Ho Chi Minh Essentials

Ho Chi Minh Essentials

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Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City: A Warm Welcome to Saigon

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our hospitable guide will be waiting for you at the baggage claim area. Look out for the unmistakable Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name on a sign. We're here to ensure that you not only have a smooth transfer to your hotel but also provide you with an engaging introduction to this bustling city.

Your Time to Explore: With the formalities sorted, the rest of the day is yours to unwind, settle in, and start discovering the local surroundings.

Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City: A City That Never Sleeps

Ho Chi Minh City, often called Saigon, is a city that pulsates with life and offers a multitude of dining and entertainment options, catering to all palates. From delightful street food vendors serving mouthwatering local dishes to the iconic rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents once covered the Vietnam War during the "Five O’clock Follies," Saigon has something for everyone. Whatever your interests, don't hesitate to ask your guide for personalized recommendations.

Ho Chi Minh City Tours – Unveiling the Cu Chi Tunnels: A Journey into History

Good Morning! We'll pick you up in the morning for a captivating adventure to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a significant part of the Vietnam-American War and a truly fascinating day trip. You'll have the chance to explore these enigmatic tunnels, discover hidden entrances, and learn about the once-lethal traps set within.

Afternoon Choices: Following a satisfying lunch, you'll have the freedom to choose your next destination. You can opt to visit either the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, depending on your preferences. As the day transitions into evening, take a leisurely stroll through the city's colonial streets. Explore the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House, and City Hall.

Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Can Tho: Unveiling Mekong's Beauty

Exploring the Mekong Delta: Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you'll embark on a picturesque drive through lush rice fields to reach the Mekong Delta and the charming town of My Tho. Along the way, you'll make a stop to visit the exquisite Vinh Trang Pagoda. Once in My Tho, you'll board a hand-rowed sampan boat, gliding serenely along the mighty Mekong. Shaded by swaying coconut trees, the journey will take you through the river's natural canals, offering glimpses of wooden stilt houses, fragrant fruit orchards, and traditional fishing villages lining the banks.

Lunch in an Orchard Garden: At Tortoise Islet, you'll pause for a delectable lunch within an orchard garden. Afterward, the river carries you to An Khang. Here, you have the option to partake in a brief bicycle tour (privately available if time permits) and relish seasonal fruits, honey, and tea while local musicians serenade you with the enchanting tunes of southern Vietnamese folk music. In one of the quaint river villages, you'll have the opportunity to savor delicious, handcrafted coconut candies and experience the idyllic rural lifestyle.

Can Tho Awaits: Come evening, you'll travel to Can Tho, where we'll ensure you're comfortably settled into your hotel. You'll also have some free time to explore the bustling Can Tho Market.

Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Farewell to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Along the Mekong: Another day begins with a refreshing morning along the Mekong's banks. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a leisurely cruise down the Mekong to reach the famous Cai Rang Floating Market. As the largest floating market in the region, you'll discover an array of vibrant and diverse Vietnamese products, making this a shopper's paradise. Make sure you have enough space in your bag; many wish they'd brought a bigger one when they leave!

Return to Saigon: Once you've navigated the market's lively atmosphere, your guide will arrange for your return to Saigon. Back in the city, you'll return to your hotel, relishing your final night in Vietnam's most exhilarating southern city.

Ho Chi Minh City Departure: Farewell, but Not Goodbye

Your last morning in Ho Chi Minh City is free, allowing you to savor your time and perhaps pick up some last-minute souvenirs. When the time comes, your private car will arrive to transport you to the airport for your next destination.

Farewell to the South of Vietnam:

As we conclude this remarkable journey through the southern regions of Vietnam, we extend our heartfelt thanks for sharing this experience with us. Farewell, and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Should the above itinerary not fully meet your expectations, please remember that Asia Tour Advisor can always arrange additional customized trips to cater to your preferences. Our goal is to make your next adventure unforgettable.


You’re looking for a Vietnam tour Saigon which can give you a chance to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of a young city like Saigon?

