5 Ideas For A Day Trip in Ho Chi Minh City

And to be sure, this is just the start

New to Ho Chi Minh City? This is an ideal place to start as we will give you a glance into great ideas for a day trip in Ho Chi Minh City. Even for those who have frequented the city for many times, there are things you will need to consider doing again. From a walking tour to main spots such as Ben Thanh Market or the Reunification Palace to drifting on Cai Be floating market, Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding area has a lot to offer. Below are 5 things you can consider doing while in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour

Wandering around is a personalized and easy way to explore a new city. Our self-guided Ho Chi Minh City walking tour will give you exclusive access to prominent landmarks like Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, and opportunities to grasp knowledge about cultures, history, and taste special cuisines.

Ben Thanh Market - Photo: kan_non.a

Ho Chi Minh City Cooking Class

If you care all things about local culinary, Ho Chi Minh City has dozens of places specializing in hands-on cooking classes. Those classes are not only informative providing you with basic Vietnamese cooking techniques but also interesting since you can taste your own food with Vietnamese flavors.

Photo: @saigon.cooking.class

Visit Cu Chi Tunnel 

Every battlefield holds its piece of story. And for history buffs who are always inspired by solemn historical sites and epic war stories, Cu Chi Tunnel is a can-not-miss attraction. Come and get a glimpse of this well-preserved war zone, challenge yourself to crawl through the dark tunnel, and try "khoai mi", a junk food during the harsh time.

Cu Chi Tunnel - Photo: @_blondieabroad

Mekong Delta Tour to Visit Cai Be Floating Market

Joining a rowboat canal ride to the riverfront Cai Be Village is a second-to-none experience for any foreigners. Floating amidst enormous waters and socializing with vendors selling fruits, home-grown vegetables from their boats are the best ways to deeply discover the local culture.

Cai Be Floating Market - Photo: cho.noi.cai.be

Side trip to Can Gio/ Vam Sat Mangrove Forest

Adventurous travelers eager for a venture into the wild yet still in a short distance from Ho Chi Minh City cannot miss Vam Sat Ecological Tourist Center. The excursion allows you to admire the world's best salt-marsh mangrove forest, witness rare species, and do locals' daily tasks.

Photo: @azamaru.hcm

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