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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

From the Mekong Delta to Siem Reap

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

From the Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor

6 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2021
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Angkor
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From Siem Reap to the Mekong Delta

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

Journey along the Mekong

2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
19 Nights From Depart UK, to Bangkok, Thailand
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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

27 sailing dates April 2021 to April 2023
19 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5969pp
Phnom Penh

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

25 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2023
19 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

17 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2022
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Majestic Mekong Discoverer Ho Chi MinhCity To Siem

36 sailing dates April 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

1 sailing date May 2021
26 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Red, Mekong and Yangtze Rivers Odyssey

1 sailing date October 2021
32 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £11799pp
Phnom Penh

Treasures of the Mekong & Mystical Myanmar

1 sailing date October 2021
31 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £11059pp
Siem Reap

Grand Indochina & Luxury Mekong

7 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2021
28 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Discovery (Northbound)

48 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh

Mekong Discovery (Southbound)

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

Hanoi to Siem Reap

18 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2022
20 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

34 sailing dates March 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

37 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Majestic Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

37 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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From The Mekong Delta To The Temples Of Angkor

13 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2021
13 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

From the Mekong Delta to Temples of Angkor

14 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2021
10 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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