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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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CU CHI TUNNELS 1 DAY

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

Cu Chi Tunnels Tour will give an introduction about historic of Cu Chi Tunnels as Vietnamese war. A chance to explore the system of tunnels deep underground being famous after […]

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The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Tours for Families, Young People and Working with Schools. Sophie’s Art Tour has been having a lot of fun recently engaging with children and young people, art is subjective and it can be wonderful to look at it through a … Continue reading

The Walker – A Group Exhibition

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

On Friday 30th March the White Building of HCMC Fine Arts Museum was pulsing with life, throngs of people milled around drinking icy beer from disintegrating paper cups to the multifarious sounds of elfin pop singer Thảo Trang, Saigon punk … Continue reading

Sophie’s Art Tour on CNN Go

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has been listed on CNN Go’s ‘Insider Guide: What to do in Vietnam’. Click on this link to read more. Sophie’s Art Tour is currently taking bookings, please get in contact to find out available dates. For … Continue reading

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Halong 1 Day With Incredible Asia Journeys Day Cruise – Group Tour

by admin @ A Travel Mate

A day cruise on the Incredible Asia Journeys is the best choice for your to experience the magnificent Halong Bay with our “all-in-one” itinerary for a limited time schedule. You […]

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Gold tourism month launched in Hue

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has launched a special tourism promotion programme “Gold Tourism Month” from September 2-30 on the occasion of the National Day (September 2). During the month, visitors will enjoy a discount on entrance tickets to relics and transit service via electric buses. Discounts of 50 percent will be applied to […]

Damnern Saduak Floating Market

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Immerse yourself in the colors, flavors and chatter of Thailand’s most famous marketplace with a full-day tour from Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Experience the fun and chaos […]

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Ninh Binh province seeks ways to tap tourism potential

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The northern province of Ninh Binh has huge potential of tourism development, the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) Online Newspaper reported, adding that t he province’s comparative advantage increased when the Trang An Ecological Complex was recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Ninh Binh province is endowed with unique and diverse tourism […]

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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Adventure Activities in Da Lat

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Da Lat is one of our favourite playgrounds for adventure activities! Located in southern Viet Nam’s Central Highlands, Da Lat has a cooler temperate climate and is known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. With colonial architecture and a pretty central lake, the city is surrounded by mountains, forests, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and farmlands. There are many activities and attractions …

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

The Mid-Autumn Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu” is one of the biggest celebrations in Viet Nam. Second only to the Tet/Lunar New Year celebrations, this festival is also based on the Lunar calendar, and has been significant to Vietnamese families for many years. Traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month, in 2017, the Mid-Autumn Festival …

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Fairy Stream at Mui Ne

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Mui Ne is well known for stunning sand dunes, beautiful beaches and wind & water sports, but a hidden gem worth visiting is the Fairy Stream. What is the Fairy Stream? The Fairy Stream may not amaze at first, but as they say, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover!’. From the road it looks just like a brown stream only …

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Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha – City Temple One Day

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Royal Grand Palace is the most important landmark in Bangkok, and are most frequently visited by foreign tourists as well as the local Thai people. It is famous for its […]

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Grand Palace & Emeral Buddha Half Day Tour

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Embark on a tour to visit the marvelous Grand Palace and explore its grounds which feature one of the most well-known temples in Thailand, Learn about the history behind the […]

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Christine Ha tries the spicy ramen challenge

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I recently reached 70,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and thanks to all the fans who made it so! This video of me trying the spicy ramen challenge was released a while ago, but it was one of the crucial videos that helped me gain viewers. People have since charged me with doing the double-spicy […]

Saigon Stopovers

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

We have designed these special stopover and short trips in Saigon for people keen to experience the best of Saigon but with limited time to spare. This package that will […]

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What to do in Saigon – Suggested Itineraries

by Sharyn @ Tours from HCMC – Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

In the midst of planning your visit to Ho Chi Minh City? I get a lot of inquiries as to what to do in Saigon, especially for relatively short visits. Perhaps you’re not coming on an organized tour or are...

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Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Cut the ribbon! pop the champagne! Sophie’s Art Tour launches officially today! Whether you are passing through HCMC or you have lived here for years this tour is a fascinating exploration into Vietnam’s visual history. For more details about the … Continue reading

Vietnam Cycling Reviews – Mekong Day Trip

by Sharyn @ Tours from HCMC – Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Whoooo Hoooo!!!. From the 1st May to 30 Sept 2015, Vietnam Bike Tours is offering a very special discount to readers of Ho Chi Minh City Highlights. There are great savings to be made on all their day tours from...

