Discover Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, the largest city in Viet Nam with over eight million inhabitants. Enjoy this unforgettable experience and the ever-ready smiles of the locals. See the rickshaw drivers and motorbike riders skillfully negotiate the road side by side, while street vendors peddle an assortment of seasonal fruits.
Visit the colorful Binh Tay Market, in the heart of Cholon commonly known as Chinatown, and the Giac Lam Pagoda, one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Saigon. Head downtown and stop for photos at City Hall. Enjoy free time for lunch on your own or choose to explore the only pedestrian street in the downtown. You’ll have many restaurants to pick from offering both local and international foods and lots of shops at nearby Vincom Mall.
Drive through the French Colonial section where you’ll find grand old style buildings, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office and City Square. Visit the former Presidential Palace, now known as Reunification Hall. A stop at a lacquer workshop gives you the opportunity to watch skillful craftsmen at work and to purchase on the spot, a wide range of products including lacquer ware, ceramics, or wooden carvings.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.