Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, a metropolis that stretches further than your eyes can perceive its magnitude. A commercial hub with must-see sights. The Opera House, City Hall and Notre Dame Cathedral are some highlights that will be seen, while taking a cyclo ride around the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the local cuisine and the culture of a Vietnamese-Chinese community with a stopover at the city’s largest wholesale market.
Saigon is Vietnam’s commercial hub and the country’s most dynamic city. There’s a mix of towering modern skyscrapers that rise as fast as the city is developing, contrasting the original colonial architecture remains from the French occupation that add to the city’s unique charm.
This tour takes you on a historical walk of the city’s heritage, visiting the ‘must see’ sights of Saigon including the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, the old Post Office, the Reunification Palace & Ben Thanh market. You will also visit Bitexco Financial Tower, the building that helped project the city into the modern era, which offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding city.
After lunch at a local restaurant, hop on a Cyclo for a ride through the bustling streets of Saigon to China Town to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda. Built in 1760, the pagoda has played a central role in the traditions and culture of the local Vietnamese-Chinese community for hundreds of years. Afterwards, we will stroll around the city’s largest wholesale market before returning to your hotel.