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Half-Day Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour

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Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) as the city is still frequently referred to be Vietnam's largest city. It is a fast-paced city full of contrasts as street vendors selling fruit and vegetables can be seen next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques. Saigon's history is only 300 years old. In 1859 the city was captured by the French and became the capital of Cochin China. From 1956 until its dramatic demise in April 1975 it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurs.

A perfect overview of historical monuments and cultural sites of Saigon. This half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect introduction to the city and the country's colorful past. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Jade Emperor Pagoda.
  • Visit three of Ho Chi Minh City’s top attractions in one tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group of up to 15 ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Great value: hotel pickup/drop-off and entrance fees included
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel, travel around Ho Chi Minh City by air-conditioned minivan, as your guide explains more about the city’s history and colonial heritage. Spot architectural landmarks, including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Post Office, and learn why the city changed its name from Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City. Continue to Reunification Palace to discover more about the Fall of Saigon and then visit the War Remnants Museum to learn about Vietnam’s war history. Finally, marvel at the magnificent Jade Emperor Pagoda. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.
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Departure Point
254 Đường Đề Thám, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer free pick up and drop off at hotel in Central of Ho Chi Minh city ( district 1, 3, 4).
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water (1 bottle/pax)
  • Wet issue
  • Entry/Admission - Central Post Office
  • Entry/Admission - Emperor Jade Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Independence Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise preferred departure time in the special requirements
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • War remnants museum exhibits may be too graphic for some travelers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews reunification palace post office war remnants museum tour guide ben highly recommend this tour great overview local market notre dame cathedral great tour answered all our questions private tour vietnam history his knowledge explained everything ginkgo roy highlights
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a pleasent short tour saw the main sights in saigon and was given a informative description about them. Worth the trip

Thank robp535
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was only myself and another 2 people on the tour which was great for timing. The tour guide didn't interact with us much though, and only really gave us a brief description of the places we were going to dropped off at before we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Erinf0404
Reviewed 26 July 2019

Our tour guide was brilliant Tom, he spoke excellent English and was so knowledgeable about history and all the Landmark attractions. Recommend this tour and company. Picked us up on time aircon car everything went smoothly.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank WendyE1026
Reviewed 24 July 2019

Really good value. Tour guide Jun arrived promptly and with driver we visited Reunification Palace, Cathedral, War Remnants Museum, A Temple and a local market. All entrances costs included in price and bottle of water. The guide Jun had excellent English and was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Tour guide was Ben, he was great, he explained everything clearly and was fully engaged.Showed us around the key places in the city. Really interesting trip and would recommend to anybody looking for a half day adventure.More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Philthegreek123
Maps36296703142, Customer care at Ginkgo Voyage Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Dear Phil, Thank you so much for choosing Ginkgo Voyage and leaving such kind words for us on Tripadvisor. At Ginkgo Voyage, your satisfaction is our motivation and priority at work so we're more than happy to know that you enjoyed the trip with us....More

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Heather K
20 July 2019|
Response from Venture711180 | Reviewed this property |
I contacted Ginkgo tours prior to leaving home via email and stated which hotel I was staying at. They confirmed that they would pick me up from there and drop me back at the end of the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour... More
2 June 2019|
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I think you have sent this message to the wrong place Robert?
4 April 2019|
Response from kibrisjason | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour, Parlez vous Anglais? I am not the tour company, I am a tourist that booked with them. But yes they will do a morning tour and collect you from your hotel in district 1. Email them to request this and they will... More
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