5 Iconic Pictures of Vietnam War Saigon Private Half-Day Tour

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From $90.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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My name is Guido and I have been living in Saigon for 2,5 years. Over the years I have learnt to speak Vietnamese and I have immersed in local culture. I hope to give you a glimpse of why I love Vietnam so much, and other people tell me that I am able to bring my love for Vietnam over to others.

During this historical tour, I will lead you past 5 iconic Vietnam War pictures, that have turned out to be pivotal moments in the history of Saigon.

The pictures we are going to review are:

- The Burning Monk (1963)
- Assassination of A Viet Cong (1968)
- Napalm Girl (1972)
- The Fall of Saigon (1975) 2 pictures and 2 sites, one picture is of a Viet Cong Tank that bulldozers through the main gate of the Independence Palace, and the other is of the Helicopter on the Roof of the American Embassy (or was it another building? We will find out.)

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

At the second stop, and at the third stop, there is time and budget for some simple refreshments. Those are included in your ticket price.

Bottled water

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 120

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar
You will meet me here. We will go to the fourth floor, to the rooftop bar. There we will have a drink, you can choose whatever non-alcoholic drink you like! Drinks are included in your ticket price. I think it is better to wait with alcohol since we have a long day ahead of us. We will come back to this bar at the end of the tour, and if you take the mid-day tour, it will be happy hour time by then!

During our visit here, I will tell you more about what we are going to see and can answer any initial questions that you may have.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument
This impressive monument tells one of the most gripping and intense stories of the war. The Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc, 73 years old, stepped out of his car and his fellows poured a flammable liquid over him. Duc then set himself on fire. I will tell you more about why he did this, why he remained to sit still despite the flames, and why this the first time it became apparent that America was going to lose the war.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

This is now a nice little restaurant where we can have some refreshements and eat Vietnamese local kitchen, but it also beholds a secret from the war time, during the Tet Offensive.

The basement of this restaurant contains a "double bottom", where the Viet Cong hid weapons that they used to surprise the South Vietnamese Army during the Tet Holiday Period.

If we are hungry and looking for a soldier's meal we can stop here for rice, chicken and coffee.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Independence Palace
We take you to the museum and you can choose if you want to go inside. Tickets to the museum are complimentary.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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