Experience all the sights of the fast-paced capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Get acquainted with enigmatic Ho Chi Minh City on this fast-paced adventure. Negotiate a matrix of colourful streets, marvel at intricately detailed pagodas and trawl through lively marketplaces. Venture outside the city limits to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch with a local family, pay a visit to the ancient Cao Dai Temple and gain an understanding of what life was like underground during the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels. This two-day adventure may be short in length, but it’s packed full of diverse experiences and a gamut of new discoveries, all taking place in one of the most energetic and enlightening cities in the world.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
20kg pp per trip


  • Shimmy through Chu Chi’s extraordinary tunnels


Get set for an exhilarating adventure through the fleeting ensemble of motorbikes, street stalls, markets and cyclos that take centre stage in Ho Chi Minh. As it ambushes your senses, delight in the cumulative sound of a million mopeds, the indispensable aroma of star anise emanating from traditional pho, and the sweet taste of Vietnamese coffee. Take to the back streets of vibrant Chinatown, and enjoy a walking tour of the neighbourhood’s jugular, the thumping Cho Binh Tay market. Refuel on some of the world’s greatest cuisine, before visiting the War Remnants Museum for an insight into the turmoils that have scarred this diverse country throughout its history.
Journey out to the Cao Dai temple, nestled in a pocket of the Tay Ninh district. Spend time with a local family over a home-cooked lunch, prior to attending the Cao Dai noon ceremony. Relish in the flash of enlightenment, before hitting the Cu Chi tunnels - a subterranean entanglement of passageways built by locals fighters in the Vietnam conflict. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, and revel in the frenetic energy as the shadows lengthen across this Vietnamese metropolis.
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1 breakfast, 2 lunches
Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • HCMC - Reunification Palace
  • HCMC - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Guided tour


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