Excursion to Ho Chi Minh City & Cyclo tour
Shore excursion of the category "Culture & History"
$59.00 – $89.00
On this excursion you will get to know the lively city of Ho Chi Minh. On the relaxing cyclo tour you will see the most important sights and get a great insight into Vietnam’s culture. At the end, you can enjoy some leisure time on the Ben Thanh market.
Overview of the highlights
- Drive to Ho Chi Minh City
- Visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda
- Guided tour of the National History Museum
- One-hour cyclo tour along the main attractions
- Visit to the Ben Thanh Market & Leisure
- Traditional Vietnamese lunch
Detailed tour description
Your tour guide will meet you at the agreed meeting point and you will make your way on today’s excursion to Ho Chi Minh City.
Firstly, your excursion vehicle will take you on an approximate two-hour drive to Ho Chi Minh City. Here begins your full-day tour of the unique city. Right at the beginning you will visit the city’s most important Taoist temple, the Jade Emperor Pagode. Even though this temple might appear unimposing from the outside, an impressive spiritual atmosphere will await you inside the building. Also Barack Obama has visited this place before. You will then visit the National History Museum ( National History Museum) and get an overview of the diverse cultures of Vietnam. Your guide will then guide you through the museum and show you artefacts that reflect the development of Vietnam – from modern man back to the Cham and Khmer dynasties and Bronze Age Dong Son civilization.
Afterwards, you will experience Ho Chi Minh City on a one-hour cyclo tour from a very special side. This special means of transport is a traditional three-wheeled bicycle with a carriage at the front where you can sit comfortably while your rider is pedalling. This will allow us to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of Ho Chi Minh City without the barrier of a car window or the sound of an engine. Your cyclo ride will take you to Dong Khoi Road, the heart of the old colonial Saigon and formerly known as Rue Catinat. At the sight of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the nearby post office you can admire the French colonial architecture. You can also take great photos of other classic sights, such as the Opera House or Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Before the bike ride ends, a stop is made in front of the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace) – the scene of dramatic events during the fall of Saigon in 1975, which marked the end of the Vietnam War. The Cyclo Tour will end at the Bitexco Financial Tower, where you will catch a glimpse of the modern architecture of Ho Chi Minh City.
The excursion is rounded off with a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.
You will then, visit one of the most vibrant markets in Ho Chi Minh City: Ben Thanh Market. Here you will have some time to buy souvenirs or just explore the market with its wealth of goods. Afterwards, your excursion vehicle will take you back to your cruise ship.
We wish you a relaxed land excursion in Ho Chi Minh City!
Start time in the morning (you will be told the exact time)
|What to bring|
Comfortable clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don\’t forget sunscreen and sufficient water.
|Services not included|
|Min. number of participants|
This tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to run.
Please send us your passport data after completing the booking. This will be needed to enter the country.