Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy
Tour Comfort: Standard
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.