Ho Chi Minh Discovery- Small Group Adventure
This mesmerising trip gives you a fun and fascinating insight into the history, culture and the daily life of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City.
Soak up cultural delights of bustling Ho Chi Minh City on this full day adventure. Ramble though the streets of Chinatown and bargain up a storm in some of the city's most atmospheric markets. Refuel with a tasty traditional lunch then discovery the many sights dotting downtown Saigon, from the fascinating War Remnants Museum to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral. Discover the real Ho Chi Minh City, from its traumatic past to its beautiful French-colonial architecture and discover the cultural heart and hidden treasures that dot this thriving metropolis.
We start our tour by heading to Chinatown with a walking tour through the fascinating back streets near Cho Lon. This area is one of the most busy commercial districts of Ho Chi Minh City and its atmospheric streets are home to some of the city’s most interesting sites.
Our expert local guide takes you for a visit to Thien Hau temple, which was built in the early 19th Century and dedicated to the goddess of seafarers. We delve deeper into Chinatown visiting the amazing Cholon and Binh Tay Markets which are full of energy and dazzling array of goods. You can stop at a local café for a coffee (not included) to watch the hectic pace of life pass by in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following our market visit, we stop at the Fito Museum which displays over 3,000 objects relating to traditional Vietnamese medicine dating back to the country's foundation.
Following this visit, we will have a traditional local Vietnamese lunch, "Pho" or noodle soup.
After our delicious lunch, we visit the War Remnants Museum, take a walking tour to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office, Opera House and downtown Saigon. The War Remnants Museum was originally opened in September 1975, it displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard we will find some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. The Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace was the sight of South Vietnam's surrender in April 1975. Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and the Opera House are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.
At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
- Experience the authentic Ho Chi Minh City.
- Explore ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture.
- Wander the lively streets of Chinatown.
- Dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals.
- Learn about traditional medicine and its history in Vietnam.
- Feast on delicious traditional food.
- See American war relics at the War Remnants Museum.