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Best hand-picked Ho Chi Minh City tours for first-timers

Posted By: Sao La Tours / Vietnam Travel Guides
Ho Chi Minh City tours include all of the bucket-list places of interest that every traveler wants to visit during their trip in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City tours include all of the bucket-list places of interest that every traveler wants to visit during their trip in Vietnam. With a lively energy and a myriad of hidden gems, Ho Chi Minh City is surely one of the most visit-worthy places in Vietnam and around the world. Explore the cultural, historical, natural and other aspects of Ho Chi Minh City throughout the amazing tours below.

What to know about Ho Chi Minh City tours

Ho Chi Minh City is usually known as “the Pearl of the Far East”. After over 300 years of constant changes, the city now owns a wide variety of both ancient and modern architectural buildings, world’s famous sights and renowned monuments.

The city boasts a unique culture that combines northern and western cultural traits. Considered one of the fastest developed cities in Vietnam, HCMC has now become the center of culture, science, economy, industry, trade and tourism of the country.

Through HCM city tours, you will get to see all of the must-see attractions of the city, sample Vietnamese diverse cuisine in local restaurants and stalls and find out more about Vietnam’s rich culture and history with the help of an experienced local guide.

Ho Chi Minh City is usually known as “the Pearl of the Far East”

Ho Chi Minh City is usually known as “the Pearl of the Far East” (Source: Collected)

Best Ho Chi Minh City tours to explore the city’s hidden treasures

Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta day tour

Cu Chi Tunnels is a must-see tourist spot that plays an essential role in the history of Vietnam. This tour will also take you on a cruise to explore the Mekong Delta River. Enjoy a luxurious travel experience in a luxury air-conditioned limousine as you are being transferred one destination to the other. You’ll be served with snacks and soft drinks along the way. The tour is limited to a small group of 7 tourists.

Cu Chi Tunnels are one of the must-visit destination during Ho Chi Minh City tours

Cu Chi Tunnels are one of the must-visit destination during Ho Chi Minh City tours (Source: Collected)

Ho Chi Minh City private half day tour

Travel through the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City in a U.S Army Jeep. This is the fastest and safest way to explore every corner of Saigon. During the 4-hour trip, you can stand up in a Jeep car to watch the streets, enjoy the fresh air and take photographs. Visit over 10 most beloved attractions of Ho Chi Minh City, the historical Independence Palace, the picturesque Central Post Office, the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral to the War Remnants Museum, Saigon Opera House and many more.

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food private tour

Discover the unique cuisine of Vietnam through this street food tour around Ho Chi Minh City. During the half-day tour, travelers will get to sample all of the best local delicacies, many of which are overlooked by the typical Saigon culinary tours. Enjoy the sweet soup dessert, sugar cane drink, beef noodle soup, BBQ pork served with rice, savory crispy pancake and so on. Along the tour, local guides will provide useful information about the social and culinary aspects of Saigon.

Street food tours are one of the best Ho Chi Minh City tours

Street food tours are one of the best Ho Chi Minh City tours (Source: Collected)

Cooking Class & Wet Market Tour

If you want to avoid the crowds and the hustle and bustle of Saigon, come to this cooking class to make and taste your own Vietnamese-style dishes. The tour will give you an in-depth look the traditional cuisine of Vietnam.

Start off at the Ben Thanh market, where you will choose and buy all the needed ingredients for the dishes such as goi cuon (spring rolls). Join the cooking class and learn how to cook four iconic dishes with the help of a professional chef. You’ll have a chance to learn more useful cooking techniques and skills. And finally, you get to sample your own creations and bring home a Vietnamese cookbook.

Join Ho Chi Minh City cooking class tour

Join Ho Chi Minh City cooking class tour (Source: Collected)

Ultimate guide for Ho Chi Minh tours

  • Saigon only has two seasons, which are dry season (December to April) and rainy season (May to November)

  • If you travel to HCMC in dry season, remember to bring along sunscreen, hats and light cotton clothing

  • There are many means of transport to reach Ho Chi Minh City, including airplane, train, coach, motorbike or limousine car.

  • Choosing the right hotel according to your preferences, for example affordable price, convenient location, luxury etc.

  • The must-see attractions of Saigon include War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the Opera House etc.

  • The must-try food of Saigon are Banh Mi, Hu Tieu, Com Tam, Bun Mam, Oc, Bo Kho etc.

Want to know more about Ho Chi Minh City tours? Visit our website Sao La Tours for full tour itineraries and programs. You can also fill out the request form on our Contact Page and specify the duration, type of tours, level of accommodation and other necessary information. We will contact you immediately and help arrange your trip in the best way you want.

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