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Luxury Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Holidays

Sip on world-famous coffee, cruise the river for amazing views of the city, and refresh your spirit in sacred pagodas.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

With a vibrant energy pulsing through the heart of this destination, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) is the place to experience the animated side of Vietnam. Throw yourself into life here by visiting the Ben Thanh Market, and have fun haggling over beautiful local crafts. Afterwards, head to the upscale neighbourhood of Dong Khoi, where you'll find world-class restaurants, a renowned nightlife, and lots of exclusive boutiques and designer stores. Learn about the fascinating yet harrowing history of Vietnam told through the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, and then visit the incredible Củ Chi tunnels, where you can see just how the war was fought. See the French heritage architecture of the city, like the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Opera House, where you can also watch a breathtaking performance by catching a show. Vietnam has also developed a global reputation for its coffee, and in Ho Chi Minh City you'll find coffee shops in every direction. Try a cup in Phu My Hung, also home to lots of vaunted restaurants with outdoor seating where you can enjoy views of the lake it sits along, and the Starlight Bridge. Or unwind instead in one of the many rooftop bars overlooking the city's skyline, and the reflecting waters of the Saigon River.

Timezone
GMT+7
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
Flying Time
~17 hours
Ho Chi Minh City is known for its pleasant climate and year-round appeal. December to April are the ideal months to visit this city, but as a whole, you'll find that the average yearly temperature sits between 27-30°C. The green season arrives from May to September, and that's when the city is at its most lush, but many travellers arrive for the Tet Festival (Vietnamese New Year) in late January or early February, when the whole country erupts in colourful celebrations
British nationals won't need a visa to visit Vietnam when staying for a maximum of 15 days. As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.
You can't visit Vietnam without tasting the very best of their celebrated local cuisine - recognised for their rice-noodle soups, spring rolls, and delicious bánh mì sandwiches. International influences range from Chinese and Italian, and of course, French. Dine with captivating views over Ho Chi Minh City, or at exclusive riverside locations. With premier eateries showcasing Michelin-starred chefs, you can enjoy fresh seafood dishes, prime steaks, excellent cheeses, patisseries, and fine wines.
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