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Tour the bustling city on private vintage US military jeep in the morning. Enjoy the local Vietnamese drip coffee with sweetened condensed milk and the world's 12th best street food "Banh Mi" in a local 1946 cafe's. Visit the city landmarks, colonial historical sites and local wet market. Learn the unique religion practice in Vietnam and sightsee the famous China town, Binh Tay market in district 5.

Ho Chi Minh City

4 Hours, From US$125pp

Private

JOURNEY

Overview

There’s no better way to experience the bustling Saigon city at a close-up than a vintage US military jeep. Experience the city historical colonial sites with explanation from professional and knowledgeable tourguide. Learn the daily city life through lively street images of motorbikes with honking sound. See the famous Jade Emperor pagoda where local people cometo pray for kids. Immerse in the local culture by visiting the Saigon China town in distric 5, and end up at a local cafe’s since 1946 with secret weapon storage underground. Pass the venerable statue of Thich Quang Duc in the old French quarter before returning to the hotel.

Journey Highlights

  • See the lesser known, hidden corners and alleys that hardly find on your own.
  • Sightsee the daily life of Saigon at a close-up on vintage US military jeep.
  • Reward yourself with famous traditonal Vietnamese drip cafe & Banh Mi.
  • Visit famous historical sites: former Presidential Palace, US Embassy, War Remnants museum.
  • Learn the unique religion practice at Phuoc Hai Tu, Jade Emperor pagoda.
  • Explore the China town of Saigon with a local.
  • Drive through different districts in town, see the contrast & differences of past vs present.

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Itinerary

Depart the hotel on your open-air US military jeep with icy cold beers/soft drinks/mineral water available onboard. Start your private journey with a visit at the historic colonial sites: former US Embassy, Presidential Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica and Saigon Post Office. Continue on Rue Catinat, drive passing the 1880 Continental hotel, the Opera House, the Caravelle and Hotel De Ville – Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Hall, since 1909.

Next, take a leisure walk through the Tao Dan park before visiting the venerable Thich Quang Duc monument in district 3, the old French headquarter. Explore a secret underground weapon storage at a local house, enjoy a cup of coffee like a local at the 1946 Do Phu café. Visit the “must see” War Remnants Museum then jeep down to the China town, the second largest Chinese population in Asia. Stop at the Sea Goddess temple built since 1760, learn the local religious practice, burn the giant coin incense at your wish.

Back to your private jeep, drive through small narrow streets that hardly find when traveling on your own. Take some great street-life photos, enjoy the breeze and immerse yourself in the local culture while walking along the local wet market. Visit the lively Binh Tay market, and reward yourself some free time to shop around at the biggest wholesale market in Saigon. Afterwards, drive along the canal to see the contrast of both sides, head to the district 2, to capture the whole city from the other side of peaceful Saigon river.

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