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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

  • Signature Vietnam & Cambodia

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia while staying in luxury accommodations. Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh to see the major landmarks, including Halong Bay, the imperial capital of Hue, the resort town of Hoi An, and the temples of Angkor Wat.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,746
    Trip Type:
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  • Classic Mekong River Cruise: Cambodia & Vietnam

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Cruise the Mekong River from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to discover some of the cultural highlights, natural landmarks, and historical treasures of Southeast Asia. Before and after, you’ll also explore the temples of Angkor and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Cruises & Sailing, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Vietnam Discovery: Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An & Hanoi

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of Vietnam on this tailor-made vacation through the Southeast Asian country. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An to Hanoi and finally Halong Bay to see the nation’s mix of metropolises, colonial and imperial palaces, and natural treasures.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,579
    Trip Type:
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  • Romantic Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ninh Van Bay & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Get swept away on a luxurious romantic journey through Vietnam. Explore the old corridors of Hanoi in the back of a Soviet Jeep, cruise along beautiful Halong Bay in a private junk, explore quaint Hoi An, relax at a beach resort on Ninh Van Bay, and cap off the vacation in bustling Ho Chi Minh City.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,888
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Best of Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy the best of three Southeast Asian countries. In Cambodia, explore the temple ruins of Angkor Wat, before connecting into Laos to see Luang Prabang’s shrines and monastic traditions. Then explore the whole of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting Halong Bay, Hue, and Hoi An along the way.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,334
    Trip Type:
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  • Classic Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the essential highlights of Vietnam. Travelling north to south, you’ll explore the colonial avenues of Hanoi, cruise beautiful Halong Bay, see imperial treasures in Hue, relax on the beach in Hoi An, and learn about the history of the Vietnam War in Hoi Chi Minh City.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,401
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Boat, Bike & Beach Southern Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta & Phan Thiet

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of Southern Vietnam. Take in the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City, explore the Mekong Delta's small waterways and islands by boat and bicycle, and then unwind with a blissful beach stay along the coast.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,729
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences
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  • Heritage Vietnam & Cambodia

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Immerse yourself in the rich historic and cultural heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia. This thirteen day small group tour will immerse you in the history, nature, and traditions of these incredible countries, highlighted by Ha Long Bay and the Angkor Archaeological Park.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,595
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring
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  • Deluxe Ho Chi Minh City

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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 your visit.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 486
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Deluxe Dalat

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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:
    US$ 281
    Trip Type:
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  • South East Asia Loop: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Experience something different every day on this fascinating in-depth adventure through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following the path of the mighty Mekong River.
    Duration:
    30 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,335
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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