The city formerly known as Saigon is Vietnam's biggest city with a chaotic crowded cacophony and an infectious underlying energy. Get to know the vibrant southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City with a motorbike tour as you whiz through streets teeming with food carts, cyclos and people. And, if you need an extra incentive to go, Student Flights has cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City plus those aged under 26, full-time students and teachers can get amazing Black Market Flights airfares that'll save you even more moolah on your Ho Chi Minh City holiday.
Most international passengers will disembark at Vietnam's largest airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, which is located just 6 kilometres from District 1 in central Ho Chi Minh City. You can take a bus, shuttle or taxi from the airport to your accommodation. To find out more about the airlines that fly to Ho Chi Minh City, see our airline guide.
Named after former Vietnamese president and communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh, the city that bears his name straddles the uneasy divide between modern metropolis and wartime memories. You can see Vietnam's past at the War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels and Reunification Palace. It can be quite a emotional trip, but there's plenty of other emotions to experience on your Ho Chi Minh City holiday too.
One of the things you must try is the cuisine. Light, flavoursome and ever-so fresh, Vietnamese street food is cheap and delicious. Sample iced coffee Vietnamese-style with condensed milk and ice, bite into a crunchy French-inspired banh mi and slurp your fill of pho. For further insight into Vietnamese culture, why not take a Ho Chi Minh City tour or use the city as a base to explore this fascinating country? We've got heaps of Vietnam tour options on offer.
For more things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City, check out our Ho Chi Minh City guide. You can always give our friendly Student Flights consultants a call for help planning your Vietnam holiday or fill out the enquiry form and we'll get back to you!