You can take in Ho Chi Minh City from above on this tour. You’ll start with your feet firmly on the ground at the Museum of Vietnamese History. Highlights here include relics from Angkor Wat, a well-preserved, 19th-century mummy and a talked-about water puppet show. This type of performance dates back to the 11th century, when villagers used puppets to entertain themselves when the rice fields flooded. You’ll drive past the Central Post Office and Vietnam’s very own Notre Dame on the way to your next stop – the city’s tallest skyscraper. You’ll whizz to the top of the Bitexco Financial Tower, before stepping off at the 52nd floor for a cocktail. After lunch at a five-star hotel, you’ll drop in on a lacquer workshop, where you can watch the craftsmen working and snap up plates, candlestick holders and vases. Then it’s on to Benh Thanh Market for more souvenir shopping.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.