Active Asia were just incredible to deal with, the tour guides, the drivers – couldn’t believe how good their service was.
4 Day Tour
Heritage 4-Star Hotel
Amazing Boat Trip to Cu Chi
Our 4-day tour package of Ho Chi Minh offers an amazing insight into the wonderful city (also known as Saigon), its history and its top attractions. Stay right in the heart of the city in a traditional heritage hotel with included sightseeing and cuisine experiences, all at a leisurely pace. This best tour of Saigon will help you to discover South Vietnamese cuisine, to see the major landmarks of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office and to be amazed by ancient medicine techniques from the past. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a fascinating look at dedicated people and your journey by riverboat offers a glimpse into rural life.
Why Choose This Tour?
Includes the historical and cultural sights
Discover the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels by river boat
Quality, central, 4-star heritage hotel
January to March – only US $465
April to September – only US $375
October to December – only US $425
January to March – only US$425
Price is per person twin/double share.
Single Traveler (single room) – add US$310
4 days, 3 nights
Departs daily – year round
You will be met at Saigon Airport for a transfer to your hotel
3 nights in the center of Saigon in a heritage 4-star hotel
- Local English-speaking guide throughout tours
- Accommodation in 4-star hotel, including daily breakfast
- All transfers and sightseeing tours detailed; including all entrance fees
- Additional meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Emergency contact phone number in Vietnam
- International flights to/from Vietnam
- Vietnam entry VISA
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks during lunches and dinners
- Departure taxes (if applicable)
- Personal expenses (laundry, mini-bar, internet, etc.)
- Gratuities (tips)
What to Bring
Light cotton clothing is best with something to throw on for cooler nights. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen. A light raincoat is recommended during the rainy season (May-Oct).
A local English-speaking guide will travel with you throughout your journey. Find out more about our guides here.
Good to Know
Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.
Overview of Your Tour
Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (D)
Arrive anytime today into Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Upon arrival, your concierge will greet you for a transfer to your hotel and offer an orientation along with our guide to top restaurants, sights to visit and shopping.
Optional tour: Want to try the stunning local food scene, One Night in Saigon takes you to discover authentic Vietnamese cuisine on a Street Food Tour around an area popular for local dishes.
3 nights in the center of Saigon in a historic 4-star hotel
Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (B)
This morning, discover the top Saigon sights on this tour of the historic and cultural places in and around the city. The tour will cover the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh, including a stop at the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office. Then visit the War Museum – a stark reminder of the Vietnam War. Following this, a visit to the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine, where you’ll discover the use of natural herbs in traditional medicines, used in Asia dating back to the Stone Age. End your tour at the most popular shopping market – Ben Thanh Market for those who want to shop – or at a local boutique brewery for those who want to sample an ice-cold beer to end their day!
The afternoon is at leisure – shop, take a spa treatment or explore.
Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the wharf for a magical speedboat trip up the river to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Dug by hand, the tunnels were home to the Viet Cong during the US war. A video shows their use, and parts have been excavated for you to see inside. Includes a lunch break. Returning to Saigon in the afternoon is yours at leisure again to explore the shops or markets or to enjoy the cafés and bars.
Tip! For shopping, enjoy the luxury brand names around downtown Saigon or head to Ben Thanh market to test your bartering skills.
Day 4 - Departure (B)
Today is at leisure until your departure. You can add a transfer to the airport for your departure during your booking process, or connect with our other stunning holidays in Vietnam or Cambodia.
We can add a transfer to the airport for your departure or you can connect with our other stunning holidays:
- Mekong & Cambodia Explorer Tour – experience the amazing Mekong Delta and the stunning temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat travelling overland. (See departure dates)
- Cruise the Mekong – Join a stunning 8-day / 7-night luxury Mekong River cruise from Saigon along the Mekong River and through Cambodia – a special journey. (Departs selected Saturday’s throughout the year)
Check out what our guests are saying
The guides & drivers were exemplary, polite, on time and understanding of our needs. Certainly, no language difficulties. They were truly amazing.
Just a note (my clients) had an amazing time absolutely loved it and loved their guide, they got a lot of rain but had a fab time so thanks for everything!
We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend.