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Cruises to Ho Chi Minh City

A fascinating past

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Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

  • 08 Feb 2020
  • 12 nights
  • Ship: RV AmaLotus
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Embark the ship - Cái Bè – Sa Đéc, Vietnam - Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Viet…

Includes: Expert services of a cruise director , friendly, english-speaking local guides on all excursions , all delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regio…

Suite from £3,495pp

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

  • 09 Feb 2020
  • 11 nights
  • Ship: RV La Marguerite
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Cai Be, Vietnam - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Koh Chen - Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang -…

Includes: Expert services of a cruise director , friendly, english-speaking local guides on all excursions , all delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regio…

Inside from £3,502pp

Shrines, Bays & Buddhas in 5★ Luxury

  • 04 Mar 2020
  • 14 nights
  • Ship: Nautica
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Singapore - Ko Samui, Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand - Sihanoukville - Saigon (Ho Chi Min City), Vietnam - Chan may - Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam - Hong Kong, China

Includes: Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need , finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all…


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Much to learn in Ho Chi Minh


Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Statue

Ho Chi Minh City Statue

Votive Candles at Emperor Jade Pagoda

Votive Candles at Emperor Jade Pagoda

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See the war through new eyes

It is hard to think of Vietnam without its devastating war springing to mind – and Ho Chi Minh City commemorates this tragic period in a number of ways. One such nod to the conflict is the War Remnants Museum at Vo Van Tan, formerly known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes. Exhibits include the notorious ‘tiger cages’ which were used to contain Viet Cong prisoners, as well as a heart-wrenching collection of wartime photographs. While an afternoon at this museum will almost certainly be very emotional, it is fitting that a trip to Vietnam should include recognition of its twentieth century struggles.  


A veritable time capsule

Vietnam’s rich history can also be explored at Ho Chi Minh’s Reunification Palace, through whose gate a tank belonging to the North Vietnamese Army crashed in 1975. With that, the end of the lengthy and devastating war was signified. Today, a visit to the palace is like stepping back in time, with two of the tanks used in its capture on display in the grounds. Inside, you’ll find a war command room, still with maps on its walls and period telecommunications equipment on its desks, as well as a host of other fascinating artefacts across its five floors.


A rich religious heritage

Of course, there is much more to Ho Chi Minh than its wartime heritage - for example Its proud religious traditions. These can be explored at the atmospheric Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the five most important shrines in the city. This is an active place of worship where locals come to pray, make offerings of flowers and light candles. Amongst its rooms, visitors can pray to the goddess of fertility Kim Hua, while the goddess of mercy Kuan Yin can also be worshipped. The shrine, which was built at the turn of the twentieth century, features beautifully intricate carvings of dragons and birds.