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A Snapshot of Saigon Tour

Get charmed by the beauty of Saigon with our compact tour.

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  • Trip Type

    Privately organized - Minimum 2 guests

  • Duration

    Half Day

  • Starting Location

    Ho Chi Minh City 

  • Ending location

    Ho Chi Minh City 

  • Country


  • Price

    Each trip is priced individually - trips differ in the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions

Bustling Saigon Through Your Lens

Take a journey to captivating Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon. Every corner you turn has something astounding and unique awaiting your discovery. 

You'll witness its chaotic streets, hear the symphony of scooters, and be amazed by the traffic. In this compact journey, you will get a glimpse of Saigon’s postcolonial side, stroll through a bustling Vietnamese market, and get a closer look into the Saigonese lifestyle

Allow us to show you the exquisite beauty of this metropolis!

What's included

  • Transfer from the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Attractions mentioned in the program
  • Entrance tickets to the listed attractions
  • English-speaking guides

What's not included

  • Private travel insurance
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals

Experience Highlights

  • Get an authentic look into Saigon's colorful lifestyle
  • Discover a local wet market and see what merchants sell
  • Find a hidden temple right in the city center and hear about its story
  • Try our staff favorite's Saigon dish: bun thit nuong
  • Have a taste of world-famous Vietnamese coffee 
  • Reflect on history at the War Remnants Museum and Secret Bunker
  • See the most outstanding post-colonial monuments: Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, and Notre Dame Cathedral
Saigon wet market stall



Our guide will meet you at the hotel, and our adventure begins. We'll kick off with a unique walking tour in the heart of the city center. This is not your typical shopping experience. You will navigate a maze of alleyways to discover a hidden market. Here, join the locals and dine at an aromatic 'bun thit nuong' stall. This incredibly popular dish features savory grilled pork, fresh herbs, and rice noodles, creating a perfect blend of flavors. 


After the delicious meal, our adventure will take us deeper into the market to see what the vendors sell and how they spend their day. But the surprises don't end there. We will also visit a hidden temple where Buddhist, Animist, and Taoist deities are worshipped. Learn how different beliefs complement one another in Vietnam and the spiritual richness of the Southern region.

Let’s continue our journey to the extraordinary Secret Bunker to learn about the guerilla warfare back in the day. Figure out how they hid themselves and their weapons in underground shelters right in the middle of Saigon.


The War Remnants Museum is our next stop. This deeply meaningful place holds outdoor exhibitions and a three-story exhibition building, clocking in at 4,522 square meters. Inside, 20,000 photos and artifacts documented the First and Second Indochina Wars. On the way to the museum, we will also stop by the Thich Quang Duc Monument and hear about his self-immolation story.

To clear the atmosphere, let’s take a scenic walk to the colonial area of the city. Admire the iconic architecture of the Independence Palace, the Central Post Office, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. These grandiose monuments are over a hundred year old and mark Saigon's history and heritage.


Although we're concluding our Snapshot of Saigon tour here, you can always see more of Saigon with us! Curious on how the city changes as night falls? Hop on the motorbike and let us take you around to see the radiant nightlife of Saigon. 

If you’re looking for a change of scenery, Mekong Delta is always a great choice to discover Southern Vietnam’s riverscape. For food lovers, discover more of Vietnamese cuisine with our Cu Chi Culinary program!

Hidden market exploration
Saigon Post Office
Socket coffee in Saigon
Saigon Secret Bunker
War Remnants Museum
Hidden temple in Saigon

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