Check out all the major Ho Chi Minh City sights
See war relics at the War Remnants Museum
Wander the lively streets of HCMC's Chinatown
Feast on the delicious and traditional lunch of Pho
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What's included, what's not
Entrance fees at War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace
Local “pho” lunch (noodle soup).
One local tea
Live tour commentary provided in English
Return transport as indicated.
What you can expect
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This mesmerising full day Ho Chi Minh City walking tour gives you a fun and fascinating insight into the history, culture, and the daily life of the locals in this busy, buzzing city.
We'll start the tour by checking out some of the major Ho Chi Minh sights like the Opera House, the General Post Office (an icon of Saigon), and Notre Dame Cathedral, built by the French during the colonial era.
Our HCMC tour then takes us to Reunification Palace, previously referred to as the Presidential Palace, and the site of the official South Vietnamese surrender on April 30th, 1975.
The War Remnants Museum is next on the agenda. The museum was originally opened on September 1975 and displays old military equipment and other items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard we will find some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter.
We’ll then enjoy a traditional local Vietnamese lunch of pho, or noodle soup – a must when you’re in Vietnam.
After our delicious lunch, we head to Chinatown and pass through the fascinating back streets near Cho Lon. This area is one of the busiest commercial districts of Ho Chi Minh City and its atmospheric streets are home to some of the city’s most interesting sites.
From there, we will pay a visit to Thien Hau Temple, which was built in the early 19th century and dedicated to the goddess of seafarers. And you will also get to see downtown Saigon and get a real feel for local life in the past and present.
At the end of your HCMC tour, your guide will assist you in getting back to your hotel, or will provide you with tips and suggestions if you'd like to continue exploring the area.
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