Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million and is visited by 7.5 million international and 29 million domestic tourists. It is one of the most amazing places to visit in the world with the old meeting the new. The city is a haven of culture full of great places to visit and full of bright young things to do for all ages. One of the best ways to see Ho Chi Minh City is through a tour. So, we have listed the best tours in Saigon.
Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Those looking to experience the real Saigon can go on either a half day tour or a full day tour which can be tailored to cover a person’s interest. Not everyone has the same interests, some people may like to see the modern Ho Chi Minh City while others may like to explore the culture that is on offer. The tours can either be a walking tour or through a vehicle such as a motorbike, taxi or private car. Having a tour that suits a person’s interest which can include all the main tourist attraction is a great way of spending some fun time in Saigon.
Cu Chi Tunnels Tours
For those that love their history then the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour which can either be a half day tour or a full day tour is a must. There is an immense network of tunnels located in Cu Chi which are part of a bigger network of tunnels that cover much of the country.
The tunnels have been written about and featured in many films about the Vietnam war, and now, those who have read the books or been to the cinema to see the films can experience the tunnels in real life.
During the Vietnam war the tunnels were used by North Vietnamese fighters trying to counter the growing American military to win a war that could never be won. They supplied the Vietnamese fighters with supply routes, and where they were used for food and to store weapons as well as to look after their injured.
For those looking for tours in Saigon, the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour must be one of the most fascinating.
Mekong Delta Tours
To the south of Saigon lies Mekong Delta, also known as the Western Region which is a popular destination for those visiting Vietnam. Mekong Delta covers over 40,500 square kilometres and before 1975 it was part of the Republic of Vietnam.
Mekong Delta Tours can be designed to suit people’s interest and can be designed for either a half day tour or a full day tour depending on how much time the tourist has available.
Cai Be Full Day Tour
Another great tour for those visiting Saigon is the Cai Be full day tour. This tour is very popular and once you have experienced the tour you can understand why.
The town of Cai Be is a picturesque little town which lies on the Mekong River. For those wishing to see the more authentic Vietnam then the Cai Be tour is the best option.
Vietnam Shopping Tours
For those that don’t like to sit around and like to shop then a shopping tour is great fun. Saigon shopping is special and taking something home from a holiday in Vietnam provides a great memory of an unbailable holiday.
The shopping tour allows people to visit some of the best places to shop for fashion, décor, art, and novelty products. Some of products that you will see while on the shopping tour cannot be bought anywhere else in the world.
The tour can be arranged to suit a person’s shopping taste from designer goods from the top name brands, to authentic Saigon shopping. The only real way to see the best shops for your taste is to be guided by a local tour expert.
Saigon Photography Tours
Vietnam and Saigon are filled with history and must be one of the most photographed destinations in the world. Everywhere you turn you see something new to photograph, but to see the best places for that perfect picture you will need to go on a photography tour.
The photography tour allows those who love to take pictures to be taken to places that provide drop dead scenes. The tour can provide people with places to take pictures that they would not know about if they went visiting Saigon under their own steam.
Going on a photography tour of Saigon is not just a great way to get some magical pictures to document your stay, but its also a great way to visit places that you may not have known about or knew how to get to.
There are lots of tours to choose from to experience what Vietnam has to offer which includes exploring the attractions and activities in Halong Bay, and the Halong Paradise tour. There is also the HOI AN – DA NANG FULL DAY TOUR.
One company that provides personalized tours & travel experiences in Saigon & Vietnam is Discerning Traveler Vietnam (http://www.discerningtravelervietnam.com). They provide professional tours to suit all types of interests and allow people to experience the real Saigon.
The Saigon tour company which is based in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has gained a great reputation for their personalized tours for people visiting Vietnam. Unlike a lot of tour companies around the world, Discerning Traveler Vietnam sit down with the client to find out more about them so they can provide a tour that would interest them.