Cheap Tours and Activities in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Cheap Tours and Activities in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city's streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market. This city is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. Ho Chi Minh breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride.

From the finest of hotels to the cheapest of guesthouses, the classiest of restaurants to the tastiest of street stalls, the choicest of boutiques to the scrum of the markets, it is a city of energy and discovery. Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. With so much to see, do, and taste, Ho Chi Minh is a great place to experience, and there are several exciting options for activities and tours in or near the city to help you make the most of your time here.
Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour
offered by Viator

Hit all of the Ho Chi Minh City highlights on this full-day private tour with stops at some of the city's most famous historical, cultural and architectural sites, including the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Travelers will get to see the French influence on this Asian city during stops at the Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office, as well as sample traditional cuisine during a typical Vietnamese lunch. After a satisfying meal travelers will comb through the stalls of Giac Lam Pagoda. This Chinese district of Cholon and Ben Thanh market is the perfect place for visitors to test their bargaining skills and collect souvenirs for the return trip home.

Price: $50.00
A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City
offered by Viator

Immerse yourself in an incredible cultural experience at Ho Chi Minh City's opulent Saigon Opera House. Make your own way to the Saigon Opera House, a French colonial gem located in the historical heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Take your seat in the section selected at booking and prepare for the imaginative spectacle of the A O Show. Sip a complimentary beverage and listen to an expectant silence descend over the audience as the curtains part. Be mesmerized by artists, acrobats and dancers who bring to life a story of urbanization and adaptation in Vietnam. Marvel at the compelling choreography and admire the colossal props that transport performers across the stage. After an hour of theatrical sketches and melodious songs, leave the opera house feeling thrilled and full of exuberant energy.

Price: $30.00
Private Tour: Historic ANZAC Sites and Vietnam War Military Bases from Ho Chi Minh City
offered by Viator

Delve into the poignant history of the Vietnam War during a full-day private tour of Vietnamese military bases from Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by an expert historian guide, meet survivors of the Vietnam War and hear fascinating tales from those who experienced the postwar years in the country. See a selection of significant sites depending on which option you select, visiting either the Long Tan and the Nui Dat Task Force Base or explore the site of Bien Hoa Air Base and Long Binh Junction. Pleasure your palate with a traditional Vietnamese meal and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Price: $65.00
Vietnamese Water Puppet Show and Dinner in Ho Chi Minh City
offered by Viator

Enjoy an evening of entertainment that's perfect for the whole family during this Vietnamese water puppet show with dinner in Ho Chi Minh City. You will begin your evening with a wonderful dinner at a lovely local restaurant. After dinner, make your way to the theater to enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Water puppetry is a unique Vietnamese art form performed in a large pool using the water as a stage. It is considered one of the most traditional and important parts of Vietnamese culture. You will also enjoy the Vietnamese orchestra, which provides the background music for the show. The orchestra is manned by an array of talented singers accompanied by professional musicians performing with traditional musical instruments. The show is a great way to learn more about the Vietnamese rural life and folklore. The programs performed involve tales of day-to-day living with often humorous plot twists.

Price: $51.00

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