Saigon City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City (formerly called as Saigon) is the biggest economic and tourism center of Vietnam. Saigon is a like a open gate to all other province in the South and in Cambodia due to its developed road and river network. Although, Saigon is a relatively new settlement, it still remains its connections to the past as well as display a characteristic combination of Vietnamese, European and Chinese culture such as, Dragon House wharf, National Ancestor’s temple, Municipal Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda…


Saigon city tour (Full day)

Discover the bustle and hustle of Saigon

In the morning, be picked up at your hotel and then walk along Dong Khoi St, which used to be known as the Rue Catinat, the first street built by Frech. Next visit European style architectures including City hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office

Later, dip into the modern history at Reunification Palace which is also called Independence Palace or Doc Lap Palace in Vietnamese. The Palace was stormed by tanks of the liberation army on April 30 1975. Nowadays, Reunification Palace has been a historic and cultural relic. Continue the trip to War Remnants Museum which preserves the items and documents in the Vietnam – American War.

In the afternoon, drive to Cho Lon (China town) and then Thien Hau Pagoda built by Cantonese congregation and this is the biggest pagoda of Chinese Vietnamese. Finally, finish your tour at Ben Thanh market which is located in the very city center. The good nowadays in the market are abundant consisting of almost domestic products especially those from Mekong Delta.


  • Experienced, knowledgeable, and active English-speaking local guides (unless, otherwise requested)
  • Transfer by A/C private car with helpful and professional driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch as mentionned in the program
  • Towels and mineral water


  • Drinks during meals
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Tip and other personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the program
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Gaffer B
Rating 4

We had an wonderful time from the off beaten track in the North to the bustling cities in the South. A two weeks trip couldn't take us to every corner in Vietnam but to some extent we discovered a beautiful country and saw smiling welcoming and generous people. Thanks to Mr. Manh for great service

Visited October 2013
Rating 5

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Ha Nguyen at Vietnam Original Travel - Hanoi Branch and I’m so very very pleased that I was. From the beginning of our correspondence, he went to great lengths to help me prepare my itinerary and gave me many tips to make sure I was travel smart in the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Never was he pushy and many a time, when conversing over Skype chat did he contact me outside of his working hours. He even went so far as to meet me on a Sunday to take me around Hanoi. I cannot guarantee by any means that travel agents from VOT will do this for you as we had connections via friends, but what I do know is that they will go up and beyond to make sure you have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ha!

Visited January 2015
Rating 5

if you want to travel without making you worry, this agency is to recommend. Everything is well organized and you can be confident in every way.

no forced shopping, happiness. The driver was very careful and he introduced me to this country as much in kind as far as food, I have very fond memories, to remake

Visited September 2013
Rating 5

Found this trip organiser on forums/websites and thank to some very good reviews, my friend and I were looking to discover the Vietnamese's soul meanwhile going in such wonderful places: 100% success! 
From the beginning, the agency's team was helpful & replied us very quickly. They organised us a very convenient 5-days-trip from Saigon (HCMC) to Phnom Penh by the Mekong Delta, their proper accommodation in Mekong Garden. We've been in such traditional places far away from all others tourists, at any moment we were forced to buy something. Our guide was nice, so experienced and a good both English & French speaker. He introduced us ethnical peoples, they were so friendly, generous, welcoming with us. Amazing :)
Well organised agency which knows how to satisfy their clients, recommend it. Thank you VOT & see you hopefully in few years!

Visited January 2015
Rating 5

We pre-booked a short trip around Northern Vietnam with Vietnam Original tours. They responded very quickly to email and were very helpful. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed the activities they arranged for us. Our boat trip around Cat Ba island in particular stood out as being excellent and we also really enjoyed Van Long National Park.

Visited December 2014
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