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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a sprawling urban mass, larger than Hanoi, the nation’s capital, but somehow less cohesive and certainly with a far shorter history.
When a group of Chinese refugees from the Qing Empire arrived in the region, the Cambodian governor turned to the Nguyen Lords of Hue for help. The price of settling the Chinese and restoring order was Vietnamese suzerainty. Later, the city expanded to join the nearby Chinese set- dement of Cholon- Saigon has always had a strong Chinese flavor to Saigon.
In 1859, the city was seized by France and soon became the chief city of the French colony of Cochinchina. The city developed rapidly, acquiring something of the character of French provincial town. For nearly two decades, between 1956 and 1975, Saigon functioned as the capital of the anti-communist Republic of Vietnam.

Viet Vision Travel offers the most qualified Ho Chi Minh tours. Our tours in and from Ho Chi Minh City including Ho Chi Minh City Tours, Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Tours, Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel tours with competitive prices. All of our Ho Chi Minh City tour itineraries are carefully designed for your most comfort and independent routes cater to different needs of our valued guests from all over the world.
Our tours cover varieties of interests including War Remnant Museum, Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon- China Town, Cu Chi tunnel, Cao Dai Temple… within your budget.

Most popular Ho Chi Minh City Tours & Excursions:

  • Australia veterans visit Long Tan cross

    Anzac Day Tour – 2 Days


    Annually operated in Long Tan Memorial Cross, Anzac Day is the day to remember and respect to the Fallen who sacrificed their lives when the country called for Australia and New Zealand veterans. Our tour is designed to start in Vung Tau, however, if you want to customize the trip, please let us know…

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  • Try to fit at Cu Chi Tunnels

    Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnel – 1 Day


    Ho Chi Minh city, formerly named Saigon is a largest city of Vietnam. One day tour around today covers almost the major attractions. Understanding more about history in the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace, admire French-colonial…

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  • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

    Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 1 Day


    Saigon, as the city is still frequently referred to, is Vietnam ‘s largest city with a population in excess of 9 million.. Saigon’s history is only 300 years old, less than a third that of the capital, Hanoi . In 1859, the city was captured by the French…

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  • Get in and get out the entrance of Cu Chi Tunnels

    Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnel – 1 Day


    Start from Ho Chi Minh City, head to one of the most popular attractions in Southern Vietnam. Discover the beliefs and worship of Cao Dai religion by experience the hour of prayers. Continue with a visit to the heroic Cu Chi Tunnel to learn about a period of fierce…

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  • The stairway down to the tunnel

    Cu Chi Tunnel Tour – Half Day


    A private half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel will show visitors an amazing tunnels that was built by local citizens during Vietnam War. With our experienced tour guide, there are a lot of stories about American and French war. It’s worth for all visitors to…

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  • Along the hustling and bustling streets of saigon at Night on the back of Vespa

    Day Ho Chi Minh City After Dark By Vespa – Half Day


    This unique itinerary is designed for tourists who want discover a different Ho Chi Minh city by night. The traffic is still utter nightmare but the Vespa drivers are so good that we still feel relax and comfortable. You will travel around all the highlight places in Saigon…

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  • Long Tan Nui Dat Battle Field

    Long Tan – Nui Dat & Vung Tau Tour – 2 Days


    War has passed by more than 30 year, but sad feeling and memories are still reminding some where around this region, This 2 days trip is special design the people care about American war and Australian veterans. Within 2 day you have chance to visit…

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  • Cat Tien National Park

    Nam Cat Tien National Park Tour – 2 Days


    Those wanting to find out about Vietnam’s flora and fauna will find a trip to Nam Cat Tien National Park a rewarding experience. Located 160 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Nam Cat Tien is reported to have 600 varieties of plants, 240 types of birds and 50 species…

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  • Nam Cat Tien National Park

    Nam Cat Tien National Park Package Tour – 3 Days


    Cat Tien National Park is a treasure trove of biodiversity. Here in the tropical forests of southern Vietnam live some of the world’s most endangered species. The park, one of the largest in the country, was established in recognition of Cat Tien’s unique…

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  • Cooking Class at Hoa Tuc Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

    Gourmet Tour at Saigon Cooking Class Hoa Tuc – Half Day


    Learn how to prepare and cook authentic Vietnamese food at a fun and interactive half day with our English speaking Vietnamese chef in Ho Chi Minh City. Refresh your culinary skill and creativity, exploring a unique Vietnamese local market…

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  • Cooking Class with Mai Home