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Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

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Cycling holiday? How to bike through Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Australian Bruce Ford and two mates pushed their legs to the limit when they cycled 1,000 kilometres across Cambodia to raise money for the charity, Tabitha. He shares the story of this trip: snakes, tarantulas and all. Cambodia is a big country. Where did you start? We flew into Siem Reap with our own mountain […]

DELUXE GROUP TOURS – CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR HALF DAY

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

– This morning, depart to Cu Chi tunnels. It takes us a 1.5 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. – Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu […]

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


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Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Artist and filmmaker Lawrence Johnson was based in Vietnam in the 1970′s, his candid sketches, portraits and raw paintings reveal an entirely different side to the war. In 2012 the artist returned to Vietnam to retrace his steps through a … Continue reading

The first public motor vehicle in Indochina, 1901

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Published in La Dépêche coloniale illustrée, 15 April 1907 We publish here a photograph depicting the first public motor vehicle in Indochina, which was put into circulation here in Saigon in 1901 by a motor transport company whose engineer and director was M. V. Ippolito. The latter, now the agent-général of Établissements Peugeot in Indochina, […]

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Vietnam Cycling Reviews (2) – Vietnam Backroads

by Sharyn @ Tours from HCMC – Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

As much as I love living in Ho Chi Minh City, the hustle and bustle can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s when I like to head for quieter locales like the Mekong Delta. You guys probably know from my previous posts...

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NEWS: Artist in Residency Programme: San Art: Laboratory

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

San Art, an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City, recently set up Laboratory, the first first home-grown ‘studio/residence’ programme in Vietnam. A nationwide call for applications resulted in three candidates being chosen. For … Continue reading

“Saigon Life,” from Société de géographie de Lille, January 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Life in Saigon changes little from day to day. Indeed, it will be much the same tomorrow as it was today and yesterday. The days when the Messageries Maritimes courrier vessel arrives from France are without doubt the most interesting days for everyone in this town. The arrival of the courrier vessel within sight of […]

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Âm Binh took a long hard cathartic look at the human side of war. A visceral Vietnamese drama of two soldiers from the north and the south, both saved by the same women whose only child has just been killed … Continue reading

The Bay of Islands with Haka Tours New Zealand.

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

What is Haka Tours? The night before we left on our three-day Haka Tours Bay of Islands trip Tom asked me for the third or fourth time; so what is it that we are...

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Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

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Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

A SHORT FILM ABOUT SOPHIE’S ART TOUR FROM RUSTY COMPASS.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Watch a short film about Sophie’s Art Tour by clicking on THIS For great tips, stories and recommendations about traveling in Southeast Asia have a look at Rusty Compass: www.rustycompass.com

CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR HALF DAY

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

This morning, depart to Cu Chi tunnels. It takes us a 1.5 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi Tunnels and […]

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Cambodia: All you need to know before travelling to this Asian country

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The BasicsPopulation: Almost 15 millionCapital: Phnom PenhCurrency: Riel Languages: Khmer, English and FrenchReligion: Theravada BuddhistEmergency number: 117 Visa, Please    Who needs one? All foreign passport holders, except passport holders of Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines , Thailand and Vietnam require a visa to enter Cambodia. Most visitors require a tourist visa, and it […]

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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VINH LONG HOMESTAY 2 DAYS

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

Our driver will pick you at your hotel for the drive through the country to the town of Vinh long. On arrival, the local tour guide will welcome and escort […]

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BAI DINH – TRANG AN TRIP GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

A more stunning unexplored and enthrallingalternative to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, this incredible day trip take you through the ancient land rich with cultural and geographic wonders that recently […]

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Ho Chi Minh Tour on the Back of a Motorbike

Ho Chi Minh Tour on the Back of a Motorbike


Till The Money Runs Out

Ho Chi Minh city is home to 10 million people, and 6 million motorbikes. Our Ho Chi Minh Tour on the back of motor bike was our favorite activity in HCMC!

