Exploring Vietnam: 5 Days Saigon Tour Tips and Itinerary

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Adventure, Travel
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Money Changer. Your first concern when you land in Vietnam is where you would exchange your money to their local currency. We had our USD exchanged to VND at the airport. The rates at the airport is lower. So exchange a little, just enough for your first day.

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Vietnam Dong

Then, if you still lack VND, I recommend you to have your money exchange at EXIMBANK – 135 Bong Khoi Q1 TP Ho Chi Minh City, they offer good exchange rate.

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Money Changer – 135 Bong Khoi Q1 TP Ho Chi Minh City

Whenever travelling to Vietnam, people would often buy North Face backpacks because it is cheaper there and of course souvenirs as remembrance of their trip.

North Face Bags. The first thing you should know is how to spot whether it is authentic or not. Check for the presence of the whistle and the hologram inside the bag.

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Here’s to give you an idea how much more or less you should spend when buying stuffs. The prices displayed here are the amount we paid when purchasing the products. If you can bargain for a lower price the better.🙂 We bought the bags at Saigon Square. 

North Face Borealis

Borealis – VND 380,000

North Face Surge

Surge – VND 400,000

Keychain Set. There are different kinds and designs of keychain sets being sold. Ten pieces of keychains (shown in the picture below) cost VND 50,000.

Keychain Set

Keychain Set (10pcs) – VND 50,000

Magnets. Same with magnets, prices differ with design. The magnets shown below cost VND 20,000 each or VND 35,000 for 2 pcs.

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Magnets – VND 20,000 each or 2 for VND 35,000

Souvenir Shirts. Different designs come in different prices. Simple design like the one shown in the picture below cost VND 40,000 each.

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Souvenir Shirts – VND 40,000

We bought the souvenirs at the Ben Thanh Night Market.

Starbucks Mug. Bought at Starbucks Rex Hotel Saigon – 141 Nguyen Hue Street Branch.

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Starbucks Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam Mugs – VND 250,000

Coconut Candy. I was not able to take a picture of the coconut candy in a plastic, but 1 plastic cost VND 30,000.  We bought this while we were at Mekong Delta.
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Coconut Candy – VND 30,000

Itinerary of our 5Days Saigon, Vietnam Tour.

Day1: HO CHI MINH –MY THO (MEKONG DELTA) – CAN THO

Day2: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH

Day 3: CU CHI TUNNELS – CAO DAI TEMPLE – HO CHI MINH – BITEXCO FINANCIAL TOWER – AO SHOW

Day 4: CYCLO TOUR – FULL DAY HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – WATER PUPPET SHOW

Day 5: HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight departure

See Travel Adventure pages for my other trips🙂

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Comments
  1. mhoribello says:

    I didn’t know that there’s be a whistle in the real North face bag. learned something new today. thanks! oh! and belated happy birthday to you!🙂

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