Explore the old and the new of Ho Chi Minh City through this 2-day Phu My shore excursion from cruise port for insights into its tumultuous past. Experience the city’s dynamics and vitality in the present days as you pass by dizzying traffic and sleek skyscrapers.

Tour Code: VSS07
Duration: 2 days
Start/End: Phu My Port/Phu My Port
Highlights: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Old Post Office, Chinatown, Ben Thanh Market, drinks at the Rooftop Bar, Cu Chi tunnels
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Category: Phu My shore excursions from cruise port

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion
  • Accommodation

Day 1: Phu My Port – Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (L)
Your Ho Chi Minh City shore excursion starts with pickup from Phu My Port in Ba Ria – Vung Tau by your guide and driver, who’ll take you to your private vehicle for a 2-hour drive into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

The-Best-of-Saigon-from-Phu-My-PortFirstly, visit the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the Southern Vietnamese government. Continue on to the War Remnant Museum, where you’ll see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting about the Vietnam War. You’ll be served an authentic Vietnamese lunch at midday, then visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Old Post Office that reflect the French colonial architectural style. Venture into Chinatown before disembarking at the exuberant Ben Thanh market to get a taste of the local lifestyle.

Saigon-Notre-Dame-CathedralStroll through an extensive display of traditional handicrafts, textiles, ao dai souvenirs, and various food stalls serving local delights. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day at the Rooftop [email protected] Hotel where you’ll sip on your cooling drinks while admiring a sweeping vista of the city. Your guide will bring you to a hotel for check-in and overnight rest.

Ben Thanh marketDay 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Tour – Phu My Port (B)
After a hotel breakfast, at 8 am your tour guide & driver will drive you to the famous Cu Chi tunnels, also known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land” in wartime. Pass through the rural countryside, full of rice paddies and rubber plantations, before arriving at the tunnels.

Cu Chi Tunnels TravelYou’ll watch a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped from B52 bombers. Afterward, you’ll go back to Ho Chi Minh City before heading straight to Phu My Port. Arrive at the port at around 4 pm to board the cruise and continue your shore trip. Trip ends.

What’s included? 

  • Round trip transfer from the ports to Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast and accommodation in double/twin sharing
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded? 

  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses

Hotel List:

Hotel CategoryType of room
Silver Land Central Hotel & Spa – 3*Deluxe room
Grand Silver Land Hotel & Spa – 4*Deluxe room
Grand Saigon Hotel – 5*Luxury room