Ho Chi Minh City Tours & Activities - Daytrips and Tour Packages in Da Nang

Ho Chi Minh City Tours & Activities - Daytrips and Tour Packages in Da Nang


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh tours are plentiful, ranging from full-day excursions to the iconic Chu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple to romantic sunset cruises along the Saigon River. Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City’s fascinating history is immortalised in the form of classic French architecture and ornate Buddhist

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives


Les Rives

Les Rives operates luxury Saigon River tours to the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Unesco listed Can Gio Forest, in Ho Chi Minh City, and more.

Heritage Tours - HISTORIC VIETNAM

Heritage Tours - HISTORIC VIETNAM


HISTORIC VIETNAM

Tim Doling no longer runs public Heritage Tours in Saigon and Chợ Lớn, due to the latest Vietnamese government legislation which prohibits foreigners from guiding tourists in Việt Nam.  However, Tim still offers talks and tours for specialist groups in partnership with a few local tourism agencies – enquire for further details.

The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

HA NOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY – GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, […]

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Viet Nam’s Traditional Ao Dai

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

The In Country Tours logo consists of a Vietnamese woman wearing an ‘Ao Dai’ standing on a ‘monkey bridge’. But what does that even mean? Let’s take a closer look at the Ao Dai. What is the Ao Dai? The Ao Dai is the Vietnamese national dress, in its current form consisting of a tight tunic and long silk gown worn …

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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Bonsai is Back!!! It’s my great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017, Bonsai Dinner Cruises has a brand new boat, “The Bonsai Legacy,” and is re-open for business. I often get queries from my readers about which night...

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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Last night artist collective ‘The Propeller Group’ spoke about their solo exhibition Static Friction. The event took place at Galerie Quynh; one of the two spaces to host the exhibition, the other being Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises entirely of new … Continue reading

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

PERFUME PAGODA 1 DAY – GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

The Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Hương) is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. The Perfume Pagoda one of the most important religious […]

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Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


Sinhbalo

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

Emperor Khai Dinh in France: A Victory for French Cuisine, Le Monde illustré 8 July 1922

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Our host, His Majesty Khaï-Dinh, Emperor of Annam, has on several occasions shown himself to be an Asian sovereign who knows how to appreciate European customs. At the time of his reception at the Hôtel de Ville, when he was obliged to sign the registers of honour, the Emperor, before taking his calligraphy brush as […]

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How to Find Great Budget Tours in Vietnam (and not get ripped off!) - GRRRL TRAVELER

How to Find Great Budget Tours in Vietnam (and not get ripped off!) - GRRRL TRAVELER


GRRRL TRAVELER

For the female solo traveler, Vietnam shouldn't be an intimidating or scary country to travel. Commuting between main cities is easy and cheap via public transportation. And if it's an attraction, you can bet there's a budget tour for it, as tour operators are everywhere, vying for your business and ready to assist your travel needs.

HALONG 1 DAY WITH ALOVA CRUISE – GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

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Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

After many months of research, Sophie’s Art Tour of Saigon is getting ready to launch in 2012, year of the dragon. It has been an intriguing journey gathering together the strands of this story. Along the way I have consulted … Continue reading

Get a Street Food Education in Saigon

Get a Street Food Education in Saigon


AFAR Media

"We recommend that you don’t drink too much water as it will fill you up too fast." - this was the first thing we were told before starting the Back of the Bike Street Food tour in Saigon. Good advice for a night of eating! This night market tour was designed to get you introduced to the some...

PATA Travel Mart set for Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The Pacific Asia Travel Association will hold the 37th PATA Travel Mart at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The event is being hosted by the ministry of tourism of Cambodia and will take place from September 17th-19th. PTM 2014 will offer delegates the opportunity to buy and sell Asia Pacific travel […]

HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

Saigon, the city is still frequently referred to Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced city full of contrasts as street vendors selling fruit and vegetables can be seen next to […]

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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City Hall

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

Come and Join the Party!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has got off to a fantastic start, I’ve met some lovely people this week and really enjoyed showing them a side of HCMC that doesn’t always make itself apparent. I am currently taking bookings, for more information … Continue reading

A Rainy Day in The Bay of Islands with Haka Tours

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

The area around Paihia, New Zealand is known as ‘The Bay of Islands’ or the ‘Winterless North.’The large turquoise bay full of nearly 150 small, uninhabited islands is world renowned for ocean wildlife spotting,...

