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Ho Chi Minh: Tan Son Nhat Airport Private Car/Bus Transfer

1. Ho Chi Minh: Tan Son Nhat Airport Private Car/Bus Transfer

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be greeted by your local driver with a welcome board before being transferred to your hotel along with other travelers. You can enjoy a comfortable ride to your chosen hotel in District 1, 3, Tan Binh within Ho Chi Minh City, in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Along the way, you will see the busy life of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), at night. You will be amazed at how many motorbikes there will be on the road, and at how vibrant the streets of Ho Chi Minh will be. Arrive at your accommodation safely and conveniently and get your stay in the city off to the perfect start.

Ho Chi Minh City: Hop-On Hop-Off Vietnam Bus Tour

2. Ho Chi Minh City: Hop-On Hop-Off Vietnam Bus Tour

Experience the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City from atop a double-decker bus. Ride through the city with a live guide or pop on a headset and learn about its triumphs, tragedies, and thriving culture. With a flexible hop-on hop-off tour schedule, fit this trip in whatever your plans may be. Choose your ideal time of day and enjoy different atmospheres whether you go in the morning or later on. Pick daytime slots and zoom around the busy streets or an evening slot to watch the storefronts light up as the sun goes down. See the multicultural influences on architecture as you pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, the Central Post Office, Independence Palace, and City Hall. Learn about how each building came into being and how the city transformed from Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City. Weave through the streets of Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, and Nguyen Hue Street, and witness the lively and diverse atmospheres around each corner. The Bach Dang Pier is a beautiful stop for admiring the Saigon River, even more so in the evening when the city lights up.  You’ll pass by museums, the zoo, and more, giving you plenty of ideas for what to do on the rest of your trip in this unique city. If you'd like maps, brochures, or more information, your guide will be happy to help.

Saigon: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

3. Saigon: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Saigon and its beautiful French colonial architecture on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24 or 48-hour pass to choose from, you can discover this fabulous destination at your own pace. Along the way, you'll get a chance to see the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the best kept buildings, not to mention one of the most important Ho Chi Minh City attractions. Hop off at the War Remnants Museum and Surroundings, or stay on the bus and be astonished by the panoramic views of this vibrant city. Enjoy the audio guide in multiple languages full of interesting facts. Fancy a spot of shopping? Then why not hop off at Ben Thanh Market? Saigon markets are perfect to purchase souvenirs or get a bite with some delicious street food. They are also a great way to observe a bit of local life. The exclusive red buses are always waiting for you to hop back on and continue with your sightseeing.

Bitexco Financial Tower and Dinner on a Boat Tour

4. Bitexco Financial Tower and Dinner on a Boat Tour

Explore Saigon at night on a guided tour of the city highlights. See panoramic views from the Eon Heli Bar, and take a boat ride along the river while enjoying dinner. Get picked up from your accommodation by your driver. Then start an exciting tour through the streets, beginning with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Arrive at the Bitexco Financial Tower and take an exhilarating ride up to one of the highest floors to visit the Eon Heli Bar, the tallest bar in town. Enjoy a drink looking out over the city at night.  Head to a nearby port and climb aboard a boat. Enjoy a delicious meal as the boat slowly moves down the river, taking in many lit-up sights along the way.  After dinner, you will be taken by bike to five different districts to explore some inner areas of the city including winding alleys, flower markets, and bustling shopping streets. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back at your hotel. 

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

5. Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the fascinating city of Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this half-day tour. Travel in comfort in your private, air-conditioned car, and learn about the city's landmarks with your helpful guide. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to the Ban Thanh Market. Snap photos of the lively market's activities, or take the opportunity to buy kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, fruit, and many other foods. Next, pay a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which dates from the 19th century. Keep an eye out for local couples taking their pre-wedding shots at this beautiful basilica, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Admire the surprising architecture at your next stop, the Saigon Central Post Office. Hear how the building is often mistakenly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, even though it was designed by Alfred Foulhoux. Then, it's decision time. Choose between the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American War in Vietnam, or the Reunification Palace. Also known as the Independence Palace, the latter site is a landmark of Saigon history and architecture, which once served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Finally, end your tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. See the local worshippers in prayer for their careers, love, and fertility. Enjoy this taste of Taoist worship culture, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Mekong Speedboat & Bike Tour

6. From Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Mekong Speedboat & Bike Tour

After pick-up from your centrally located hotel you will be driven to Central Pier. Board the speedboat and start your journey towards the Mekong Delta. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits and mineral water on board, and a light breakfast will be served on the morning tour. On the way, you will enjoy the fresh air and observe the pure beautiful landscape. Your guide will explain to you the daily life of local people who live along the riverbanks.  Disembark the speedboat to visit a shrimp farm where you will learn how the locals raise shrimps. Afterwards, cycle along peaceful paths between villages to discover the lifestyle in the rural Mekong area. You will pass by an ancient house, and visit a Vietnamese family who make traditional rice wine. Go to a local morning market and visit a beautiful pagoda built in the middle of the 19th century. Then visit Cao Dai Temple and learn more about this religion. Afterwards, get back on your bike to cycle along small paths through the vast paddy fields. Finally, visit a local family to see how they make tofu and enjoy a light home-cooked meal. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, or at the pier. 

