Visit the classical sties of Central Post Office.
Strolling around the Ben Thanh market like locals.
Enjoy delicious Vietnam local food.
Experience hassle-free transportation.
Explore Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, The Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh market
Follow our guide to sightsee Saigon attractions, learn Vietnamese history, and taste authentic Vietnamese dishes. Vietnam people believe that food must satisfy 3 qualities: delicious, attractive and healthy; so more and more tourists come to Vietnam being attracted by the distinctive foods.
At the appointed time, our guide will come to your hotel to pick you up at the lobby. For this is a private Saigon food tour, you can arrange the meet time according to your own plan. After the hotel pick-up, the guide will lead you to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral & Central Post Office adjacent - the architecture as the landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City. These two buildings were both constructed in the age of French colonization, telling the past time as well as witnessing the city's development. In particular, the red Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral took the bell tower of Notre Dame de Paris as the prototype. Besides admiring the romantic French-style architecture, you can go with the trends to take pictures, send postcards and collect the postmark in the old Central Post Office. An hour visit here.
Next, the Reunification Palace built in 1868 was the French Governor's Office in Vietnam, which was destroyed during the Vietnam War and reconstructed into the presidential palace. The Saigon people who had experienced colonial rule and long wars love and value peace. The Reunification Palace is now mainly used to hold government conferences, host heads of states, and it's also a historical site frequently visited by both domestic and foreign tourists, for it is a nice spot to learn the modern history of Vietnam and appreciate precious collections such as polished lacquer paintings, ivory ornaments and other traditional handicrafts. In the Reunification Palace, rooms in all sizes of various functions are gorgeously decorated and well preserved, reflecting the people's respect to their history and the cherishment of peace.
Afterwards, you will get to the famous Ben Thanh Market with your guide. Well-organized arrays of stalls are full of various goods, including almost everything like clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs, dried fruits, coffee, nuts, etc., which would make you dazzled. As the largest and one of the oldest most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City for local people's daily shopping, Ben Thanh Market is also an iconic building with a huge clock tower standing to be an entrance at the south gate by the round square outside. People like hanging out here in their spare time with friends, and the short white clock tower has become a best photo location for tourists. Ben Thanh Market is lively and crowded every day; you can select some favorite gifts for yourself, relatives and friends here, and try authentic and cheap Vietnamese snacks at restaurants or food stalls inside and outside the market. Please remember to bargain if you take a fancy to buy something.
At lunch time on this Saigon food tour, your guide will recommend some nice local restaurants for you to taste the traditional local food. Banh Mi, Vietnam's unique sandwiches, which is a popular breakfast or lunch that meat and vegetables are sandwiched in pieces of French baguettes; Pho, the peculiar Vietnam Beef Noodles that topped raw beef become ripe as the hot beef soup is poured into the bowl; Banh Xeo, the Vietnamese flavored pancake filled with sprouts, pork, shrimp & lettuce, often gone with special sauce; and Vietnamese Drip Coffee with concentrated milk instead of milk and sugar, are all worth a try. After that, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
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- Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English speaking guides as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
- International flights into and out Vietnam.
- Accommodation and Meals.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Vietnam Visa fees.