Holiday Packages in Ho Chi Minh City
Heading to Ho Chi Minh City? Make your voyage to Vietnam even sweeter by booking a Ho Chi Minh City holiday package with Webjet. These bundled travel deals combine cheap airfares with accommodation options across the city, meaning there is a package to suit every traveller and every budget. Take your pick of airlines, flight times and travel dates, and choose from accommodation covering luxe 5-star hotels to self-contained apartments and even budget-friendly hostels. By booking both your Ho Chi Minh City flights and accommodation in the one step, you’ll be free to start planning the fun things about a holiday: what you’ll see, where you’ll eat and what you want to do. Plus you’ll save money in the process.
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Flying to Ho Chi Minh
Flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Australia are available from every capital city. Airlines offering cheap airfares to Ho Chi Minh City as part of holiday packages include Jetstar, Scoot, Qantas, Thai Airways and Air Asia. A direct return flight from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City comes in at slightly more than 8 hours travel time, while a flight from Sydney with one stopover averages at 12 hours travel time. Common stopover cities include Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and even Taipei. Flights to Ho Chi Minh City land at the Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), which is the busiest airport in Vietnam.
Where to Stay in Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh offers a variety of hotels, hostels, as well as some homestay options.
This modern hotel offers plenty of amenities including a swimming pool which is located outdoors as well as a fully-equipped fitness center. For visitors looking to relax and enjoy their stay to the fullest, various facial and body treatments are available as well. This hotel as 186 rooms at its disposal, equipped with minibars, air condition, and wireless internet.
This is a small, but cozy option for staying in Ho Chi Minh City. The HT Apartment is a complex of 12 rooms, which are equipped with refrigerators, free WiFi as well as air condition. It offers some unique amenities such as a wonderful view from the rooftop terrace as well as bicycles you can rent, to explore this lovely city.
Kim Hotel offers some highly convenient amenities such as wireless internet as well as assistance with tours and purchasing tickets. This can be especially useful for people visiting Ho Chi Minh for the first time. They have 12 air-conditioned rooms, and they offer breakfast from 6:30 in the morning to 9:30 in the morning. The breakfast will require you to pay a surcharge.
Things to do in Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh is the most populous, and likely the most popular city in Vietnam. It is also called Saigon, and is a unique blend of modernity and its rich traditions. Enjoy Saigon’s local markets, historical landmarks as well as the spicy, local cuisine. Another thing that makes cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh so appealing is the fact that the city itself is very cheap. You will find accommodation to be very affordable, and food will be a bargain, especially at the markets.
Binh Tay Market
A visit to Vietnam isn’t complete without indulging in some local delicacies. The Binh Tay Market will let you get a taste of this, as this is among the oldest, and biggest markets in the city. This is also the place where you can get the best, authentic ambient of Ho Chi Minh, as this market is mostly used by the locals. Everything is on sale here, from food, to souvenirs, and even furniture!
War Remnants Museum
As the second most visited tourist attraction in the city, the War Remnants Museum offers a gloomy insight into the war between Vietnam and America. The exhibits in this museum will let you learn about the perspective of the people of Vietnam, thanks to the testimonials from this era. Preserved planes, helicopters, and tanks can also be found here.
Cu Chi Tunnels
According to TripAdvisor, this is the number one tourist destination in Ho Chi Minh. These historic tunnels are famous for being used during the Vietnam War. You can get a chance to go underground and get a unique perspective of this conflict. For gun enthusiasts, there is also a shooting range where you can even fire off a few rounds from an AK-47!
The Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City is located in a tropical area, and hence, has a climate which can be divided into the wet and dry season. The wet, or the rainy season, brings a lot of precipitation, humidity and fairly hot temperatures. This might not be the best time for sightseeing, however, this also means that during this time you will experience fewer crowds, and cheaper accommodation prices. Therefor, to save up some money, opt to travel to Ho Chi Minh in July, August, or September. The dry season begins in December, and lasts until April. These months bring hot temperatures, especially after March, which might be too much for some travellers, as temperatures can even reach 40 degrees. For the most pleasant weather, book cheap airfares to Ho Chi Minh in January, February, or March.