Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of day trips and things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Fun family experiences, group or individual tours to Ho Chi Minh City with a detailed description, real reviews and photos.

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Cu Chi Tunnels from HCM City: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour

(6195)
Duration: 6 hours
On this half-day Morning or Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels tour, you will see the Cu Chi complex with its network of tunnels and traps, and learn about how society functioned underground during times of war.
Attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

(2903)
Duration: 9 hours - 10 hours
Visit the Mekong Delta, and the My Tho and Ben Tre islands. Cruise along the river and walk around local fruit gardens and immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the Vinh Trang temple.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour

(2802)
Duration: 6 hours
Discover Cu Chi Tunnels with an informative tour guide. Go underground to explore the tunnel system, walk around the forest and watch a war documentary.

Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Full-Day VIP Tour from Ho Chi Minh city

(3538)
Duration: a day
• This VIP full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to 2 popular attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta.
• Explore the huge underground network of Cu Chi tunnels where were used as a military base of Vietnamese Soldiers during the Vietnam War resistance to the US Forces
• Cruise on a motor boat to discover the Mekong Delta region & Paddle along the small canals under fronds of coconut trees lining both sides on a small rowing boat
• Enjoy a local lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine (Vegan Food available)

Mekong Delta Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh city with Vinh Trang Pagoda & Lunch

(3249)
Duration: a day
This tour is very suitable for all people who loves to visit the rural area of the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam. You will be visiting some attractions like: Vinh Trang temple, Visit My Tho and Ben Tre where are the heart of the Mekong Delta region. Cruising on the motor boat along Tien River, paddle along the small canals on a rowing boat.

A Taste of Vietnam

(2830)
Duration: 4 hours
A Once in a Lifetime, Can't Miss, Food Tour Experience for Everyone!

A fun night out trying delicious Vietnamese Food on our Taste of Vietnam is the only way to spend a night in Ho Chi Minh City.

We will travel to different restaurants throughout the night indulging in Vietnamese Food on our Tasting Menu.

Our Tasting Menu is created for travellers of all types! If you are travelling with someone hesitant to try Vietnamese Food then don’t worry we have Vietnamese Cuisine suitable for everyone during the tasting.

From making our own fresh rice paper rolls to Vietnamese bbq packed with tons of flavor, you will walk away happy and full by the end of the night.

Sit back and enjoy the ride as our Taste of Vietnam gives you the experience of a lifetime that you’ll be bragging about for years to come.

We are one of the highest rated tours in Ho Chi Minh City for 7 consecutive years.
Private

90 Minutes Ho Chi Minh City Kickstart Tour

(648)
Duration: 2 hours
First time in Ho Chi Minh City? Wondering where to go and what to see in this colorful city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Ho Chi Minh City with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Ho Chi Minh City and discover the best the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give the city an authentic feeling. Go to the vibrant Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, the French colonial People’s Committee Building and shop for local crafts at Ben Thanh Market. Hear all the remarkable stories behind the most famous landmarks of the city. Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get your personal recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out the true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Ho Chi Minh City. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect Ho Chi Minh City trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your own wishes! All our local hosts are passionate about their city and can’t wait to share it with you. Just check out their profiles and choose your favorite to take you on this kickstart tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
Private

