Welcome to Ho Chi Minh, home to a harmonious and diverse assortment of sleek skyscrapers and preserved colonial buildings and war relics. This electric city is bursting with energy, but there is still plenty of opportunity for you to find peace. For a boat trip just as beautiful as your cruise in Ha Long Bay, head to the Mekong Delta; as you bob slowly down the river, you'll find yourself being absorbed by a feeling of complete tranquility. The delta is dotted with pretty lily pads, you'll love watching as the view changes gradually from majestic mountainsides to luscious emerald rice paddy fields, like a magical slideshow of Vietnam's beauty displayed just for you. Perhaps you'll even spot a local rowing past wearing a traditional 'non la' hat! This is a truly romantic and intimate date for loved-up honeymooners, a peaceful chance for you to be alone together.
There are so many fabulous things to do in Ho Chi Minh, discover the underground labyrinth of the Cu Chi Tunnels, as well as an amalgam of beautiful Sino-French buildings. Reunification Palace is a real slice of Vietnam's history - a huge North Vietnamese tank rumbled past in 1975, signifying the end of the war. Take a short walk from here to the awesome Notre Dame Cathedral and the Hotel de Ville de Saigon, now officially Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Another must visit destination on your exploration is the Jade Emperor Temple, let the sweet fragrance of the incense that hangs in the air sooth your soul.
Make sure you stop off to explore Ben Thanh market - if you haven't done any souvenir shopping yet, then now is the perfect time! As you discover this city, you'll find yourself tempted by the smells of Banh Mi, give into the cravings and tummy rumbles and bite into one of these generously filled, crusty Vietnamese baguettes... super satisfying and delicious!