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Top Ho Chi Minh tours in 2024 that you should book

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is more dynamic than any other city in Vietnam. Even though they live in a large, bustling, and busy city, people here still know how to relax, as simple as a cup of iced coffee or a cocktail. In District 1, skyscrapers rise next to French museums, and the streets go up and down with motorbikes.

From sophisticated restaurants to fast food shops to humble food stalls at Ben Thanh market, all offer visitors countless exciting dining options, just like the nightlife here. When the sun goes down and the lights come on, Ho Chi Minh City can satisfy your needs, from popular beer bars to sophisticated bars or vibrant clubs. Life is so bustling and diverse that many tourists who come here can only lie down on the bed when the sun is about to rise. Not everywhere in Vietnam can you let loose all night like that, so make the most of your chance.

Explore the city

In Ho Chi Minh City, catching a taxi with a distance meter is accessible, costing around 12,000-15,000 VND for the first kilometer, and most trips cost a few USD. You can see a cyclo everywhere if you’re not in a hurry. To save money, you should book a full-day tour at your hotel.

Which is the Top Ho Chi Minh tours in 2024?

The most common trips in Ho Chi Minh City are: the half-day tour to explore the Cu Chi tunnels Saigon Hop on hop off Sightseeing Bus Ticket, the Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Double-decker bus tickets from the city Sightseeing. But there are still other tours that you can book. 

Half-Day Tour to Explore Cu Chi Tunnels

Half-Day Tour to Explore Cu Chi Tunnels
Half-Day Tour to Explore Cu Chi Tunnels – Source: Internet

On this tour, you can explore the complex tunnels at Cu Chi Tunnels containing historical stories. Learn about the life and highly creative struggle of the people of “Thanh Dong Steel Land” and experience the peaceful beauty of the countryside right next to the bustling city center.

A half-day excursion departing from Ho Chi Minh City takes you to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. This is an opportunity to learn deeply about the fighting life of people and soldiers during wartime through the complex and heroic tunnel system of Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnel system consists of an infirmary, several rooms, kitchens, warehouses, offices, and an underground tube system around 250 kilometers long. Learn about Vietnam’s guerrilla warfare by experiencing tunneling firsthand. The tunnels were built by soldiers and Started in 1948 as a place to hide from enemy air raids.

Today, about 120 km of Cu Chi Tunnels are protected and have become an attractive tourist destination for Ho Chi Minh City tourists. Book together and re-experience the nation’s heroic past with attractive discounts.

Saigon Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Saigon Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket
Saigon Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket – Source: Internet

You can explore Saigon on a double-decker bus with your friends and loved ones on the tours! Double-decker buses (also known as hop-on hop-off buses) are one of the services that are extremely popular with Saigon residents and foreign tourists. On the double-decker bus, you can walk around the sights and prominent historical sites of Ho Chi Minh City. Besides, you will also learn more about Saigon’s destinations and development process through audio commentary in 8 languages, available on the bus.

With two types of tickets, 1-hour daytime and nighttime tickets, you will easily choose the right ticket package for your trip. If you only have a short time to visit Saigon but still want to explore all the outstanding destinations, take advantage of this exciting experience. Or, if you’re going to have a set of commemorative photos with Saigon from a completely different perspective, book your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket now on Lily’s Travel to have pictures of a lifetime!

The tour can help you:

The tour allows you to explore Ho Chi Minh City’s attractions at your own pace on a tour bus, stopping at famous locations such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Nguyen Hue Street, Walking Street, Bitexco Financial Tower, Taka Plaza Underground Cuisine, Huyen Si Church, Bach Dang Wharf, and Ho Chi Minh City Opera House.

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Half-Day Private Tour to Discover Saigon’s Secrets

Half-Day Private Tour to Discover Saigon's Secrets
Half-Day Private Tour to Discover Saigon’s Secrets – Source: Internet

Visit secret corners and stroll around Saigon’s deserted streets like a local and discover the history, culture, and way of life in Ho Chi Minh City. With a half-day tour on a motorbike, you will first visit Ho Thi Ky flower market, where most flowers are bought and sold in the city – as well as the surrounding areas to the Cambodian border. The next stop is the 7-story Vietnam Quoc Pagoda, which holds many colorful religious statues. Then, visit the Monument of Venerable Thich Quang Duc to hear about the monk who self-immolated to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam. Take time to visit Tan Thanh motorbike parts market and Soai Kinh Lam fabric market before stopping to enjoy traditional Vietnamese pancakes, then continue to the tour’s final destination – Xom Chieu Market. Here, you will explore one of the largest markets in Vietnam, with many stalls selling countless types of goods for you to shop and enjoy. At the end of the tour, you’ll be safely dropped off at your hotel to enjoy the rest of the day as you please.

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Vietnamese Ghost and Belief Motorcycle Tour

Vietnamese Ghost and Belief Motorcycle Tour
Vietnamese Ghost and Belief Motorcycle Tour – Source: Internet

The excursion begins by traveling via the Saigon River tunnel. Visit a local temple, and the tour guide will explain the local tradition of worshiping several gods and believing in the circle of life, particularly the god of water, the river, and the mysterious river ghost. Next, visit District 4 – the old gangster district – to truly see Saigon and fuel yourself for the long drive with a bowl of Beef Noodle Soup.

Following that, we will take a long trip to the funeral home, where we will stroll inside and see various funeral rites. Our tour guides explain funeral rituals and ghost legends. Next, let us drive you to the largest Chinatown and stop at the Ghost structure, an abandoned downtown structure known for its Fung Shui. Then we took a break and drank local refreshments (coffee, juice, or smoothie) in a local coffee shop, much like the locals do. Finally, we will visit the Thich Quang Đức memorial, where the monk burnt himself to protest Buddhist persecution in 1963.

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