Ho Chi Minh City Tours - Best Saigon Travel Packages 2023/2024

Interesting Tours for First-time Travelers to Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: Half Day
Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: 1 Day
Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: 1 Day
Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: 1 Day
Ho Chi Minh City > Cu Chi Tunnels 1 Day
HCM city - Duration: Half day

Highlights

  • Some of Ho Chi Minh City’s most impressive modern structures, including the Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reunification Palace, are set off by elegant colonial architecture. Architecture enthusiasts will also discover the War Remnants Museum, one of the most well-known locations in the world for recording the devastation and atrocities in Vietnam.
  • In Vietnam, buy handicrafts from Markets in Ham Tan and Al Da Phat, as well as branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs from Ben Thanh Market, China Town and other shopping malls.

  • You can also explore a Vietnam War tunnel network in Cu Chi that spans 250 kilometers.

  • No trip to Saigon is complete without hitting the town and seeing the nightlife. There are so many great clubs where you can dance your heart out or party with your friends.

 

Tips

  • To arrange high-quality Ho Chi Minh City Tours, choose an experienced travel agency.

  • Here are some safety tips in Ho Chi Minh City: don’t wear jewelry, keep an eye on your valuables and beware of pickpockets, and especially, keep watching out on your mobile phones. 

  • Don’t forget your sun protection items: umbrella, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses, because it’s very hot in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • It is best to always carry a bottle of water with you, to avoid dehydration.

  • Dress appropriately for a religious site if you plan to visit one: shorts or skirts are not allowed.

 

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Is it possible to visit Ho Chi Minh City in 1 day?

Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Vietnam. There are many historical sites and tourist attractions in this city. Obviously, it will take a lot of time to visit all of them. For visitors who are in Vietnam just for a short term, you might wonder”How long is enough to visit Ho Chi Minh City?” It is a tough question, because there is never enough time to enjoy all the vibes of “Saigon”. However, if you wonder if it is possible to visit Ho Chi Minh City in 1 day, the answer will be “Yes.” By arranging a great itinerary, you can visit all the highlighted destinations and enjoy the unique culture of Ho Chi Minh City.

Top 5 must-visit places in Ho Chi Minh City

This list of 5 destinations should be a priority if you only have one day to spend in Ho Chi Minh City.

War Remnants Museum

One of the most well-liked museums in Vietnam is the War Remnants Museum, which features horrifying exhibits about the horrors of war in this war-torn country. Although some of the exhibits in the museum are related to the First Indochina War with French colonialists, the museum primarily focuses on the Vietnam War.

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum- Ho Chi Minh City

The majority of the exhibits consist of photographic images, some of which are upsetting, particularly the graphic pictures of young Agent Orange victims. A guillotine and the “tiger cages” used to house Viet Cong prisoners are among the artifacts on display.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon, located in Paris Square, is a well-known Catholic cathedral. In the late 1800s, French colonists built the cathedral. Its Romanesque architecture was inspired by Notre Dame de Paris, and elements were even transported in from France.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon

Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon

The Virgin Mary statue outside the cathedral has now become a highlight of the building. Visitors are believed to have seen a single tear slide down the Virgin Mary’s cheek in 2005. This sighting drew hundreds of people to the cathedral, prompting the Catholic Church to step in.

Reunification Palace

The Reunification Palace, formerly known as Independence Palace, is more about the historical events that occurred here than any pomp and circumstance. In fact, this 1960s-style structure with its roomy, light-filled interiors and worn-out furnishings appears to have remained unchanged since the Vietnam War’s end on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank plowed through the iron gates here. For the locals, the palace stands for both this momentous occasion and the nation’s reunification.

Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace

Saigon Central Post Office

Inside the Central Post Office

Inside the Central Post Office

The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City is possibly the largest post office in all of Southeast Asia and a beautifully preserved reminder of French colonial times. It is renowned for both its historical significance and its beauty. As a historical witness, the Saigon Central Post Office attracts many locals and external visitors every day.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

It’s almost a requirement for tourists to visit the hot and crowded Ben Thanh Market, even if only to observe the crowded stalls and market mayhem. Everything from regional specialties, fish, flowers, and tropical fruits to shoes, clothing, vibrant candy, and souvenirs are piled high on the stalls. It is the best place to find something that you can bring home for your friends and family, or just as a reminder of where you have been. 

Top 5 must-try foods in Ho Chi Minh City

The best and fastest way to explore a city’s culture is by trying its unique cuisine. To feel the most like Sai Gon, you should try all of these 5 dishes. 

Com Tam ( Broken rice)

Com Tam - Broken rice

Com Tam – Broken rice

The most famous Saigon street cuisine is com tam.The most popular is barbecued or grilled pork. Along with the rice and pork, the dish includes sliced cucumbers and carrots, as well as a dipping fish sauce. It’s flavorful and uncomplicated, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular Saigon street foods.

Hu Tieu

Hu Tieu - The proud food of Sagonese

Hu Tieu – The proud food of Sagonese

Hanoi in the north has pho, while Saigon in the south  select Hu Tieu as their proud dish.You can eat it in a variety of forms and ways. It’s often made with thin, chewy rice noodles in a bowl of pig broth flavored with cane sugar.Toppings commonly include minced pork, pig bits, shrimp, quail eggs, and greens.

Bun Thit Nuong

Bun Thit Nuong

Bun Thit Nuong

Bun thit nuong translates as “grilled pork on noodles.” This dish consists of rice vermicelli noodles topped with grilled pork, fresh herbs, and veggies. A wonderful sweet and sour sauce is served alongside the broth-free noodle dish.Chinese foods

Coffee

You may feel weird when a very common drink appears on a must-try food list, but believe us, the milk coffee in Saigon is totally different from all the coffee you’ve tried before. Please note that it is not the one you can find in a cafe. To try this drink, you have to buy it from the lady selling drinks right on the street.

milk coffee

Enjoying milk coffee right on the street

Che (Vietnamese sweet dessert)

Can you believe there are hundreds of different types of “Che” in Vietnam? It can be dry or watery, and the ingredients vary. A bowl of Che can include anything, even pork or egg. Che is a signature dish in Vietnam. On a hot day in Saigon, what could be more refreshing than a sweet and cold Che? 

There are a lot of things in Ho Chi Minh City that are waiting for you to explore. In order to make your trip more comfortable, you can contact us for Ho Chi Minh City Tours that take you to all the attractions above, moreover in our Ho Chi Minh City Tours category, visitors can also pick a tour from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta and nearby attractions in one or two days.

 

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