The front of the Reunification Palace in Saigon
FROM: USD $295 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: See the best of Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon, with a 3 day city stay taking in historic sites like the Reunification Palace and colonial landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral with plenty of time to shop at the Ben Thanh Market and sample Vietnamese delicacies.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Saigon - Officially known as Ho Chi Minh City and south Vietnam's largest city
Notre Dame Cathedral - One of the last remaining colonial relics of Catholicism
Ben Thanh Market - The city's largest shopping destination and perfect for souvenirs
Reunification Palace - The site where north and south Vietnam were reunited after the war
Saigon Post Office - Stunning colonial architecture and a fully functional post office today
Pho Tay District - Bright lights and fun nights with streetside cafes and bars


Breakfast daily
2 nights 4 star hotel (3 and 5 star hotel options available - please enquire)
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Guided sightseeing on day 2 conducted by a local English speaking specialist guide
Entrance fees to all included sites

Not Included

International flights and visa
Departure airport transfer
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City and the south of Vietnam! This bustling metropolis, which is still commonly referred to as Saigon, is jam packed with historic landmarks, busy markets and enticing street stalls making it an excellent city break destination. Arriving into Ho Chi Minh international airport you'll be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in (from 2pm onwards - early check in available at additional cost). Remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2

City sightseeing

Spend the day exploring Ho Chi Minh City accompanied by an English-speaking local guide who will share the history of this compelling city. First up is the Reunification Palace, so named as it was from here that north and south Vietnam were reunited after the Vietnam War. It's now a museum where you can visit the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army took official control in 1975.

Nearby stands the Neo-Romanesque form of the Notre Dame Cathedral, a major centre of Catholicism in modern day Vietnam. Close to here is the wonderful Saigon Central Post Office, built during French colonial rule with a stunning vaulted roof and arched windows. From here proceed to the sprawling Ben Thanh Market, packed to the rafters with all manner of goods from food to clothes with plenty of typically Vietnamese souvenirs including conical hats and lacquer ware.

The day concludes with a stroll around the bustling area of Pho Tay, known as 'Streets of Foreigners' thanks to its popularity with backpackers from around the world. Here you can sample some of Vietnam's delicious snacks and street food from noodle soups to savoury pancakes. Perhaps grab a seat at one of the corner cafes and a cold beverage for a bit of people watching in the city.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh City

Today marks the end of touring arrangements. Make your way to the airport when you are ready.

Prices & Dates

The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. Prices are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Twin / Share
Single Room
23rd Jan 2022 - 1st Apr 2022
Unavailable during this period.
USD $295
USD $435


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Edenstar Saigon Hotel , Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Escape the hustle and bustle at the Edenstar Saigon Hotel in the heart of the city. The comfortable guest rooms are simply furnished with contemporary decor and a neutral palette. Free WiFi is provided. Guests can relax in the massage area or swim in the outdoor pool. Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant and an evening beverage can be combined with panoramic views of the city from the hotel's bar.

In Brief

Trip Type
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 2
Ho Chi Minh City
Click to play videoSaigon City Hall in the early evening light

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