Vote! Gay Saigon Stopover Tour
view from inside the former presidential palace

Gay Saigon Stopover Tour

We can show you the best of Saigon in a day. This short-stay Saigon highlights program is designed for visitors with limited time or returning guests who want to quickly settle into Ho Chi Minh City's vibrant celebration of life. Your Purple Dragon guide will conduct you around the city, with special emphasis on must-see attractions and popular or newly-opened entertainment venues.

Day One: Just Arrive--We Do The Rest

Your whirlwind adventure in Saigon begins when our guide greets you at the airport. Unless you arrive early in the morning, the remaining time on this day and evening are free for you to see and be seen. The afternoon is yours to enjoy on your own. Why not hunt for bargains in cavernous Ben Thanh, Vietnam's largest public market. Tonight, our evening guide gives you a taste of nightlife Saigon style.

Our basic Short Stay Saigon Highlights package includes two nights in your choice of gay- and lesbian-friendly hotel, airport transportation, a full day of sightseeing with one of our great private gay tour guides, and a nightlife adventure. Simply wonderful!

Day Two: A Whirlwind of Sightseeing

a place to burn offerings Enjoy an early breakfast before you begin a flurry of sightseeing with your private guide around Saigon. After a visit to the History Museum you pass the site of the now-demolished wartime American Embassy and on to Reunification Palace. Later, you visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon's French colonial post office and then the War Crimes Museum. After a noodle stop, continue to Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown, crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes to explore. The market here is older than Ben Thanh, and nearly as large. Your guide will gladly help you negotiate for treasures. You are free tonight to dine with a new friend or step out onto one of Saigon's jam-packed dance floors.

Day Three: Down Time Until Departure

Your morning is at leisure until it is time for us to deliver you to the airport for your departure flight, but why not extend your stay and enjoy optional side trips in Saigon, Sapa , Hanoi and Halong Bay or the ancient wonders of Hue and Hoi An .

Tet Holiday 2019 : We regret that we can not accept Vietnam reservations during the period 04 through 09 February due to the TET (Vietnamese New Year) Holiday. Since it is considered unlucky to work during this period, practically everything closes, everyone takes a vacation, and some prices double. We do not recommend visiting during this time because there are no public festivities and visitors are left with almost nothing to do.

Includes : LGBTQ-friendly hotel accommodations (inclusive of tax, service, and daily breakfast beginning on day 2), private airport transportation, one full day of sightseeing with English-speaking guide, private car and driver, admissions, one nightlife guide on the evening of your choice (please pay for local transportation, cover charges and soft drinks for guide at the clubs you visit). Not included: airfare, other meals and beverages, other admissions or features not specifically mentioned in the itinerary, or items of a purely personal nature

Prices and Hotels : Prices depend on your choice of hotel and when you want to travel.We offer several different hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from basic to five stars. If you have a specific hotel in mind, please let us know. All of the hotels we use are carefully chosen for location, amenities, quality of service, security and value. We use only hotels that are LGBTQ-friendly.

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