A Sustainable Day in Saigon

Enjoy our half-day exploration of this vibrant city on a fantastic walking tour. First greeted by our guide, guests then hit the pavement to visit magnificent French colonial monuments and city landmarks such as the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office. Historical accounts are told to guests through storytelling, introducing the history of the previous 100 years. On this half-day trip, no plastic bottles will be distributed to guests, though plenty of stops will be made at water refill stations. Our lunch stop today is at a charming restaurant serving delicious vegetarian food.

Follow our path to the Reunification Palace, formerly named the Presidential Palace. This important city landmark was assured its place in history on 30th April 1975, when the first North Vietnamese tanks rumbled past, signalling the Fall of Saigon and ultimately the end of the Vietnam War. After the visit, walk to one of the War Remnant Museum which is primarily dedicated to the Vietnam War but also includes exhibits dating back to the French colonialist period and the first Indochina War. We take a rest at a charming back street coffee shop before heading downtown via Tao Dan Park and the panoramic setting of Skydeck bar.

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