Saigon City Motorbike Tour

7. Saigon City Motorbike Tour

Be shown this amazing city by a real local who speaks English and has excellent driving skills. Explore the different parts of the city from the tourist attractions to local areas and from the wealthy suburbs to the hidden slums. Discover at least seven districts, each known for different things. At district 1, see Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Student Bet coffee style park, and Nguyen Hue walking street. See the beautiful French colonial architecture and watch the local youth activities to understand why Saigon is known as a promised land in Vietnam. In district 3 learn about the Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument. Thich Quang Duc monk burned himself to death to protest against the persecution of Buddhism during the Vietnamese War in June 1963. Explore some of the oldest buildings in Saigon and the typical shopping streets and small markets. This district is a desirable area for the middle-class with a quiet and tranquil atmosphere and French architecture villas. Head to district 10 for the best flower market in Saigon. If you are a flower lover, make sure you do not miss this biggest wholesale market. Immerse yourself in many kinds of tropical and imported flowers with the most reasonable prices in town. District 5 and 6 are home to China Town and the most active shopping streets and traditional markets that locals go to. You can wander through the roosters and birds market, fabric market, traditional Chinese medicine market, and the biggest motorbike accessories market in Saigon. Learn why China Town in Saigon is different and how the Chinese and Vietnamese people live together and trade in Saigon. Discover the real local town along the Saigon River in district 8 and 4. This is the time for a truly deep view inside the real life of normal local people. Some still live in slums on the other side of Saigon River and some are luckier with little homes in the car-free zone. Then head to the typical expat area of district 7, known as Japanese and Korean town. Unlike the other places you see on your tour, the Southern Saigon area is totally different with a brightly organized gated community.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

8. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Treat yourself to a fantastic night out in Ho Chi Minh City. See a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet performance, and delight in live folk music and native dancing. Visit some of the city's highlights by motorbike, and relish a sumptuous meal as you cruise along the Saigon River. Meet your English-speaking driver at your hotel at 5:15 PM, and take a motorbike tour of some of Ho Chi Minh's main attractions. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre at 6:30 PM for an entertaining puppet show, accompanied by live, traditional music. Next, transfer with your guide to the cruise port, and begin your journey along the Saigon River at 7:45 PM. Admire the views of Ho Chi Minh City by night from your cruise, and dine on tasty, Vietnamese food. The cruise ends at around 9:15 PM, and your driver will then drop you off back at your hotel. If you would prefer to do the tour by private car, rather than on a motorbike, there is an additional cost of $30.

Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

9. Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 8 AM by your private car and tour guide, drive for 2-hours out of Saigon to My Tho City, known for its lush orchard gardens and traditional folk music.  Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to see 4 islets which are represented as four mythical animals in Southeast Asia: Dragon, Kirin, Tortoise, and Phoenix. At Kirin islet, visit a honey bee farm and a coconut candy workshop where you can taste the local specialties and see how the delicious sweets are made by hand. Walk through the orchard gardens to taste some seasonal tropical fruits and listen to some folk music. Relax on a rowing boat cruise as you journey through a mangrove palm canal then continue your trip with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village to experience the way locals traveled in the 19th-century. After eating lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant, head back to Can Tho City and enjoy free time in the evening to explore. Stay overnight at your hotel.  On the second day, you have 2 options to meet your guide: at 5 AM or 7 AM. If you choose 5 AM, then you can have breakfast after coming back to your hotel from the floating market. If you choose 7 AM, you should have breakfast before meeting the guide. Even though Cai Rang Floating Market is open all day, the perfect time to catch the lively atmosphere is at around 6 AM. Cruise along the Hau river from Ninh Kieu Wharf. Try tropical fruits or even a hot rice noodle soup for a light breakfast. Stop at a chewy noodle workshop to learn more about other kinds of Vietnamese noodles.  On the way back to Saigon, stop in Ben Tre province, known as the coconut kingdom, for a 7-10 km bike ride. Pass through tropical fruit gardens and mangrove palm scenery. Visit a countryside market and meet the friendly locals. Finally, head to a coconut garden and try your hand at harvesting the fruit yourself. Enjoy a typical home-grown lunch before departing for Saigon. 

From Ho Chi Minh: Private Cai Be Village Full-Day Tour

10. From Ho Chi Minh: Private Cai Be Village Full-Day Tour

With this tour, you not only have a chance to visit the Cai Be village, but also to participate in some exciting activities, such as an apple mangrove canal boat trip, visiting a native workshop, exploring peaceful village roads on your own temporary bicycle, and enjoying South West Vietnamese folk music. Your tour guide will pick you up at 8:00 AM at your accommodation for an approximately 2-hour drive from Saigon. Visit the typical local wet market and take a boat to a floating market, originally a spontaneous market built by locals due to necessity. After that, explore the Tan Phong islet, which is known as a green pearl land in the middle of Tien river, and traditional workshops. Learn how locals made coconut candy, crispy rice popcorn, rice paper, and see a working honey bee farm. Walk through orchard gardens to the beautiful lotus tea house to enjoy authentic South West folk music. Next, relax on a rowing boat and go through the apple mangrove canal for the typical peaceful landscape of Mekong Delta to learn even more about local Vietnamese lifestyle. Finally, enjoy the precious moments biking through car-free village roads with tropical fruits and bonsai gardens on either side. As well, you are invited to visit handicraft workshops on the biking road to learn more about the authentic Mekong atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Mekong Delta

Vincent is very friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed being taken to these little gems around HCMC. He has a lot of stories to tell, perhaps because he and his family of several generations hail from Saigon.

Asa was a fantastic guide and gave me the greatest tour! Loved every minute and really felt like I got to experience authentic Saigon. Highly recommend.

Asa was a fantastic tour guide and her English was amazing!! Thoroughly enjoyed the scooter tour

Wonderful, knowledgable guide. A fun afternoon experience! Highly recommendable.

The tour was awesome. We had a great time! The staff were helpful and kind