Feature Destinations

Why vietnam travel with us

Hotel & Resort in Vietnam

Vietsense Travel

Vietnam Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full DayHo Chi Minh City Tour Full Day

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Full Day

Ho Chi Minh City, former name is Saigon, as the city is still frequently referred to, is Vietnam 's largest city with a population in excess of 6 million.

It is a fast-paced city full of contrasts as street vendors selling fruit and vegetables can be seen next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques. Saigon's history is only 300 years old, less than a third that of the capital, Hanoi .

In 1859, the city was captured by the French and became the capital of Cochin china. From 1956 until its dramatic demise in April 1975, Saigon was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam.

8:30am. Begin the trip from your hotel. Today Ho Chi Minh City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurs. The city's skyline is rapidly changing, reflecting the sharp influx of foreign trade within the last decade. And yet the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cho Lon, the city's Chinatown . Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French left their mark here – as the city has many street cafes and patisseries where fresh croissants can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee.
This city tour unravels HCMC's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. The tour is split into a morning and afternoon schedule, with a tasty lunch in between!

In the morning we visit:

- The Reunification Palace : This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30, 1975, what the Vietnamese refer to as the ‘American War' officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam .

- War Remnants Museum : Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes , this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem' exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The exhibit includes the last shots these photographers had taken before their deaths. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.

- Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office : Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam . Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city's skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country's largest post office.

After lunch at local restaurant we continue to visit:

- Giac Lam Pagoda: This is HCMC's oldest pagoda, dating back to 1744 and one of the finest in Vietnam . Inside, 98 pillars and 113 statues and myriad mini-Buddhas vie for your attention. Don't miss the amazing Tree of Wandering Souls where people pray for their sick relatives by writing the names of their loved ones on slips of paper and then attaching them to the tree.

- Cholon, including the Thien Hau Pagoda: Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam 's largest market, the Binh Tay, is located here. The district is home to the city's 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas.

- Ben Thanh Market: This bustling and well-organized market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dai (Traditional long dress). Tour finishes at 5:30pm at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Number in Group

Validity until 30th of December 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2-3

4-6

7-10

11-15

16-20

Price

110

69

48

43

38

32

 

 

Number in Group

Validity until 30th of December 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2-3

4-6

7-10

11-15

16-20

Price

110

69

48

43

38

32

 

Tour Cost includes:

  • Meal as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • Private Transfer including pick-up and drop-off at hotel.
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • All taxes & services charge

Tour Cost Does Not Include:

  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
Ho Chi Minh City Tour Full Day
Date of Trip(*) to (*)
Group size:
Children
Fullname (*)
Address (*)
Telephone number:
Mobile phone (*)
Email (*)
Note :
 
Related Tours
Keywords
32 USD
Vietsensetravel.net
VietSense Travel & Service Co.,Ltd

Hanoi Head Office

Add: No 126 Lang Ha Str, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 37761777/ 39728289 – Fax: +84 39728298

Email: info@vietsensetravel.com

Web: www.vietsensetravel.net

Ho Chi Minh City Office

Add: 225/19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: + 84 38181859/ 38329689 – Fax : +84 38343289

Email: Sale@vietsensetravel.com

Web: www.vietnamsensetravel.com

 

Giấy chứng nhận đăng ký kinh doanh số: 0104731205 do Sở kế hoạch và đầu tư TP Hà Nội cấp ngày 03/06/2010
Giấy phép lữ hành Quốc Tế số: 01-687/2014/TCDL-GP LHQT

© 2014 Vietsense Travel Group
Vietsensetravel facebook
Ho Chi Minh City Tour Full Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour Full Day
18/19 197 bài đánh giá