Ben Thanh Market
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  • Ho Chi Minh: Historical Private Scooter Tour

    1. Ho Chi Minh: Historical Private Scooter Tour

    After hotel pick-up, try Vietnamese coconut coffee while discussing program itinerary with your guide. After this, arrive at the War Remnants Museum to learn about the history of the American War. From there, continue the tour by visiting the Independence Palace and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Here, you can learn more about the different and vast history of Vietnam. Next, stop at the Central Post Office which is a captivating French colonial building. Then, it’s time to have a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, explore the beautiful and famous Ben Thanh market. Finally, visit the Artinus 3D Art Museum where you will explore art in 3D and take wonderful pictures together with the team. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel by your biker guide.

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and City Tour in 1 Day

    2. Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and City Tour in 1 Day

    Starting with a pickup from your hotel in District 1 or District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City or from the convenient meeting point, depart Saigon as you drive through the pleasant countryside before arriving at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Before entering the tunnels, watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed then spend the next hour exploring the underground maze. Also on display are various traps, the remains of an American tank, and numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. You’ll then return to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 1 PM to enjoy a lunch of beef or chicken noodles before embarking on your Ho Chi Minh City tour. Start by admiring the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, built between 1863 and 1880 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped...

  • Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

    3. Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

    Your small group (maximum 12 Passengers) Saigon food tour kicks off with some authentic local appetizers such as chao muc (a dry squid porridge) and xa xui (Cantonese barbecued pork). Learn how Chinese food has been integrated into Vietnamese cuisine as you inhale the spicy flavors of the street stalls and watch local life unfold before your eyes in the heart of Saigon. Your immersion into local life continues as you make your way to the corner of Nguyen Cong Tru and Calmette for a unique street food called banh bo banh tieu, which recalls memories of many Saigonese childhoods. It wouldn’t be a true local experience without enjoying coffee the way Saigonese coffee aficionados do on a daily basis. Head to a popular local hem of Saigon to enjoy a cup. Experience the local style of taking your coffee and feel right at home. Next up is another one of the city’s iconic street food dishes: h...

    Dean was fantastic. He kept the group talking, encouraged questions and shared a lot of knowledge!

  • Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

    4. Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

    The driver will pick up you at Phu My port in Vung Tau at 07:00, then transfer you to Saigon to visit a nice colonial center with broad promenades, squares, French-influenced buildings, temples and pagodas that should not be missed. Stops are inclusive of Reunification Palace, War Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral. Have lunch at the good restaurant. Then you will stop to visit bustling Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market.   At 15:00 you will be transferred back to the port, and then at 17:00 you will arrive at the port.  

  • Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City Private Tour

    5. Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City Private Tour

    Get picked up from Saigon by your guide. Drive to Cu Chi and enjoy the views of the agricultural and jungle scenery on the way. Arrive at Cu Chi and watch a short documentary film about Cu Chi during the war. Discover the incredible network of tunnels which were dug out by hand. Crawl through the narrow tunnels. Learn about the history and weapons used during the war. Then taste the main dish eaten by locals during wartime, boiled tapioca with hot pandan tea. Head back to Saigon and visit the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American war in Vietnam. Or take the option to stop at the Reunification Palace, a landmark in Saigon for its history and architecture values. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Post Office to admire the delicate French colonial architecture. Stop at the Jade Emperor (King of Heaven) Pagoda, a spiritual place where local Vietnamese and Chinese ...

  • Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

    6. Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

    On this tour of Saigon visit some of the cities notable landmarks in a comfortable air-conditioned van. First, visit the Ben Thanh market. This market was built in 1914, and also the first must-see attraction for tourist to take many lively pictures of local market activities. You can find out many things in the market including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, fruits, and more. Explore the bustling market and see the vast number of goods the market has to offer. After the market head to the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica. This beautiful basilica was designed in the 1870s by a French architect J.Bourad and demonstrates neo-Romanesque architecture with materials imported from France. It is also called as “Saigon church” or “Virgin Mary church” and a favorite place for local couples to take pre-wedding photo shot. Your tour of the famous landmarks of the city will continue with ...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

    7. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

    Your tour begins with hotel pick-up at 08:00AM by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, from here you will start your Ho Chi Minh half-day tour. Experience the city of Ho Chi Minh like never before, taking the day to explore the city's history, culture, and traditions as you tour around some of its most famed sites, markets, restaurants, and pagodas. Visit the Reunification Palace, being able to listen to your guide's interesting historical knowledge about the structure that was formerly the South Vietnamese President's residence prior to the end of the war in 1975. You will then get the chance to witness the French influence through the French colonial architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Following this, you will head over to the War Remnants Museum, where you can see the vast exhibits regarding the American-Vietnamese War. Next, enjoy a cycle ride to the Ben...

    It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

  • Ho Chi Minh: Saigon Night Tour with Buffet Dinner Cruise

    8. Ho Chi Minh: Saigon Night Tour with Buffet Dinner Cruise

    Enjoy a pickup and discover the nightlife of Saigon by cyclo. Drive along the city main streets and pass by Ben Thanh Market, General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, People Committee Hall, and Opera House. After your ride of approximately 1 hour stop at Saigon Riverside. Be a welcomed guest at Bach Dang harbor and start your dinner. Cruise along Saigon River, enjoy a buffet dinner, and relax in the romantic atmosphere with Vietnamese Traditional Dance and a Music Show. Head back towards Bach Dang harbor where the cruise ends around 10:00 PM. Here a taxi picks you up and brings you back to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Ben Thanh Market

It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

Miss Love was friendly and chatty and was an excellent guide. There were only four of us in the group which was perfect. We were taken to places we would never have found on our own and tried foods that we had never tasted before. We would certainly recommend this tour to any tourists and travellers in Saigon.

The food was fantastic and our guide Thuong yu went out of her way to make sure we had a great time! Definitely a must do!

Dean was fantastic. He kept the group talking, encouraged questions and shared a lot of knowledge!

Tan was a really nice guy. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun!