Full Day Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

On this guided PRIVATE tour you’ll experience Vietnam’s rich tapestry of history, culture and lifestyles with a local guide. We’ll venture to ‘every corner’ of Ho Chi Minh City, soaking up the city’s iconic French colonial architecture and its bustling local markets.

This tour includes visits to...
• The City’s Biggest Flower Market
• Cyclo Ride to Cho Lon (China Town)
• The Beautiful Thien Hau Temple
• The Former CIA Building
• The War Remnants Museum
• The Independence Palace
• Notre-Dame Cathedral
• Opera House and City Hall 
• Vietnamese Coffee

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8 to 9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Centrally-located hotel pick-up & drop-off
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Lunch ( Vietnamese Set Menu)
    • Bottled water
    • Vietnamese Coffee
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance Fee
    • Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The Independence Palace
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, Ho Thi Ky Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    Lets Go!
    We start our great day by heading for a beautiful stroll through the pretty Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, the biggest in Ho Chi Minh City! You’ll get to view the daily life of the city’s local traders as you are dazzled by the scents and kaleidoscope of colors while we navigate through the narrow winding streets of the market before we explore the Saigon Chinatown.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ba Thien Hau Temple, 710 Nguyen Trai Cho Lon, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Gaze At Cholon - Chinatown Saigon
    Cholon, which directly translates to “Big Market”, was first established in the late 1700’s when a large number of Hoa, an ethnic Chinese minority residing in Vietnam. Thien Hau is widely considered the most beautiful temple in the area and really worth paying a visit! After visiting this legendary temple, we will head to Secret Weapon Cellar.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument, Corner of Cach Mang Thang Tam & Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam

    Secret Saigon Underground
    The NLF dug numerous secret cellars in the heart of Saigon to store weapons and explosives brought from rural bases such as Cu Chi for fighting against the South Government, particularly the 1968 Tet Offensive. Early in 1967 the house’s owner, Trần Văn Lai, dug two cellars underneath the house to store pistols, rifles, grenades and over 350kg of TNT were transported there in hollowed-out boxes and specially-adapted wickerwork baskets and plant pots. After visiting this historic place, we will head to the memorial of Thich Quang Duc who shocked the world by burning himself to death in 1963.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: War Remnants Museum, 28 Vo Van Tan Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    Next we will head back to the city center to visit the fascinating War Remnants Museum. This will be an emotionally hard-hitting experience given the graphic content of the museum. Yet, it will be a valuable stop for anybody wishing to learn more about different perspectives surrounding the Vietnam War and its continuing effects today.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Independence Palace, 106 Nguyen Du District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    Stop For A Tasty Local Lunch
    After the museum, we’ll take a well earned rest and enjoy a tasty Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch at an authentic restaurant. After we’ve fueled up on these delicious local dishes, it’s off to our first stop of the afternoon which will be the Reunification Palace. Here you’ll learn all about its important place in Vietnamese history.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, 01 Cong xa Paris Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    An Afternoon Of Amazing Architecture
    Our next stop will be the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Your knowledgeable guide will explain all the history behind these two incredible buildings. Your guide will show you the historic CIA building where one of the last U.S Helicopters flew out of Saigon in 1975. Next, we’ll walk you to visit more HCMC highlights including the Opera House, Hotel Continental, Rex Hotel and City Hall as well as viewing the mighty Bitexco.
    In order to wrap up a wonderful day, we recommend you to come up to Rex Hotel rooftop for the legendary “Five O’clock Follies” cocktail or simply have a cup of coffee or tea at the Coffee Apartment. After the last stop we will get you safely back to your hotel in the comfort of our private vehicle. Don’t forget to give a hug to your lovely guide and ask for recommendations from our local expert!

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: We will collect you to any hotel located within Ho Chi Minh City. If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.Return point: We will return you to any hotel located within Ho Chi Minh City. If you are staying out of the city we can return you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by MAIKA TOURS

Activity ID: V-17081P2

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