Authentic Saigon 4 Days

Ho Chi Minh City - China Town - Thien Hau Pagoda - Notre Dame Cathedral - Saigon Central Post Office - Reunification Palace - Cu Chi Tunnels

Overview

The beautiful city of Ho Chi Minh, formerly Saigon, in Vietnam is teeming with life and culture. Authentic Saigon will focus on providing a variety of what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer in different local areas. From Beautiful Saigon River, city center with modern and tall buildings to local alleyways where Vietnamese families work, live and play in the slum area. We’ll take you through the China Town of Saigon , stop to see the local wet market & visit a flower market and a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda in China Town. Join in our authentic trip with daily excursions uniquely selected for you with an authentic experience that most of the tourists to Vietnam would not have the chance to enjoy.

4 days / 3 nights
Small group, Private tour
Departure: Daily from Ho Chi Minh City
Theme: Traditional culture, Foodies delight
Suitable:

Highlights

  • Explore the city by Vespa, Travel like the locals, hopping on the back of a motorbike to sightsee and explore hidden corners of the city.
  • Discover unusual customs, visit FIFO museum for a close look at traditional Vietnamese medicine and witness a performance of native music.
  • Explore traditional culture, Learn about traditional herbal medicines, unusual funeral customs and Taoist beliefs while exploring the city.
  • See a different side of Saigon. Travel on the motorbike and on foot to explore hidden laneways and local neighborhoods of Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle as well as speedboat on the Saigon River, explore the vast network of underground Cu Chi tunnels used as hideouts for fighters, food, and weapons during the Vietnam War.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Meet your tour guide at Ho Chi Minh City airport for a private transfer to the hotel.

SAIGON AFTER DARK ON VESPA SCOOTER

Experience the nightlife of Saigon the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Your first stop is at Café zoom to “watch the world goes by” (quoted by The Lonely Planet) and enjoy a cocktail and appetizers (inclusive) before adventuring into favorite local eating spots. The tour will start with a ride to part Chinatown and then head to District 4 through busy streets and alleys to see the nightlife of locals and enjoy street sea-food and cold drinks, places that foreigners would hardly venture to. Leave district 4 for district 3 through downtown District 1 to a famous Banh Xeo shop to enjoy the specialty of Saigon and southern food with the locals. Then continue to a hidden

Vietnamese-style coffee shop to have a taste of Vietnamese music. Afterward, venture to a lively bar to enjoy drinks along with live music.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure on Vespa

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Ciy Tour

Formerly known as Saigon, today’s Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic center of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading center for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who traveled along the Saigon River.

Your sightseeing tour includes interesting sites in the District 5 known as the “China Town” like the Museum of Vietnamese traditional medicine (FITO), the only museum of its kind in Vietnam. The FITO has more than 3,000 items including traditional tools and medicine books as well as miniatures of typical northern and southern medicine houses on display and Thien Hau pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese community in the area. Continue to visit other city landmarks in the District 1 including the Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient as was the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station. And wrap up your city tour with a visit the Reunification Palace which is renowned for its symbolic role in the fall of Saigon in 1975

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels Tour and Vietnam Countryside Experience - Join tour

This is another variation of our popular Cu Chi tour, combining the legendary historical site with visiting surrounding cultural attractions.

This full-day Cu Chi Tunnels tour is perfect for those interested in Vietnam’s wartime past, but also want to experience the traditional life of Vietnam countryside, which few tourists get to see. Over the course of an hour, our speedboat will whisk you from central Saigon to Cu Chi, past tranquil countryside pastures that offer a glimpse into life along the river. You will then explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels site, before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch prepared by our chef. Then, depending on your choice, either a minivan or Jeep will pick you up and take you on a journey through the scenic Vietnam countryside. You will visit an authentic cricket farm, an organic herb farm, and a local country house, where traditional rice paper is made by hand as it was unchanged for centuries.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Cu Chi Tunnel

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

At leisure until airport transfer for your flight to the next destination.

Choice of tour extensions to the Mekong Delta with accommodation on traditional motorized sampan or to Cambodia or other beautiful beach destinations of Nha Trang or Mui Ne or Phu Quoc is available.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Ho Chi Minh City from above

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

First Class 4*
Price for 2 Adults
US $908
Discount
US $0

Total
US $908
Luxury 5*
Price for 2 Adults
US $1058
Discount
US $0

Total
US $1058

Meals

3 Breakfast, 2 Lunch

Transportation

Car, Motorcycle

Price Includes

  • Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at the hotel.
  • Overnight on the local train in a private compartment with Air – condition (if any)
  • All transport during the tour on an air-conditioned new model vehicle as per itinerary (including airport pick up & see off)
  • All in-tour stationed professional local English speaking guide.
  • Fine dining with traditional local food as indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Fast track service at the airport upon arrival

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: Charge 100% of total rates

Children Policy

  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except for domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate