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Explore a different side of Ho Chi Minh City. Take a cruise along the Saigon River, admiring the city’s skyline and discovering quiet canals oozing with character. After breakfast on board, return to dry land for an introduction to the city’s historic landmarks.

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Morning Cruise And Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Half Day

Today’s tour will begin at 07:30. Start today with a short drive to the banks of the Saigon River. Board a comfortable river boat and cast off to discover the beauty of the city from the waterways. Cruise past the banks of District 1, District 2 and Thanh Da Island, seeing how colonial buildings mix with modern skyscrapers in this dynamic metropolis.

Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising through isolated canals, local neighbourhoods, and some of Saigon’s most rapidly developing areas. Observe fishermen casting their nets, kids playing on the riverbanks and traditional wooden boats passing by.

After the cruise, take a short tour through vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Start with a visit to the city’s most iconic building: Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on 30 April 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Hear the echoes of time while walking through this historic downtown site. Then take a stroll to Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall, the old Saigon Post Office and more. Hear about the glory days of French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture.

Following this fascinating introduction to Ho Chi Minh City, return to the hotel or continue exploring the city’s vibrant streets.

Time permitting, after the historical visit, continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars.


Our Services include:

  • English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our Services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

- Your guide will pick you up and lead you to the boat, then pick you up upon disembarkation to continue the city tour. Explanations on board will be given by the boat crew (English only).

- The morning cruise in on a join-in basis.

- The city tour is private and conducted by EXO guide.

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