Saigon excursion from Phu My port

1.950.000 ₫

A day trip

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08.00 a.m.: You will be picked up by our guide at Phu My port in Vung Tau. The transfer to Ho Chi Minh City is app. 2.25 hrs. to its centre. Saigon is not only sightseeing, but about street markets, where bargains are struck and deals are done; the pavement cafes, where stereo speakers fill the surrounding streets with a melodious thumping beat; and the sleek new cafes and pubs, where tourists chat over beer, pretzels, coffee and croissants.

Today you will have a sightseeing tour in Saigon which includes visits to the:

 

Former Presidential Palace, the Reunification Palace

 

Which is beautiful in its ugliness, a 1960s monstrosity designed with the help of Soviet architects. Most people will remember the image of a North Vietnamese tank crashing through the gates on 30 April 1975, signifying the fall of Saigon. The tank still graces the front lawn. Rooms open to the public remain exactly as they were in 1975, showing where important meetings were held during the war, as well as some of the private quarters of the president and his family. Most fascinating are a series of underground tunnels housing a telecommunications centre.

 

The War Remnants Museum

 

Operated by the Vietnamese government, an incipient form of museum opened on September 4, 1975, as the "Exhibition House for US and Puppet Crimes", located in the premises of the former United States Information Agency building. The exhibition was not the first of its kind for the North Vietnamese side, but rather followed a tradition of such exhibitions exposing "war crimes", first those of the French and then those of the Americans, who had operated at various locations of the country as early as 1954.

In 1990, the name changed to Exhibition House for Crimes of War and Aggression

Notre Dame Cathedral

 

The twin towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral have been a familiar landmark in Ho Chi Minh City since the 1880s. In front of the cathedral in a small garden is a delicate statue of the Virgin Mary. The interior of the cathedral is rather plain, unlike most French cathedrals, with no stained glass but it is a cool escape from the heat outside

Former Post Office

 

Across from the Notre Dame Cathedral, the vast Post Office was also built in the late 19th century in European style. The interior has hardly been touched since it was built and is dominated by a huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh. The building always seems busy but most people are just visitors rather than customers.

Ben Thanh Market

 

Be a large marketplace in the downtown area of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Hồ Chí Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

03.00 p.m.: Transfer back to port 
05.30 p.m.: Arrive at Phu My port; cruise departs at 07.00 p.m

Tour costing included:

  • Transportation by private vehicle with A/C
  • All entrance fee to sightseeing sites as mentioned
  • Local English speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees and permits where applicable

Price excluded:

  • Meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa
  • Tipping, drinks and other personal expenses

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