Saigon City Highlights

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Observe Thien Hau pagoda, the oldest Chinese pagoda of the area
  • Soak in the atmosphere at colourful Ben Thanh Market
  • Admire the beauty of French influence at Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Learn about the country's history at the War Remnants Museum

tour details

Discover modern Ho Chi Minh City – the bustling and energetic economic centre of southern Vietnam. For centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River. As you wander through bustling Cholon (Chinatown) you’ll see Thien Hau pagoda – one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in the area – and colourful Ben Thanh Market. You’ll visit beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, which became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient. You’ll admire the former Presidential Palace, renowned for its symbolic role in the fall of Saigon in 1975, and then visit the War Remnants Museum. Soak in the city’s vibrant character during a one-hour cyclo ride.

tour description

Discover Saigon, today's Ho Chi Minh City - the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the "Pearl of the Far East" and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River.
Your sightseeing tour includes visiting bustling Cholon (Chinatown), Thien Hau pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in the area and colourful Ben Than Market. Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient as was the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station.
Visit Reunification Palace, renowned for its symbolic role in the fall of Saigon in 1975 and continue to visit the War Remnants Museum. Take in the city's vibrant character during a one-hour cyclo ride.

includes

Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance and cyclo fees
Lunch
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)
    Tour code: SGNDSFCT

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