Experience the best of Saigon’s historical and cultural landmarks with this one-day classic tour. Begin your morning by visiting the Saigon Central Post Office and marvel at its architectural beauty. Next, explore the nearby Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, capturing photos of its stunning French Gothic facade. Make a quick stop at the Reunification Palace to admire its grandeur before delving into the history of the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum. Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch in the city center before embarking on an afternoon adventure to Chinatown. Visit the Thien Hau Temple, known for its intricate architecture and spiritual ambiance, and then immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Binh Tay Market. Stroll through the vibrant streets of Chinatown, sampling local snacks and savoring the unique cultural experience. Conclude your tour by returning to your hotel, carrying with you cherished memories of Saigon’s iconic landmarks and its rich history.
Tour Detailed Program:
8:00 AM – Start your day by visiting the Saigon Central Post Office. Admire the architectural beauty of this historic building and explore its interior. Take some time to send postcards or buy souvenirs.
8:45 AM – Walk over to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, located just next to the post office. Marvel at the stunning French Gothic architecture and take photos of the iconic red-brick facade.
9:30 AM – Make a quick stop at the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace). Although you won’t have time for a full tour, take a moment to appreciate the grandeur of this historical landmark from the outside.
10:00 AM – Head to the War Remnants Museum. Spend a couple of hours exploring the thought-provoking exhibits that provide insights into the Vietnam War and its impact on the country.
12:30 PM – Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant in the city center. Indulge in traditional dishes like pho, banh mi, or fresh spring rolls.
1:30 PM – Depart for Chinatown (Cho Lon) via taxi or private transportation. The journey from the city center to Chinatown takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
2:00 PM – Begin your exploration of Chinatown by visiting Thien Hau Temple. Admire the intricate details of the temple’s architecture and immerse yourself in its spiritual atmosphere.
3:00 PM – Head to Binh Tay Market, the central market in Chinatown. Experience the vibrant ambiance and explore the stalls offering a wide variety of goods, including fresh produce, spices, textiles, and souvenirs.
4:30 PM – Take a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets of Chinatown, such as Trieu Quang Phuc Street and Tran Hung Dao Street. Immerse yourself in the local culture, observe the daily activities, and sample Chinese snacks from street vendors.
5:30 PM – Depart from Chinatown and return to your hotel or continue exploring Saigon at your own leisure.
The Saigon Classic 1-day tour is specially designed to meet the extra mile to what you can expect:
- Expert Guided Tour: Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will accompany you throughout the day, sharing fascinating insights about the city’s history, culture, and landmarks.
- Iconic Landmarks: Visit the must-see attractions that define Saigon’s charm. From the historic Reunification Palace to the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, you’ll immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage.
- Cultural Immersion: Explore local markets and bustling streets, where you can interact with friendly vendors, taste delicious street food, and witness the vibrant daily life of Saigon.
- Hidden Gems: Discover hidden gems off the beaten path, uncovering lesser-known attractions that showcase the city’s unique character and local charm.
- Authentic Experiences: Engage in authentic experiences such as a cyclo ride through the bustling streets, a visit to a traditional Vietnamese coffee shop, or a glimpse into the local art scene.
- Flexible Itinerary: Our tour is designed to offer flexibility, allowing you to customize your experience based on your interests and preferences. We’ll ensure you make the most of your day in Saigon.
- Memorable Moments: Capture unforgettable memories as you explore the city’s iconic landmarks, indulge in local flavors, and engage with the friendly locals.