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Ho Chi Minh City Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 429

Formerly Saigon, this vibrant city offers a mixture of the East and French Colonial influences both of which add to the charm. A special visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels enhances a visit.


Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon before 1975, is the economic centre and the largest city in the country. It is bustling with life – just watch a scooter go by with a family of five hanging on. Its many markets sell everything from silk to spices and the city is dotted with temples.

During your stay here, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels situated 40 kilometers/25 miles outside the city. They are an elaborate underground system of tunnels and chambers spread out over 240 kilometrs/150 miles which is mind boggling as these tunnels which were built in the 1940’s and used again in the 1960’s to provide refuge from the foreign enemy, housed hundreds of families and even contained hospitals underground.

In the city, begin with Reunification Hall, formerly the Presidential Palace followed by the HistoryMuseum with its Vietnamese antiquities. Take in the Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French during their occupation and the uniquely designed Post Office. Finally visit the Central Market with its several hundred stalls selling everything under the sun. Here you can purchase inexpensive clothes and souvenirs. 


 

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Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City

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    Lavender Central Hotel



    Ideally located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Lavender Hotel offers a walking distance to many attractive destinations; it is just opposite to the historical Ben Thanh Market, which is widely popular with tourists seeking Vietnamese traditional handicrafts or cuisines. Apart from that, ...

    Ideally located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Lavender Hotel offers a walking distance to many attractive destinations; it is just opposite to the historical Ben Thanh Market, which is widely popular with tourists seeking Vietnamese traditional handicrafts or cuisines. Apart from that, it's in a busy commercial area where international consulates and office buildings abound; Lavender Hotel can also be seen as one of your best habitations in any business trips.

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    Saigon Prince Hotel



    Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Prince Hotel, formerly known as Duxton Hotel Saigon, is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike. As well as a range ...

    Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Prince Hotel, formerly known as Duxton Hotel Saigon, is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike.

    As well as a range of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and suites, the hotel also has a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and business centre, along with several meeting rooms.

    The Saigon Prince Hotel is situated on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most famous attractions including Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, and Saigon River. The hotel is also ideally located for those who want to experience the city's bustling nightlife, from cheap and cheerful street food vendors to chic cosmopolitan nightclubs and lounge bars.

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    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    Northern Saigon



    The Northern Saigon is a boutique hotel offering 99 well-equipped rooms just a short walk from major entertainment and historic landmarks. Amenities include an in-house restaurant and gym.

    The Northern Saigon is a boutique hotel offering 99 well-equipped rooms just a short walk from major entertainment and historic landmarks. Amenities include an in-house restaurant and gym.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
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    Sofitel Plaza Saigon



    Bringing together all the qualities of a luxury class deluxe hotel, Hotel Sofitel Plaza is located on the historical Le Duan Boulevard, which houses the former US Embassy. In the heart of the city's commercial district and close to the Reunification Palace and the majestic ...

    Bringing together all the qualities of a luxury class deluxe hotel, Hotel Sofitel Plaza is located on the historical Le Duan Boulevard, which houses the former US Embassy. In the heart of the city's commercial district and close to the Reunification Palace and the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral, the hotel is also just a short drive away from the exhibition centre and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. From the moment you arrive you will be assured of the refined luxury and outstanding service for which Sofitel is renowned worldwide. 280 rooms, 11 suites and the Champagne Suite are all elegantly furnished with five star amenities to cater to your every whim.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    InterContinental Asiana Saigon



    InterContinental Asiana Saigon, the cornerstone of Kumho Asiana Plaza complex featuring retail, commercial and accommodations, is an exciting new landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial centre. The hotel is close to the colonial sights of Notre Dame Cathedral and the ...

    InterContinental Asiana Saigon, the cornerstone of Kumho Asiana Plaza complex featuring retail, commercial and accommodations, is an exciting new landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial centre. The hotel is close to the colonial sights of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office, a few minutes from famous landmarks like the Reunification Palace, City Hall and the beautiful Opera House. Personalised service awaits guests in each of the 305 elegantly-appointed rooms, including 19 suites and a stylish Presidential Suite.

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    Hotel Majestic Saigon



    The Majestic is situated in the heart of the city overlooking the Saigon River and is steps away from shopping, restaurants and business areas. The hotel has 152 rooms all with in-room safes, a mini bar and TV. The hotel also has a restaurant, café ...

    The Majestic is situated in the heart of the city overlooking the Saigon River and is steps away from shopping, restaurants and business areas. The hotel has 152 rooms all with in-room safes, a mini bar and TV. The hotel also has a restaurant, café and two bars plus a coffee shop. Other facilities include a sauna, spa, swimming pool and fitness centre.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Internet Access
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    Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint



    Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel offers guests the utmost in quality, comfort and convenience. Located in the city centre, the hotel is within walking distance of Le Loi Boulevard, the Central Business District and thriving nightlife. In-house facilities include a restaurant, cafe, sky bar, rooftop ...

    Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel offers guests the utmost in quality, comfort and convenience. Located in the city centre, the hotel is within walking distance of Le Loi Boulevard, the Central Business District and thriving nightlife. In-house facilities include a restaurant, cafe, sky bar, rooftop swimming pool, health club, spa and cinema.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge(s)
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Mini Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV

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    Park Hyatt Ho Chi Minh City



    Located at Lam Son Square in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, the 9-storey Park Hyatt Saigon hotel is within walking distance of main tourist attractions, restaurants and parks. A 5 star luxury hotel in the true sense of the word, Park Hyatt Saigon ...

