1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Independence Palace

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

Product ID: 168254
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An 8-hour guided tour combining the history, shopping and local gastronomy of Ho Chi Minh City.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese

Pickup included

Pick-up point: Your hotel in District 1,3,4, Ho Chi Minh City. Pick-up service outside District 1,3,4 has a surcharge 5$ per person, tour guide will collect directly from you.

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  • Visit the Museum of War Remnants to learn about an important and painful period of Vietnam contemporary history
  • Walk through the Ben Thanh market to learn about the art of making embroidered crafts in Vietnam and shopping
  • Visit Cha Tam Church and go to the Drug street where you will know about the traditional drug are made by the Chinese and Saigonese
Full description
Your tour begins with hotel pick-up at 08:00AM by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, from here you will start your Ho Chi Minh half-day tour. Experience the city of Ho Chi Minh like never before, taking the day to explore the city's history, culture, and traditions as you tour around some of its most famed sites, markets, restaurants, and pagodas.

Visit the Reunification Palace, being able to listen to your guide's interesting historical knowledge about the structure that was formerly the South Vietnamese President's residence prior to the end of the war in 1975. You will then get the chance to witness the French influence through the French colonial architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Following this, you will head over to the War Remnants Museum, where you can see the vast exhibits regarding the American-Vietnamese War. Next, enjoy a cycle ride to the Ben Thanh Market, where upon arrival you can wander through the vendor-lined walkways that make up one of the city's oldest surviving structures. You will even get the chance to purchase a few unique gifts, such as local crafts, textiles, or other souvenirs.

At midday, stop at a popular local restaurant for an authentic Vietnamese meal with your guide. Next, follow your guide to Chinatown to wonder at the intricate architecture and detail of Thien Hau and learn about their spiritual significance. Finally, end the day with a visit to Binh Tay Market, wandering through the vendor-lined walkways before being transported back to your hotel at approximately 5:30PM.
  • Modern luxury car transportation during tours and transfer including hotels' pick-up and drop off in District 1
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries
  • All entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cool-towels and mineral water (2 bottles per person)
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages and other meals that are not mentioned in the program
  • Single supplement
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
  • Tipping/gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Hotel pick-up time for Ho Chi Minh City full-day tour will be varied from 7:45 AM to 8:00 AM
• The tour operator will inform you the exact time when receiving your hotel address, the pick-up time depends on traffic jams, weather and other customers in the group tour
• The tour operator offers pick-up service outside District 1,3,4 with surcharge $5 per person, tour guide will collect directly from you
• The price is not applied in holidays
• The tour operator can change the schedule time for each place and assure you that you will visit all places listed

From US$ 68 per person

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Lavyla Travel Company Limited

Product ID: 168254