We have been in historical city Ho Chi Minh for around 4 days with family friends in December. There are many places to visit around city but I couldn’t stop myself to visit 3 places which are specially child friendly as we were accompanied by a super cool baby.Best way to reach city from international airport is prepaid taxi costing around 180,000 Dong.We booked hotel near Airport due to late night flight but I recommend others to stay in District 1 for easy access to most of sightseeing attractions.We took Chu chi tunnels tour and Mekong delta day tour with The Sinh Tourist company.
Mekong delta (Cai Be Vinh Long): Nice day tour with english speaking tour guide. What you get what you paid for. It’s a group tour for those people who don’t have enough time to explore mekong delta. Trip Advisor review link
Cu Chi Tunnels: We took morning half day tour to visit Cu Chi.This place rewinds the history of Vietnamese people during war and show how they planned fight in mekong region.
Ben Thanh Market: Evening half we went ben thanh to buy souvenirs. This place really check your bargaining skills. I was surprise people have great interest in Indian and Indian TV serials.
Tips: Take one round to see what you want to buy with what people are offering you, even there is a fix rate line inside market to give you fair idea about max price.
Ho chi Minh local: You can consider Saigon Central Post Office , war museum and Reunification Palace for a full day itinerary for your last day or just rest with visiting local place and eat.