Explore the world with tourHQ

Uncover The Hidden Gems Of Ho Chi Minh City On This 2.5-Hour Private Tour



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Walking

  • Duration

    2.5 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Join us on this tour of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as the "Pearl of the East," and discover some of its most famous landmarks and hidden gems. We'll visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the former CIA Building, all while learning about their historical significance. We'll also explore the lesser-known attractions such as the Continental Hotel, Caravelle Hotel, and Rex Hotel before ending our tour on the beautiful and lively Nguyen Hue street.

  • Visit prominent landmarks like the Reunification Palace and Dong Khoi street 
  • See some of the hidden gems from the war period, such as the famous Continental Hotel
  • Walk through Nguyen Hue street, one of Vietnam's most beautiful and lively streets
  • Explore the hidden gems of Ho Chi Minh expand_more
    • Enjoy going around Ho Chi Minh City with the guide on this tour, which combines some of the most popular attractions and beautiful hidden gems of the “Pearl of the East".
    • We will start our tour at the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, which was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This is where the Vietcong tank crashed through the gate on April 30th, 1975, signalling the fall of Saigon as the then President, Duong Van Minh, surrendered to the Vietcong.
    • We will then make our way through the beautiful park on our way towards Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built by French colonists in the 1880s and is a symbol of what was then known as Saigon. The Cathedral is one of the few remaining symbols of Catholicism in a largely Buddhist Vietnam. 
    • Across the road from Notre Dame is the Central Post Office of Saigon, a beautiful and elegant building of French architecture constructed in the late 19th century.
    • A short walk down Dong Khoi street, which was originally named Rue Catinat by the French before being renamed Tu Do Street in the late 1950s, takes us to where we can see the former CIA Building. This is the site from where the last US helicopter left Saigon in 1975.
    • In the next phase of our tour, we will uncover some of the lesser-known or hidden gems in this beautiful city. Walk pasting the Opera House, we will visit some of the most famous hotels of the Vietnam War: the Continental Hotel, where many diplomatic cocktail parties were held; the Caravelle Hotel, which housed the Australian and New Zealand embassies; and the Rex Hotel, where American officers stayed and cracked open beers on the rooftop bar. 
    • After exploring these sites, we will go to the City Hall at the top of Nguyen Hue street. Today a walking street, Nguyen Hue street, is one of Vietnam's most beautiful and lively streets. It is here that many important events of the year are held and celebrated, including the New Year fireworks, flower displays for Tet, Lunar New Year, or football screenings when Vietnam's soccer team plays an important Asia cup or World cup match! Even on days when no such event is being held, this is a beautiful spot to spend some time in before you take your leave from the lovely Ho Chi Minh City.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
What's Excluded
  • Tip to the guide
  • Entrance fee, if any
  • Any other expense
Meeting Point

Reunification Palace (Independent Palace)

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

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


    Unforgettable City Tour

    This tour took us to the most popular attractions as well as hidden gems. It was an unforgettable experience!

  • M


    Enlightening and Enjoyable - A Must-Do!

  • S


    Unexpectedly Awesome Tour - Worth the Time!

  • J


    Insightful Guide

    Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting insights into the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City.

  • D


    Fascinating Hidden Gems

    The hidden gems we visited on this tour were fascinating and gave us a unique perspective on the city.

  • J


    Fun and Educational Tour - Perfect for History Buffs!

  • R


    Charming Hidden Gems Tour - A Unique Experience!

  • R


    Historic Tour of the City

    We learned so much about the history of Ho Chi Minh City on this tour. It was a great way to explore the city and its hidden gems.

  • L


    A Memorable Experienc

    This tour was a highlight of our trip to Ho Chi Minh City. The combination of popular attractions and hidden gems made it a truly memorable experience.

  • S


    Discovering Local Treasures - A True Adventure!

  • J


    Beautiful Parks and Buildings

    The parks and buildings we visited on this tour were absolutely beautiful. It was great to see both the popular attractions and hidden gems of the city.

  • E


    Amazing Historic Sites - Fascinating Stories!

  • E


    Interesting and Informative

    Our guide was excellent and made the tour interesting and informative. We learned so much about the city's history and culture.

  • B


    Unforgettable Guide - Highly Recommended!

  • M


    Amazing Tour Guide

    Our tour guide was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun.

  • L


    Eye-Opening - Great for Explorers!

  • S


    Hidden Treasures

    This tour took us to some hidden treasures in Ho Chi Minh City that we never would have found on our own. It was a great experience!

  • T


    Hidden Gems - Must-See Tour!

  • J


    Discovering the Unknown

    This tour took us off the beaten path and allowed us to discover the unknown in Ho Chi Minh City. It was a truly unique experience.

Starting From


USD 80 / group

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

Copyright © 2014 Tour HQ. All Rights Reserved

View full site