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

What We’ve Learned After Five Years of Travel

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

We used to be the type of people who started things with intention, people with an idea of where we wanted our paths to take us. Five years ago that all changed when we...

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Mui Ne among most beautiful beaches in Asia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Canadian Travellers, a Canadian travel guides magazine, has chosen Mui Ne as one of the top 11 most beautiful beaches in Asia. Mui Ne beach ranks second in the list, just trailing behind Ko Lipe – an island off the Andaman Coast, south of Thailand. According to the magazine, Mui Ne beach is just a […]

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Fun things to do around the Ho Chi Minh City area. Our top 5 day trips!

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

The Rex Hotel

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GROUP TOUR HOA LU – TAM COC 1 DAY

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Ninh Binh is a city in North Vietnam with population of 130,517 people, famous for the nearby karst scenery and the village of Tam Coc. There is nothing to do […]

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Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

The World of Sound and Surface 1st June – 5th July 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Dewey Ambrosino and Tam Van Tran are friends from L.A, practically neighbors Dewey tells me at the opening reception of their collaborative exhibition at Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises of a conversation between their works, Ambrosino’s is metallic, pulsing and … Continue reading

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

SAIGON NIGHT LIFE BY VINTAGE VESPA

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

Ho Chi Minh city or called in other name Saigon is a buzzing hub of culture, cuisine & business. Get boring with tourist traps and be crammed onto a big, […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Vietnam’s homestays growing too fast

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

A visitor from Dublin, Ireland who traveled alone to Mai Chau valley and stayed with a local family last August described the experience as his happiest time in Asia. “I’ve been on a lot of tours during the summer but I can really say this was by far the best. The ‘family’ slogan really hit […]

Islands/Beaches for Christmas

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

For many, visiting Viet Nam islands/beaches for Christmas or New Years Eve sounds ideal for relaxing and having fun in the sun. As we head towards 2018 the 2017 festive season is rapidly approaching. With more than 3000 kilometres of coastline, plus islands, there are many coastal destinations to choose from. Here we give you a summary of our favourite …

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now offering lectures in Vietnamese art history. The talks are an engaging and alternative way to understand Vietnamese history. Using images of artworks, photographs, footage and the personal stories of artists, Vietnam’s fascinating history is illuminated. … Continue reading

Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon) - In Country Tours

Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon) - In Country Tours


In Country Tours

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Sai Gon) is Viet Nam’s largest city, a centre of culture & business, based in the South on the Sai Gon River.

Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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‘A Transformative Disguise: Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’ at Sàn Art

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

‘Transformative Disguise’ is Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’s first solo exhibition. Composed of 9 new paintings and 5 ceramic sculptures, this exhibition plays with ideas of reflection, transparency and transformation, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own awareness of their behavior … Continue reading

Authentic Local Market Tour

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

Markets are the lifeblood of Vietnam. There are thousands of them. Every little village has one, as do the biggest cities. You can buy anything. Meat, live seafood, vegetables, fruit […]

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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

Recipe: Healthy vegan Southwestern quinoa bowl

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Happy new year, and welcome to 2018! I don’t really make new year’s resolutions because I believe self-improvement is something on which one should constantly work—I guess you could say I believe in year-round resolutions—but for most people, a new year marks new beginnings, a newer and improved version of yourself. This means many resolutions […]

HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR! CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour wishes you a Happy Vietnamese New Year. May the year of the horse be your most beautiful year yet! Please scroll down for more information about the tour or choose from the tabs above.

HIGHLIGHT OF SAIGON HALF DAY CITY TOUR

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – A Travel Mate

For those who have limited time in Saigon – a vibrant city with full of energy, activity and motion, Ho Chi Minh city half day tour will bring you a […]

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Viet Nam Women’s Day

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Viet Nam Women’s Day is a special day to honor the women of Viet Nam and the vital roles they play in Vietnamese society. How did Viet Nam Women’s Day originate? The date 20th of October, 1930, is a significant date in Vietnamese history. On this day the women of Vietnam united and created a special organisation which later became known …

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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

Kecak Fire Dance Performance in Junjungan Village Ubud Bali

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

I love theater in almost all of its forms and seek out different types of productions in every place we visit. We’ve seen shows that range from the incredibly boring, to the spectacular and...

