Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

City Tour

Get out and see one of the most vibrant cities in South East Asia. Choose to walk or get on the back of a bike by night or day to visit the highlights of the city: Ben Thanh Market War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Pagoda in Sai Gon's China Town…

Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind, take a 2.5-hour journey west towards Cu Chi. Cu Chi Tunnels was built by local fighters during the Vietnam War. Take on a fascinating tour around the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will learn more about the conditions the Vietnamese people lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels.

Eating local foods

Street foods make such a fundamental part of Ho Chi Minh City travel experience. There are many popular cuisine streets in Ho Chi Minh City where smell and flavor of tasty food are merged with exciting atmosphere to form irresistible eating venues. Travelers can wander on the streets from evening until midnight, stop at many small restaurants to try delicious local dishes like banh mi (banh mee), pho, bun, hu tiu Nam Vang, banh tam bi, banh tang tron, com tam suon…If you want an over view of Vietnamese cuisine,Ben Thanh Market is also a good place to go.

Motorbike tour

Exploring the streets from the back seat of a motor scooter is an exhilarating way to get a feel for a city with nearly 5 million motorbikes. To get your orientation fast, jump on an organized tour with an emphasis on food, nightlife, iconic sights or unusual attractions; a guide can help you discover the hot spots. Note that motorbike helmets are compulsory in Vietnam.

Cooking class

After sampling so much great food, chances are you will want to replicate it. A small-size cooking class is a good option. The classes will team you with a chef to source ingredients at a nearby market before you learn to cook classic Vietnamese traditional dishes. Most provide a take-home recipe pack so you can cook for your friends and relatives to enjoy when back home.

A O show

À Ố Show is a new kind of art performance commonly acknowledged globally as ‘new circuses. Visit the historic Saigon Opera House for this sophisticated cultural show featuring traditional music, dance and acrobatics. Beautiful choreography and stunning optical illusions lend to a story about how a rural Vietnamese community adapts to urbanization. Get a complimentary beverage before settling into your seat for the family-friendly performance.

Dinner on a cruise

Enjoy dinner on a cruise highlights the beauty of Saigon at night. This Ho Chi Minh dinner cruise is a Vietnamese dining experience with a difference and the perfect way to soak up the activity along the Saigon River. You will cruise 2 hours on a traditional junk and enjoy sensational gastronomic moments on one of the most authentic vessels on the Saigon River.