Caravelle Hotel Bar

One-day itinerary: Backstage Pass to Saigon Culture and History

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take in two of Saigon’s iconic buildings with behind-the-scenes tours of the incredible AO Show at the old Saigon Opera House followed by a historical tour of the Caravelle Hotel where correspondents from NBC, CBS, ABC and many other foreign news organizations were based during the Vietnam War.

Your special evening will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. The Caravelle’s General Manager Carl will be there to meet you and he will escort you across the road to the historic Saigon Opera House and introduce you to the AO Show organizer, who will give you a 15 minute exclusive pre-show tour of this historical building which is more than 115 year old.

Enjoy a drink in the WOW lounge before settling into your seats for the AO Show – a contemporary acrobatic and theatrical dance show which starts at 6 p.m. Let the traditions and culture of Vietnam captivate you as the story plays out. After the show you will have the opportunity to meet the performers and take photos with them in the Opera House Lobby.

Walk across to the Moët & Chandon Champagne Corner at the Caravelle Hotel and enjoy a glass of champagne and live lounge music with Carl, who will discuss the AO Show experience with you. Take a short history tour of the hotel with him, including the famous Saigon Saigon Bar, finishing in the Reflections Restaurant.

Between 8 and 8:30 p.m., Carl will say good night and direct you to the Restaurant Manager who will seat you for your dinner at Reflections.

Saigon Vietnam tour

Classic Saigon Tour

Country: Vietnam

4 Days | $1,090

Saigon, the city on the river, is more than just the modern day city it appears to be. It is filled with history, beauty and culture. This four day tour allows you to experience the Saigon many people miss through all the hustle and bustle. Allow yourself to relax and go out and see a new side of this incredible city.

View this trip »

Northern Vietnam rice paddies

Northern Vietnam Tour

Country: Vietnam

9 Days | $2,363

Northern Vietnam is an incredible area full of character, charm and bustle. Hanoi is a capital city celebrating its growth while still keeping its traditions - women in conical hats dodge motorbikes while selling noodle soup from shoulder baskets. In Halong Bay you will sail through the mists of time seeing a way of life dominated by water. Finally explore Sapa, where you can marvel at the beauty and see a unique way of life.

View this trip »

Halong Bay boat tour in Vietnam

Classic Vietnam Tour

Country: Vietnam

11 Days | $2,950

This 10-day tour takes you down the length of Vietnam seeing the highlights as you go. From Hanoi with it’s busy streets and unique Old Quarter to Central Vietnam with historical Hue, well known Danang and charming Hoi An to the South with fascinating Saigon. Vietnam is truly an amazing country with so much to see and do, and with this 10-day tour you’ll see the highlights as well as some of the more out of the way places.

View this trip »