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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

Phnom Penh

Temple Discovery and Meandering along the Mekong

1 sailing date December 2022
15 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Angkor Wat

Meandering along the Mekong and Temple Discovery

1 sailing date November 2022
15 Nights From Arrive UK, to Arrive UK
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Yangon

Treasures of the Mekong

2 sailing dates January 2023 to February 2023
27 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Meandering along the Mekong from Ho Chi Minh City

1 sailing date November 2022
13 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Meandering along the Mekong from Siem Reap

1 sailing date December 2022
13 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia from Siem Reap

38 sailing dates December 2022 to May 2024
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Ho

36 sailing dates December 2022 to May 2024
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Angkor Wat

Fascinating Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

15 sailing dates January 2023 to November 2023
15 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Bangkok(Klong Toey)
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Phnom Penh

The Heart Of Cambodia & Vietnam With Bangkok

15 sailing dates January 2023 to December 2023
20 Nights From Bangkok(Klong Toey), to Vietnam , Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

16 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
15 Nights From Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Phnom Penh

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

16 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
15 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Bangkok(Klong Toey)
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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City To Siem Reap

10 sailing dates January 2023 to May 2023
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Hanoi

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong 1

6 sailing dates December 2022 to April 2023
21 Nights From Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Hanoi

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong 2

8 sailing dates December 2022 to April 2023
21 Nights From Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures of the Mekong-HoChi Minh CityToSiem Reap

1 sailing date December 2022
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Siem Reap To Ho Chi Minh City

1 sailing date December 2022
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap

Hanoi to Siem Reap

7 sailing dates January 2023 to May 2023
17 Nights From Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

4 sailing dates January 2023 to April 2023
16 Nights From Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Phnom Penh

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

18 sailing dates December 2022 to April 2024
23 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Hanoi

Imperial Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar

1 sailing date January 2022
30 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Myanmar , Yangon, Myanmar
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