The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip

(412)
Duration: 9 hours
Step outside Ho Chi Minh City and experience a taste of rural hospitality in Mekong Delta. This tour will take you a bit further into Mekong Delta, not the touristy side. You’ll go to the Mekong Delta of the locals. Go the extra mile, we promise it’s worth it! This hidden gem shows its visitors how the locals get the most out of this agriculture miracle. From rice paddies, to coconuts & sugar cane production, the locals put their hands to work and are ready to show you how. Join your local guide in this unique tour & experience the true local life in Vietnam. Your tour starts with your private driver picking you up at the convenience of your hotel. With your local guide plus private driver , you & your friends are set for an awesome time. Your trip to Mekong Delta will be full of amazing landscapes with unique views of the rice paddies, an exciting preview of what awaits for you. Once there, your first stop will be a local market. This beautiful market is next to the river, where you’ll see how the locals move around to deliver and prepare their crops. Your private guide will explain everything about the different foods sold there while offering a tasting of the freshest fruits available. After this sweet tasting, step into a boat ride through the Mekong River. This river is a fascinating water wonderland that gives its locals a constant flow of roads & crops. Experience it without the tourist crowds, like a true local. And to refresh you, water straight from a coconut is included! To truly understand how the locals work the fruits the Mekong River provides, you’ll visit a coconut processing workshop. The busy ladies here will not be disturbed and you’ll see their fast hands get the most out of a coconut. You had no idea everything that can be produced from a coconut, from oil, water to cosmetics. Every part of the coconut is valuable and nothing goes to waste! Now for a more interactive experience, your local guide will take you & your group to a sleeping mats workshop. This is one of the few traditional jobs left in the countryside of the Mekong Delta, and you are one of the lucky ones to experience & participate in it. It’s time for a break and a much needed lunch. Hop on into a motor cart that will take you to your food destination. Amazing views along the way are included! Satisfied and well fed , you’ll be ready to move on to your next and final stop: A Sampan boat ride. This one-of-a-kind ride will be on a rowing boat and without being surrounded by tourists, just you and the locals. Breathe in the fascinating local essence, a perfect ending for a perfect local experience. The boat will drop you off in the pier where your car/van and personal driver will be waiting for you to take you back to the city. This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, interactive workshops, fresh delicacies & breathtaking views. The best thing is that everything can be 100% personalized, just get in touch with your favorite local guide!
Attractions: Mekong Delta
Private

Saigon's Photography Walking Tour

(387)
Duration: 3 hours
Let me take you on a unique journey through Saigon city and experience the daily life of people from Saigon up closely. We will meet at the oldest coffee place in town. Here we can take a great coffee and get to know each other whilst seeing the lady owners making their special coffee in a clay pot. Next we will walk to visit Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment, a place where an original group of Saigonese live their daily life. On the way to the following stop, we'll walk through the biggest flower market in town. The area is also well-known for its Khmer-style - food, houses and people. Strolling passed Saigon's painting street, the best spot to marvel at Vietnamese arts and see artists drawing, we'll then visit the Cho Quan Church. It's the oldest church in Saigon with a cemetery in which Truong Vinh Ky lies, the father of the Vietnamese Latin alphabet writing system, Let's hop on the bus that will take us to the oldest alley in Saigon. The area is populated by a small Chinese community living centrally of the city. Not much has changed in the past 50 years so you will get a real glimpse of traditional life in Saigon. The last stop leads us to Ben Thanh market, a very characteristic Vietnamese market. Ask me any questions on the tour that you have and I will provide you with insights and stories! Let me know your personal wishes and I am happy to customise this tour 100% to your taste.
Private

Creative Handmade Jewelry Workshop

(387)
Duration: 3 hours
Once, there was a woman who said: The possessions of a woman lie within her collection of jewels". What if we introduce a new element in this story, so you could be the author, protagonist, and holder of it? What if the jewelry was handmade and you can choose the color, style, and type of the jewelry yourself? During this workshop, I will introduce you to some different tools and many types of materials to make the jewelry with. I will show jewelry samples I have made before. I will also explain to you different techniques of beading and make jewelry. You can use any type of material you want: wood, stone, shells, metal, plastic, or clay. First I will show you how to make a basic necklace (or bracelet). Then we will go for something more complicated and finally maybe create a whole set of necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Crafting your own earrings, necklaces, and bracelets have never been so easier. Remember: at the end of this workshop, you can take home everything that you made! Just get in touch with me and let's talk about your experience. You ca 100% personalize it, just let me know. This Jewelry workshop is tailor-made like no other! :)"
Private

The Ultimate Ho Chi Minh City Layover Tour

(384)
Duration: 5 hours
Long layovers are no fun, especially when there's a beautiful city out there ready to be discovered. If you are in Ho Chi Minh City waiting for your next travel adventure and have some time to spare, why not spend it outside exploring the city? Let a local show you their city in a 100% personalized layover tour. With a convenient pickup and drop off, you'll enjoy the best of Ho Chi Minh City and will be back in time for your next destination. From incredible sights like the oldest pagoda in town to one of the biggest markets in Vietnam and with a delicious bánh mì included, your local host can create a personalized itinerary taking into consideration your preferences and time availability. Believe it, your local host knows exactly how to make just a few hours count! Check out below a few ideas of things to do and visit, and let your local host know what you have in mind. From a quick city tour to a food tour, or a more extensive tour that can cover everything on your bucket list. Your wishes are your local host's commands! Dull layovers are a thing of the past, pick your favorite local, and let them create your perfect Ho Chi Minh City experience.

