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Adventure Tours   >   Asia Adventure Tours   >  Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day)

Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) Adventure Tour


  • Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Siagon or the Pearl of Indochina, has a lot to offer from the famous Independence Palace to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. However, there is much more to explore within the electric city and no better way to experience it than on a cyclo three-wheeled bike taxi. This tour is for those who desire a deeper understanding of traditional folk performances, Vietnamese history and culture, and a taste for authentic foods. And to top it all off, a romantic dinner cruise down Saigon River aboard a colourful dragon boat.


Local cyclo/bike taxi. Dragon boat dinner cruise.

Optional Activities  

No optional activities

Minimum Age  

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Packing List  

Health & Safety:
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test (optional)

Finishing Point Instructions  

End Point:
Hotel drop-off

International Flights  

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.


One hour cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City's bustling streets. Traditional water puppet show. Dinner cruise down Saigon River aboard dragon boat. Vietnamese buffet dinner. Live folk music and native dancing.

What's Included  

Pick up/drop off with taxi as a transfer to local theater. Professional English speaking guide. Cyclo for 1 hour. Dinner cruise on Indochina dragon boat. Water puppet show ticket.

Meals Included  

1 dinner

Joining Instructions  

Meeting Point:
You will be picked up from your District 1 hotel at 5:30pm.

Group Leader  

Professional English-speaking local guide

Group Size Notes  

Max 25, no minimum

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting Point: 5:30pm District 1 Hotel pick-up

Finish Point: Hotel drop-off

Hop on your very own Vietnamese, eco-friendly cyclo, then lean back and relax and let your driver worry about navigating the bustling city. As you cruise through the lively streets of Ho Chi Minh City, take in the local culture, bustling markets, and enjoy the intricate architecture featuring French colonial influences. Travel to a local theater for a 50 minute Vietnamese water puppet show and watch the puppets seemingly come to life as they perform traditional folklore, legends, and historical tales that cover more than 800 years of history. After the show, head to the pier for a dinner cruise down the winding Saigon River aboard a colourful dragon boat. Along the way, indulge in a sumptuous Vietnamese buffet and enjoy live folk music and native dancing that showcases Vietnam's unique culture and heritage. The boat returns to the pier in the late evening for your return ride to your hotel.

Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.


Duration: 1 Days

Travel Style: Classic

Trip Type: Day Tours

Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Call Us: 01 2311889


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