Ho Chi Minh City Tour Package
What is the most important thing for a wanderlust? Well, it is certainly a combo of saving air tickets and accommodation.
No need to book all service one by one, Ho Chi Minh City package from Travelokawill make every trip easier than ever before. You can choose flying date, time, and airlines of your own convenience without any restriction like other Saigon tours.
More importantly, Traveloka’s tour package also offers up to 15% discount compare to separated bookings. A holiday in Saigon is now saving, convenient and full of excitement.
Ho Chi Minh City, normally known as Saigon, is the Pearl of The Far East, the biggest, and the busiest city of the country.
People named the city differently; each name represents the city’s strikingly different colors and personalities. If “sleepless city” refers to its youthfulness, and busyness days and nights, the “Pearl of the Far East” recalls the nostalgic Saigon, a unique city where East meets West.
Once in Saigon, you can lose yourself in skyscrapers but do not miss the opportunity to pass by some thirty-something-year-old tenements. Despite all ups and downs, there stands many historical relics namely Ben Thanh market, Independence Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral besides those newly established destinations such as Nguyen Hue walking street, contemporary art galleries, and many unique cafés where you enjoy the modern lifestyle of Saigon’s youngsters.
Even gourmets will also be pleased with a long list of Saigon’s famous specialties namely broken rice, rice noodles, banh mi, snails, or youth’s favorite snacks, for instance, “pha lau” (stewed organ meats), mixed rice paper, and crab soup.
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Located in the biggest city of Vietnam, Tan Son Nhat international airport is also the busiest airport. There are hundreds flight options with varied date, time and airlines for you. The most common ones are flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and flights from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City.
Tan Son Nhat is a rare airport locating near the city center. It takes only 30 minutes from there to District 1 center. After a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can choose either caps (approximately VND 200,000/ trip) or airport buses (from VND 7,000 to 40,000 per ticket).
To wander around the city, motorbikes are most convenient. Every hotel there has contacts to motorbike renting services, which is super easy at VND 120,000 to 200,000 per day.
Other possible transportation would be taxi, buses and particularly, cyclos which is mainly used for tourists in District 1 center.
When choosing a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, tourists often prefer the city center because of the busy vibe and a wide variety of attractions, places to eat and do. District 1 is definitely on top of the list with the main area are Nguyen Trai Street and Bui Vien Street.
The second best option is nearby districts such as District 3, District 5, Phu Nhuan District. These areas will offer you some good deals for budget hotels in Saigon which are not far from the city center.
For those who are looking for a quiet getaway in the middle of an urban city, let’s look for hotels in District 2 and District 7. These places are loved by expats and affluent locals with newly built apartments, cafes, restaurants, and a different vibe of Saigon.
It takes forever to talk about places to hang out in Saigon. People normally call it “manifold Saigon” as it can satisfy the need of both visitors and its own young citizens.
If you want to know why this 300-year old city can be the country’s busiest city, visit Saigon’s cultural – historic destinations, on top of which is Ben Thanh Market. In addition, it is such a big mistake not to stop by a system of museums including War Remnants Museum, City Museum and Fine Art Museum.
“Where there is a good land, the birds will perch”, Saigon is home to people from all over places which creates diverse culture. There is a big China Town taking up a large area of District 5, District 6 and District 10; there is also a busy Cambodia town in District 10 where Khmer live for generations; and District 2 and District 7 where foreigners get together and work.
Saigon offers new excitement every day. Check out Nguyen Van Binh book street, Nguyen Hue walking street, Bui Vien Western street, and other weekend destinations like Saigon Outcast, The Factory Contemporary Art Centre or shopping malls.
Last but not least, your experience will be uncompleted without Saigon’s one of the kind culinary. Broken rice, banh mi, rice noodles, pho bo, snails, and even street snacks never stop luring. Diverse and harmonized dishes with many specialties are so divine that they can please even the hardest gourmets.
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Ben Thanh Market is the symbol and a historical witness of Saigon and its continual progress. It opens days and nights with all sorts of goods that tourists love from food, fabric to souvenirs.
When listing Saigon tourist attractions, Independence Palace will always be at the top. Before 1975, the Palace was working office of Governors-General of French Indochina and Former Republic of Vietnam’s President Ngo Dinh Diem. At the present, the Palace is a vital historical relic and a typical 1960s’ architectural work of art.
Constructed at the end of XVII century, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral clearly proved French’s influence on Saigon. Despite many other cathedrals and churches, this red-roof cathedral with 2 huge bell towers and peaceful Notre-Dame Park is still a long-standing symbol of Saigon.
Located right in front of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Nguyen Hue walking street is the most crowded evening dating point. Along the two big streets are a number of restaurants, cafes, and other “hot” entertainment hubs. More interestingly, Nguyen Hue street also gathers many street performers. Big events are usually organized here as well.
If you want to experience sleepless nights in Saigon, come by Bùi Viện street. On the main street Bui Vien and other small streets, there are many pubs side by side cafes with tiny tables and stools – so ideal for some night chit chat with friends. One small note is that the street now bans cars and is turned into walking street serving tourists and Saigon citizens.
Inspired by lotus – Vietnam’s national flower, Betixco is the symbolic skyscraper in Saigon. Besides the busy shopping mall, Skydeck at 49th floor is a place for tourists to capture the whole city from above.
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What to do in Saigon? How long is enough? Which food must I try? All these questions will be answered right below with a 5-day travel guide in Saigon. Nothing much to worry or consider, you only need this Traveloka’s handbook and book Ho Chi Minh package and you can start your journey.
|Day 1||Discover District 1: Independence Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Nguyen Van Binh Book street, City Post office, Turtle Lake, Nguyen Hue Walking street.|
|Day 2||War Remnants Museum, City Museum and District 2: The Factory Contemporary Art Centre, Saigon Outcast|
|Day 3||Big Market (Binh Tay Market) Area: Ba Thien Hau Pagoda, Hao Si Phuong old alley, Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien Western street.|
|Day 4||Cu Chi tunnel, shopping malls: Takashimaya (Saigon Center), Landmark 81|
|Day 5||Bitexco Skydeck, café apartment in District 1|
Saigon to-explore-list will never end, but this Saigon 5-day travel guide has taken you through most outstanding ones. If you do not have much time, you can shorten the trip with your own itinerary. The most important note is with Traveloka’s Ho Chi Minh City package – flight and hotel combo, your trip is half completed.