chi site, which includes weapon, booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visit different underground bunkers and a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, consisting of authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup.After the amazing sightseeing return to Saigon’s central pier from where you will be dropped off to your Hotel.The trip is conducted twice morning schedule ( 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM)  afternoon schedule (11:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

    h6 Hours
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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity: Start the Cu Chi Tunnels tour early at 7:00 am.Travel to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels in style on one of Les Rives’ luxurious speedboats, while learning about life on the river as you glide through the floating hyacinths. Explore the historic war site of Cu Chi, from weapons to underground bunkers. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can even crawl through the authentic Viet Cong tunnels and try the local cassava root, which the fighters sustained themselves on for years.After the blast from the past at the Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch right by the river. Then relax as the graceful Les Rives speedboat brings you back to Ho Chi Minh City.At roughly 1pm, Vietnam Vespa Adventures will pick you up on restored vintage Vespas from Bach Dang pier to show you the best of Saigon. While cruising through the bustling streets like a local on the back of a scooter, see the sites that you would never find on your own. Learn about things such as small family business in the big city, the Chinese community and their influence on medicine, Vietnamese customs & religion, and more.This trip is for 9 hours 30 minutes

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:If you love exploring new places through cycling, this tour is a perfect fit for you. Indulge in a 7D/6N long cycling trip for an incomparable sightseeing experience. Start your trip from the hotel after breakfast around 08:00 AM and then transfer to board your boat, enjoy the sight of Cai Be floating market.Visit various beautiful cities like Saigon, Long An, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Chau Doc and Cao Lanh.Get a chance to experience the life of Vietnamese people and visit the beautiful Mekong Delta.Enjoy some really breathtaking Vietnamese cuisine during the cycling tour.End your tour in the evening after you reach Sai Gon by a bus through the busy highway 1.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:Explore the best of Vietnam on two wheels like never before on a cycling tour.Discover immense northern mountains, charming World Heritage sites of Hue and Hoi An in the central coast and the mighty delta by bicycle.Enjoy the beautiful country long the coastline, sandy beaches, shimmering paddy fields and mountains cloaked in forests. Embark in the laid-back atmosphere and great shopping experience of Hoi An in its bustling crowed market.Note: The bikes can be rented at an additional cost of 100$ 

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity: Embark on this rejuvenating 15 days cycling trip from the north to south of Vietnam.Marvel at the fascinating cultural experiences while you interact with tribes, explore Halong Bay, delve in the madness of Hanoi and indulge in the breathtaking sights around Vietnam.Cycle and trek down the stunning coastline of southern Vietnam past turquoise bays, white beaches and palm-lined rice fields.Explore the majestic Royal Tombs of Hue and ascend down the Hai Van Cloud Pass for vast views of tropical mountains falling into the sea.The trip covers 705 kms approximately and is for 15 days and 14 nights.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    About the Activity:Lose yourself in this exciting 1 day tour of the Classic Mekong Delta and explore the fertile lands in the southwestern part of Vietnam.You will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Ho CHi Minh City.Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. Going to Mekong Delta, you will have a chance to see the immense of rice fields, luxuriant orchards and a lot kind of fresh fruits.Enjoy our day by boating on the rivers and canals, creeping into the vast mangrove forest ecosystems with extremely diverse and rich species of flora and fauna.If you have time to try the specialties like tropical fruit, elephant fish, it will be an even better experiences for you and your friends.

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    Danang

    About the Activity:If you are looking for a mesmerizing city tour of Vietnam, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Explore the various cities of Vietnam and visit the iconic tourist destinations - that places this country worth visiting.Start your tour from Da Nang after getting picked up from your hotel and proceed to visit Hoi An, My Son and Hue. Enjoy the lip-smacking Vietnamese cuisine during the tour, relish the natural beauty while unwinding yourself on this trip. End your tour with lots of amazing memories before getting dropped off to your hotel.. This trip is for 4 days 3 nights.

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Attractions

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Museum of Fine Arts

Visit Museum of Fine Arts: This excellent Fine Arts Museum is housed in two buildings that were once the French Ministry of Information. Treasures abound, including ancient Champa stone carvings and some astonishing effigies of Guan Yin, the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed goddess of compassion. Look out for the lacquered statues of Buddhist monks from the Tay Son dynasty and the substantial collection of contemporary art and folk-naive paintings. The Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a museum showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a cultural information and educational institution, directly affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Information, with the function of conserving and exhibiting historic and contemporary artworks, archaeological and historical materials, and objects important to the history and nation of Vietnam. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a national museum having legal status, its own stamp, and account in the State Treasury and bank. Visitors to the Museum can appreciate and understand the entire history of the Vietnamese fine arts through the collections and exhibitions on display.


