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Best of Saigon: A Two-day Adventure

Explore the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and the stunning Mekong Delta

Capture Southern Vietnam's Essence

Experience the vibrant culture, captivating sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City in just two days! This tour offers a dynamic dual, blending the vibrant heartbeat of Saigon with the serene charm of Mekong Delta. Walk and ride the motorbikes around the charming streets of Saigon and fall in love with the colonial elegance mixed with modern vibrancy. Afterwards, find yourself cruising on the peaceful riverscape of Ben Tre and My Tho, uncovering life in the Mekong area.

Come with MakeYourAsia and experience the diverse facets of Vietnamese life, from the metropolis's exciting rhythm to the tranquil beauty of the countryside. Book now and make your Vietnam journey an unforgettable experience!

  • Trip type

    Private tour for a minimum of 2 people

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Starting Location
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ending Location

    Ho Chi Minh City

  • Country
    Vietnam
  • Price
    Each tour is priced individually, as prices vary depending on the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions. Get a personalized quote tailored to your dream vacation.
What’s included
  • Accommodations
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Entrance tickets to the listed attractions
  • Local, English-speaking guides
  • Transfers and sightseeing activities according to the program
What’s not included
  • Flights to & from Vietnam
  • Private insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Other services not indicated in the program

Experience Highlights

Uncover the blend of Vietnamese and Chinese cultures in Saigon Chinatown

inside Cha Tam Church

Witness the colonial city center with iconic monuments such as the Post Office and Independence Palace

inside Saigon Post Office

Take in the city nightlife scenery from the back of the motorcycle

Saigon By Night Motorbike tour

Explore the lush and vibrant green canals of Ben Tre on a relaxing cruise

Mekong River Cruise

Enjoy the mouth-watering flavors of traditional Vietnamese cuisine

Elephant ear fish in Mekong Delta

    Itinerary

    Day 1: GOOD MORNING SAIGON

    At 08:00, our guide will meet you at the hotel, setting off to conquer Saigon. First stop of the day: the bustling Chinatown, where you will witness the a. Here, you will learn about one of the city’s most intriguing urban legends and understand why this shopping center remains mysteriously deserted.

    From here let’s go for a short walk to get your morning coffee at a local-favorite spot serving ‘cafe vợt’ or ‘sock coffee’. Afterwards, we will uncover the energy of the local Phung Hung Market, a vibrant wet market filled with merchants, vendors, and shoppers.

    A SPIRITUAL WALK THROUGH THE CITY CENTER

    Leaving the busy marketplace, let’s shift to the spiritual side of Saigon. Have you ever been to a Chinese temple before? Discover the 19th-century Quan Am Temple, a sacred Buddhist temple where the locals come to worship. Feel the divine energy as we navigate the incense-filled air and get lost in the temple’s serene atmosphere. Then, we’ll take a stroll down the Oriental Medicine Street to learn about the centuries-old practice that has been passed down from generations to generations. Of course we cannot pass by the neighborhood without admiring the colorful array of shops offering intricate decorations and accessories that reflect the neighborhood’s unique charm.

    Our next stop, steeped in sacred history, is Cha Tam Church, also known as the Church of Saint Francisco Xavier. Learn about the unconventional blend of Chinese and Catholic architecture as we step inside this historical landmark. Our guide will reveal its cultural significance to the neighborhood’s community and religious landscape.

    A WALK DOWN CITY DOWNTOWN

    Leaving behind the busy streets of Chinatown, we make our way to the War Remnants Museum, an essential landmark for those seeking a deeper understanding of Vietnam’s history. Get to know the powerful exhibits featuring thousands of photographs, documents, and artifacts from the First and Second Indochina Wars.

    Let’s take a break and refuel at our favorite local restaurant. Enjoy a diverse array of mouthwatering Vietnamese dishes that offer unforgettable combinations of flavors and spices.

    After lunch, we will explore the colonial beauty of Saigon with a walk through the remarkable city center. Admire the iconic landmarks that have shaped the city’s past and present, from the notable Saigon Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, to the historic Independence Palace. Once we are done exploring these colonial treasures, we will return to the hotel for a short rest before the next adventure.

    SAIGON BY NIGHT ADVENTURE

    Our nighttime motorbike adventure will start around 18:00. Get ready for a thrilling ride through several districts, experiencing a full feast of vibrant colors, dazzling lights, and exotic flavors. We will go on a culinary journey through many local eateries, leaving you full and satisfied. In the meantime, our drivers and tour leaders will share with you interesting stories about Vietnam’s everyday life. The motorbike ride will take you to see the “true face” of the city, including not only its historical parts but also seeing the most beautiful panorama of Saigon’s skyline.

    Day 2: EN ROUTE TO MEKONG DELTA

    At 08:00AM, we will leave Saigon for Mekong Delta. After a scenic two-hour drive, we arrive in the charming province of Ben Tre - one of the most picturesque destinations in the region. From the moment we arrive, the landscape surrounding us looks strikingly different from other places in Vietnam. Get ready to be enchanted by the beauty of the Mekong Delta!

    MORNING ON MEKONG RIVER

    All aboard the Mekong River cruise as we take on the My Tho riverscape. Find yourself balancing on a floating fish farm and learn about native fish species amidst the waterways. The feeling of having thousands of fishies swarming around is truly something remarkable.

    Next we will cruise along tranquil canals and rivers lined with low-hanging palm trees, catching a glimpse of the locals' way of life and stunning landscapes of the nina palm forest.

    A PEEK INTO VIETNAM COUNTRYSIDE LIFE

    After the scenic boat ride, we'll get back on foot to walk through the fruit orchards and the peaceful countryside. The short walk will give you sneak peeks into how tropical fruits grow and how local people live. From here, we'll commute by tuk tuk to a coconut candy factory to learn about the versatile use of coconuts. Plus we'll taste several species of exotic fruits grown in the region, such as jackfruit, rambutan, logan, and many more.

    Now we'll get on sampan boats (small, oar-powered boats) to go through tiny canals and explore another part of the village. This short excursion will give you a glimpse of the peaceful Vietnam's countryside.

    A MEKONG CULINARY EXPERIENCE

    Later, it's time for lunch at a restaurant serving traditional Mekong Delta cuisine. You will try the famous deep fried "elephant ear fish" and fresh water shrimps. And after a fulfilling meal, you can try the infamous durian if you're brave enough.

    From here, we will set sail back to the pier, giving you some time to admire the majestic of the riverway. After returning to the shore, we'll depart back to Saigon.

    Our satisfied guests

    War Remnants Museum in Saigon
    Saigon Riverside Visit
    Sock coffee in Saigon
    Praying in Quan Am Temple
    seafood in Ho Thi Ky market
    private family tuk tuk ride
    private family meal in Mekong
    Coconut candy workshop in Mekong
    private river cruise in Mekong Delta

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