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  • Ho Chi Minh City Hall is a very popular photo opportunity during your Vietnam vacation.
  • Reunification Palace (Independence Palace)
  • The Post Office was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel
  • The Post Office with its spectacular Gothic architectural style
  • A crowded marketplace of shoppers and street vendors

When ona Vietnam vacation, one must visit Ho Chi Minh City, previously named Saigon, Vietnam’s largest city, which is located in the country’s south region. Situated on the banks of the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh is located 1760 km (1090 mi) south of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.

While under the name Saigon, the city was the capital of the French colony, Cochin-china, later becoming the capital of Republic of South Vietnam, from 1955-75. Ho Chi Minh City, named after communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, acquired its name in 1976, after joining with the province of Gia Dinh and two suburban districts of two other nearby provinces. This occurred one year after Vietnam’s communist north captured Saigon during the Vietnam War, on April 30, 1975, also known as the Fall of Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh City is still unofficially known as Saigon to many locals and foreigners, mostly referring to the city’s central area, District 1. Featuring wide boulevards and French colonial architecture, including the cathedral Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the adjacent Saigon Central Post Office, and the famous Rex Hotel, District 1 is home to many tourist attractions on Vietnam vacation packages.

Reunification Palace is Ho Chi Minh’s most prominent landmark. This distinct structure was built in the 1960s, and served as residence and workplace to former president of South Vietnam, and then symbolized the Fall of Saigon, on April 30, 1975, as enemy tanks crashed through its gates, declaring victory over the Vietnam War.

There are many museums to visit on Vietnam tour packages, including the War Remnants Museum, which exhibits various war relics, fighter aircraft, and shocking imagery of the Vietnam War. Northwest of the city in the Cu Chi district, the Cu Chi Tunnels offer a glimpse into an immense network of underground tunnels, as they served as hiding spots for the north’s Viet Cong guerillas.

Along with historic sites, Ho Chi Minh features various recreational parks and entertainment facilities. Visitors can enjoy a cyclo tour, enjoying scenes of everyday life on the streets, a boat cruise along the Saigon River, as well as water puppet theatre.

With its many restaurants, bars, and cafes, Ho Chi Minh’s busy nightlife also offers plenty of shopping in various night markets, as well as water puppet theatre.

With its timeless beauty, busy nightlife, various markets, and friendly smiles, Ho Chi Minh is a bustling, dynamic, and industrious city, fast growing into a world metropolis, to be enjoyed on Vietnam vacation packages.

 


 

Vietnam Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Vietnam.vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Vietnam's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Vietnam for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Vietnam tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Vietnam tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Classic Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City

    Experience the essential sites of Vietnam on this private guided tour. From bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south to colourful Hoi An on the coast to the attractive northern capital, Hanoi, you’ll experience the best of Vietnam in one exciting week.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,696
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Classic Vietnam: ex Hanoi

    Experience the essential Vietnam in one week visiting vibrant Ho Chi Min City, colourful Hoi An and the attractive capital, Hanoi. Find out what Vietnam is all about in one week.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,696
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Classic Mekong

    Cruising on the Mekong River, the lifeline joining several countries, on the luxury Pandaw ship from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia is the perfect river trip.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,475
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Classic Vietnam incl. Airfare

    Experience the essential sites of Vietnam on this private guided tour. From bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south to colourful Hoi An on the coast to the attractive northern capital, Hanoi, you’ll experience the best of Vietnam in one exciting week.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Dalat Stopover

    Extend your Vietnamese vacation and take in the eccentric resort town of Dalat. This charming mountain city has mild temperatures and a wealth of curious sights, from a guesthouse like something out of Alice in Wonderland to the romantic colonial architecture to the strawberry fields and waterfalls of the surrounding countryside.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 618
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Highlights of Vietnam

    Experience a country rich in highlights including bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the lush Mekong Delta, ancient Hue, charming Hoi An, exotic and beautiful Halong Bay and Hanoi, the “Paris of Vietnam”.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,893
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Ho Chi Minh City Stopover

    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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 305
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Full Day Cu Chi and Ho Chi Minh City Tour including lunch

    Journey to Cu Chi to explore the tunnels that helped the North Vietnamese wage guerilla warfare against the French and Americans before touring Ho Chi Minh City to see the former Presidential Palace, where the South Vietnamese government used to hold power, as well as the History Museum, which charts the history of the nation.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Mekong Cruise Getaway

    On this air-inclusive cruise trip, uncover the Mekong Delta, the waterway that gives life to much of Cambodia and the southern regions of Vietnam. Explore villages most tourists never see, as well as the tent pole cities of Saigon and Phnom Penh.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Cambodia See Trip Details
  • Mekong Delta

    This delta is formed by the multiple tributaries of the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy colourful local markets, a stork sanctuary and much more in this lush scenic and enticing region.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 466
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Mekong Delta Cruise: La Cochinchine

    Explore the Mekong Delta with its individual character. Cruise among a network of rivers to visit small islands, colourful local villages and markets, pagodas and a stork sanctuary.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 443
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Phan Thiet Beach

    This beautiful small resort, known for its extensive white sand beaches, is relatively unspoiled. Take delight in the hundreds of gaily painted fishing vessels in the harbour.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 617
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Secrets of Indochina: ex Ho Chi Minh City

    Goway's 13 day Secrets of Indochina tour that visits exotic destinations within Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,677
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Secrets of Indochina: ex Siem Reap

    Goway's 13 day Secrets of Indochina tour that visits exotic destinations within Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,662
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Cambodia See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Discovery

    Discover Vietnam’s fascinating culture, charming locals and scrumptious food with a thorough exploration of this enticing country.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,170
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Showcase: ex Hanoi

    The perfect itinerary to experience the highlights of a fast emerging major tourist destination, find out why Vietnam is so highly thought of. Travel southbound.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,324
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Vietnam Showcase: ex Ho Chi Minh City

    The perfect itinerary to experience the highlights of a fast emerging major tourist destination, find out why Vietnam is so highly thought of. Travel northbound.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,310
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
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