Ho Chi Minh City

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There are surprisingly few day tours of HCMC itself available, though any local travel agent can come up with something for a fee. Hiring a cycle for a half-day or full day of sightseeing is an interesting option, but be sure to agree on the price before setting out (most drivers charge around US$1 per hour). There are heaps of organized tours to the outlying areas such as the Cu Chi Tunnels, Tay Ninh and the Mekong Delta. Some tours are day trips and other are overnighters. The cheapest tours are available from cafes and agencies in the Pham Ngu Lao area.