The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

(1395)
Duration: 6 hours
Located about 70 km to the northwest of HCMC, Cu Chi tunnel is the miniature of the creative and transformed battle of Cu Chi people and soldiers in the fierce fight, lasting for 30 years against the aggressors for independence, freedom of the country. With its victory scale, Cu Chi tunnel went into the history of heroic struggle of the Vietnamese as a legend of the 20th century and became famous in the world. This is a unique and incomparable wonder with 250 km tunnel spreading like cobwebs underground, with the completion of works associated with the tunnels such as trenches, docks, fighting places, tunnels for eating, sleeping, meetings, activities, military, food storage, water wells, Hoang Cam stoves...
Attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh

(937)
Duration: 11 hours
Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels used during the American War. Cruise along the Mekong River and small canals. Enjoy a local lunch with Vietnamese cuisine.
Private

Saigon Street Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

(359)
Duration: 3 hours
Vietnamese food is very hot and trendy, and no wonder why since it offers a delicious variety of tastings. From salty, sweet, sour & hot flavors, the food combinations are endless! Start your tasty tour at a main foodie highlight: the Ben Thanh Market. This covered market is perfect to shop local goodies at the same time you enjoy delicious street food. The Ben Thanh Market it’s the oldest surviving market in the world. Here we’ll start big with a combo plate of steamed flour rice cakes with dried shrimp (bánh bèo) & a shrimp and pork tapioca cake (bánh bột lọc). A perfect way to start this delicious tour. This tour is like no other food tour since it’s not only about the tastings. Throughout the whole trip, your local guide will show you main highlights, as well as hidden gems. Every place you’ll make a stop has an interesting story and your private guide will tell you all about it. Your will stop at a small family business where your Banh mi Hong Hoa is served. This is a vietnamese sandwich prepared on a homemade baguette. Everything is daily baked & cooked. A small reminder of the french colonial history. Small but big on flavor! Your next tasting is a thirst-quencher: a sugar cane drink with a hint of lime. So fresh that it will make you feel renewed for your next platter. Get your drink on the go and jump on a grabtaxi that will take you to Turtle Lake. This place a favorite for young locals. Here they dine and unwind on an open park where they can get together with their friends. Feel the local vibe and indulge in a traditional mixed rice paper dish. Then, get ready to taste papaya like you have never tried it before. Green papaya salad has a tasty flavor especially when it’s combined with delicious marinated beef & sweet and sour sauce. But the most interesting part is how you are served. The wonder woman serving this tasting escort you to your seat (across a bustling street) while at the same time carrying your food. Their fast & efficient method makes this stop a local’s on the go favorite place. Anthony Bourdain, the famous always on the road chef, can't be wrong about the next tasting: A Bánh xèo or Sizzling Cake paired with a tasty local Saigon beer. Bánh xèo is a giant crepe filled mostly with thin sliced pork, whole shrimp and bean sprouts, but there are many other filling options. Your local guide can personalize your dishes according to your requests, just let them know beforehand. What makes this place pop out from others is their traditional preparation, they still use charcoal to cook & the crepe gets prepped in front of you. Anthony Bourdain ate here and loved it so much that now this restaurant is extremely popular from travelers worldwide. To follow up with a sweet treat, enjoy a local hidden gem: Chè, a dessert full of fruit layers and sweet coconut cream. It looks as pretty as it tastes and it is a perfect compliment after your Bánh xèo. Finish up your food tour with a coffee break. Sit down with your local guide to summarize your amazing experience and get incredible tips for your following days in Saigon. Remember, this food tour is 100% personalized to fit your needs. All you have to do is pick your favorite guide and let them know your interests & requests.

Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day by DeluxeGroupTours

(1283)
Duration: 5 hours
Cu chi tunnels tour is organized by Deluxe Group Tours. Have you ever experienced the tunnel systems that were made by the Cu Chi guerrillas these were made without machinery, GPS, architects or engineers? The network of tunnels stretched over 200 km from Viet Nam to Cambodia border which included meeting rooms, kitchens, ventilation systems and served as the base where Vietnamese soldiers attacked Saigon.

