Day 1 – Saigon: Historic Core

Morning: Start your journey at the Independence Palace, the historic site marking the end of the Vietnam War. Explore the preserved rooms and exhibits to understand the country’s tumultuous past. Follow this with a visit to the War Remnants Museum for an in-depth perspective on the Vietnam War.

Afternoon: Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a stunning French colonial era structure. Then explore the nearby Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Enjoy lunch at a nearby local restaurant, tasting the flavors of Vietnam.

Evening: Navigate the energetic Ben Thanh Market, shopping and sampling local cuisine. Then, walk along the lively Nguyen Hue Walking Street, enjoying the street performances and vendors.

Day 2 – Cultural Immersion

Morning: Visit the serene Jade Emperor Pagoda, a Taoist shrine filled with intricate woodwork. Then head to the Museum of Vietnamese History, exploring Vietnam’s cultural evolution.

Afternoon: After lunch, tour Cholon, Saigon’s bustling Chinatown, and stop by the Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu.

Evening: Experience a fusion of Chinese and Vietnamese flavors at a local restaurant in Chinatown. Later, enjoy a leisurely riverside walk, taking in Saigon’s glittering skyline.

Day 3 – Saigon Skyline and Leisure

Morning: Start at the Sky Deck of the Bitexco Financial Tower, capturing the city’s panoramic views.

Afternoon: Head to the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, a lush escape from the city’s hustle. Lunch at a café nearby to experience Vietnam’s rich coffee culture.

Evening: Dine at a rooftop restaurant for a gastronomic experience with stunning city views. Later, enjoy cocktails at a chic rooftop bar.

Day 4 – History Comes Alive

Morning: Embark on a half-day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore this underground network that sheds light on the life of Vietnamese soldiers during the war.

Afternoon: Return to Saigon and enjoy a leisurely afternoon at your hotel, or explore the surrounding areas at your own pace.

Evening: Visit the Saigon Opera House for a cultural performance. Enjoy a gourmet dinner around Dong Khoi Street, a hub for eateries.

Day 5 – Artistic Saigon

Morning: Visit the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre to view thought-provoking works by emerging Vietnamese artists.

Afternoon: Explore the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, a peaceful retreat. Then, discover Thao Dien, a trendy area known for its boutiques, cafes, and art studios.

Evening: Dine at a riverfront restaurant, basking in the beautiful city views. Stroll along the Saigon River, taking in the city lights.

Day 6 – Mekong Delta Excursion

Morning: Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a river cruise and soak in the local lifestyle and green landscapes.

Afternoon: Visit a local home and enjoy a traditional lunch. Explore the region’s vibrant floating markets and lush fruit orchards.

Evening: Return to Saigon. Relax and enjoy a casual dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7 – A Day of Leisure in Saigon

Morning: Spend the morning revisiting your favorite spots or exploring new ones. Saigon’s varied neighborhoods each have their unique charm.

Afternoon: Enjoy a leisurely lunch and then maybe visit a local spa for some relaxation and wellness treatments.

Evening: Explore Saigon’s vibrant nightlife. Visit a trendy bar or club in the city center to see a different side of Saigon.

Day 8 – Vung Tau Coastal Town

Morning: Embark on a day trip to Vung Tau, a popular coastal town. Enjoy the sandy beaches and take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Afternoon: Visit the imposing Christ the King, a statue offering panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Enjoy seafood at a local beachside restaurant.

Evening: Return to Saigon and spend a relaxing evening at your hotel or visit a local music venue.

Day 9 – Vietnamese Cuisine and Shopping

Morning: Take a Vietnamese cooking class. Learn how to prepare some traditional dishes, a skill and memory you can take home.

Afternoon: Visit Saigon Square or Vincom Center for shopping. From luxury goods to local crafts, you’ll find a wide array of souvenirs.

Evening: Enjoy a feast at one of Saigon’s best restaurants, trying the dishes you learned to make in your cooking class.

Day 10 – Farewell Saigon

Morning: Spend your last day at leisure. Perhaps revisit your favorite places or shop for last-minute souvenirs.

Afternoon: Stroll through Tao Dan Park and have a light lunch at a café.

Evening: Have a farewell dinner at a top restaurant. After dinner, take a final walk around the city, savoring the moments of your unforgettable journey.