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Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh)
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Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) Tours and Activities

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Right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is the Ben Thanh Market (Chợ Bến Thành). More than a place to go shopping, the market is also an architectural landmark, a center of local Vietnamese life and commerce, and a meeting point all rolled into one.

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Cnr Le Loi, Trang Hung Dao, Le Lai, Ho Chi Minh City, District 1
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Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

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Get to know the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a private sightseeing tour by Jeep. Traveling with a guide, you'll see a selection of the main sights, like the War Remnants Museum, the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

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Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

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Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques. This haft-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest: * The Reunification Palace * War Remants Museum * Notre Dame Cathedral * Central Post Office * Jade Emperor Pagoda * Ben Thanh Market
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.99
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$33.99

1H Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Saigon Skydeck Pass

1H Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Saigon Skydeck Pass

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See the sights of Ho Chi Minh City your way on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that allows you to create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary. Ideal for first-time visitors and travelers with limited time, this flexible tour option means you can disembark the bus whenever an attraction captures your attention. Your ticket also includes an evening bus tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which reveals a different side to attractions when they’re illuminated by night.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.80
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$15.80

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

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Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. High light • Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch • Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city • Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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$135.00
Price varies by group size

Chef Vu Cooking Class Plus Market Trip in Saigon Center (Pick up by Cyclo)

Chef Vu Cooking Class Plus Market Trip in Saigon Center (Pick up by Cyclo)

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There’s no better way to learn about Vietnamese cuisine than a cooking class. And Cyclo Resto’s cooking course doesn’t just include a feast of fantastic food but a ride on the classic Vietnamese “cyclo” and a shopping trip to Ben Thanh Market. Choose from different menus for the class, then savor the results followed by an egg coffee for dessert.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.98
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$38.98

Saigon Food Adventure by Scooter

Saigon Food Adventure by Scooter

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Benefit from a Ho Chi Minh City food tour that is paired with sightseeing by motorbike for the ultimate half-day combo tour of this important city in southern Vietnam. Observe daily life as your driver-guide zips through the streets while you ride as a passenger on the motorbike. Stop at popular local eateries and sample enough dishes to make up a meal, including delicious appetizers, mains, and dessert.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.89
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$23.89
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The 10 Tastings of Ho Chi Minh City With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Ho Chi Minh City With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s remarkable street food and cuisine on this private food tour that explores colorful markets, hidden gourmet hotspots, and distinctive Saigon flavors. With a local guide to help you find the city’s best bites, taste items such as freshly-squeezed cane juice, bánh beo, and steamed rice flour cakes, spotting some classic landmarks along the way. This tour includes all tastings, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.46
Price varies by group size
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$68.46
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

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Explore the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, as it's also still known, on this 3.5-hour private walking tour. Visit major attractions like the War Remnants Museum, learn about the city's history, and enjoy a Vietnamese snack. Your private guide also shows you hidden gems you might otherwise miss.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.95
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$38.95
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Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

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Go beyond Ho Chi Minh City's typical visitor attractions to see lesser-known sights on this 3-hour private tour. With a guide, you'll discover a bit of real life in the city as you stroll along narrow lanes, visit hidden gems, and explore favorite local markets. Listen to insider stories about the lifestyles of Vietnamese people, and enjoy an overall authentic experience. Coffee and fruit are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.23
Price varies by group size
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$34.23
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Small-group Saigon City View on Cyclo - 3 hours

Small-group Saigon City View on Cyclo - 3 hours

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Navigating the bustling streets of Saigon can be a challenge even for experienced locals. On this scenic tour, sit back and relax as your guide whisks in and and out traffic, allowing you to experience the bustling city’s vignettes in comfort and safety. Visit several public markets that sell everything from flowers to motorcycle parts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.00
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$24.00
Price varies by group size
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3-Hour Saigon Adventure in Cyclo or Rickshaw

3-Hour Saigon Adventure in Cyclo or Rickshaw

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Join the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City on the cyclo tour and see more than you could find on your own. This is a great way for sightseeing in 3 hours. Our tour guide will give you all the information of each stop. We offer 2 options for you, please choose one of these below: Option 1: Cyclo and Markets Highlights: Biggest Wholesale Flower Market, Local Market, Pet Street, Electronics Market, Motorbike Parts Market, Thien Hau Temple (The Oldest Chinese Temple) in Chinatown, Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest Apartment and Vietnamese Coffee. Option 2: Cyclo and Spectacular Landmarks Highlights: War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Vietnamese Temple, Buddhist Monument, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House, Saigon River, Ben Thanh Market, and Vietnamese Coffee. **Note: Our cyclo driver just drives pass War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace to cover for you all of the sights as listed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

Small group Saigon Inside Out by Motorbike for 3 Hours

Small group Saigon Inside Out by Motorbike for 3 Hours

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Delve deeper into Saigon’s culture and lifestyle than you could alone on this small-group motorbike tour. Hop on a chauffeured bike and get up close to the real city behind the sights. Weave through the streets, discover architectural highlights and working-class districts; and stop for Vietnamese coffee and snacks as your guide shares facts and stories you’d probably never hear otherwise. Choose from three time slots to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

