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Overview
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s biggest and busiest city, but this tour takes all the hassle out of sightseeing with hotel pickup, lunch, and air-conditioned transport. See Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Temple, and Reunification Palace; shop for souvenirs at Ben Thanh Market; and visit the Fito Museum and War Remnants Museum.
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You'll start at
Nhà Hát Thành Phố
Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamFront entrance of the Saigon Opera House, Dong Khoi St, District 1 (intersection of Le Loi St)
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  • 1
    Nha Hat Giao Huong Nhac Vu Kich Ho Chi Minh
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    The Independence Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    War Remnants Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    Ba Thien Hau Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Ho Chi Minh Squares
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamAt the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
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Highlights
  • See all of Ho Chi Minh City’s most visited attractions
  • Delicious lunch of Vietnamese noodle soup (pho)
  • Great value tour, including hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees
  • A small group of up to 12 people ensures a personalized tour
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, travel aboard an air-conditioned minivan into the heart of Chinatown. Jump out to explore the lively district on foot and admire its colorful shop fronts and beautiful temples. Visit the 19th-century Thien Hau Temple, before heading to Ben Thanh Market, where you’ll have time to browse the myriad stalls and perhaps pick up some unique souvenirs. You will also have a chance to explore the Fito Museum and learn all about traditional Vietnamese medicine. Enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch of noodle soup (pho) and then continue to the War Remnants Museum, one of the country’s most important museums, which houses some impressive military equipment, including fighter planes, tanks, and weaponry. Finally, take in some of Ho Chi Minh’s architectural landmarks, including Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House, and Central Post Office. Your tour ends in central Ho Chi Minh City.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nhà Hát Thành Phố, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration
6h
Return Details
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Inclusions
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees at War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace
  • Local "pho" lunch (noodle soup)
  • Transportation as indicated
  • One local tea
  • Entry/Admission - The Independence Palace
  • Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Squares
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Port pickup not available due to required permit. Suggest to travel by taxi to district 1 (Ben Thanh Market) and advise pickup from here.
  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate
  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate vegetarians and vegans
  • Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes often vary; your local guide will make any final adjustments on the spot
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: By visiting and paying an entrance fee to the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace, this tour helps preserve local cultural heritage.
  • The lunch you will enjoy as part of the tour will a bowl of traditional pho (noodle soup), provided at a local restaurant.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marc Ho wrote a review Feb 2020
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I didn't have much time in Ho Chi Minh City and wanted to see the main sights of the city so this tour was perfect for me. The guide was very informative and friendly and recommend this tour for anyone else visiting Ho Chi Minh City that wants to see a lot of the local sights in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HanhLeUAM, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: Ho Chi Minh City Highlights Small-Group Insider Tour
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thank you for finding time for the feedback and as well for having chosen Urban Adventures. Hope to see you on an other Urban Adventure soon.
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Melanie H wrote a review Feb 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan43 contributions20 helpful votes
Having enjoyed Urban Adventures at other locales in planning our trip to SE Asia we elected to buy a month pass We were fortunate to get Dean for two tours and can’t imagine a better guide- informative engaging fun and willing to share his perspective This tour was a fascinating
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Response from HanhLeUAM, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: Ho Chi Minh City Highlights Small-Group Insider Tour
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear 879melanieh, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our guide, Mr Dean. We will be sure to let him know that he made an impact during your stay in Vietnam. We hope to welcome you back soon! All the best! Hanh
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JennieCV wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool22 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic tour with Bic our guide. Good itinerary that gave a good insight into HCMC, Bic was engaging and informative and made the day really special. War museum sad but a must see and then some more happier areas such as the cathedral and post office. Some brilliant tips from
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Terrence D wrote a review Feb 2020
Oakland, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
We thoroughly enjoyed our city tour with “Tahn” who is an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of history is extensive and he’s a great story teller and simply a good guy to be with. He and his driver provided excellent care for my wife and I throughout (we’re 64 yrs). The luxury
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from HanhLeUAM, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: Ho Chi Minh City Highlights Small-Group Insider Tour
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for trusting us and using our services in Vietnam. We are really happy to know that you are satisfied with our assistance and arrangement for your trip. Tan will be really delighted hearing your great compliments for him. We look forward to serve you in your trip to our region with all enthusiasms and professional services.
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si c wrote a review Jan 2020
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Johnny was an excellent guide ona brilliant discovery tour of ho chi Minh City. Definitely recommended. Simon
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Date of experience: January 2020
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fantastic short tour
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Excellent Tour of Cu Chi
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Was an amazing trip The guide speaks very good English and had a very good history background on the place . Defi
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