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Cholon District

Visit Cholon District: Ho Chi Minh City’s Cholon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. Chinese minorities hid here from the Tay Son and subsequently had to rebuild the area twice following an attack with as many as 70% estimated to have died trying to escape on boats. Those who survived settled and began selling a variety of Chinese products. During the Vietnam, War Cholon was a thriving black market for US soldiers trading in American Army issue supplies. The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Colon is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. The Binh Tay market at the center is busy, crowded and messy with small aisles selling all manner of goods. This market sometimes disappoints tourists when compared to other markets in Ho Chi Minh as the products are not that varied, but the main draw to Cholon is not to shop, but to enjoy the authentic Chinese atmosphere that has existed here for hundreds of years. It’s a wonderful place to experience at night.


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Mariamman Hindu Temple

Visit Mariamman Hindu Temple: Situated close to the Ben Thanh market, the Mariamman Hindu temple serves the small community of 100 or so Chinese and Vietnamese Tamil Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the only Hindu temple that is still open in the city and is considered sacred by Hindu and non-Hindu Vietnamese. The temple is rumored to have miraculous powers, giving luck and wealth to those who worship within its walls. Built at the end of the 19th century in honor of Mariamman the Hindu Goddess of strength, the temple’s first purpose was as a place of worship for the Chettiar community. Classically Hindu in style, the colorful temple features vibrant deity sculptures reminiscent of those usually found in Southern India, decorating external walls, rooftops, towers and the shrine inside. The temple was also once used as a factory in which Joss sticks were produced. Sacred images dance on the external walls which feature a royal tower at the entrance that stands 12 meters high. Gods and Goddesses, including Shiva, Kali, Brahma and Vishnu are prominently represented with Simha Vahanam sitting to the left of the entrance.
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Bach Dang Pier

This is a famous spot for boat trips to the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. The visitors can easily get access to the different parts of the city that they want to explore. Both tourists and commercial boats move in and out of the Bach Dang Pier in the course of the day and night. There are many operators that even make special arrangements for attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels.
Highlight: This place has an elegance of its own. Visitors can find large numbers of authentic eateries, coffee shops, and bars. The bustling area also attracts the attraction of lots of locals sipping drinks and doing tai chi in the morning
Location: It is located at Ton Duc Thang, just next to the ferry terminal. It is also very closely located to the Renaissance Central Hotel.
Price: Several cruise tours are available here and the prices range from 90000 Dong to 100000 Dong.
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Starlight Bridge

Located only 6km from the busy areas of the Central Thanh Market, the area with the Starlight Bridge gives a completely different feel compared to the other parts of the city. There is less traffic, and it is quitter, but it is still a popular attraction of the city. It is the ideal place to spend some relaxing time with a loved one, which of course brings a romantic feeling in Saigon.

Highlights: There are some uncluttered sidewalks along with some malls and cafes. It gives a feeling that someone has left the Vietnam and moved to a different country. The bridge spans across a lake with beautiful waterfall cascading down. These waterfalls are illuminated by flash light of different colors, which makes the site altogether more appealing and attractive.

Location: The Bridge is situated at Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu, Ho Chi Minh City.

Price: The entrance is free for everyone.
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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Visit Pham Ngu Lao Street: Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travelers stay during their holiday. A 25-minute taxi ride from Tan Sot Nhat International Airport, it comprises numerous lanes and back alleys through the main thoroughfares include Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien, and Do Quang Dao streets. Set along these alleyways are western-style restaurants, coffee shops, and international bars, countless tour companies and kiosks, affordable motels, hostels and guesthouses (as well as many of the so-called ‘mini-hotel’ buildings usually with six to seven floors, rarely offering an elevator), internet cafes, pharmacies, and souvenir-and-craft shops. The Pham Ngu Lao Street is not limited to only low-budget travelers. Its own unique vibe draws people from everywhere due to its close proximity to prominent landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. As there is always something going on in Pham Ngu Lao Street, many visitors prefer to enjoy local street food or people-watching while enjoying the incredibly cheap Bia Hoi draught beer on the roadside.


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Reunification Palace

Visit Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) has stayed in the mind of many generations of not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness that passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists. The palace was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City and designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu. As Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, the building served as presidential home and workplace. Reunification Palace’s architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. Wandering around its rooms, visitors may be reminded of various important moments in the past of Vietnam, especially the war command room with its huge maps and old communication equipment, as well as the basement labyrinth. The building now functions as a museum, where visitors can view the F5E fighter plane, which bombed the palace on 8thApril 1975 and tank 843 which led the final assault through the palace gate at 11.30AM on 30th April 1975.


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