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Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately provided by Asian Trails Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately

Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately
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About
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. • Taking in all essentials of Vietnam’s largest city • Explore the rooms and chambers of the Reunification Palace • Sense how life thrives in Chinatown • Learn about the city’s connection with architecture • Lunch is included at a leading Vietnamese restaurant
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Start with 8am pickup at your hotel in Saigon, then travel to the Independence Palace, also called the Reunification Palace, for the first stop of the day. Tour the palace-turned-museum’s strategic war rooms, conference halls, and military infrastructure, then continue to the War Remnants Museum. The War Remnants Museum offers a graphic depiction of the human tragedies of the war with the United States, with exhibits of photography and displays of military equipment. Head into Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown to visit Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple, a historic site that’s dedicated to a Chinese sea goddess who protects fishermen. Continue into the historic center of Ho Chi Minh City to see beautifully-preserved colonial-era buildings, then pause for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, tour a series of colonial landmarks, including the Municipal Theatre, the General Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the brick-red Notre Dame Cathedral, whose twin bell towers look out over a bustling square. This 9.5-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start with 8am pickup at your hotel in Saigon, then travel to the Independence Palace, also called the Reunification Palace, for the first stop of the day. Tour the palace-turned-museum’s strategic war rooms, conference halls, and military infrastructure, then continue to the War Remnants Museum. The War Remnants Museum offers a graphic depiction of the human tragedies of the war with the United States, with exhibits of photography and displays of military equipment. Head into Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown to visit Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple, a historic site that’s dedicated to a Chinese sea goddess who protects fishermen. Continue into the historic center of Ho Chi Minh City to see beautifully-preserved colonial-era buildings, then pause for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, tour a series of colonial landmarks, including the Municipal Theatre, the General Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the brick-red Notre Dame Cathedral, whose twin bell towers look out over a bustling square. This 9.5-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8084P165
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • A full-day private tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Ho Chi Minh City centre hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • A full-day private tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Ho Chi Minh City centre hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 14, 2020
A note from Ho Chi Minh City and Chinatown Privately
1. All Clients should use their own refillable water bottle to avoid regular contacts with multiples single-use plastic bags (this has the additional positive effect of reducing plastic waste in our destination). 2. Everyone reminded to wash or sanitize hands before all snacks, meals.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Independence Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    War Remnants Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Saigon Central Post Office
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 5
    Binh Tay Market
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Thien Hau Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Princess_Ronna
Xi'an, China373 contributions
Fantastic Tour and Tour Guide
Aug 2018
This was an intimate tour with only 4 tourist in it. It was nice because we got a lot of attention and explanations. Totally worth it!
Written July 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear Princess It has been such a pleasure to have received your review about your full day excursion through Vietnam's former capitol. We of course will pass all this on to our guide who has been instrumental in the above expectations experience. Looking forward welcoming you and your travel companions again to our Asia! With kind regards Asian Trails Vietnam
Written July 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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