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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

Journey along the Mekong

5 sailing dates January 2021 to May 2021
19 Nights From Depart UK, to Bangkok, Thailand
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Ho Chi Minh City

Majestic Mekong Discoverer Ho Chi MinhCity To Siem

43 sailing dates January 2021 to December 2022
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Luxury Mekong & Japan in Focus

3 sailing dates March 2021 to May 2021
26 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Treasures of the Mekong & Mystical Myanmar

2 sailing dates February 2021 to October 2021
31 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £12039pp
Phnom Penh

Mekong Discovery (Northbound)

51 sailing dates January 2021 to April 2022
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Phnom Penh
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Mekong Discovery (Southbound)

49 sailing dates January 2021 to April 2022
7 Nights From Phnom Penh, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

39 sailing dates January 2021 to December 2022
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

42 sailing dates January 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Majestic Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

43 sailing dates January 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Phnom Penh

From the Mekong Delta to Temples of Angkor

20 sailing dates January 2021 to December 2021
10 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

9 sailing dates January 2021 to May 2021
11 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Siem Reap to Ho chi minh

8 sailing dates January 2021 to April 2021
13 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

6 sailing dates January 2021 to March 2021
11 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

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

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Phnom Penh

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem reap

6 sailing dates January 2021 to March 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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

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Phnom Penh

Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem reap

8 sailing dates January 2021 to April 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Phnom Penh

Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City

7 sailing dates January 2021 to April 2021
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Fly FREE in Premium Economy!

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Ho Chi Minh City

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

49 sailing dates January 2021 to April 2022
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery from Ho Chi Minh

31 sailing dates January 2021 to May 2022
13 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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Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

8 sailing dates January 2021 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

The choice is yours! Enjoy HUGE savings of up to £2,400 per couple OR upgrade your flight to Business Class for only £199pp!

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Siem Reap

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

43 sailing dates January 2021 to December 2022
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

The choice is yours! Enjoy HUGE savings of up to £2,400 per couple OR upgrade your flight to Business Class for only £199pp!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £3079pp

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