Explore unique local features of Saigon City that perpetuates the daily lives of local Vietnamese
Ho Chi Minh City is also known as Saigon. It was once considered as the Pearl of the Far East and now it is the modern metropolis with more than 10 billion inhabitants. Today the city is the economic center of Vietnam but not too long ago; this is where the heroic resistance against aggressors and the struggling process for independence took place.
Experience the local ways of living in the city - discovering popular local green places in Eco Village, learning the local traditions in the form of beautiful Vietnamese hand embroidery, understanding old heritage and religious practices in ancient Taoist temple.
Don't miss out on exploring the key attractions that are synonymous with Saigon identity - the Reunification Palace, the City Hall, the Opera House, its Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral.
At 8:00am, The driver and I will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Center. The morning city exploration covers uniquely local places in the Saigon city:
• Saigon's Eco village located on Saigon riverside, this peaceful tourist village is full of green spaces with flowers and swaying trees. It is famous weekend location for the local people for picnics and fishing. Enjoying a cup of Vietnamese coffee here is a great way to kick-start this amazing city exploration experience.
• The Jade Emperor temple
• Local Wet Market
• Enjoy local lunch
After that we'll head to the city center and discover the symbol of Saigon:
• Reunification Palace
• City Hall, Opera House, Central Post Office, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
• The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo
+ My tour itinerary is flexible and changeable to make you have local most experiences.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Saigon City Center
End location: Saigon City Center
Duration: 8 hours
Minivan: Innova (1-2 persons).
Minibus: Mescedes Printer, For Transit (3-12 persons).
Bus: Isuzu ( above 12 persons)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 USD - To buy some souvenirs, personal expenses: local foods, fruits, drinks...
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Saigon is a beautiful & energetic city. We had a wonderful day with Lee as our guide. We saw the old and the new city. Lee's knowledge of the history, geography and customs made our tour even more interesting. He also had a great driver. We would use Lee again. Definitely recommended.