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Ho Chi Minh City River Cruises

About Ho Chi Minh City 

Though not its capital, the former Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and lies close to the port of My Tho on the Mekong River. Its coastal location means it’s a popular place to end your Mekong river cruise, typically with a hotel stay which will give you plenty of time to explore the city. The capital of former South Vietnam was renamed in 1976 after the country’s Communist revolutionary leader, who was leader of the North Vietnamese and who took control of the city in 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. The legacy of this notorious conflict can be explored during your visit, but there’s also a wealth of French colonial architecture as well as some more traditional attractions to discover. 

Exploring Ho Chi Minh City 

If immersing yourself in the city’s most notorious historical chapter is important, then don’t miss the Reunification Palace. This former government building has been preserved in time and has been left exactly as it was in 1966. This means it’s somewhat austere and functional in the Communist way of old but nevertheless the absolute best way to get a feel for this infamous period in the city’s history. Somewhat contradictorily, the basement is the highpoint, offering a tantalising look at the final days of the Vietnam War. The War Remnants Museum offers more when it comes to artefacts to see, exhibiting thousands of documents, photographs and films which as are informative as they are moving.

For the ultimate view of it all and for a taste of the city’s contemporary architectural side and commercial growth, don’t miss the Saigon Skydeck. This lofty observation platform can be found on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the city’s tallest building. 

Ho Chi Minh City tips 

A visit to Ho Chu Minh City offers you the chance to sample both French and Vietnamese cuisine, with French cheese baguettes and Hue beef soup both being popular dishes.

Suggested Read: Port in Focus: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Itineraries

Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Discovery (Northbound)

66 sailing dates September 2020 to April 2022
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Phnom Penh
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Angkor Wat

Mekong Discovery (Southbound)

65 sailing dates September 2020 to April 2022
7 Nights From Phnom Penh, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi to Siem Reap

11 sailing dates August 2021 to May 2022
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Hanoi

Hanoi to Siem Reap

23 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2022
20 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

36 sailing dates September 2020 to April 2022
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

48 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2022
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

51 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2022
7 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Phnom Penh

Hanoi To Siem Reap

17 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Angkor Ban
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Chau Doc

From The Temples Of Angkor To The Mekong Delta

15 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2020
10 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Chau Doc

From The Mekong Delta To The Temples Of Angkor

34 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
13 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

From the Mekong Delta to Temples of Angkor

35 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
10 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong

5 sailing dates October 2020 to November 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

From Siem Reap to the Morning Delta

5 sailing dates October 2020 to December 2020
8 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Phnom Penh

The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam (Northbound)

1 sailing date April 2021
17 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Vietnam , Hanoi
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Angkor Wat

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

18 sailing dates September 2020 to May 2021
11 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple plus a FREE two-night stopover in Dubai on selected sailings!

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Phnom Penh

Vietnam And Cambodia Highlights

1 sailing date December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

15 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2021
23 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap to Ho chi minh

12 sailing dates November 2020 to April 2021
13 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho chi minh - Siem reap

12 sailing dates October 2020 to April 2021
13 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

9 sailing dates October 2020 to March 2021
11 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Includes HUGE savings of up to 35%! Cabins selling fast!

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