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Saigon

Overview

  • Flight Time: 12 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +7:00
  • Best Time to Travel: December - April

Saigon is one of the most evocative place names in Asia and definitely one of its most extraordinary cities. It is a city of amazing contrasts: elegant new international hotels, exclusive restaurants and trendy bars side-by-side with roadside noodle stalls, street children and vociferous cyclo drivers.

Ho Chi Minh City may not have the charm and elegance of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, but there is something invigorating and intoxicating about the bustling streets and waterside activity. Dramatic high-rise buildings dominate the shabby French colonial ones that are tucked away at their feet, while saffron-robed monks collecting alms walk past glitzy car showrooms and karaoke bars. With a population of nearly seven million, Ho Chi Minh City (still known as Saigon), is Vietnam’s largest and most exciting city.

Bustling, booming, crowded, noisy - all words that barely scratch the surface of the addictive and often mesmerising chaos that is Saigon. And yet there are the elegant colonial French boulevards and buildings, the Cathedral, the riverfront, the quiet moments at a sidewalk cafe watching the world literally go by you at breakneck speed. Saigon. A city that is almost indescribable and completely unforgettable.

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  • Novotel Saigon Centre
    Saigon

    Novotel Saigon Centre

    Novotel Saigon Centre is perfectly located in center of Ho chi minh city, with easy access to many major consulates, commercial areas, cultural and entertainment attractions.

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  • Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
    Saigon

    Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

    The Liberty Central hotel is the modernly built deluxe hotel located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, and is strategically located on the border of business district and leisure district

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About Vietnam


All destinations we offer to our customers have been visited by a member of our team and we are confident that they will meet the needs of any traveller.

From exotic travel destination to war-torn country, the landscape and culture of Vietnam makes it a rewarding and thrilling holiday destination for any intrepid holidaymaker. Vietnam is one of Asia's most enticing holiday destinations, with a dynamic history, extraordinary natural beauty and beaches to rival any in Asia.

  • Travel Guide

    • Vietnam has a diverse climate all year round, so the best time to visit will depends on the area.
    • November to March is the most popular time to visit the country as the weather is usually drier.
    • In late January or early February the Tét festival welcomes the Vietnamese New Year.
  • Getting There

    • Vietnam has three international airports servicing different regions of the country.
    • Tan Son Nhat International Airport near Ho Chi Minh City is the largest.
    • Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi airports are connected to the cities by public bus.
  • We Recommend

    • Halong Bay still remains one of the most impressive natural sights in Southeast Asia.
    • Head to Ho Chi Minh City for museums, shopping and delicious Vietnamese food.
    • Visit Nha Trang, a popular beach destination offering access to several nearby islands.
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Multi Centre Holidays VIEW ALL

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    Vietnam Break to Saigon and Phan Thiet

    Firstly explore Saigon which is one of the most evocative place names in Asia and definitely one of its most extraordinary cities. Then visit Phan Thiet / Mui Nea a small seaside town that has a certain quaint and colourful fishing village charm.

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  • City Delights in Singapore & Saigon
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    City Delights in Singapore & Saigon

    Visit Singapore, South-east Asia's most modern and vibrant city that will offer you an environmentally friendly feel. Then take a trip to Vietnam and visit Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang to get a feel of Vietnam's city life and pristine beaches.

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  • Vietnam Journey through Hanoi, Halong Bay & Nha Trang
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    Vietnam Journey through Hanoi, Halong Bay & Nha Trang

    Visit Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Well known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture. Later travel to Halong Bay and explore their mystical landscapes of limestone islets. Then finish and relax at the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang

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