Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately

Ho Chi Minh City and
Chinatown Privately

Encapsulating all essentials of what makes Vietnam such a blessing for explorers of cultural
and historical monuments, Ho Chi Minh City fuels wanderlust when merely reading its
name. By adding Chinatown into this tour and your image of Saigon is complete.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Imagine a city where eastern cultures are preserved, western influences flow effortlessly through its veins, and historical traits rule with an iron fist. Once known, and still actively used, like Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is teeming with life, love, and filled with wonderful trails of exploration.

Combing through the maze, discovering Vietnam’s largest city is walking into the very essence of Vietnam’s past and present while seeing the future taking a step back. During this private full-day out and about, we will show you all the highlights of the former capital of Vietnam.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately

09:00 - 17:00

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. Continue to visit the War Remnants Museum to see some wartime exhibits and graphic portrayal of the horrors of the war.

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.

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.

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. 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.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day private tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • 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)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • 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.
  • 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 regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • 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.

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