Ho Chi Minh City
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Our most recommended Ho Chi Minh City Day Trips

Mekong Delta Small Group W/ Vinh Trang Pagoda & Rowing Boat

1. Mekong Delta Small Group W/ Vinh Trang Pagoda & Rowing Boat

Departing at 8:00 AM, from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, heading to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. During the 1.5 hour drive, pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Your morning trip continues from here by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise Islet). On the way, see the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Here you also can join daily activities of the local people and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. Visit the bee house, and take the picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. The boat cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — "the land of coconuts." Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden - Pond – Cage,” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop. Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus. You will arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City at around 4:30 to 5:00 PM. Select the "Night Cruise" option to continue your adventure with a 30-minute sunset cruise to admire the lights of the city while sipping a free cocktail.

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Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

2. Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

Your tour begins at 8:00 AM, at which point you will be collected in a private car from your hotel. After a 40-minute drive, you will reach the Binh Khanh Ferry from where you will depart to Can Gio by boat. Once there, you will drive towards the Can Gio mangrove forest where you can admire the beauty of the green trees along the road. At 10:00 AM, you will have time to explore the mangrove forest, enjoying the fresh air and understanding the locals’ daily lives living along the river banks. You can also learn about the typical flora of mangrove forests and the other types of fauna at the local fishing hamlet. Furthermore, you will go through the forest on a canoe to visit the Reserve Bats Lagoon and the crab pond, before encountering and feeding a herd of deer which is friendly to man. Whilst here, you will also experience a crocodile farm where you can learn the process of hatching crocodiles and witness them in their natural environment. After that, you will venture toward the center of Vam Sat to observe the immensely panoramic views of the Vam Sat mangrove forest from the Tang Bong tower. Whilst there, you can also challenge yourself by crossing a suspension bridge. At 1:00 PM, you will have time for lunch at the Carrot Restaurant, before continuing with your tour in the afternoon. At 2:30 PM, you will go to Monkey Island to see over 1,000 monkeys that are living there. At 3:30 PM, you will return to the Binh Khanh ferry and drive directly to Saigon, where your tour ends at around 5:00 PM.

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From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Private Trip

3. From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Private Trip

The Cu Chi Tunnels are the well-known tunnels system that contributed to the great victories of Cu Chi troops. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the tunnels which are connected to each other like a miniature underground village. Discover the incredibly secret network of Cu Chi Tunnels and crawl through the very narrow tunnels which were all made by hand during wartime. Gain more knowledge of Vietnam's history, tradition, and culture. Taste local foods which Vietnam soldiers ate during the war, including boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea. Watch a short documentary film about Cu Chi Tunnels during the war (in a number of foreign languages). You will also have the chance to explore the local region. Enjoy the beauty of the countryside on the way with rubber tree plantations and jungle sightseeing. Visit a spontaneous countryside wet market and try some fresh tropical fruits.

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Saigon by Night: Private City Tour by Jeep and Skybar Drink

4. Saigon by Night: Private City Tour by Jeep and Skybar Drink

Enjoy a 3-hour after-dinner tour of Saigon by jeep, starting with a pickup at your hotel. See magnificent French colonial monuments, including the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame, and Post Office. Take in the local night market, where you can stop to shop if you like. Visit streets that come alive after dark in a busy and exciting area of the city. Ride to the city’s suburbs and see another side of Saigon, with a chance to take in some fresh air. End the night at a rooftop bar, admiring views of the city while you enjoy a free drink. The timing of the tour is flexible. If you’d like to customize the tour be sure to let the local operator know in advance.

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Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

5. Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

Saigon is at its most interesting and beautiful at night. You’ll get an overview the city and an insider’s look at its nightlife on a 3-hour motorbike tour with a Tiger guide. Your guide will take you on a ride through some of Saigon’s well-known streets. See the flower market, ride along the Saigon River and cruise through several different neighborhoods. Drive through China Town, the most bustling area in Saigon and one of the biggest and oldest China towns in the world. Every corner and alley in the city at night is teeming with activity. Stop at a local restaurant to see how local food is prepared and enjoy some delicious street food. You will be served the world-famous banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), goi cuon (spring rolls) and nem nuong (BBQ pork). The Tiger guides know their city and are happy to show you places most visitors don’t see by themselves. Stop at Chill Skybar for a drink and great views. This is one of the city’s hippest and most highly-recommended bars. Have a cocktail or a glass of wine and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the city from above.

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Saigon Street Food Tour with Motorbike

6. Saigon Street Food Tour with Motorbike

Enjoy delicious Saigon street food on this tour. What kind of food do you want - junk food, seafood or soul food? If you want to try everything once, then this street food tour is perfectly you. Locals believe the most delicious food is originally served at street vendors or small local restaurants - not at fancy tourist restaurants with long menus. This Saigon street food tour will not only offer you an adventurous experience in fun traffic jams surrounded by 7 million motorbikes but it will also immerse all your senses during this 4-hour tour. Enjoy the street food with locals and eat the same way locals do. You will have about 4 different stops for street food dishes; drive through 5 districts to sightsee and explore hidden places that do not appear in your travel guide book. The menu is quite flexible due to your own expectations, personal interests, or food allergies. This is the normal menu for this Saigon street food tour: - Mixed rice paper salad and tropical juice or coconut juice - Grilled beef wrapped in betel leaf with Vietnamese beer - Three typical noodle soups which are original from the North – Central – South of Vietnam or Banh Xeo (the Vietnamese fried savory pancake) - Local snail and seafood buffet - Dessert