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Experience Ho Chi Minh City’s major landmarks and attractions on an all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from Phu My Port, travel in a private air-conditioned minivan with a personal guide to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace), and the French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office. Enjoy a cafe sua da (coffee with condensed-milk) and lunch at a local restaurant included.  
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.45
Price varies by group size
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$120.45
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Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems

Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems

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If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, the iconic city of Ho Chi Minh will already be on your itinerary. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best spots, let us show you around on our Ho Chi Minh Instagram Tour! Forget everything you think you know about guided tours when you come with us - there are no stuffy silences or boring monologues here! ===== Tour Schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel 10:15 AM – Arrive at the Notre Dame Cathedral 10:45 AM – Visit The Central Post Office 11:45 AM – Visit the “Pink Church" 12:30 PM – Explore a hidden weapons bunker 1:15 PM – Lunch Time! 2:45 PM – Visit the Ho Chi Minh Squares (People’s Committee) 3:00 PM – Stroll along Nguyen Hue Street and grab views of Bitexco 3:30 PM – Visit Instagrammable boutique shops and enjoy coffee & dessert! 4:30 PM – Visit the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda 5:15 PM – View the tallest building in HCMC and relax in a secret spot by the river 6:15 PM – Arrive back at your hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
Price varies by group size
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$107.70
Price varies by group size
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Cooking Class and Full-Day Sidecar Tour in Ho Chi Minh

Cooking Class and Full-Day Sidecar Tour in Ho Chi Minh

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This full-day outing combines two adventures in one tour. First, take the bus to Cu Chi where you will switch to riding motorcycles with sidecars for a unique and fun experience. Take a cooking class with a local chef, then explore the Cu Chu Tunnels, which were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

One hour cyclo tour around Saigon

One hour cyclo tour around Saigon

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From your pick-up point, join Xích Lô Tours for a fun cyclo ride across the undiscovered highlights of Saigon. ‘Xich lo’ or cyclo is a traditional transport in Saigon that is being left behind by sharp urbanization. Nowadays, it is a reminicence of the past. Hopping on your very own cyclos, you will be joining some 8 millions scooters of Saigon and get a premium 360 degree view of its traffic.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.26
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$10.26

Saigon in a Day: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing and Night Food Tour

Saigon in a Day: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing and Night Food Tour

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Enjoy Ho Chi Minh City in the morning and at night on a tour that combines a classic city sightseeing tour with an evening food tour by motorbike. Discover the gems of Vietnam's largest metropolis as you visit Tao Dan Park, Ben Thanh market, Reunification Palace and see French colonial architecture at Saigon Opera House. Taste a range of authentic Vietnamese treats, including ‘pho’ (noodle soup) for breakfast, and street food dishes with beer or rice wine for dinner. This small-group tour is limited to seven people to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.29
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$91.29

Fullday Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels

Fullday Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels

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Combine all the best bits of Ho Chi Minh City on this 8-hour sightseeing tour, including hotel pick-up. Head straight for the city’s star attraction, the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels, where you can learn about their use during the Vietnam War and even pose for a photo peeking out from a camouflaged trapdoor. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), admire architechtural highlights like the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral, then browse the colorful stalls of Ben Thanh market. This small-group tour is limited to seven for a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16

Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Lunch

Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Lunch

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This private tour of Ho Chi Minh City is led by your own personal guide who provides fascinating insight into the culture, history and daily life. Explore the city in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle and visit key attractions such as the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. After lunch at a local restaurant, see Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.34
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$33.34

Immersive Cooking Class & Wet Market Tour - Chef Led w/ Private Cook Stations

Immersive Cooking Class & Wet Market Tour - Chef Led w/ Private Cook Stations

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Inspire your inner chef through a fully interactive 4-course cooking class & wet market tour. Our local chefs have meticulously curated a daily menu of classic Vietnamese dishes showcasing the unique flavors and cultural heritage of Vietnam. As part of each class, you'll also be taken on a tour through Vietnam's most iconic wet market, Cho Ben Thanh. Here, you'll learn how to select choice ingredients and how exotic meats and produce are incorporated into traditional Vietnamese cooking. Enjoy this hands-on experience that will change your perspective on Vietnamese cuisine.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour

Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour

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If you’ve only got limited time in Vietnam’s second city, opt for a half-day tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to Ho Chi Minh City. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour transports you between highlights such as Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica in air-conditioned comfort, and gives you the choice of a morning or afternoon departure depending on your schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.98
Price varies by group size
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$38.98
Price varies by group size

Private tour to Cu Chi and HCMC 1 day

Private tour to Cu Chi and HCMC 1 day

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Ideal for history and military buffs, this all-day private tour explores the Cu Chi tunnels, an underground network filled with secret trapdoors, field hospitals, command posts, kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms used by local resistance fighters. During the second half of the tour, visit Saigon's historic landmarks such as the War Remnants Museum and the FITO Museum, which covers the history of Vietnamese medicine.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.62
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$104.62
Price varies by group size

Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh City

Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh City

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Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.33
Price varies by group size
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$110.33
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Should I book Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) costs USD 10.26. Guided Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) tours start around USD 10.26 per person.
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