    Located at Lam Son Square in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, the 9-storey Park Hyatt Saigon hotel is within walking distance of main tourist attractions, restaurants and parks. A 5 star luxury hotel in the true sense of the word, Park Hyatt Saigon is host to world-class restaurants and the exclusive Xuan Spa. Honoured by Travel + Leisure as Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel Park Hyatt Saigon is within easy reach of the exhibition centre and central business district. Ho Chi Minh International Airport Tan Son Nhat is only 7 km away.

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    • Bar(s)
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    Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel


    Located along the active Saigon River, the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel provides a romantic, tranquil vibe within an easy walk of many of the city's prominent landmarks. This award-winning hotel offers 170 comfortable, stylish rooms with city or river views. Facilities include an entire ...

    Located along the active Saigon River, the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel provides a romantic, tranquil vibe within an easy walk of many of the city's prominent landmarks. This award-winning hotel offers 170 comfortable, stylish rooms with city or river views. Facilities include an entire floor dedicated to health and wellness, swimming pool, in-house bistro, sky bar and restaurant.

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    Saigon Hotel


    The Saigon Hotel is perfectly located right in the bustling commercial and tourist district of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel offers 86 well-furnished and rooms and suites with wood floors and a mix of traditional and modern decor. Facilities include an in-house restaurant and ...

    The Saigon Hotel is perfectly located right in the bustling commercial and tourist district of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel offers 86 well-furnished and rooms and suites with wood floors and a mix of traditional and modern decor. Facilities include an in-house restaurant and fitness centre.

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    • Airport Transfer
    • Car Rental Service
    • Conference and Banquet
    • Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant
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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 429

Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh Saigon Airport to City Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

Caravelle Hotel

The Caravelle Hotel is centrally located in the midst of the city's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, and it is just 12 kilometres from the airport. The Caravelle's dining options are varied and exquisite, while its renowned Saigon Bar offers live entertainment and the best views of Ho Chi Minh City's skyline. The Caravelle's deluxe facilities include a swimming pool, a modern and fully-equipped gym and a spa.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Caravelle Hotel

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    Caravelle Hotel



    The Caravelle Hotel is centrally located in the midst of the city's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, and it is just 12 kilometres from the airport. The Caravelle's dining options are varied and exquisite, while its renowned Saigon Bar offers live entertainment and the best ...

    The Caravelle Hotel is centrally located in the midst of the city's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, and it is just 12 kilometres from the airport. The Caravelle's dining options are varied and exquisite, while its renowned Saigon Bar offers live entertainment and the best views of Ho Chi Minh City's skyline. The Caravelle's deluxe facilities include a swimming pool, a modern and fully-equipped gym and a spa.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
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Day 2

Full Day Cu Chi and Ho Chi Minh City Tour including lunch

Synonymous with the Vietnam War and a testament to the determined spirit of the Vietnamese, the underground network of passages at Cu Chi is a fascinating day trip out of the city.

Work on the tunnels began during the war against the French in the 1940s and over the next 25 years as the conflict with America escalated, they were improved and expanded to create an underground city of meeting areas, storerooms, living quarters and much more. The tunnels allowed the Viet Cong to control a vital area of South Vietnam and at their height, extended for more than 200KM in length and stretched from what was then Saigon to the Cambodian border.

Preserved as a memorial park, two sections of this remarkable network are open to the public. Visiting the area at Ben Dinh, there is the option to go below the surface and visit sections of the tunnels first hand. The more adventurous may go deeper and your guide will be on hand to give guidance on the degree of expected difficulty. There is plenty of interest above ground as well and it is recommended to bring good footwear, sunscreen and a hat. Please note you may get a little dusty if you decide to go underground.

Return to city for lunch at a local restaurant. The first stop on this afternoon's itinerary is Reunification Palace. Formerly named the Presidential Palace, this important city landmark was assured its place in history on 30th April 1975, when the first North Vietnamese tanks rumbled past, signalling the Fall of Saigon and ultimately the end of the Vietnam War. Now a museum complete with period meeting areas, war rooms and a basement communication centre, after your visit, walk the short distance to Notre Dame Cathedral. At the centre of HCMC's government district, this romantic church dates back to the late 19th century and is a popular backdrop for wedding photographs. Across the street from the cathedral is the city's striking French colonial-era post office, whilst Hotel de Ville de Saigon, officially Ho Chi Minh City Hall, is another of the city's most prominent buildings. The Museum of Vietnamese History is housed in yet another fine example of Sino-French architecture. Dating back to the 1920s, it contains an excellent series of exhibits dating from the Bronze Age to the Nguyen dynasty, the last ruling family of Vietnam.

As an alternative to the Museum of Vietnamese History, visit the elegant Fine Arts Museum with its impressive collection of ancient and modern art and sculptures, or the War Remnants Museum, which is primarily dedicated to the Vietnam War but also includes exhibits dating back to French colonialist period and the first Indochina War.

The final stop today is the unforgettable Jade Emperor Pagoda. With the pungent smell of incense hanging heavy in the air and an interior packed fall of ornate carvings and fierce-looking statues, this Taoist temple is one of the most atmospheric places of worship in the city. Transfer back to your hotel after your visit or alternatively be dropped off at Ben Thanh market for personal exploration and a spot of souvenir hunting.

Duration10 Hours
Day 3

City Hotel to Ho Chi Minh Saigon Airport

Duration45 Minutes

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodation (as per your choice)
  • Return transfers
  • Full day sightseeing tour
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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1 Oct 2018
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