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Explore The Old Town Of Ho Chi Minh City On This 4-Hour Private Tour



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Sign up for the tour and explore the major historical sites of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. You'll get to admire the Central Post Office, a beautifully preserved French colonial building designed by Eiffel, and the Saigon Opera House, a colonial theatre used for performing arts. Also, see the City Hall and the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and enjoy a scooter ride.  

  • Enjoy riding a scooter through the lanes of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Admire the French colonial architecture at the Opera House and the City Hall 
  • Visit the gorgeous Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Explore the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City expand_more
    • We will begin our tour at the Central Post Office, designed by the well-known engineer Eiffel. This site is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of Southeast Asia. It features arched windows and wooden shutters, just as it would have in its heyday in the late 19th Century, and as we walk around it, you will get to admire its true magnificence. 
    • Next, we will visit the Saigon Opera House. An elegant colonial building and one of the most elaborate theatres in Indochina, it was built in 1897 and is used for staging opera and a wide range of performing arts, including ballet, musical concerts, Vietnamese traditional dance and plays.
    • We will then go to the city's heart and see the City Hall. Formerly known as Hotel de Ville, the French built it in a renaissance style that was inspired by the design of town halls in France. A notable feature of the building is the bell tower that stands on a pyramid-shaped pedestal, and as we walk around, the guide will show us more interesting aspects of this building.
    • Continued on our trip, we will ride on a scooter to experience the traffic of Ho Chi Minh City, which can be very crazy and chaotic but is a lot of fun to mingle in.  
    • Finally, we will end our tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda, built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven). This is one of the most atmospheric temples in the city, stuffed with statues of divinities and grotesque heroes and perfumed with incense that obscures the exquisite woodcarvings. This is the perfect place to end our tour and say our goodbyes.
What's Included
  • English-speaking professional guide
What's Excluded
  • Tip to the guide
  • Fees for the scooter ride
  • Entrance fee, if any
  • Any other expense
Meeting Point

Gate 5 - Ben Thanh Market

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • E


    Magical French Architecture!

    The Central Post Office and Saigon Opera House are stunning examples of French colonial architecture. The intricate designs and details are breathtaking.

  • T


    Breathtaking Architecture!

  • J


    A Peek Into The City's Past

    This tour gave me a glimpse of the city's rich history and culture. The City Hall and Jade Emperor Pagoda were fascinating to explore.

  • L


    Fascinating City Tour

  • L


    A Unique Experience on a Scooter

    Riding a scooter in the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City was exhilarating! It was the perfect way to experience the local traffic and immerse ourselves in the culture.

  • B


    Thrilling Scooter Ride

  • M


    An Architectural Delight

    The intricate details and stunning architecture of the Central Post Office and Saigon Opera House left me in awe. It was definitely worth the visit!

  • E


    Impressive Tour Guide

  • S


    A Cultural Journey

    This tour was a great way to learn about the city's history and culture. I particularly enjoyed exploring the Jade Emperor Pagoda.

  • R


    Charming Old Town Tour

  • M


    Unforgettable City Exploration

  • S


    Peaceful and Spiritual Tour

  • J


    Well-Informed Guide

    Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting insights into the city's past and present.

  • A


    Eye-Opening Cultural Experience

  • R


    A Must-Do Tour

    If you're visiting Ho Chi Minh City, this tour is a must-do!

  • D


    Beautifully Preserved Buildings

    The Central Post Office and Saigon Opera House have been beautifully preserved and are stunning examples of French colonial architecture.

  • S


    Enchanting Temple Visit

  • S


    A Memorable Experience

    Riding on a scooter through the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City was an experience I'll never forget. It was so much fun!

  • M


    A Spiritual Journey

    The Jade Emperor Pagoda was a peaceful and serene place to visit. The incense, statues, and woodcarvings created a spiritual atmosphere that was very calming.

  • J


    Fun and Adventurous Tour

Starting From


USD 115 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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