Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day)

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Group
  • max group size 25
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • One hour cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City's bustling streets. Traditional water puppet show. Dinner cruise down Saigon River aboard dragon boat. Vietnamese buffet dinner. Live folk music and native dancing.
The Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) tour starts and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. The Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) is an explorer tour that takes 1 days taking you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and other destinations in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Siagon or the Pearl of Indochina, has a lot to offer from the famous Independence Palace to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. However, there is much more to explore within the electric city and no better way to experience it than on a cyclo three-wheeled bike taxi. This tour is for those who desire a deeper understanding of traditional folk performances, Vietnamese history and culture, and a taste for authentic foods. And to top it all off, a romantic dinner cruise down Saigon River aboard a colourful dragon boat.
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Duration: 4 hours

Meeting Point: 5:30pm District 1 Hotel pick-up

Finish Point: Hotel drop-off

Hop on your very own Vietnamese, eco-friendly cyclo, then lean back and relax and let your driver worry about navigating the bustling city. As you cruise through the lively streets of Ho Chi Minh City, take in the local culture, bustling markets, and enjoy the intricate architecture featuring French colonial influences. Travel to a local theater for a 50 minute Vietnamese water puppet show and watch the puppets seemingly come to life as they perform traditional folklore, legends, and historical tales that cover more than 800 years of history. After the show, head to the pier for a dinner cruise down the winding Saigon River aboard a colourful dragon boat. Along the way, indulge in a sumptuous Vietnamese buffet and enjoy live folk music and native dancing that showcases Vietnam's unique culture and heritage. The boat returns to the pier in the late evening for your return ride to your hotel.

Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.

  • 1 dinner
  • Local cyclo/bike taxi. Dragon boat dinner cruise.
Staff & experts
  • Professional English-speaking local guide
Included activities
  • Pick up/drop off with taxi as a transfer to local theater
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Cyclo for 1 hour
  • Dinner cruise on Indochina dragon boat
  • Water puppet show ticket
  • Any international flights to/from Ho Chi Minh City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 3. Trip Type : Day ToursDay Tours let you experience the best a city has to offer in one day or less, and can be booked whether or not you’re on a multi-day tour.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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