Full Day Exploration of Cho Lon & Downtown Saigon

1 Day

Until fairly recently, Chợ Lớn was its own city, long inhabited by người Hoa (ethnic Chinese) who carved out an economic hub along the banks of the Saigon River over 200 years ago.
Due to its economic prowess, the neighborhood is home to stately colonial and modernist architecture, particularly those of the shophouse variety. On this tour, we will walk the streets of Chợ Lớn to gaze upon these architectural gems.

While we will focus on the neighborhood’s buildings, we will also engage with some of its human history with a stop at one of the city’s oldest coffee shops where the family has been roasting for over 70 years.

The tour is rounded out with a stop at the University of Medicine - a modernist masterpiece before ending at Thiên Hậu Pagoda, one of Saigon’s oldest buildings.

After heading back downtown we'll have lunch at a classic Vietnamese eatery before visiting highlights like Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. We'll continue on to the Notre Dame of Cathedral, the Saigon Post office and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. 

Itinerary

Important Information

Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road- and weather conditions

Included in the Prices are:
o Vietnamese / English-speaking guide
o Entrance fee
o Ground transportation in a private vehicle with A/C
o Urbanist Travel highly recommend that our clients use their own bottles of water and refill water at some stops on route
o The entries depending on the itinerary
o Services according to itinerary
o Insurance
o VAT

Not Included in the Prices are:
o Other food and beverage in addition to the above
o Services not mentioned in our Itinerary
o Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping etc
o Tips (at the eateries/drivers)
o Additional water/beer/soft drinks. Clients are encouraged to bring their own bottles of water
o Flights
o Surcharge applied for having other language speaking guide such as Spanish - French - Chinese

Exchange rate: 1 USD = 23,500 VND*
*We have the right to revise this exchange rate at the time of booking without prior notice

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