Saigon 1 Day Join-in City Tour

Ho Chi Minh city, aka. Saigon is the biggest city in Vietnam and also the former capital of the Southern Vietnam during the Vietnamese war. Saigon is enriched by the Chinese, French and traditional Vietnamese cultures and life styles. Let's explore the highlights of Vietnamese life and Ho Chi Minh!
The location: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 8hour(s)
Guide Language:

Itinerary

Day 1
08:00
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
09:00
Saigon Central Post Office
10:00
The People's Committee Buidling
11:00
The Reunification Palace
11:30
Tasty Vietnamese Cusine
13:00
The War Remnants Museum
14:00
Binh Tay Market

The experience

- Departure time: 8:15am
- Departure point: Liberty 3 Hotel 187 Pham Ngu Lao (Near Highlands Coffee)
- Tour duration: approx. 8 hours
- Return point: Back to departure point


- Highlights -

# Sit-In-Coach tour with best price
# Ho Chi Minh city Culture & History tour
# Includes round way hotel transfer and local Vietnamese lunch
# Complimentary water puppetry ticket after the end of the tour




- What You Can Expect -


8:00AM
Our guide and bus will pick you up at hotel to visit:

1)Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral: Situated right in the heart o Ho Chi Minh City is the most famous landmark as well as core Cathedral of the city, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is a famous age-long cathedral in Southern Vietnam. It is a magnificent building located at the Paris Square in Ho Chi Minh City downtown, attracting not only Catholics but also most tourists for its neo-Romanesque style architecture and a sacred atmosphere.
2)Saigon Central Post Office: Next to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral sits the Saigon Central Post Office. Like Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, located right in the heart of the city, the Central Post Office has long become a prominent feature of the Ho Chi Minh City(Old Saigon), always included in a city tour around Ho Chi Minh City.
3)The Opera House: Built in 1897 by French architect Ferret Eugene, the 800 seat Opera House was used as the home of the Lower House Assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. Anyone who has been to France can recognize the similarities between the Opera House and the Petit Palais. In fact, just like the Reunification Palace, the applied ornament, balustrades, cartouches, and roof were imported directly from France.
4)The People's Committee Building: Located at one end of Nguyen Hue Street, the People's Committee Building is one of the most beautiful street in this metropolis. The building was built and put into use in 1909 as a hotel whose original name was Hotel de Vile. It was designed by Gardes, a famous French Architecture. This building is thus one the oldest, biggest and most beautiful style building in Ho Chi Minh City, function both as a city institution and as the city's most prominent landmark today.
5)The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important building in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the "American War" officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam(South Vietnam).

11:30AM
You will enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine as lunch at local Vietnamese Restaurant.

13:00PM
1)The War Remnants Museum: Formerly know as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the "Requiem" exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
2)Thien Hau Pagoda: Located in Cho Lon, the city's Chinatown, this pagoda is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. The most impressive features of this structure are the intricately friezes and the carved tableaus towards the front of the pagoda. The impressive incense coils in the interior also make for some great photos.
3)Binh Tay Market(Cho Lon Market): The name "Cho Lon" can be roughly translated as "Big Market"- Center awarded changes sale of the Vietnamese and the Chinese community in Saigon. It also preserved the architectural value of the Chinese hundreds years ago. You can find anything from everything from hats to dried squid while enjoying a walk through the maze of stalls in this busting market.



- Attraction -

# Vietnam
Vietnam has many different ethnic groups which enrich the cultural diversities and uniqueness of the country. Located at Indo-China region, Vietnam cultures are strongly influenced by the Chinese and the French due to the former colonization.
As Vietnam opened to the global village economically and socially since 1990s, their tourism has been accelerating as well. Here, you can experience the modern developed Vietnam, the Chinese-Vietnamese cultures, the French-style foods and heritages, the histories of Vietnam War and most importantly, the hospitality and kindness of the Vietnamese people.


※ You may need to pay Peak Season Surcharge on following date. (Add 20-30%. Please contact us for the actual amount.)
New Year’s Day: Jan 1
Chinese Lunar New Year: Feb 6-14
Gio To Hung Vuong: Apr 16-18
Reunification Day and Labor Day: Apr 30-May 3
National Day of Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Sep 2
Christmas: Dec 24-26

 

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Included

  • Transfer by car/van with air-condition
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees

Not included

  • Vietnam VISA
  • International flights
  • Personal Expenses(drink, laundry, etc)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Reminder

  • In the case of schedule changes or cancellation due to traffic, weather or other force majeure, please contact our customer service for further information, thank you.
  • Please wear suitable clothes for this full day tour.
  • To show respect, please not to wear short pans or skirts while you entering the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.
  • The address of complimentary water puppetry show: Cung Van hoa Lao Dong, 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Quan 1, Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh
  • Water puppetry show sessions: every day 17:00, 18:30, 19:45
  • If the number of children are more than 2 pax (3 pax and above), the child price will be unavailable. Please kindly choose adult price in all.