For most travellers, Ho Chi Minh City (affectionately still called Saigon by locals) is primarily the gateway to the Mekong Delta and nearby Cu Chi Tunnels – both of which we highly recommend – but there are also lots of fantastic things to explore within the city limits. From the heartbreaking War Remnants Museum to luxe shopping strips, gourmet restaurants to delectable street stalls, HCMC is a taste of all Vietnam has to offer. Get the local experience downtown or in the countryside on a Ho Chi Minh tour.
TransOcean Travel’s Guide & Driver will pick up you at their meeting venue/your hotel to start a half day tour and enjoy beautiful landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City ( formerly called Sai Gon and now considered as the most dynamic economy centre of Vietnam).
Just take a short time to go around Ho Chi Minh city in the morning, tourists can explore the first impressive landmarks and know more about Ho Chi Minh City‘s culture and history throughout shaded boulevards, pavement cafes, French-style buildings and its busy living & trading rhythm in local markets: We start the trip by visiting History Museum, formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse built by Auguste Delaval in 1926. It is a place where conserves and displays thousands of Vietnam’s history with exhibits from all periods. Then continue, on the way you will see not only the Reunification Palace or Independence Palace , formerly known as the Presidential Palace (built on the site of the former Norodom Palace). You also visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of French Style architecture.
Then, stop off Ben Thanh Market – a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, a large marketplace in the central and one of the earliest surviving structures popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine. Enjoy free time for shopping.
Finally, along the way you will see Hochiminh cityRiverside overview Nha Rong wharf or The Dragon house where Ho Chi Minh first left Vietnam to seek a way for national salvation in 1911.
Ending of service tour with a lunch at a local restaurant, Transocean Service’s Guide will introduce tourists some Hochiminh cityspecialties such as: pancakes of southern, cake drying mist Trang Bang… and a delicious cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee.
- Transfer by modern air-conditioned vehicles
- Meals: Lunch
- Expert English speaking local guide (other languages on request)
- All entrance fees during guided time
- Wet tissue & Drinking water 2 bottle every day (0,5ml/bottle)
- Travel insurance.
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- All entrance fees
- Meals were not included in the itinerary
- Everything not mentioned in the program