If you're visiting Vietnam and are searching for the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, you simply cannot look beyond this exciting walking tour, one that lets you cover the best monuments, musuems and markets of Ho Chi Minh, while introducing you to its local way of life and beautiful culture as well. This full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City will take you to some of those ancient bylanes, local markets, historic attractions and hidden wonders, and your guide will help you understand what truly makes this unique city tick.
We start our HCMC tour by heading to Chinatown and wandering through the fascinating back streets near Cho Lon. This area is one of the most busy commercial districts of Ho Chi Minh City and its atmospheric streets are home to some of the city’s most interesting sites.
From there, we'll pay a visit to Thien Hau Temple, which was built in the early 19th century and dedicated to the goddess of seafarers. We delve deeper into Chinatown, visiting the amazing Cholon and Binh Tay Markets, which are full of energy and dazzling array of goods. You can stop at a local café for a coffee (not included) to watch the hectic pace of life pass by in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following our market visit, we will have a traditional local Vietnamese lunch, "pho" or noodle soup, and after our delicious lunch, we visit the War Remnants Museum, and check out all the major Ho Chi Minh City sights like Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, and the Opera House. You'll also get to see downtown Saigon, and get a real feel for local life in the past and present.
At the end of your HCMC tour, your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel, or will provide you with tips and suggestions if you'd like to continue exploring the area.