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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

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Hanoi

11 sailing dates August 2022 to May 2023
22 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Siem

27 sailing dates March 2022 to May 2023
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Ho

27 sailing dates March 2022 to May 2023
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Angkor Wat

Fascinating Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

48 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2023
15 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Bangkok, Thailand
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Hanoi

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

10 sailing dates October 2021 to December 2021
15 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

The Heart Of Cambodia & Vietnam With Bangkok

47 sailing dates October 2021 to December 2023
20 Nights From Bangkok, Thailand, to Vietnam , Hanoi
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Siem Reap

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

46 sailing dates October 2021 to December 2023
15 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

48 sailing dates October 2021 to December 2023
15 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

6 sailing dates April 2022 to November 2022
17 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh City To Siem Reap

11 sailing dates April 2022 to May 2023
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

2 sailing dates April 2022 to May 2022
17 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong 1

12 sailing dates April 2022 to April 2023
21 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Phnom Penh

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong 2

14 sailing dates March 2022 to April 2023
21 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Treasures of the Mekong-HoChi Minh CityToSiem Reap

13 sailing dates April 2022 to December 2022
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap To Ho Chi Minh City

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

Hanoi to Siem Reap

12 sailing dates April 2022 to May 2023
17 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Angkor Wat

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

5 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
17 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

11 sailing dates November 2021 to April 2023
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap To Ho Chi Minh City

2 sailing dates April 2022 to May 2022
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

15 sailing dates March 2022 to April 2023
23 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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