A practical way to get a wider perspective during your trip to Ho Chi Minh City is to take a motorbike tour. There are many local tour companies that offer themed journeys related to the history of the city, its cuisine and culture. The Saigon Opera House hosts regular nouveau cirque (contemporary circus) shows, offering an introduction to modern Vietnamese culture.
A must-do is an excursion to Dai Nam Tourist Park, which features a zoo, various entertainment options, shopping centres and an artificial beach. This is an ideal destination, especially if you are travelling with children. To discover an entirely different perspective of the Vietnamese landscape, go on a cruise along the Mekong Delta.
If you’re a keen photographer, sign up for the five-hour photography tour in Ho Chi Minh City. This will take you to all the best spots in the city so you can capture a lasting record of your visit.