5 best tours in Ho Chi Minh City with a local

Best tours in Ho Chi Minh – Whether you’re a lover of nature, food, or history, there are many tours of Ho Chi Minh City that are perfect for you! From the authentic Cu Chi Tunnels to delicious street food, every tour is an incredible experience thanks to your localhost.

Ho Chi Minh City, the former city of Saigon, is located in the south of Vietnam and has over 9 million inhabitants in the city. If you’re going with a local, it’s very easy to find your way around. Your tours will include culture, lifestyle, and hidden gems.

ulture and History tours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps the only city in the world where a strong yet harmonious blend of tradition and modernity can be seen. Immerse yourself in Ho Chi Minh City’s rich culture. There are so many things to discover and enjoy in this bustling city, from colonial buildings to skyscrapers, from luxury restaurants to great street food stands, etc. The city is also a great base to discover nearby destinations, including a visit to the wonderful Mekong Delta.

Motorcycle tours of highlights in Ho Chi Minh City

The most populous city in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City. After the Vietnam War, when the South lost its North Vietnam battle in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. It was named after the communist leader Ho Chi Minh. Locals still call it Saigon, especially in the center of the city. With so many people around, the best way to discover its highlights is through the insights and tips of a local.

best tours in Ho Chi Minh

Hop on the back of a private guide’s motorcycle and experience the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, Diamon Plaza, and many more highlights in this bustling city instead of hopping on one of the tour buses. Personalize your Ho Chi Minh City private tour with a 100 percent private guide to your liking.

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Local Vietnamese street food tours

best tours in Ho Chi Minh

Com Tam and Banh Mi food stalls can be found at literally every corner of the street throughout the city, and locals eat this food at any given time of day. Make sure that at the stalls where you see many locals fussing around, you taste it. You can take your private guide to their favorite ones, where they usually dine on their own. Through its food, you can learn a lot about the culture.

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Culture and History tours in Ho Chi Minh City

We all love historic cities and Ho Chi Minh City has a bunch of well-maintained stories to tell. With the war bitterness and glory of the former Saigon, HCMC takes you back to World War II. In the well preserved Cu Chi tunnels, you can follow the footsteps of Vietnamese soldiers escaping to Burma. The War Remnants Museum is an absolute must to see in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s rich in photographic stories that tell the history of the Vietnam War.

best tours in Ho Chi Minh

The Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of Vietnamese History, and the FITO Museum are other interesting collections of art and history in Saigon. Everything becomes real if you visit them together with a local guide and you can almost experience history with their stories. There, they live and are your closest point to reaching out and understanding this fascinating city’s culture and history.

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Tours with shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

Diamond Plaza, Saigon Center, and Vincom Center Diamond Plaza are some of the most prestigious locations in Vietnam. There are a huge number of clothing, electronics, jewelry, and perfume shops all around. You can even play bowling or billiards as part of a personalized private tour! The Saigon Center and the Vincom Center are also home to some of the world’s famous international and national brands, as well as great places to have a coffee or a bite to eat.

best tours in Ho Chi Minh

Besides, the main antique shopping street, Le Cong Kieu, in Saigon City, is the place to be for original art objects. You can find everything here, such as Buddha images and statues, vintage money, vases, and old electronics. Talk to your local guide about the best shopping tips and tricks in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Night tours in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City

In Ho Chi Minh City, there are many nightclubs and bars you can find. Imagine how awesome it is to discover the best places to go out under a local’s guidance? He or she will be able to show you all of this massive city’s party hotspots. To experience the city and its lights, you can either go on a nighttime tour or head out for the night just like the locals do.

best tours in Ho Chi Minh

One of the best experiences to have in Ho Chi Minh City if you are into live music is live tunes in the Acoustic Bar. Do you prefer stunning city views? Go to the Alto Heli Lounge Bar on the 52nd floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower with your private HCMC guide. If you are a culture junkie, then go to the Opera House, especially the Hon Viet, to see a show.

Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon only has two seasons, dry (December – April) and wet (May – November). At an average temperature of about 28°C (82°F), it stays warm all year round. So, December to March is the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. The skies are clear, the temperatures are fairly mild, and the moisture is at its lowest.

During the period from May to September frequent showers of 200 to 300 mm monthly rainfall levels. The rains tend to brake quickly. So, during these wet summer months, you can still enjoy sunny days. Just ensure you’re not caught with an umbrella! The peak period is July to November for typhoons in the city of Ho Chi Minh.

One thing to remember when planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is the Tet holiday (Vietnamese New Year) which takes place between the end of January and the beginning of February. Also, Vietnam Reunification Day on April 30th, May Day on May 1st, and Vietnam National Day on September 2nd. Many of the shops and restaurants will be closed during that time, the accommodations will be at their most expensive,  and public transit is unreliable.

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