Joining Cu Chi tunnels, you will learn how they breathed and cooked but could barely see. You also discover how weapons were made in poor conditions and see a lot of deadly traps made by hands from bomb shells that collected in their battlefield. This is a great tour to witness Vietnamese people’s power to survive.

5 to 6 Hour Cu Chi Ben Dinh Tunnels Small Group Tour

(1169)
Duration: 5 hours
At its height, the Cu Chi Tunnels system stretched over 250km from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
Attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels

Classic Mekong Delta by DeluxeGroupTours

(1162)
Duration: 9 hours
At the heart of the Mekong Delta, My Tho is an amiable market town which offers a glimpse into the unique and distinct agricultural life of the vibrant southern Delta region. My Tho city is dotted with serene Buddhist pagodas that are surrounded by beautiful paddy fields and dense fruit trees.

Joining DeluxeGroupTours for a more personalized experience, going to Mekong Delta to board a traditional boat, discover the vast network of canals and channels, taste local specialties and try many kinds of transportation in Mekong Delta…Enjoy your day!
Attractions: Mekong Delta
Private

Private Street Food Tour by Motorbike/Car with Local Students

(1039)
Duration: 4 hours
⭐Warning: We will not take you to tourist places.
⭐NOTHING'S FANCY. EVERYTHING'S REAL
⭐Your safety is our first priority! Good and safe drivers
⭐Everything is included in the price, both the tour and the tastings

We will pick you up by motorbike at your place then walk, eat and explore deeply to local life:
Let's do the 8 must-do to immerse yourself to local culture:
1.Driving through the maze system of Saigon Back alleys
2.Banh Xeo: Vietnamese Savory Crispy Pancake: special by a lot of flavors from herbs and unique sauce
3.Bun Thit Nuong:Grilled Pork With Rice Noodle: most famous southern dish
4.Banh Cuon-Steamed rice roll:Time to make some steamed roll with minced pork and mushroom
5.Chuoi Nuong: Grilled Banana & coconut milk: a bit sweet and salty of tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce
6.Bun Bo Hue: Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Time to try the famous broth that they have spent decades with
7.Call for Dessert: coconut ice cream or flan with caramel?
8.Surprise!
Private

Local Vietnamese Cooking Class

(260)
Duration: 3 hours
Hi, my name is Phuong, but you can call me Elise. I am a true foodie and love to cook and eat delicious meals. Let me take you on a journey for your taste buds to experience the flavorful Vietnamese cuisine that you will never forget! We will meet at the Coop Mart Nhieu Loc, an alley-market where we can shop fresh ingredients like locals do! I will show Vietnamese market life and culture, and explain what to look out for. After the local grocery shopping experience, we proceed to my house and start preparing the food for each dish. You can expect a full 3-course meal of your choice, just let me know your preferences before you arrive. I can 100% tailor the menu to your preferences and taste. Eating time! Let's enjoy the dishes we cooked together with the drinks you like: choose between a Jasmine Tea, beer, sugarcane juice or a soft drink. Let me know your food preferences and I can customise this experience 100% to your taste. See you soon :) Elise
Private

Spring Roll Cooking Class

(260)
Duration: 3 hours
Join me for a traditional hands-on cooking class and learn how to make our typical Vietnamese spring rolls. Get ready to taste the best of Vietnamese flavors. First, we will shop for the freshest vegetables at the local market. Here, I will show you the typical local Vietnamese market life and culture. Enjoy your stroll and take in the vibrant atmosphere. Now, let me welcome you to my lovely home where we will cook the famous spring rolls together. Did you know that spring rolls are made with 3 different types of wrappers? We've the traditional rice paper wrapper, the net wrapper, and the popular popiah wrapper. Our typical spring roll is filled with seafood including main ingredients such as pork, prawn and crab meat. In case you prefer chicken, or a vegetarian version please let me know. You'll learn all the tips and tricks of Vietnamese cuisine that you can take home, including the recipe! During the preparation, we can share stories and I can answer all your burning questions about the local life in Ho Chi Minh City. After a chat, it's time to enjoy the spring rolls with a typical sweet & sour sauce and fresh noodles. You can choose your favorite drinks to accompany the dinner. There's a selection of jasmine tea, beer, sugarcane juice and soft drinks. Let me know your dietary preferences and I can always tailor the cooking class to your taste buds.