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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

Journey along the Mekong

2 sailing dates August 2022 to September 2022
19 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Angkor Wat

Temple Discovery and Meandering along the Mekong

5 sailing dates July 2022 to December 2022
15 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5019pp
Phnom Penh

Meandering along the Mekong and Temple Discovery

6 sailing dates July 2022 to November 2022
15 Nights From Arrive UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5419pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City

10 sailing dates January 2023 to December 2023
14 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Vietnam , Hanoi
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5849pp
Angkor Wat

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

11 sailing dates January 2023 to December 2023
14 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5849pp
Siem Reap

Treasures of the Mekong

3 sailing dates October 2022 to February 2023
27 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £11399pp
Phnom Penh

Meandering along the Mekong from Ho Chi Minh City

5 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2022
13 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5129pp
Phnom Penh

Meandering along the Mekong from Siem Reap

5 sailing dates July 2022 to December 2022
13 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4739pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia from Siem Reap

44 sailing dates August 2022 to May 2024
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2979pp
Phnom Penh

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Siem

21 sailing dates August 2022 to May 2023
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3289pp
Siem Reap

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Ho

43 sailing dates August 2022 to May 2024
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2979pp
Angkor Wat

Fascinating Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

25 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2023
15 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Bangkok, Thailand
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Ho Chi Minh City

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

25 sailing dates August 2022 to December 2023
15 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Bangkok, Thailand
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Angkor Wat

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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Siem Reap

Treasures of the Mekong-HoChi Minh CityToSiem Reap

9 sailing dates August 2022 to December 2022
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Siem Reap To Ho Chi Minh City

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

Majestic Mekong Cruising

17 sailing dates August 2022 to November 2022
8 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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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Siem Reap

Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

21 sailing dates July 2022 to December 2022
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
APT Cruising logo FROM £4359pp
Angkor Wat

Majestic Mekong Cruise

2 sailing dates July 2022
8 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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