Ho Chi Minh City, still often called Saigon, has been a city of immigrants from its founding in the 17 century. It was once a small fishing village that has expanded to well over 2,000km2 with a population somewhere between 7 and 9 million (many residents are not registered). Recognized as a Mecca of commerce, its bustling chaos makes it easily Vietnam’s most exciting city. But it’s also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture. Its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it a magnet for visitors.  Let’s look beyond the modern high-rises and see a more authentic, historic side of Ho Chi Minh City and its suburban. 


  • See Ho Chi Minh city's famous historic landmarks
  • Walk through the city's vibrant street life
  • Enjoy the tranquil river scenery 
  • Learn about Vietnam's war time and experience the incredible Cu Chi tunnels

What to bring:

  • Sun & rain gear
  • Walking sandals/shoes
Saigon orientation

Día 1 Saigon orientation

Meal: lunch | Accommodation: not included

8:30 AM –Pick up from your hotel for a full day orientating of Ho Chi Minh City. A a short drive takes you to Cho Lon – the city’s most colorful district which still retains its connection to the past. We start with a visit to the impressive Thien Hau pagoda and from there roam around its buzzing street life, you’ll pass mix of architecture – from temples to shophouses to modernist classics. 
Our next visit will be a historical site due to its significance refering the war time, it’s a Secret Weapon Cellar in a local house in District 3. Nearly three tonnes of weapons were kept by Saigon Commandos to attack the Presidential Palace during the Tet Offensive in 1968.
In the afternoon, you'll spend time at the  Reunification Palace, and then from there stroll to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, the Central Post Office and the Opera House. Walk to Ho Con Rua area for a cup of Saigon coffee, enjoy the unique way of drinking mobile coffee by Saigon people. You may be crashed in some of the interesting talk with Saigon students who often gather here before or after their lectures. Trip ends at your hotel before 5:00 PM (to avoid rush hour)

Price per person based on group tour

Group size 2 pax
Price per person  USD 58
[vnd 1305 000]

* Prices are valid until 31 Dec 2018
* Discount for larger group is available; please contact our travel consultants at info@handspan.com  

Services included:

  • Transfer service in approvpicate vehicle with experienced-drivers
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees 
  • Meal as indicated in the program
  • VAT and other taxes

Services not included:

  • Hotel in Saigon
  • Beverages, guide gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Individual insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)
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