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Discover Central Saigon | Full-Day Tour

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Overview

Join this full-day sightseeing tour of downtown Saigon. Explore the bustling Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, visit Chinatown, learn about the Vietnam war at a secret weapons cellar and the War Remnants Museum, and discover all the central landmark buildings of Saigon. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the whole of downtown Saigon in a single day.

Quick Facts

  • Visit Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
  • Learn about the Vietnam War at the Wat Museum
  • Discover the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office
  • Enjoy legendary “Five O’clock Follies” cocktails at the Rex Hotel Rooftop Garden
  • Included
  • 8 hours
  • All year long
  • English
  • 2+

Activities

  • City
  • Culture
  • Food
  • History
  • Sightseeing

Highlights

  • Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
  • Chinatown
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Rex Hotel
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Central Post Office

Description

The tour starts with an 8 AM pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. From your hotel, you head to Ho Thi Ky, the biggest flower market in Ho Chi Minh City. 

You will be dazzled by the scents and colors while you navigate through the narrow winding streets of the bustling bazaar.

Next, you’ll venture deep into Chinatown and visit Cholon, the “Big Market,” which was first established in the late 1700s by the Hoa, an ethnic Chinese minority residing in Vietnam

From Cholon, you’ll head to the secret weapon cellar in the heart of Saigon. This basement was used to store weapons and explosives during the Vietnam American War but now serves as a war memorial. 

Your next stop will be at the magnificent War Remnants Museum. There, your guide will walk you through the history and politics of the war while you observe the graphic contents of the museum. 

You’ll next enjoy a well-earned rest and have a delicious lunch at the legendary Banh Xeo 46A. The set menu includes southern Vietnamese delicacies such as Banh Xeo, fresh spring rolls, and Banh Hoi with grilled pork.

From Banh Xeo 46A, you’ll head to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Your knowledgeable guide will educate you on the architecture and the history behind these incredible buildings. He will also show you the famous CIA building where one of the last U.S Helicopters flew out of Saigon in 1975.

Next, you’ll walk to nearby Saigon landmarks, including the Opera House, Hotel Continental, Rex Hotel, and the City Hall.

You will end the tour with a drink at the famous Rex Hotel Rooftop Garden for a “Five O’clock Follies” cocktail, before being dropped off at your hotel by the private vehicle.

Good to know

What's included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Personal expense
  • Tips