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Ho Chi Minh City Historical Highlight Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Experience the authentic Ho Chi Minh City. Explore ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture. Wander through the lively streets of Chinatown and dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals. Feast on delicious traditional food. See American war relics at the War Remnants Museum.

Highlights
  • Learn more about the local life in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture
  • Drop by noisy markets and strike bargains with the locals
  • See various war relics at the War Remnants Museum

Description

This mesmerising trip gives us an insight into the history, culture, and the daily life of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City. Soak up cultural in 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. Re-fuel with a tasty traditional lunch while discovering the many sights dotting downtown Saigon - from the fascinating War Remnants Museum to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral. Know 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 trip with our local guide by heading to Chinatown, where we shall walk through back streets of the Chinatown near Cho Lon to view the local daily life. Stop off for a visit of Thien Hau temple, which was built in the early 19th Century and was dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers. We delve more deeply into Chinatown by visiting the amazing Cholon and Binh Tay Market where locals shop. Stop at a local café for a coffee to watch the hectic pace of life that passes by Ho Chi Minh City.

Following our market visit, we will have a traditional local Vietnamese lunch, "Pho" or Noodle Soup. After lunch we visit the War Remnants Museum and 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. This trip with our local guide will give us insights into the history, culture and the daily life activities of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City. 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.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh

  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Ho Chi Minh City Historical Highlight Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Duration: 6:30 - 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh / Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:00

    Pick up at Centrally Located Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Chinatown

    Explore the vibrant and colorful streets of Chinatown. Get lost in one of the liveliest and busiest streets of Ho Chi Minh. Admire and observe the hustle and bustle of the people around you.

  • Thien Hau Temple

    Admire the magnificent structure of Thien Hau Temple, built in the 19th century and dedicated to the goddess of seafarers.

  • Cholon and Binh Tay markets

    Discover more of Chinatown and its markets. Cholon and Binh Tay markets offer a wide array of goods. Wander around, or have a break at a local cafe for coffee and snacks (own expense). Watch the pulsating pace of life in the city.

  • Pho for Lunch

    Have a taste of an authentic Vietnamese cuisine with pho or noodle soup. Observe how the locals eat it and don't be afraid to put in all those herbs, leaves and seasonings to better bring out the flavors.

  • War Remnants Museum

    Learn all about the Vietnam War in this informative war museum.

  • Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral

    Other Ho Chi Minh City sights worthy of a visit are the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, and the Opera House. See downtown Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh) and soak in the old and new ways of local living.

  • Explore More

    The local guide will give tips and suggestions if you wish to explore more of the area. The guide can also assist you in getting a ride back to your hotel.

  • 15:00-15:30

    Tour Ends on Site

  • (For Pick-Up) Centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) General Ho Chi Minh City area - Opera House (Bến Nghé, Ho Chi Minh City, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) Time: 15:00:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh Time: 08:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) General Ho Chi Minh City area - Opera House (Bến Nghé, Ho Chi Minh City, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) Time: 15:00:00

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Restriction(s)
  • This tour cannot accommodate vegetarian and vegan meal requests. Please indicate other dietary restrictions upon booking.

  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Comfortable clothing

  • No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Street food venues and local dishes may vary; your guide will make any final adjustments on site.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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