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Uncover The Hidden Gems Of Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy Saigon at its fullest during this specially designed tour which combines some of the most popular attractions and some beautiful hidden gems in this “must-do” tour of the city once called the “pearl of the East".

From Ho Chi Minh
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
  • Real-time experience live-streamed from the streets of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit prominent landmarks like the Reunification Palace, Dong Khoi street and more
  • See some of the hidden gems from the war period, such as the famous Continental Hotel

Enjoy going around Ho Chi Minh City with me on this specially designed Online Experience 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, a moment that you will get to witness in a historic photo I will make you privy to.

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.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour for 75 USD for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 125 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Thang Trong Quach Thomas

I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I have a small family with my wife and two kids, a boy of 13 and a 7-year-old daughter. I have experience working as a tour guide in Vietnam for 17 years. I love to show tourists all aspects of Vietnam from politics, economy, history, cultures and cuisines.

From USD 75 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.