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A perfect snapshot of Ho Chi Minh. Unravel the history and deep cultural roots of this vibrant city and its people with us on our Ho Chi Minh city tour!
Why choose this tour?
Experience all Ho Chi Minh has to offer in half a day!
Witness the bustling Ben Thanh Markets
Visit the war & medicine museums
Uncover important landmarks with your guide’s help
$43 per person
Morning tour: 7:45 AM
Afternoon tour: 1 PM
Your hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh
Half day (5 hours)
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
- All transport
- Entrance fees
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
About the Guide
Local, English-speaking guide
About the Transport
Car or mini-coach and boat
Overview of Your Tour
Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office & Reunification Palace
After picking you up from your downtown hotel, we’ll begin by touring the tree-lined boulevards of Ho Chi Minh and learning about the history behind the city’s major landmarks. With the help of your local, knowledgeable guide, you’ll discover French colonial landmarks, such as the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Reunification Palace.
War Museum & Medicine Museum
Next, we’ll go back in time with a visit to one of the most popular museums in Vietnam: the War Museum. This museum serves as both a stark reminder of the brutality of war as well as a poignant insight into the suffering and endurance of a nation. Warning: some exhibits may be disturbing.
We’ll then travel to the Medicine Museum, where we’ll learn about traditional Vietnamese medicine and the influence it has had worldwide. Vietnam’s traditional medicine museum offers a fascinating look at ancient medicine tools and is home to more than 3,000 exhibits dating from the Stone Age to the present.
Ben Thanh Markets
Our final stop is the popular shopping spot of Ben Thanh Markets, bursting with traditional food stalls, local handicrafts, and Vietnamese art and souvenirs. You are welcome to leave your local guide here to continue shopping and exploring on your own or be dropped back to your hotel.
Check out what our guests are saying
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend.
The guides & drivers were exemplary, polite, on time and understanding of our needs. Certainly, no language difficulties. They were truly amazing.
Best guide we have ever had!
Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.