Half day
Duration
Available Daily
Availability
English Speaking guide, Live Guide/Instructor
Guiding Method

 

Familiarize yourself with the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a 4-hour tour. Enjoy seeing a selection of the main sights and learn about the past and present of the area. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, each with its own unique route.

 

       At 8.00am or 12:00pm –  your tour guide and private car will pick you up from your hotel and will start our tour of Ho Chi Minh City. You will get to know its history and culture by stopping at:

The Reunification Palace – on April 30th, 1975, what the Vietnamese refer to as the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam

War Remnants Museum – formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching and is dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict.

Notre Dam Cathedral and General Post Office were built around 1877 and 1883 respectively. These two iconic buildings are fine examples of French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in the building of the Notre Dam Cathedral was shipped from France to Vietnam. The Old Post Office is also the country’s largest post office, Then take to Ngoc Hoang Pagoda.

Finally, enjoy a visit to Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in District 1, where your guide can help you barter for goods.

After the tour you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.

– Departure Time: 8:00AM  or 12:00PM

– Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Including:

  • Transportations: New air-condition vehicle transfer.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Sightseeing and entrances fees at local guide.
  • 01 Bottle mineral water per person

Excluding:

  • Beverage, Travel Insurance, Tips
  • Others not mentioned in the price above.

Children:

  • Children under 05 years old: free of charge
  • Children from 05 – 09 years old: 50 % of charge

Cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City Tour
Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City Tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
18 - October- 2019

Hello Ho Chi Minh 🙋🏼‍♂️
Review of: Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour
Hi, I booked a private tour to take a closer look to this crazy city and luckily Harley was the one who took care of me (I was still a little wasted from the party the night before).
She was very patient, kind and attending.
We had very interesting conversations und I got to know very interesting insights of the city and life in ho chi Minh and Saigon and ate a delicious soup.
In addition she’s a safe scooter rider and speaks proper English- two things that are, you will see necessary in this city 😉

Definitely a good experience.
Best regards from Germany to Ho Chi Minh

18 - October- 2019

Japan our guide unbelievably helpful and informative first class
Review of: Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour
We asked for specific sites, the presidential palace, post office, Notre Dame cathedral, book fair, war remnants museum.

I cant thank our guide japan highly enough, his English was brilliant, he was kind, informative and answered all questions very well, explaining French colonial history as well as the fall of Saigon and end of the war in 1975 was incredibly interesting and gave a true insight to the Vietnamese perspective as we have only ever heard the American sides view. His knowledge going round the former presidential palace was amazing and he had endless patience.

We then proceeded to the war remnants museum, it is a very well curated museum, incredibly moving, but not an easy visit, particularly on the effects of agent orange. I felt it was expressed really objectively acknowledging the suffering on both sides and I was surprised as I guess I expected something more propagandist, in my view it wasn’t, but it really showed the gruesome reality of war.

We had intended to go onto Obama pagoda, but my fiancé was so upset by what we saw in the museum we decided to cut our tour short.

Since arriving in Vietnam I have had a flare up of a chronic back problem which has meant a lot of pain and sleep deprivation due to the pain. I explained that I knew what medications I am prescribed back in the Uk. Japan asked our driver to stop at a pharmacy where we tried to get them. Unfortunately they weren’t available but they said they were available at a pharmacy some 10km away, that is a long journey in hcmc traffic and our tour was at an end.

Japan volunteered to ride out that distance buy the meds from his own cash and brought them to us after another street food tour we had booked for the same evening. When we returned at 11pm, he was waiting with the meds in the hotel lobby, he asked nothing other than the cost of the meds. WHAT AN AMAZING INCREDIBLY KIND MAN HE IS, thank you Japan!! I was blown away by this young man’s humanity and kindness, he was faultless.

Since that time I have been almost free from pain and have finally got some sleep.

Thank you too to our driver.

I commend anyone considering a private tour to both use this company and specifically to ask for Japan, you won’t find a better experience.

Absolutely outstanding if trip advisor did six stars I would have rated him with that!

18 - October- 2019

Amazing tour!
Review of: Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour
The half day tour is comprehensive and brought us back to the olden French colonisation and world war days. Our guide, Lily speaks good English, is friendly and outgoing. She is a great photographer and even suggested some poses for Instagram worthy photos! We enjoyed our tour!

18 - October- 2019

HCM Awesome Tour
Review of: Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour
Thumbs up to our guide Leyley for being a great guide. Informative with lots of energy on a hot day. We have learnt so much and we find that it’s not only enjoyable but educational too! A must tour if you want to know about its past and present. We fell in love with the city as we know more of it’s history. Thanks Vietnam

18 - October- 2019

HCMC half-day tour with Natalie
Review of: Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour
We took the half-day tour in HCMC and Natalie was our guide. Her English was very good, she was very informative and she was able to answer all of our questions. Highly reccommended!

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