You want to experience one of the most memorable Vietnam tours in a tourist attraction, a street food paradise named Saigon?

If yes, then this tour will be perfect for you, it’ll give you not only a trip to a city but also a journey to most of fancy lands in the Southern part of Vietnam.

And here are some activities that you can experience when participating in this tour with us:

  • Admiring the vibrant Saigon – the city that never sleeps – which is not only beautiful but also vibrant, which is one of the street food paradise of Vietnam
  • Enjoying the fantastic cuisine of the Southern part of this country
  • Experiencing a boat ride along the river, contemplating the stilt houses, visiting the fruit plantations and fishing villages located along the river bank
  • Enjoying cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals
  • Tasting the seasonal fruits to the Southern region of Vietnam, listening to the Vietnamese folk music which is performed by the locals.
  • Visiting Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest market in the whole religion
  • Enjoying the special fresh Vietnamese food in each region
  • Learning about local customs with informative and personalized commentary by a friendly guide

So, what are you still waiting for but not making a trip to the eventful Saigon so that you can see how beautiful it is?


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Authentic and fun experience
Reviewed On: Dec 19, 2019KumarUnited Kingdom

Our guide was great and the several activities involved were fun and authentic. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Big thanks to our travel agent!
Kumar-United Kingdom

Well organised and great value for money!
Reviewed On: Dec 19, 2019Lisa MarieUnited Kingdom

I had a good time on this tour and I liked how it was in a small group. We got to cover the significant landmarks as mentioned and the guide was very knowledgable. The street foods of Saigon were excellent.
Lisa Marie-United Kingdom

Really Authentic Mekong Delta Trip
Reviewed On: Feb 08, 2018Lynn HarwoodIsrael

We spent in the Mekong Delta which is an interesting place. As you might expect, water is all over the area. You could see the industry and homes built on stilts right over the river. The arteries of water act as a transportation system, source of food, and a place to live. Along these arteries are villages and rice paddies where men and women in conical hats seek out livings as farmers or fishermen. We got to travel the back roads and see the real life of the mekong delta past the rice patties, the dragon fruit farms, fishing farm tours and crossing the rivers on boats and wooden bridge. The tour even includes local fruits from the local market to snack on the trip. It’s really off the beaten path for most of it since the organisers are all from the area. We are really glad we took this tour!
Lynn Harwood – Irasel

Great Time
Reviewed On: May 08, 2015IshakMalaysia

What a fantastic time we had on our tour in South of Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor. The sales staff and the tour guide were friendly, helpful and informative. They took great care of us. We were lucky to have perfect weather . The hotel was comfortable. Food was excellent. Shower had hot water. The whole experience was perfect.
Thank you
Ishak- Malaysia

SUPERB organization
Reviewed On: Jan 28, 2015KaterinaBulgaria

Thank you for all your help. . We had a wonderful time in Vietnam, thanks to your SUPERB organization. Your choice of tours, guides, restaurants, drivers, etc was excellent!
Our cruise was really nice. The boat and the crew were great and so was our guide Long.
Thanks again and I’ll send you a message when we go true.


Thank you to Asia Tour Advisor
Reviewed On: Nov 05, 2014Shelly MartinUnited Kingdom

I just want to say a thank you to Asia Tour Advisor and their wonderful guides for looking after me on our 5 day trip in the South of Vietnam. The tour was really fun and interesting. I loved the floating market in the Mekong River Delta. The people there were brilliant. Thanks agin for helping me to get the most out of my summer holiday.

An Essential Vacation
Reviewed On: Nov 05, 2014Bob HenleyAustralia

something I normally do, but thought it would make a change. It was really quite special. I arrived in Saigon and chose the Ho Chi Minh Essentials tour from Asia Tour Advisor. This would show me the city, plus the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi tunnels. It really was great. The guides new their stuff and everything ran like clockwork. A really good day to fill out 5 days.

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• Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
• Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
• English speaking local guide
• All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
• Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
• Cold water and towel during tours
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