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Saigon Vacations

Colourful and classic

A blend of modern and classic can be found in Saigon’s vibrant streets. Known for its pivotal role in the Vietnam War, the city is awash with French colonial architecture and bustling food markets, offering visitors a visit rich in culture. Read more...

Prices correct as at 6pm on Nov 23, 2017. Please call for final price.

Explore the Beauty of Saigon

A mesmerising metropolis you won’t forget in a hurry, Saigon is a heady blend of commerce, history and classic architecture, topped off with a vibrant atmosphere. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for here – Saigon is so many things that you won’t be disappointed. From urban getaways to a chance to step back in time, this is a city that leaves you feeling breathless and amazed.

Officially known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and undoubtedly one of its most important, both economically and culturally. Only signs and government officials refer to the city as Ho Chi Minh City; everyone else uses Saigon – you should too.  

The city has been at the centre of Vietnam’s frenetic economic growth, but remains uncompromisingly attached to its rich cultural heritage. It’s this meeting of past, present and future that means that you can be walking through crowded silk markets one minute and gawping at silvery skyscrapers the next. It’s a true adventure within a city and definitely not an experience that you should miss out on if you’re visiting Vietnam.

The rate of expansion has given Saigon not so much a split personality, as a full on personality disorder. Gentile monks share the streets with enthusiastic hawkers and tiny stalls serve up food just steps away from the classiest restaurants. Simultaneously communist and capitalist, traditional and hyper-modern, East-centric and West-tinged – nothing about Saigon makes sense, and that’s just the way we like it.

Why visit Saigon?

  • The myriad family-run restaurants serving delicious local food at impressively cheap prices
  • This is Vietnam’s ultimate shopping destination with a mixture of upmarket malls and traditional markets
  • The Fine Arts Museum is one of many fantastic exhibits across Saigon
  • Great nightlife – visit Pham Ngu Lao Street for cheap and very cheerful drinking while the larger hotels offer a more upscale service
  • See the Reunification Palace, formerly a Presidential Palace, which has been kept in the same style as it was in the 60s

Saigon Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in Saigon. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our Tropical Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your vacation.


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Frenetic and captivating, Saigon is a city that’s brimming with personality – experience it through its outstanding street food, architecture and friendly locals.

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Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

TODAY 96ºF
FRI 92ºF
SAT 93ºF
SUN 93ºF
MON 94ºF
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80ºF
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Mar
71ºF
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Apr
59ºF
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May
68ºF
6
Jun
72ºF
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Jul
85ºF
7
Aug
86ºF
7
Sep
80ºF
2
Oct
81ºF
8
Nov
81ºF
5
Dec
85ºF
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