US$ 76

Private Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Full-Day Guided Tour

See more of Ho Chi Minh City in less of the time on this private guided tour. Admire colonial-era landmarks like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and Saigon Opera House.

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  • Discover the turbulent war years at the War Remnants Museum, shop for souvenirs at Ben Thanh Market, and visit the Ba Thien Hau Temple.
  • Your tour includes door-to-door transport and a local lunch.
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh City—past and present—with a private guide
  • See the Central Post Office, the War Remnants Museum, and so much more
  • Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Relax with door-to-door round-trip transport from your hotel


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide (other languages on request)
  • Lunch
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing fees and permits
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Cable car ticket (700 000 VND)


  • Departure Point: Ho Chi Minh City District 1 hotels
  • Departure Time 7:45am
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point


Though very much the heart of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City retains many connections to its past, particularly in Cholon – the city’s Chinatown. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The city bears a strong French influence as well with its many fine colonial-era buildings. Begin your full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Built between 1877 and 1883, this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture in the city. Remarkably, every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Next we visit Saigon Central Post Office. Another great example of French colonial architecture, this building was constructed between 1886 and 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Afterward, see the flamboyant architecture of the Saigon Opera House and the colonial style of Ho Chi Minh City Hall. We then continue on to one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most historic buildings – the Reunification Palace, where on April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end. After stopping for lunch we visit the War Remnants Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. In the city’s Chinatown we visit Thien Hau Pagoda, where the impressive incense coils in the interior make for fantastic photo opportunities. The tour concludes at the Ben Thanh market, where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs.

Private City Tour Ho Chi Minh Saigon
Private City Tour Ho Chi Minh Saigon


  • Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.
  • Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.
  • Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


  • Tour cancellation policy from Vietnam Budget Tour
  • For a full refund, please cancel at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Cancel 29- 7 days: charge 50% of the total tour cost
  • Cancel 6- 3 days less: charge 80% f the total tour cost
  • Cancel 3 days less: charge 100% f the total tour cost