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Welcome to Saigon

Saigon - or Ho Chi Minh City - is an exciting, growing, lively city that's the main city in Southern Vietnam and gateway to the region. It’s a vibrant city crammed with interest, and one that’s worth a few days exploring as part of any Vietnam itinerary.

Getting to Saigon

Arrival airport Saigon

Transfer time average 30 minutes

Saigon is one of the main gateways to Vietnam, and has direct flights from Heathrow with Vietnam Airlines plus indirect options from Heathrow and other UK airports. Saigon also has onward connections to all areas of Vietnam plus many destinations in Southeast Asia.

Time difference GMT +7
Currency Vietnamese Dong
Language Vietnamese - English is fairly widely spoken

Entry details (for British nationals) a visa is required and should be obtained prior to departure via the Vietnamese Embassy. Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. While planning your holiday and before you depart check the latest travel advice at

Darren, your guide to Saigon from Escape Worldwide.

“Saigon is my favourite city in Vietnam, with plenty to see - crossing the road becomes an art form here!”

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What to do in Saigon

Saigon itself is a fascinating mix of people and sights, with a lively atmosphere and plenty to see and do. Outside of the City, the Mekong Delta is alive with floating markets of fresh produce, set in beautiful countryside. The renowned Cu Chi Tunnels, outside of Saigon, is an amazing complex of underground tunnels that really gives the visitor a reality check in to the hardships of war.

Where to stay in Saigon

Saigon has some good hotel options, with many properties located in the historic older areas of the city. In the hills at Dalat, properties tend to be historic, and often beautifully renovated.

Holiday ideas to Saigon

Spend a few nights in lively Saigon, taking in the atmosphere and exploring well-known locations such as the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta, before heading on to other areas of the Country, such as Dalat for a few nights of relaxation, or the beaches further north. Alternatively, visit Saigon as a part of a tour of Vietnam, or a wider multi centre holiday to Vietnam and beyond.


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Suggested sightseeing

Cu Chi Experience - Small Group Tour

Experience the world of the Cu Chi Freedom Fighters with a visit to the famous tunnel system. This network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960s when they played a vital role in the American War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities.

- Prices from £31 per person

Saigon Cooking Class with Private Transfers

Understanding the food is a great way to experience the culture of this fascinating country. Enjoy a guided tour through the market and discover exotic ingredients and fine spices before heading to the kitchen to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.

- Prices from £79 per person

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