5 Best Activities In Ho Chi Minh City4 min read


Getting lost a little bit to find out 5 best activities in Ho Chi Minh city such as exploring the underground routes of Chu Chi Tunnels or sastisfied your eyes with the amazing views. Not only do they offer tourists the chance to learn more about various lifestyles within this lovely city, there are also amazing excursions outside the city centre such as the tranquil Mekong Delta, riverside markets, and local villages.

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Covering a wide range of budget, location, and time duration, the most popular things to do in Saigon are uniquely Vietnamese experiences no first-time visitor should skip out on during their holiday. Here are 5 best activities in Ho Chi Minh city you shoud try once.

“ If I go will you follow me ?

You don’t have to be alone in this city tonight

If I go will you follow me? “

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most famous travel location which site has over 120km of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals.They offer visitors a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948. After the war against the French, Vietnamese soldiers expanded the tunnels and included effective air filtration systems, which helped them survive the Chu Chi carpet-bombings.


First let’s take a tour to view the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will learn how the old Vietnamese guerrillas built, lived and fought in the tunnels. Watching some precious documentary film about the war, on how the Vietnamese people won the fight. Then enjoy the special dishes “Cu Chi Cassava” and drink the leaves, a dish that has survived during the difficult period of resistance of Vietnamese people.


Viewing rudimentary primary weapons, bamboo traps …, crawling in the tunnels, and watching local people make rice paper and rice wine. You also have the opportunity to shoot at the shooting school in the tunnel.


Mortocycle tour


Next interesting acitvity is travel like a local during your holiday, joining a motorcycle tour is a  safe way to visit popular landmarks and districts within Ho Chi Minh City. Priced at VND depending on the package is usually inclusive of hotel transfers, lunch, drinks, helmet, insurance, and an English-speaking tour guide. A motorcycle tour usually stops at iconic sites such as Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, where the tour guide will provide a brief history and interesting facts on each place.

1Feel the wind blowing through your hair while watching the daily activities from the local behind your tourguide driver is best thing you should do when you come to Ho Chi Minh for the first time.

Mekong Delta Day Cruise

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Would you like to try some boat activities on the water? Mekong Delta Day Cruise is a full-day guided boat trip that’s great for travellers looking to explore a more traditional part of Ho Chi Minh City. Most tours stop at Ben Tre, My Tho, or Cai Be along with various points of interest along the way passing by a number of floating markets, fish farms, Buddhist temples, and colonial structures.


This tour also allows visitors experienced to sample tropical fruits at local orchards, learn how to make coconut candy at a local coconut factory, and witness how sleeping mats and local handicrafts are produced at artisanal workshops. Tourguide will provide you infomations at the villagers’ traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs. Just wearing lightweight clothing and bringing along sunblock, insect repellent, and bottled water.


Saigon food and drink

You may know Vietnam’s famous food is Pho, right ? Yes, but there are more. First time in Ho Chi Minh city, we highly recommend you should try Banh Mi. This baguette sandwich is priced between VND 10,000 and VND 15,000, with pickled vegetables, pate, butter, soy sauce, cilantro, chilies, and hot peppers. Quick and tasty.


Yummy and easy to eat “Com tam” is actually ‘broken rice’ in Vietnamese, usually served with fried egg, diced green onions, and a variety of meats such as suon nuong (barbecued pork chop), bi (shredded pork skin), and cha trung (steamed pork and egg patty).


Coffee ? Smell good ? Hey, try Saigon “old fashion style” coffee for once, there are a lot of coffee shop on the street you can choose but remember checking out the price first. Take a seat, then waiting for one by one drop of coffee from the fin and watching the daily life from this vibrant city.


Saigon Skydeck

The Financial Tower with the Saigon Skydeck is surely one of the countless highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. You can already see it from many different spots in the city and take amazing photo from 265 meters above Saigon. To get to the Saigon Skydeck on the 49th floor with a 360 degrees view, you have to buy a ticket at the entrance.


Once you arrive on the top, you will be rewarded with an amazing view over Ho Chi Minh City. We suggest you should go around at 4.pm which give an advantage that you can see the city from day to night and the sunset too.


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