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

“The Court of Annam modernises,” Les Annales coloniales: organe de la “France coloniale modern,” 14 December 1912

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Packed with the usual colonial arrogance and assumptions of western superiority, this short 1912 article by Henri Cosnier sheds interesting light on French Governor General Paul Doumer’s policy towards the royal court in Huế The powerful breath of modernism carries off, one after the other, the sumptuous traditions of the court of Hue. The republican […]

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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At Maison Marou Saigon, An abundance of amazing artisanal gourmet chocolate made from locally grown cacao

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I got sidetracked with the holiday season being in full swing and left off in the middle of my Vietnam trip. I’d written about my great experience with Back of the Bike food tour, and today, I’m sharing with you the best place in Ho Chi Minh City to get delicious gourmet artisanal chocolates. Maison […]

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

Viet Nam Teachers’ Day

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Viet Nam Teachers Day honours the contribution of teachers past and present Vietnamese culture has an ingrained respect for elders and family. Many families have several generations living together in the one family home and families often work together too. When people greet each other, even as strangers, they call them by family terms (hello older brother, hello uncle, hello grandma …

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Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is based in Ho Chi Minh City and looks at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. For bookings please contact Sophie via email – sophiesarttour@gmail.com or via telephone – +84(0)121 830 3742. … Continue reading

The Vietnamese Monkey Bridge

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

One of Viet Nam’s most unusual and iconic images… the Monkey Bridge! What in the world is a Monkey Bridge? A Monkey Bridge (‘cầu khỉ’) is a traditional, handmade, wood or bamboo walkway built across rivers or gullies in Viet Nam. These bridges sometimes consist of just one piece of wood or bamboo log, either with or without handrails. They …

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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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“Assassination of a King: Details of the Latest Annamite Intrigues” from Le Matin, 4 August 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Kien-Phuc, nephew of Tu-Duc – The assassination of his predecessor – A palace revolution – Causes of our Expedition – The role of M. de Champeaux – The poisoning of Hiep-Hoa We know by dispatch of the death of the king of Annam, Kien-Phuc, who was aged just seventeen. Who was this sovereign? How had […]

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Up and Running!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now up and running and has been taking good folk around the hotspots of Saigon’s art scene. Here are some testimonials: “I’ve learnt so much today, it’s really surprised me what an active role artists have … Continue reading

Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

Saigon City Tour

Saigon City Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s markets, temples and history on the back of a motorbike.

The best pho/Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Saigon is at Pho Le

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You would think it’s easy to find an excellent bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh City. (It’s not.) You’d think there’d be a pho shop on every corner. (There practically is.) But as many times as I’ve been to Saigon, I had yet to taste a bowl of steaming beef noodle soup that I […]

Explore Viet Nam By Cyclo

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

See Viet Nam from a different angle, by three-wheeled cyclo! Viet Nam is a country full of wonders and visitors who explore can witness its hidden gems. For a unique perspective,  ICT suggests travellers try and explore Viet Nam by cyclo – an adventure in itself! There is no better way to get up close and personal with the hustle and bustle …

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Ho Chi Minh City attractions and food private tours - Inspitrip

Ho Chi Minh City attractions and food private tours - Inspitrip


Inspitrip

Combined the best of tourist attractions and some unexpected local’s favorites, these tours will help you get a better understanding of the city vibe, culture, ..

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Blue River Hotel 3

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Cu Chi Team Trip

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

This week the In Country Tours team took a trip to Cu Chi. It was nice to take a day for the team to get to know each other better and experience some of the services we offer guests too. We visited a cricket farm, rubber orchard, vegetable garden, the Cu Chi Tunnels and had a lovely dinner with a …

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Proposal on visa extension for Russian visitors

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 24 asked the Prime Minister to extend visa exemption from 15 days to 30 days for Russian visitors. The move aims to facilitate Russian tourists’ travelling to Viet Nam, helping increase the frequency of tourism activities. Earlier, the Prime Minister decided on unilateral visa exemption for […]

High 5 Art And Weekend

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

We got completely lost trying to reach our destination last night: the final night of High 5 Art And Weekend. After snaking along HCMC’s district 8 canal system for a good hour and a half and looking like we weren’t … Continue reading

Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Sophie’s Art Tour Gift Voucher – give a thoughtful gift to a curious mind.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Gift vouchers are 950,000vnd or $45 per person and can be purchased for individuals or groups. If you would like to book a private tour please get in contact for rates and availability. For HCMC residents the vouchers will be … Continue reading

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