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Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

See the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day tour that explores historic sites, colorful markets, and colonial-era landmarks. Visit the Independence Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and Chinatown, and visit a local restaurant for lunch. Spend the afternoon touring the landmarks built during French rule, including the Municipal Theatre, the Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. This 9.5-hour tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
  • 9.5-hour Ho Chi Minh City tour
  • Great overview and orientation
  • Tour the Independence Palace and War Remnants Museum
  • Visit a Chinatown temple and market
  • Eat lunch in a local restaurant
  • Pickup and drop-off at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel
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A full-day private tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
All applicable taxes and service charges
Lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant is included (food only)
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Ho Chi Minh City centre hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Start with 8am pickup at your hotel in Saigon, then travel to the Independence Palace, also called the Reunification Palace, for the first stop of the day. Tour the palace-turned-museum’s strategic war rooms, conference halls, and military infrastructure, then continue to the War Remnants Museum. The War Remnants Museum offers a graphic depiction of the human tragedies of the war with the United States, with exhibits of photography and displays of military equipment.

Head into Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown to visit Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple, a historic site that’s dedicated to a Chinese sea goddess who protects fishermen. Continue into the historic center of Ho Chi Minh City to see beautifully-preserved colonial-era buildings, then pause for lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, tour a series of colonial landmarks, including the Municipal Theatre, the General Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the brick-red Notre Dame Cathedral, whose twin bell towers look out over a bustling square. This 9.5-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Independence Palace
Warmly welcomed by your private guide and driver, the day commences with heading straight out into the hectic traffic of Ho Chi Minh City. The morning starts with entering the Historic Museum, seen as the place to learn about how Vietnam evolved as a nation with character and culture. Officially called the Reunification Palace, this museum is next on our agenda. The whole complex includes underground communications bunkers, the former headquarters for the Saigon Government during the American War.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
War Remnants Museum
Continue to visit the War Remnants Museum to see some wartime exhibits and graphic portrayal of the horrors of the war.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Saigon Central Post Office
Just before lunch, two unmissable landmarks will pass the review. The General Post office, designed by Alfred Foulhoux, and the Notre Dame Cathedral with its neo-Romanesque style and two 40-metre-high square steeples converted into the symbol of Saigon tick off our final visits to complete a total Saigon impression.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City
In the city’s historic quarter, the chance to marvel at the beauty of landmark colonial buildings built by the French, such as former “Hôtel de Ville”, is a must for a touch of historical pride. Lunch will be served at a leading Vietnamese restaurant, where you will have a chance to sample local cuisine.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Binh Tay Market
Next, Chinatown is on our agenda. Each visitor will be greeted with a broad array of colours and swarmed streets once arriving at one of the most densely populated areas in District 1. You will satisfy your curiosity at Binh Tay market, always as busy as a beehive, where traders offer almost anything under the Vietnamese sun to potential customers.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thien Hau Temple
You will also visit the landmark Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to the Lady of the Sea, the powerful protector of fishermen. The temple is the spiritual centre for many of the of Chinese-descendant residents of Cho Lon. In the late afternoon, your own guide and driver for the day will transfer you back to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Ho Chi Minh City centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the city, harbour and the Ho Chi Minh’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately.

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