This tour is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in Ho Chi Minh’s enchanting culture. Take the eco option and move from landmark to museums in a cyclo alongside a local driver.
Notre Dame Cathedral
General Post Office
Opera House Thich Quang Duc Memorial
War Remnants Museum
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel which located very centrally in District 1. From there, you’ll be introduced to your driver and hop on your cyclo. You’ll see unique aspects of Ho Chi Minh City’s culture and be immersed in it from the get go! After what promises to be an exciting ride, we’ll arrive at the stunning Reunification Palace while your knowledgeable guide tells you all about its history and significance. We don’t enter the landmark on this tour, but it’s a great chance to learn about the exceptional building and snap some pictures too!
More Unmissable Architecture
Next we’ll head to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office where you’ll get to admire the interior of these French Colonial buildings. Then your guide will show you the historic CIA Building where the last U.S Helicopter flew out of HCMC in 1975. You’ll learn all about the last U.S Operation, Frequent Wind. Please note, we are currently unable to enter the Notre Dame Cathedral as it is closed for renovation.
Once we’ve marvelled at the French architecture, we’ll get back on our cyclos and enjoy a quick ride to the Hotel Continental complex where Graham Greene and many other famous writers called home during their Vietnam stay. You’ll see the roadside cafe at the Hotel along with the impressive Opera House where scenes from “The Quiet American” were filmed. The City Hall and the Historic Rex Hotel are up next, your guide will fill you in on both building’s history.
See The City Like A Local
From here we’ll hop back on the cyclos for a 30-minute ride along Nguyen Hue Street, one of the most beautiful streets in the whole city. Now’s your chance to experience the real Ho Chi Minh City just as a local does! Gaze at the Saigon River and other impressive landmarks such as the city’s tallest building, the mighty Bitexco! We will then head through the Old Market which is crammed full of food produce and street food stalls.
The Adventures Not Over Yet!
After the market we continue our tour by passing some of the city’s Indian Temples, Ben Thanh market and Tao Dan Park. Then it is on to the memorial of Thich Quang Duc, where your knowledgeable guide will explain its history and significance. Then, we cyclo to our last stop War Remnants Museum where we say goodbye to our drivers. This museum is a must-see spot to learn about Vietnam War in different perspective. Be prepared to be moved by Vietnam’s upsetting past!
Back To The Hotel
After an unforgettable and memorable tour, we will catch the taxi and drop you off at your accommodation. Before farewell to our guide, please make sure you get good recommendations from him/her for more explorations of the city.
- All Entrance Fees
- All Taxes
- Cyclo & Driver
- Two Bottles of Water
- English Speaking Guide