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Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is a city of wide boulevards and French colonial architecture. One of the most prominent buildings in the city is the Reunification Palace. From the city you can visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground system used as a hiding place for the Viet Cong during the 60's and 70's.

Abercrombie & Kent's Ho Chi Minh city holidays are the perfect way to explore this vibrant city. 

"Saigon After Dark by Vespa"

The Saigon After Dark is a part night excursion, part street/local food adventure. Guests experience the nightlife of Saigon the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Stops include drinks at Zoom cafe to watch "the world goes by" (as said in the Lonely Planet guide book), food and drinks at local restaurants (one stop for sea food and one stop for Southern food), samplings of Saigon's best authentic street/local food, a Vietnamese-style coffee shop (with live music) and wrapping up the evening at one of the many local nightclubs (with live music) , where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique style. Guests will enjoy and experience the Vietnamese night life with friends.... It's definitely a look at Saigon the way the residents live it -- nothing you'll find in a guidebook. All food and drinks (including alcoholic drinks) for the evening are included in the tour.

Saigon after dark by Vespa with Abercrombie & Kent


Useful info

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Best time to be there

Regional climate differences mean that there is no best time; try September to December to avoid the humidity in the north, December to April to miss the rains in the south and December to March is perfect for trips to the Central highlands. Catch the Trung Thu Moon festival in September or October for traditional lion and dragon dances.

Fly to

Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)

flying time

Approximately 13 hours

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Highlights of Vietnam

Nights: 8 | from £1,895pp

Explore vibrant Vietnam from north to south, taking in its heady cities, sensational street food, peaceful bays and beaches, and moving war reminders. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Vietnam Cycling Tour

Nights: 13 | from £3,225pp

Sync to the rhythm of life in Vietnam, where days pass in turns of a bicycle wheel. Discover the sights of Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An at pedalling pace, and... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat 2017

Nights: 12 | from £5,765pp

Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat, visiting Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Angkor Wat And Bangkok. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Life along the Mekong

Nights: 15 | from £7,470pp

A comprehensive tour that follows the Mekong River, taking in key landmarks and world-famous temples, but which also offers an intriguing insight into... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Cruising the Mekong: Siam, Saigon & Angkor Wat

Nights: 15 | from £5,525pp

Discover Angkor Wat with an expert local guide, cruise for seven nights on an exclusive charter along the Mekong River to experience its varied cultures,... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

An Lam Saigon River

Just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, hidden within a tropical paradise of flowing water and lush foliage, lies the tranquil An Lam Residences. This little... Find out more

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Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise

Following the success of their Amazon River cruises, Aqua Expedition's new adventure begins in the Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia and Vietnam.... Find out more

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InterContinental Asiana Saigon

One of Vietnam's leading hotels, The InterContinental Asiana Saigon, is a luxurious stylish property in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City; a thriving commercial... Find out more

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Park Hyatt Saigon

The 252-room Park Hyatt Saigon is centrally located at Lam Son Square, in downtown Saigon. The colonial styled rooms feature lavish bedding, rich fabrics,... Find out more

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Pullman Saigon

Located in the heart of District 1, the Pullman Saigon is a relatively new offering to the city, with 306 classy and spacious rooms that offer all the... Find out more

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Beijing to Bangkok

Nights: 18 | from £6,250pp

Uncover Asia’s rich tapestry of varying cultures and dynasties. From the ancient and modern wonders of China’s frenetic cities to the scenic beauty of... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Seabourn Cruise - Thailand & Vietnam

Nights: 19 | from £6,950pp

Discover the rich cultural contrasts that make Asia such an intoxicating melting pot. From the sophistication of Singapore to the ancient temples and... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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Thank you for all your help in making our holiday so superb. Everything worked like clockwork, our hotels were mainly excellent, the guides very good and are various tours were extremely interesting. We loved the extras that you (Debbie Rawnsley) suggested, the street food tour in Hanoi with Mark Leveson, and the cooking course at Mango Mango in Hoi An

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