Saigon is famous for its elegance and lively nightlife and entertainment and dining areas. Join Lily’s Travel to discover the secret to a fun and economical trip.
Transportation to Saigon
As the largest city in the country with a developed transportation system, you can come to Saigon at any time by any means.
Hanoi – Saigon
Airplanes are the fastest way to travel from the capital to Ho Chi Minh City. HCM with ticket prices from 600,000 – 1,550,000 VND depending on the airline and flight time.
From Tan Son Nhat airport to the city center, you can travel by public transport or airport taxi.
Da Nang – Saigon
Tourists often take a Da Nang plane into Saigon. Airfare usually ranges from 200,000 – 1,300,000 VND depending on the type of ticket and airline. If you want to save money, you can travel by car. The ticket price is about 350.000 – 450.000 VND depending on the car.
If what makes you wonder is the fare, you can find “bargains” on sites specializing in booking flights, or communities hunting for cheap tickets.
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Saigon Tourist Car
The most popular means of transportation in Saigon are motorbikes. If you are in a small group, you can rent a car for 100.000 VND/day for convenient transportation. For families with young children, you should choose a taxi for a city tour to both not worry about the price and to avoid the heat.
|Time to travel||4-time slots||7-time slots||16-time slots|
|4Hours||900.000 VND||1.000.000 VND||1.300.000 VND|
|8 hours||1.300.000 VND||1.400.000 VND||1.850.000 VND|
|10 hours||1.500.000 VND||1.650.000 VND||2.100.000 VND|
|12 hours||1.750.000 VND||1.850.000 VND||2.300.000 VND|
Hotels in Saigon
You can stay in a hotel or homestay.
|Quality||2 Stars||3 Stars||4 Stars|
|Room Price||350.000 VND||780.000 VND||1.240.000 VND|
Homestay or hostel can also be a good choice for travelers who want to explore the culture and lifestyle of Saigon people. Homestay prices range from 250.000 – 500.000 VND/ room.
A small tip is to choose a place near the city center to avoid the heat, save and move more conveniently.
Dining schedule 3 days 2 nights in Saigon
Day 1: Dragon Wharf – Nguyen Hue Walking Street
Dragon Wharf, also known as Ho Chi Minh Museum, is located on the banks of the Saigon River and deserves to be the first place on your trip. Dragon Wharf is famous for its unique architecture and is where Uncle Ho went to find a way to save the country. From here, you can see the shimmering Saigon River.
The museum is open from 8 am – 6 pm, with a ticket price of only 5.000 VND, free for students.
From the Dragon Wharf, you go through the Thu Thiem tunnel under the Saigon River, the gateway of the city with luxurious villas mixed with green nature. Many people, especially families, and young people, often hold barbecues or picnics here.
The next place in your journey is Nguyen Hue walking street to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of modern Saigon, at night and enjoy unique dishes.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon River cruise
The second day begins with a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels. This is a famous historical site with cobwebs in the ground built as a shelter for Vietnamese troops during the war.
Opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm with the price of 100.000 VND/foreign visitor and 20,000 VND/domestic visitor. When coming to Cu Chi Tunnels, do not forget to enjoy grilled cassava for free and bring anti-heat applications.
In the afternoon, you need some time to rest before sitting on a yacht to admire the magnificent Saigon in the evening. On a yacht along the Saigon River, you will be slowed down in the middle of a busy life, enjoying the shimmering city scene at night.
The cost for an excursion varies depending on the quality of service, usually 80,000 VND/person or more.
Day 3: BenThanh Market – Notre Dame Cathedral
Coming to Saigon without going to Ben Thanh market is considered as not going to Saigon. As a historical witness of Saigon, Ben Thanh Market brings together all the unique cultures of the people here with trading activities and specialties.
Some delicious dishes in Ben Thanh market:
|Rice vermicelli||4 Phan Boi Chau, District 1||50.000 VND|
|Hue cake||Gate 7, Ben Thanh Market, District 1||10.000 – 20.000 VND|
|Sweet sticky rice||Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1||15.000 – 20.000 VND|
|Baby tea||Cua Tay, Ben Thanh Market, District 1||30.000 VND|
Don’t forget to buy some food as a gift!
The last stop on your trip is Notre Dame. With bold Indian architecture, a temple is a favorite place for many visitors. Try the people who come here face down against the stone wall to pray for the blessing of Our Lady. Hope the above sharing can help you have a great trip in Saigon with Lily’s Travel.
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