Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion: Old and New Parts of Saigon for cruiser tourist will touch on some of the historical antecedents to modern Saigon as well as delving into some of the more everyday traditional lifestyle of the Saigonese.
7:30-8:00am I will welcome you with a sign (your name) at Phu My port gate (2 to 5 minutes by shuttle bus from the ship to the gate) and depart to Saigon around 1. 5 hours by private mini-van. Then we will do this tour by seeing with many special places in Saigon as follows:
This place is very famous with local people for picnic and fishing at weekend. I will introduce to you how they grow the rice, how they catch a fish but in Saigon city (This is an unseen part of Saigon). We will enjoy a cup of coffee or local beer with Vietnamese style here.
Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with local specialty.
After that we'll head to center and discover history and culture of Saigon with:
• Local Wet Market
• The Jade Emperor temple
• City Hall
• Opera House
• Central Post Office
• Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
• War Museum or Reunification Palace (formerly known as the Presidential Palace).
• The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo
Back at the port.
- Private transportation with A/C
- Local English speaking tour guide; other languages are -available on request
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Bottled drinking water on the car/bus
- All entrance fee
- Beverage/drinks on meal (if any)
- Personal expenses
- Other expenses not clearly mentioned in the Inclusion part
+ My tour itinerary is flexible and changeable to make you have local most experiences.
****ALL TOURS ARE PRIVATE
THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT PORTS IN HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON WHERE YOU DOCK
+ FIRST - NHA RONG PORT (SAIGON/HCMC) - IS NEAR CITY CENTER
+ SECOND - HIEP PHUOC PORT - IS ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM CITY CENTER
+ THIRD - PHU MY PORT - IS 1. 15 HOUR FROM SAIGON/HCMC CITY CENTER & 2. 5 HOURS FROM MEKONG DELTA, CUCHI TUNNELS.
All private tours are approximately 9-10 hours or longer depending on your time. At the end of the private tour, we will ensure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.
My son and I met Lee for a private tour of the city. He is very accommodating as far as our start time and flexibility as to where and what you want to see. His English is flawless and his sense of humor made us laugh throughout the day. We found we became fast friends. He found a catholic orphanage I was looking for and took us there. The eco village is a highlight as the locals go there to get away from the city. We were so impressed with Lee we hired him privately for 2 more days. You won't regret having Lee as your private guide. I think you will enjoy the sights more with him. He is very knowledgeable about Saigon and his love of his country shines through! Thank you for making our trip that much more memorable by sharing your history and knowledge of Vietnam in a fun and joyous way!
One word comes to mind to describe Lee: Fantastic. He is very passionate about his country, and I learned so much from him about Vietnam and the Cao Dai religion, as well as his daily life. A great tour guide. Thanks again Lee - you made my trip memorable and I loved meeting you. I will never forget. Jenny!