Guided tour

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Vn biketour
Guided tour

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Activity provider: Vn biketour

From US$ 72.76 per person

Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable tour of Saigon in a private, air-conditioned car. Visit many of the the city's main attractions, such as the Ben Thanh Market and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, with your professional, English-speaking guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Audio guide included
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup included
You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Saigon's most well-known landmarks in a private, air-conditioned car
  • Marvel at the vibrancy of the Ban Thanh Market
  • Admire the architecture of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, and the Saigon Central Post Office
  • Get a taste of Taoist worship at the Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Choose whether to visit the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace
Full description
Explore the fascinating city of Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this half-day tour. Travel in comfort in your private, air-conditioned car, and learn about the city's landmarks with your helpful guide. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to the Ban Thanh Market. Snap photos of the lively market's activities, or take the opportunity to buy kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, fruit, and many other foods. Next, pay a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which dates from the 19th century. Keep an eye out for local couples taking their pre-wedding shots at this beautiful basilica, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Admire the surprising architecture at your next stop, the Saigon Central Post Office. Hear how the building is often mistakenly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, even though it was designed by Alfred Foulhoux. Then, it's decision time. Choose between the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American War in Vietnam, or the Reunification Palace. Also known as the Independence Palace, the latter site is a landmark of Saigon history and architecture, which once served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Finally, end your tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. See the local worshippers in prayer for their careers, love, and fertility. Enjoy this taste of Taoist worship culture, before being dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Quality, air-conditioned, private car
  • Free pickup and drop-off service in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off is from your hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel insurance provided by the local partner guarantees no incurred expenses during the Saigon city tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

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We had a good time and asked to stop at a real Pho restaurant for a quick soup. Our guide adapted her plan and taught us how Pho is really eaten in a real Pho restaurant. Very knowledgeable about the history of Saigon and Vietnam in general on top of being a very nice person. Recommended.

February 11, 2023

Steve was a great tour guide and was very informative. He made any adjustments to the tour that we wanted and was very kind and helpful. He provided us with additional places to check out during our stay. It was great having a private tour and being able to do the tour on our own pace. I would highly recommend!

July 8, 2022

Seen a lot in a short time with a private guide, despite the busy and chaotic traffic in Saigon. Susan, our guide, is a passionate and interested person. Together with the (private) driver, she does her best to help you safely in and out of the car and has a lot of knowledge of the sights she showed us.

December 29, 2019

Product ID: 219642