Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour By Car
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Ho Chi Minh City
Explore Saigon's rich history and vibrant culture on a private half-day car tour. Visit iconic landmarks and uncover Vietnam War stories.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Central Post Office - Saigon Central Post Office is notable for its perfect combination of neo-classical European architecture and Asian decorations. This magnificent post office attracts a large number of domestic and foreign visitors, making it a must-see when you are in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - Visit from outside :
    Notre Dame Cathedral Vietnam is honored as one of the world’s 19 most majestic cathedrals, the only representative from Southeast Asia. This long-lasting masterpiece, seen as the architectural symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, hosts a flock of new tourists every day who seek ancient grandeur, holiness, and enchanting photography spots.

  • Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) - The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Municipal Opera House (Vietnamese: Nhà hát Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; French: Opėra Municipal de Saigon), is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam.

  • Ben Thanh Market - Ben Thanh Market is the most famous shopping destination for tourists in Ho Chi Minh City. It is a nice place to buy local handicrafts, branded items, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. In addition to shopping, this oldest market in the city is also an attraction in itself.

  • Nguyen Hue Street - Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Hue Walking Street is a popular tourist destination that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity. With its beautiful floral displays, impressive skyline, and bustling atmosphere, this street attracts visitors from all over the world who come to experience its vibrant energy.

  • People’s Committee Building - The hall was built in 1902–1908 in a French colonial style by architect Paul Gardès. Since 1975, the building has housed the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court.

The building is popular for its photo opportunities. Tourists can take photographs outside and many people choose to do this at night when the building and its grounds are lit up.

  • Emperor Jade Pagoda - Built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes.

The pungent smoke of incense (huong) fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings. Its roof is encrusted with elaborate tile work, and the temple’s statues, depicting characters from both Buddhist and Taoist lore, are made from reinforced papier mâché.

  • War Remnants Museum - The War Remnants Museum, also known as the Museum of American War Crimes, until now, has stored more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibition frequently. In 35 years, the War Museum Ho Chi Minh has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad
What's Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Bottled water
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in the center
  • Entrance tickets
What's Not Included
  • All not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, beverages, etc.
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

This half-day city tour reveals Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. Gain more information about Vietnam War through local’s views at must-see attractions of the town: Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, City Hall, The Opera house, War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda and Ben Thanh Market.

We will visit the following places of interest:

  1. Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
  2. Saigon Central Post Office
  3. War Remnants Museum
  4. Jade Emperor Temple
  5. Ben Thanh Market
  6. Opera House
  7. Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
  8. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

At the end of the tour, our car will take you back to your hotel.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Location
Central Post Office
125 Hai Ba Trung, District 1,
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Sally
Jun 11, 2024
Big adventure - memorable, safe and fun! - Our tour guide Jens was the best. He made sure we were always safe touring through the city. We appreciated his service so much we did 3 tours together. The first was a city tour to the iconic places in Saigon - the War Remnants Museum, a temple, the Post Office and much more. Next day we took a private car to Vung Tau to have a hotpot then hike up to the giant Jesus then to the beach then the palace. Jens always kept us informed with details about the history and language. Finally we did a private nightlife tour with Jens - rooftop bar, live music, quality food, and flan! We are already planning on coming back and feel like we made a new friend.
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Jan
May 20, 2024
Nice private guided tour in Ho Chi Minh City - We were able to arrange a private guided tour at short notice. We had David as our tour guide. He is educated in tourism and did a good job of telling us about and showing us Ho Chi Minh city. Firma and David as tour guide can be recommended.
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El
Apr 28, 2024
Option for the day to avoid queues and the heat - A viable and satisfactory option. Zayne was a person who understood our needs and helped us understand the country. Excellent guide!!!
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Rebecca_l
Apr 26, 2024
First time visiting Ho Chi Minh - Our first time visiting Vietnam. So glad we booked this tour. Our guide was Jackie. He was fantastic. His knowledge of Ho Chi Minh was amazing. He also gave us many tips on how to get around the city.
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Kent_b
Apr 24, 2024
Great day with wonderful team - Nice day with friendly driver and guide that took us everywhere we needed to go. Thanks so much for a great trip.
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Neha_k
Apr 2, 2024
Would 100% recommend - Zayne was very knowledgeable. He patiently answered all our questions and showed us around really nicely.
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William_s
Apr 1, 2024
Great tour - Great tour that hit all the highlights in an afternoon. Jackie was a great guide; very knowledgeable and interesting. Would highly recommend for a first time visitor to HCMC.
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Kaliana
Mar 12, 2024
Enjoyable vist with a super guide - We booked at the last minute a private afternoon city tour and don't regret it! We had a lovely time. What made it even better was our guide Long. A student very smily and kind. He was very attentive with my mum who has difficulties with steps and walks with a stick. He was also very knowledgeable, gave us a lot of explanations.
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724jime
Mar 9, 2024
Private Mekong and Ho Chi Minh City tour by car with tour guide Quan. - The tour with our tour guide today Quan was absolutely perfect. He is very knowledgeable and shared with us information and insight we could not have gotten easily on our own. We consider ourselves so lucky to have him as our guide for both the Mekong and HCMC tours. These tours with Quan as our tour guide have been a highlight of our trip to Vietnam. I will highly recommend Quan and Saigon Adventure to others in the future. We are very, very pleased.
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Tourist308833
Mar 4, 2024
Best Tour with Jens! - We had a fantastic morning with Jens! He customized our tour with the things we wanted to do, took fantastic photos of us on location, and was a wealth of information and history. Plus he was hilarious!😂 He clearly loves his job. We also loved having the car with strong AC on standby in the 95 degree heat. Five stars! Would definitely recommend!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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