Ho Chi Minh 4D3N Itinerary

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Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh Arrival –> Ben Tanh Market –> Water Puppet Show

Day 2 – Cu Chi Tunnels + Ho Chi Minh City tour

Day 3 – Cai Be Vinh Long tour

Day 4 – Ho Chi Minh –> Kuala Lumpur

Frankly, 4 days in Ho Chi Minh is more than enough for me. But if you really have several days to spend in Vietnam, I do suggest Mui Ne or Dalat for beach & sand dunes!

Day 1

If you want to find out about Ben Tanh Market or Water Puppet Show, you can find the information here at my previous post –> A Budget 4 Days in Ho Chi Minh

I booked all the tours from The Sinh Tourist website.

Day 2

Cu Chi Tunnels

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Cu Chi Tunnel is worth visiting because of all the stories behind the tunnels. But if you’re expecting something special, you may have to opt out.

But it’s quite interesting and amazing to believe that there are people actually lives in the tunnels! It’s definitely different from the one that I went in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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This is what the people eat back then during the war time, it’s something from the tree? But it taste like Ubi (Potatoes) 😀

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You can choose to enter the tunnels, it’s about 100 meters long? But no worries as between 20, 40, 60, 80 meters you can exit.

WARNING: The tunnels is really really slender.

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

We were supposed to take the mini bus for a half day tour around Ho Chi Minh, but then we missed our mini tour bus! So what we decided to walked around and do the sightseeing on our own and eventually we met our mini tour bus at the last stop & catch the mini tour bus back to Sinh Tourist office. 😀

So these are the few places that you can visit in Ho Chi Minh City:

  1. Notre Dome Cathedral
  2. General Post Office
  3. Reunification Palace
  4. War Remnants Museum

 

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As you can see from the map above, all 4 sights are actually few streets away, so it’s doable by foot, just get a map from your Hotel! Notre Dome Cathedral & General Post Office is just next to each other, so you can visit both at the same time.

Notre Dome Catheral


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General Post Office

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Reunification Palace

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War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum is quite interesting to visit, it primarily contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also includes many exhibits relating to the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.

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Day 3

CAI BE VINH LONG

07:00AM Departing from TheSinhTourist office.
Taking a boat trip to discover the beauty of Cai Be floating market where local people sell, buy and exchange goods on their boats.
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Then, going on to a local village and visiting a local workshop, there are things to see such as rice paper making and coconut candy producing process. Enjoying free sample of local specialties and discovering daily activities of local people.
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Around 12:00PM Lunch is served at a restaurant by the river and enjoying Vietnamese traditional music at the same time.
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After lunch, taking a boat ride along the Mekong river to Vinh Long – the center of tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta and stopping for a short visit at Vinh Long market.
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Then, going across the My Thuan suspension bridge and taking a short break at Mekong Rest Stop & returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
Departure: 07:00AM        – End: 06:00PM (ETA)
For Airport & Foods information go to  >>> A Budget 4 days in Ho Chi Minh
By the end of a trip in Ho Chi Minh, one thing for sure you will be afraid of:
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MOTOR BIKES!!

Crossing the roads in Ho Chi Minh is pretty challenging! HAVE FUNS! xD

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but
    your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come
    back later. Many thanks

  2. NURUL NADIA BINTI MUSTAFA says:

    I heard that we can use ringgit there. Is it true? Or do i need to change my money to usd?

    1. Um, nope, you can use USD but mainly we are using vietnamese dong, you can exchange ringgit to dong in Malaysia too before you visit there 🙂

  3. Keep up the remarkable job !! Lovin’ it!|

  4. Have been there once before when I was young and I remember some of the historical places. Yet to be back there again – hopefully sometime soon 🙂

  5. Ivy Kam says:

    Haven’t been to Ho Chi Minh before, will bookmark this post for my travel reference 🙂

  6. Leona says:

    there’s so much to see in Ho Chi Minh and I love those historical places they still upkeep so well. great for tourism

  7. Ho Chi Minh is a lovely place to explore many historical places and even for shopping. We went there during their New year time and dint realize the entire palce is closed for 5 days.

  8. Nicholas Ng says:

    I’ve been to Ho Chi Minh before. I likes the food a lot. Should definitely go back to check it out. 🙂

  9. Nicholas Ng says:

    Congratulations sienny! Keep up the good work!

  10. choogengqian says:

    love your outfit! i will go for chi chi tunnel, seems interesting, hope i can fit inside. haha.

  11. Aliza Sara says:

    I’ve been to all these places too! Great that you managed to cover most of the places

  12. Emily says:

    How much fun you had! Missing the mini bus proved to be an adventure for you guys. I can’t wait to head to Ho Chi Minh myself!

  13. Michael Yip says:

    The War Museum look like an interesting place to visit. Always wanted to check out the death railroad in the area too to check out the skulls.

  14. Wilson Ng says:

    nice short and direct stories on ho chi minh. tunnels wont fit me. hehe

  15. Sharon Lee says:

    Vietnam is one of my visit destination as well! Thanks for the write up itinerary of Ho Chi Minh! The tunnel is really so small and slender haha ><

  16. Sienny Yong says:

    Wow! thanks for this detailed travel sharing on HCMC 🙂 Missed my stay there after reading your post 🙂 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  17. Wow! thanks for this detailed travel sharing on HCMC 🙂 Missed my stay there after reading your post 🙂 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  18. The General Post office is lovely.. I must say but I still haven’t found the pulling factor for me to want to visit Ho Chi Minh.. I think I prefer to visit Hanoi there… as I am not to fond of war/political history but rather other history

  19. xin hui says:

    I’m going to visit with my friends end of this year!
    You just provided a great info for me =)

  20. Hui Ying says:

    i been Ho Chi Minh before….so many motorcycle there…feel scary on that time!!

  21. Jazz Tan says:

    Vietnam is a place i wish to go since few years ago, hope i can be there some day. And I love Vietnam food very much too…

  22. Tiffany Lee says:

    I had been heard Ho Chi Minh this place before but my cousin been visit there. There’s a lot of motorcycle on my goodness so scary O.O

  23. Wow thanks for your great sharing. Gonna jot it down and visit it next time! Hehehe

  24. Ho Chi Minh is a nice place to explore and the food is good. 4D3N is just nice for a small trip to Ho Chi Minh.

  25. Shubhada says:

    Not yet been to Ho Chi Minh…your travelog makes me feel like booking tickets now!

  26. Sze Shin says:

    I haven’t been to Ho Chi Minh but I have visited Hanoi before. Totally agree with your last point, motorbikes are scary, we have great trouble trying to cross the road.

  27. ohfishiee says:

    i heard that this place is full of pickpockets and snatch thieves, is it true? because i was planning to go ho chi minh too, but kinda worried 😦

    1. Baz The Traveler says:

      Everywhere can be full of pickpockets and snatch thieves, even Malaysia is not safe too, I think we should know how to protect ourself, just don’t expose your monetary & carry a small bag. 😀 ***The motorbikes can be more scary than the pickpockets. xD

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