If you’re a caffeineoholic, you’ll be pleased to know, Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter of the world. Prepare to be spoiled with some of the most delicious coffee you’ve tasted. Ho Chi Minh is home to several cool and quirky coffee shops and we recommend the one that is the highest in the city – Café Eon. Apart from the delicious array of coffee, the views here are spectacular and the menu so inviting, you might just stay for lunch.
Step into your time machine, a local travel operator’s coach, and travel back to the time of the Vietnam War with a visit to Cu Chi tunnels. This incredible 250 km labyrinth of tunnels was used by the Viet Cong soldiers in 1948 in their campaign against the American military.
After squeezing through the tight spaces of the tunnels, it is time to revive your body with a soul soothing massage. Ho Chi Minh City’s streets are filled with massage spas that stay open late into the night. Most spas will offer you a choice of traditional Vietnamese, Thai or Japanese massages ranging from 45, 60 or 90 minutes. The really good ones will even serve you a glass of wine as your tired muscles are being worked on.
Conclude your trip with a visit to the colourful and dazzling night markets of Vietnam. At the vibrant Ben Thanh Market, you’ll find everything from fragrant coffee beans to fashionable apparels on offer. However, the arresting aroma of the flavourful Vietnamese cuisine will let you do little else. Enjoy steaming hot wok-fried fried noodles, delicious bao, barbequed fish, banh mi sandwiches, and of course, some good ol’ pho. When you’ve had your fill of the Vietnamese fare, you can try other global cuisine like middle-eastern kebabs, Mexican tacos or Indian butter chicken.