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From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

7. From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

This VIP full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.  7:30 AM - You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a VIP Car (with seats luxuriously designed in a passenger cabin) and head to Cu Chi tunnels, where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. 11:30 AM - You will depart for Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine. 1:30 PM - You will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you will take a rowboat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterward you will board the motorboat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea and wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers. 4:00 PM - Enjoy some time strolling along the countryside roads to get to know the locals going about their day. Relax with the peaceful atmosphere, then say goodbye and depart for Ho Chi Minh City. 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM - You will arrive at Ho Chi Minh city and be taken back to your hotel at around.

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Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

8. Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

After an early pick-up from your hotel, drive directly to Xuyen Moc (Ba Ria-Vung Tau) province by air-conditioned private car. The 55-km section of Thống Nhất, Cẩm Mỹ, Long Khánh, and Xuân Lộc in Đồng Nai Province is the great green way that provides the most beautiful scenery of many fruit gardens, paddy fields and local villages. After 2.5 hours' driving, arrive at Ms. Thuan’s house in Bong Trang commune. Experience a taste of local live in this community. Explore her dragon fruit farms in the area and learn about its farming. Chat with her and enjoy learning more about local life, exchanging cultures and perspectives, walking around her dragon fruit farm, learning how the local people take care of their farms, drinking Vietnamese traditional coffee or ice tea, enjoying local fruits (dragon fruit, jackfruit, etc. depending on the season) and freshen up after your drive. Afterward, a tasty authentic Vietnamese lunch cooked by Mrs. Thuan is waiting for you. Enjoy a range of dishes from seafood to freshly-picked vegetables and yummy dessert.  After lunch, it's beach time. Depart Bong Trang commune, and drive to Ho Coc Beach. You can truly feel the peaceful and natural atmosphere by watching pepper farms, cashew farms and Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve on the way. You can spend half an hour walking through the jungle if you want. When arriving at the beach, you will have free time to relax, enjoy the cool wind and fresh coconut juice (or cold beer). Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for an early evening drop-off.

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5 Must-See City Private Tour: German/English-Speaking Guide

9. 5 Must-See City Private Tour: German/English-Speaking Guide

At 8:30 AM, start your day with a convenient hotel pick-up that transfers you to your first destination: the War Remnants Museum. This museum presents an important but one-sided history of the appalling legacy of the decades of war that have ravaged Vietnam. At 9:30 AM, head to China Town to visit Binh Tay market. Its center is busy, crowded and messy with small aisles selling all manner of goods. This market sometimes disappoints tourists when compared to other markets in Ho Chi Minh as the products are not that varied, but the main draw to Cholon is not to shop but to enjoy the authentic Chinese atmosphere that has existed here for hundreds of years. At noon, you'll head to a local restaurant for lunch where you will be served delicious Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). Spend the rest of the day visiting important landmarks. Start with the Reunification Palace, which was the residence and workplace of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975. Continue on to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office, French colonial structures and a lacquer workshop. Finish your day with a convenient drop off to your hotel.

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Mekong Day Tour by Car: Floating market, Cooking & Cycling

10. Mekong Day Tour by Car: Floating market, Cooking & Cycling

Your lovely and friendly tour guide will meet up with you at 7:30 a.m. at your hotel and head down to Tien Giang province together in a private car. The drive will last for around 2 hours, you will have the chance to have a full view of the local life changing the farther the car takes you away from the busy city. Arriving at Cai Be floating market at 9:45 am, your private boat will leisurely cruise you along the famous Cai Be floating market. Here your tour guide will provide a full commentary about the area so that you can learn more about the local life here and how people purchasing goods as well as living on boats. Continue your visit to: ·   The coconut candy factory, sampling the sweets, admiring the skillful hands of the makers ·   Sit down at the honey bee farm and sip on some hot tasty honey tea, which is said to be very good for you. Seeing how pop rice is made, a very popular and close to hearts of many Vietnamese ·   Enjoy traditional Vietnamese Southern music at local house and sampling some tropical fruits that are grown from this land ·   Visit a tropical fruit garden and take a sampan ride along a small canal Around midday, stop to have lunch at a local house while sitting in the middle of a beautiful green garden. After lunch, a small exercise is much needed. You can choose either a short walk or cycling after lunch to see the local village. Say good bye to the peaceful and beautiful Mekong Delta during you last ride on the big boats. Get back in the car to head back to HCM city at around 3:00 p.m. Arrive at your hotel at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,606 reviews

We made the tour with our guide Tu. He's a very cheerful person, was always open to our questions and shared so many interesting facts about Vietnamese culture with us. I loved how diverse the tour was with its many different activities, food and even some crafts presentations. Maybe the condition of the bicycles could have been a little better (the brakes didn't work properly and the saddles weren't really adjusted), but that's just a minor point. The kayaking part was all the more entertaining. :)

I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

The tour was very well organised and great value for money. Our tour guide Fu speaks very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and would certainly go another tour with this company.

We were very lucky to be the last ones before close the place because of the corona virus. We enjoyed every moments.

great experience. Knowledgeable and friendly guide and driver.