    Initiation Course At “Mai” Home – The Saigon Culinary Art Center – Half Day


    Set in a heart of chaotic Ho Chi Minh City, “Mai” Home – the Sai Gon Culinary Art Center offers a great approach to cooking with exciting class for tourists who are interested in Vietnamese cuisine and culture. Each class starts with a trip to…

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Top 6 Best Dishes to Taste in Ho Chi Minh City

Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette Sandwich)

One of the most popular dishes in Ho Chi Minh City is “ banh mi ”. Walking around the city you will see dozens of carts with signs selling banh mi. In Vietnamese “ banh mi” actually just means bread but it also refers to any type of the Vietnamese baguette sandwich. The basic sandwich includes a crusty baguette which is sliced in half and stuffed with layers of pork, luncheon meats, shredded cured pork skin, pate, mayonnaise, Vietnamese radish and carrot pickles, a handful of sliced cucumbers, and sprigs of coriander. The perfect combination of those ingredients makes banh mi such a glorious sandwich. If you are a meat lover you should taste Banh Mi Huynh Hoa with multiple layers of luncheon meats. Another place to enjoy this food is Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai which is famous for its special sauce that was almost like teriyaki.

Ca Kho To (Braised Fish In Clay Pot)

“Ca kho to” - fragrant braised catfish carefully caramelized in a clay pot with a hint of fish sauce is one of the most common dishes in Ho Chi Minh city. It is available at both Vietnamese sit-down restaurants and “com binh dan”- street food buffets. For Vietnamese, this comfort dish offers the flavors of home in each bite. To make this savory fish dish, locals have to cut catfish into steak sliced pieces and braises it in a thick and rich gravy made from soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, shallots, and garlic, among a few other light spices and seasonings for several hours. Cuc Gach Quan is a famous restaurant to taste this dish, you can find it at No 10 Dang Tan, Tan Dinh Ward, Dist 1, HCMC.

Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Vegetable Rolls)

Goi Cuon is a perfect choice for a hot summer day because of its fresh and pure flavor. It is a harmonious combination of pork slices, shrimps, basil, vermicelli noodles, lettuce, and spring onion. All of them are rolled in a piece of rice paper. Dip the rolls into bean paste or a mix of freshly ground chili and hoisin-based dipping sauce topped with crushed peanuts…awesome! Stop at 48 Ngo Duc Ke to enjoy this specialty.

Bo La Lot (Grilled Beef In Piper Lolot)

If you are a lover of stew, grilled beef in piper lolot is the best choice for you. Bo La Lot is little-minced beef roll which is lightly spiced and seasoned before being covered by piper lolot. After that, they are grilled over charcoal. This dish is served with rice paper, a mountain of green vegetables and herbs, and dipping sauce. In some restaurants, when you taste this dish you also got a plate of mỡ chài, another type of Vietnamese sausage, that is so tasty. Each bite is pure joy! There are a number of bo la lot street food stalls around Ton Duc Thang street, we highly recommend Co Lien Bo La Lot that serves it throughout the day with super friendly waiters.

Oc (Vietnamese Shellfish)

A night of relaxing on small chair in a roadside stall, sipping cold beers and slurping down snails and shells is one of the most interesting ways to enjoy Saigon. There are typically tons of different raw snails to choose from, as well as other shells like blood cockles, clams, and shrimp and crab as well. You also can choose a method for the snails you would like to eat like grilled, sautéed, coated in salt and chili, steamed, curried, and so on. Make sure that you do not skip grilled mussels with scallion oil and peanuts, blood cockles sautéed in tamarind sauce and clams steamed with lemongrass! They are so tasty! Oc A Soi restaurant is a local hangout spot for this tasty delicacy.

Com Tam (Broken Rice Topped With A Grilled Pork Chop)

Available at any small street food stalls and market throughout the Ho Chi Minh City, “Com tam suon nuong” is known as a southern favorite. The most basic version of this special dish includes the broken rice and grilled pork chop served with fish sauce, cucumber pickles, green onion oil, chilies to garnish. You can order a lot of extra things such as a fried egg, Vietnamese meatloaf, pigskin, extra pork, more sausage, etc. Com Tam Ba Ghien is absolutely the most famous place to eat Vietnamese broken rice and grilled pork in all of Saigon. Make sure that as soon as you approach the restaurant – a sweet porky smoky aroma of this dish will immediately make your taste buds begin to water. Booking a Ho Chi Minh City tour right now to soak up those stunning dishes! Contact us to get a unique Vietnam vacation.
 
 
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