Explore Saigon With The Insider

Explore Saigon With The Insider
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From US$55 The ininital price based on 1 adult in group of 6 with the lowest price in low season
Duration Full Day
Code VSCF02
Style Private
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Start Client's Hotel

TOUR INFORMATION

Unveil the secret of Saigon, one of Asia’s most vibrant and welcoming cities, pass through a remarkable and rapid phase of transformation – going from some millions bicycles in the 90s, Saigon now is a city of some 6 million scooters and a few hundred thousand of cars.

Cost USD per person

Group 

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6+ pax

Adults

$130

$80

$70

$65

$60

$55

Children 6-11 years

N/A

$60

$52

$49

$45

$41

Children 3-5 years

N/A

$40

$35

$32

$30

$27

Children under 3

Free of charge

 

What’s Included

  • Modern air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Lunch with a local beer or soft drinks
  • 40-minute cyclo ride (cyclos & drivers)
  • All entrance fees for specified stops
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks, meals and any other incurred expenses, that are not mentioned above
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratitude

TOUR MAP

ITINERARY BY DAY

EXPLORE SAIGON WITH THE INSIDER (L)

Pickup: 8:00am – at your hotel in Saigon Downtown

Start your day visiting two iconic architectural landmarks the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office built between 1877 and 1883 by renowned designer Gustav Eiffel. The cathedral still remains an active church with services each day and is favoured backdrop for Vietnamese wedding photographs.

From the cathedral, take a short stroll along Dong Khoi Street to the Opera House. From a bomb shelter to housing the parliamentary Lower House, the Opera House has had an interesting history. Restored in 1995 the Opera House has returned to its roots and is once again a theatre.

Next, visit the Reunification Palace, once a symbol of the South Vietnamese Government. It was here on 30 April 1975, that the war ended when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates. See the war room, the banquet hall and the presidential office with the unusual gifts which have been received. In the afternoon continue on to the War Remnants Museum. Here, your guide will tell the story of the city’s darkest and most tragic hours during the Vietnam War. The museum contains displays of military aircraft, weaponry and many photographs – some that are quite graphic in nature.

Head to Cho Lon – the city’s Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda which is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. With intricate friezes, carved tableaus and impressive incense coils make for some great photos. Then observe street life with a cyclo ride through the narrow streets to Binh Tay market that sells everything from hats to dried squid!

TOUR NOTES

Note: Binh Tay market, an 88 year old structure is going under a comprehensive 365-day-restoration project starting from Nov 2016. During this renovation time, the visit will be arranged at temporary market, located on Thap Muoi Street, just opposite the existing market, with space for up to 1,077 stalls.

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