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Ho Chi Minh City River Cruises

About Ho Chi Minh City 

Though not its capital, the former Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and lies close to the port of My Tho on the Mekong River. Its coastal location means it’s a popular place to end your Mekong river cruise, typically with a hotel stay which will give you plenty of time to explore the city. The capital of former South Vietnam was renamed in 1976 after the country’s Communist revolutionary leader, who was leader of the North Vietnamese and who took control of the city in 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. The legacy of this notorious conflict can be explored during your visit, but there’s also a wealth of French colonial architecture as well as some more traditional attractions to discover. 

Exploring Ho Chi Minh City 

If immersing yourself in the city’s most notorious historical chapter is important, then don’t miss the Reunification Palace. This former government building has been preserved in time and has been left exactly as it was in 1966. This means it’s somewhat austere and functional in the Communist way of old but nevertheless the absolute best way to get a feel for this infamous period in the city’s history. Somewhat contradictorily, the basement is the highpoint, offering a tantalising look at the final days of the Vietnam War. The War Remnants Museum offers more when it comes to artefacts to see, exhibiting thousands of documents, photographs and films which as are informative as they are moving.

For the ultimate view of it all and for a taste of the city’s contemporary architectural side and commercial growth, don’t miss the Saigon Skydeck. This lofty observation platform can be found on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the city’s tallest building. 

Ho Chi Minh City tips 

A visit to Ho Chu Minh City offers you the chance to sample both French and Vietnamese cuisine, with French cheese baguettes and Hue beef soup both being popular dishes.

Suggested Read: Port in Focus: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Itineraries

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Phnom Penh

Siem reap to Ho Chi Minh

1 sailing date September 2019
14 Nights From London, United Kingdom to London
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Angkor Wat

Ho chi minh to Siem Reap

1 sailing date March 2020
14 Nights From London, United Kingdom to London
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Emerald Waterways
Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

1 sailing date December 2020
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Emerald Waterways
Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

16 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

HUGE savings plus FREE unlimited drinks on-board!

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Avalon Waterways
Angkor Wat

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

35 sailing dates January 2020 to December 2020
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Scenic River Cruises
Phnom Penh

Treasures of the Mekong

1 sailing date July 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures of the Mekong

6 sailing dates July 2020 to March 2021
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Emerald Waterways
Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Hanoi

1 sailing date March 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

1 sailing date January 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

28 sailing dates January 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

HUGE savings plus FREE unlimited drinks on-board!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £3229pp
Emerald Waterways
Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

1 sailing date October 2020
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

27 sailing dates January 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

HUGE savings plus FREE unlimited drinks on-board!

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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

1 sailing date October 2020
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Uniworld River Cruises
Angkor Wat

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

13 sailing dates November 2019 to December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

HUGE early booking savings plus FREE one-way Business Class flight upgrade!

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Emerald Waterways
Siem Reap

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem Reap

1 sailing date February 2020
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

3 sailing dates October 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Emerald Waterways
Siem Reap

Majestic Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

3 sailing dates December 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

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Avalon Waterways
Ho Chi Minh City

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

36 sailing dates July 2019 to April 2020
20 Nights From Bangkok / Laemchabang, to Vietnam , Hanoi
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5419pp
Scenic River Cruises
Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

2 sailing dates April 2019
13 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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