Vietnam’s largest city is abuzz with exotic flavours, fascinating history and exceptional shopping. Explore the Mekong Delta – the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, take a cooking class and learn the art of the summer roll, get a suit tailored and sample Vietnamese coffee at its source. With so much to do in Ho Chi Minh City, you’re better off starting out with a tour. Luckily, Flight Centre has a variety of Ho Chi Minh City tours and tour styles to choose from.
Don't miss these Ho Chi Minh City attractions
- City walking tours
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- Ben Thanh Markets
- Cooking classes
- Notre Dame Cathedral
Markets to the Mekong
Ben Thanh Market is the city’s most celebrated market. Here you can find everything from clothes to fresh produce. A feast for the senses, at night the market comes alive with food stalls. Take in the smells of the sweet spiced air and sample authentic dishes. Locals offer guided tours through the market pointing out their favourite stalls and vendors.
Cruise along the Mekong Delta, one of the longest rivers in the world, and see traditional Vietnamese life by the water. Ride a Sampan boat, taste fresh coconut milk at a village farm, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the country’s most beautiful and ancient temples.
A tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels is your chance to learn about the immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hideouts during the Vietnam War. The tunnels also served as a clever route for communication, food and medical care. Tours depart from Ho Chi Minh City daily, and some tours offer a traditional lunch and a ride on a Saigon River Express speedboat.
If Vietnam is somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit; Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s epicentre. Tour the alleys of Saigon on a motorcycle, learn about traditional Vietnamese medicine or get pampered with a cheap haircut and pedicure – there’s something for everyone in Ho Chi Minh City.