Full Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour
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We start our great day by heading for a beautiful stroll through the pretty Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, the biggest in Ho Chi Minh City! You’ll get to view the daily life of the city’s local traders as you are dazzled by the scents and kaleidoscope of colours while we navigate through the narrow winding streets of the market.
Cyclo Around Local Specialist Markets
Next we head to the Pet Market where we pick up the cyclo for an hour of riding through the city! Firstly, we will pass by the local food and fruit market where you will get a great 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. We will end the cyclo stage of the tour at Thien Hau Temple.
Gaze at Thien Hau Temple
Located in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple is widely considered the most beautiful in all the city! After visiting this legendary temple, we will drive along the canal to see the contrast between poor stilt houses and the wealthy sky buildings. Next we 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.
A bowl of Phở for lunch!
After the museum, our guides will get you to try the most famous Vietnamese cuisine – Phở for lunch. Once, we’ve fuelled up, it’s off to our first stop of the afternoon which will be the Reunification Palace. Here you’ll learn all about its important place in Vietnamese history.
An Afternoon Of Amazing Architecture
Our 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, we’ll 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 we’ll 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.
Our Final Stops!
Ben Thanh market is a must spot to understand the local market cultures. It is good for either window shopping or practicing your bargain skills. After this busy place, time to enjoy the famed Vietnamese coffee before we bring you back to your accommodation.
So good, informational, lovely tour guide good value for money. Explained in detail and allowed questions and allowed interaction
Its like he did magic and showed us 3 days worth of tour in just 10 hours and got us back to our ship in time. Thank you from our hearts.
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110% recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history and wants to learn more