️ Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems (Private & All-Inclusive)

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If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, the iconic city of Ho Chi Minh will already be on your itinerary. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best spots, let us show you around on our Ho Chi Minh Instagram Tour! Forget everything you think you know about guided tours when you come with us - there are no stuffy silences or boring monologues here! ===== Tour Schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel 10:15 AM – Arrive at the Notre Dame Cathedral 10:45 AM – Visit The Central Post Office 11:45 AM – Visit the “Pink Church" 12:30 PM – Explore a hidden weapons bunker 1:15 PM – Lunch Time! 2:45 PM – Visit the Ho Chi Minh Squares (People’s Committee) 3:00 PM – Stroll along Nguyen Hue Street and grab views of Bitexco 3:30 PM – Visit Instagrammable boutique shops and enjoy coffee & dessert! 4:30 PM – Visit the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda 5:15 PM – View the tallest building in HCMC and relax in a secret spot by the river 6:15 PM – Arrive back at your hotel

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Stop At: Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Your trip will start with a first stop at the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon and you will get to take a lot of photos at this beautiful Church. It is the most impressive cathedral in Vietnam. Modeled on Notre-Dame de Paris and built with materials shipped over from France, the cathedral is the religious center for Vietnam’s 6.2 million Catholics.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Central Post Office

The next stop is at Saigon Central Post Office. It is one of the most iconic Instagrammable destinations in Ho Chi Minh City. With the charming colonial architecture and ornate decorations, it's a perfect spot for your social media photos. Moreover, it is a beautiful remnant of Vietnam’s complicated past. If you’re looking for an Instagrammable spot with the amazing architecture, this is definitely the place to do it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tan Dinh Church

Tan Dinh Church or the famous PINK Church is one of the most underrated sights in the city. Its intense color is hard to miss, and the interior is equally as stunning. During Tan Dinh’s 1929 reconstruction, wealthy parishioner Francois Haasz and his Vietnamese wife generously decorated the inside with Italian marble, creating a rich, elegant feel. To add a historical dimension to Tan Dinh, the founder of the church, Father Donatien Eveillard, is buried beneath the nave.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ho Chi Minh City Museum

On the next destination, we'll take you to a Hidden Weapons Bunker that you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else in Saigon. You will be able to pick up and checkout actual weapons that were used during the Vietnam war.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Squares

The City Hall is an architectural masterpiece completed in 1908 and still functions as a government office, so you cannot go inside. Yet you can appreciate the beauty of the structure from the outside as it looms at the north end of the pedestrian street, Nguyen Hue. The cream and yellow structure get lit up with floodlights come nighttime and is a spectacular sight, also a perfect spot for Instagram photos during the day.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bitexco Financial Tower

Get a perfect view of the Bitexco Financial Tower while walking on Nguyen Hue Street and it's definitely an Instagramable spot.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang

Minh Dang Quang Pagoda is one of the largest temples in Ho Chi Minh City, established by the Mendicant Buddhist Order, one of the biggest Buddhist sects in southern Vietnam. The central octagon-shaped temple topped with a lotus flower was designed in traditional Chinese architectural style.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

We'll pass by this beautiful Opera House during the trip

Pass By: The Independence Palace

Pass by this place during the trip

Pass By: Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Pass by this famous War museum during the trip

Pass By: Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Pass by the water puppet theater during the trip

Pass By: Cu Chi Tunnels

The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.

Pass By: War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War.

Pass By: Bitexco Financial Tower

Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At its completion in 2010, it became the tallest building in Vietnam and kept this status until January 2011, when it was surpassed by Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres, making it the second tallest building in the city, fifth tallest in Vietnam, and the 263rd tallest in the world, as of the beginning of 2018.

Pass By: Ben Thanh Market

Bến Thành Market is located in the center of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of the city. Ben Thanh Market is a famous destination for many local and foreign tourists from all around the world. The market operates all year round and opens at around 6am} every day until the official closing time at 6pm.

Pass By: People's Committee Building

Ho Chi Minh City Hall or Saigon City Hall or Hôtel de Ville de Saïgon was built in 1902–1908 in a French colonial style for the then city of Saigon. It was renamed after 1975 as Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Although this elegant colonial building is not open to the public, Saigon City Hall is popular for its great photo opportunities. Tourists can take photographs outside and many people choose to do this at night when the building and its grounds are lit up

Pass By: Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Gia Long Palace, now officially the Hồ Chí Minh City Museum is a historical site and museum in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. The museum is situated at the corner of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa streets, located on 2 hectares of land, near the Independence Palace.

Pass By: Dam Sen Water Park

Dam Sen Cultural Park is an amusement park located in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The park has an area of 50 hectares, of which 20% comprises lakes and 60% trees and gardens.

Pass By: Saigon Skydeck

Enclosed observation deck for views

Pass By: Emperor Jade Pagoda

The Jade Emperor Pagoda is a Taoist pagoda located at 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was built by the Chinese community in 1909. It is also known from 1984 by the new Chinese name Phước Hải Tự, and as the Tortoise Pagoda. U.S. President Barack Obama paid a visit to the pagoda during his state trip to Vietnam on 22 May 2016.

Pass By: Tan Dinh Church

Tân Định church is a Roman Catholic church in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Its formal name is the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Even though it's in District 3, the parish shares its name with neighbouring District 1's Tân Định Ward. It was built during the French colonial period in the 1870s and completed on 16 December 1876, when Vietnam was part of French Indochina.

Pass By: An Dong Market

Large indoor market with lots of goods

Pass By: Long Son Pagoda

Buddhist temple with a vegetarian eatery

Pass By: Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street

Ho Chi Minh City Book Street is a book street located at Nguyen Van Binh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Pass By: Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street

Beautiful walking street with incredible views.

Pass By: South-Vietnamese Women Museum

Cultural museum honoring Vietnam's women

Pass By: Rin Rin Park

Modest park with a scenic koi pond

Pass By: Landmark 81 SkyView

Landmark 81 is a super-tall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The investor and primary developer for the project is Vinhomes, a Vietnamese corporation that is also the country's largest real-estate company.

Pass By: Turtle Lake

Great place to hang out and see turtles.
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