Ho Chi Minh Activities
What to Do in Ho Chi Minh
This section of Ho Chi Minh City activities details all of the best things you can do in and around the city. Visitors can enjoy various activities within the comforts of the city centre such as cooking classes, spas, boat cruises, and city tours, as well as numerous excursions to the tranquil Mekong Delta, Chu Chi Tunnels, riverside markets, and local villages.
Travelling sports enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of recreational activities within the city as there are numerous fitness centres that offer yoga classes, massages, and facilities such as saunas, steam rooms, and pools with outdoor Jacuzzis. Catering to different budget levels, preference, and time duration, read on for our guide on what to do in Ho Chi Minh City.
Dinner Cruise and Saigon River Trips
Spend an evening on a two-hour dinner cruise as the lights fall on Saigon River on board a traditional dragon boat and feast on a sumptuous Vietnamese and international buffet.
Saigon River Express
As well as water taxi and ferry services along the Saigon River, Saigon River Express also offers an eight-hour guided trip along the Mekong River, stopping at various points of interest along the way, where guests can walk around market stalls and take photographs of the ‘real’ Vietnam.
- Location: H17 K300 Cong Hoa Street, Ward 12 | Tan Binh District
- Tel: +848 128 592 0018
Water Parks in Ho Chi Minh
Dam Sen Water Park
Dam Sen Water Park which has 25 kinds of water amusements including a wave pool, slides and a children’s pool.
The park, which is usually busy at weekends and is closed on Wednesdays.
- Address: 3 Hoa Binh, Ward 3, District 11.
- Tel: +848 858 8418
Suoi Tien Theme Park
With its oriental architecture and statues Suoi Tien may look like a temple on the first glance. Make no mistake though as this amusement park, the largest in HCMC, is packed with numerous adventure rides, games, air bicycle and themed swimming pool. Young children will enjoy the train ride to a ball house. Suoi Tien is 25km north of the city centre and is reachable by many bus lines.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00, and up to 23:00 on national holidays
- Location: Thu Duc District
- Tel: +848 853 7867