Ho Chi Minh's Highlights
Enjoy this half day panoramic view of highlights of Ho Chi Minh; History Museum and Water Puppet Show for the city’s cultural and historical background, Notre Dame Cathedral, former Presidential Palace for its architectural and colonial trace. Depart by your motor coach to the central area of Ho Chi Minh City. You will notice its bustling commotion by the transports’ horn. Your first stop will be the History Museum, built in 1929, housing an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the evolution of the cultures of Vietnam, from the Bronze Age Dong Son civilization to Cham, Khmer, and modern day Vietnam. Then your guide will lead you to The Water Puppet Theatre, a uniquely Vietnamese spectacle, which is also housed within the museum and where you will enjoy the Water Puppet Show with its folkloric music and songs. Next, continue on your motor coach for photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral and nearby Centre Post Office, the neo-classical structures dating back to the 19th century; that are two among six well preserved colonial architecture buildings that still remain in the city. After a short drive, you will reach and visit the Reunification Hall, which was formerly the Presidential Palace. Its typical 1960s architecture has changed very little since April 30, 1975, that fateful day when a North Vietnamese tank crashed through its front gates. Afterwards, from central Saigon, your motor coach will head you into the heart of Cholon, literally the "big market" and more commonly known as Chinatown and followed by a visit to Thien Hau Pagoda, dedicated to the goddess protector of sailors, the heavy scent of incense welcomes you. This commemorative memorial honors the arrival of the first Chinese from Canton. Admire huge burning spirals hanging from the ceiling and impressive ceramic friezes overlooking the courtyard. After visiting the majority of the “must see” sites, return to port and re-board SeaDream.
Notes: Guests are requested to dress yacht casual wearing comfortable shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)
Duration: 5 hours
Price: 48 USD