Get to know Vietnam's largest city with a tour that introduces you to the sights, life, and food of Ho Chi Minh City. Your knowledgeable guide crafts a unique experience for your group as you stroll down the lively streets, visit traditional pagodas, and get some great Vietnamese meals.
Set out from your hotel as the morning sun brings the city to light and head to Tao Dan Park, where locals practice their morning exercises, including tai chi, aerobics, and badminton. At a small pagoda, you can learn about the role of religion in Vietnam as devotees perform their daily prayers.
Next, visit a local wet market where vendors offer everything from live seafood to housewares, have a Vietnamese coffee at one of the city's busiest cafés, and then hop back in your air-conditioned vehicle for a visit to Reunification Palace, the former seat of government for South Vietnam.
After a walk past the boutiques of Dong Khoi Street, wander around Nguyen Hue Boulevard to see beautiful old buildings such as the Notre-Dame Basilica, Municipal Theatre, and Central Post Office, as well as the skyscraper of Bitexco Tower. At Ben Thanh market, your guide can help you haggle for T-shirts, ceramics, sundries, and souvenirs.
Get lunch at a local restaurant before you head back to your hotel for a couple hours of down time before the tour resumes in the evening.
A delicious night is waiting as you jump on the back of a motorbike and jet around to some favorite eateries throughout the bustling city. You can enjoy some local culture with seafood, Vietnamese crepes, and sweet soups accompanied by beer or rice wine until it's time to retire to your hotel.