Car Hire Ho Chi Minh City Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Ho Chi Minh City AirportVietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh, is full of fascinating history, world-class shopping, and mouth-watering cuisine. It’s a bustling, thriving city with a mix of cultural influences, where past and present meet. With your Avis rental from Ho Chi Minh City Airport, you can explore everything this unforgettable destination has to offer, at your own leisurely pace.
Plan your journey from Ho Chi Minh City AirportFrom the airport, the centre of Ho Chi Minh City is just 20 minutes’ drive away. Formerly Saigon, this intriguing destination preserves much of its tumultuous history from the previous century’s war. The War Remnants Museums and the Reunification Palace are just two examples of sights where you can delve into the city’s past. The preserved Cu Chi Tunnels, a system of underground warrens used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, are also a must-see.
Around the city there are many older buildings inspired by the French, who colonised Vietnam in 1859. But these are mixed with attractions like the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Quán Thánh Temple (an old Taoist temple), as well as a number of more modern buildings.
Vietnamese cuisine is a real draw for tourists, and it’s well-represented in Ho Chi Minh City, alongside a diverse array of international food. Visit one of the city’s markets, such as the Bến Thành Market, to discover fresh produce, pickled fruits, flowers, and an assortment of home goods. Prepare to haggle, as it’s expected here.
Dining in Ho Chi Minh City ranges from high-end restaurants to swathes of food stalls in the street. Local dishes as well as French cuisine are common among the numerous options.
After exploring No Chi Minh City, look beyond its borders to find an array of other attractions on offer.
Beyond Ho Chi Minh City AirportWhile Ho Chi Minh City has plenty to keep visitors occupied, there are a plethora of destinations outside the city that are well worth exploring too. With an Avis rental car, they’re easily reached in under two hours.
A drive south of Ho Chi Minh City for two hours or so leads to the small port town of Vũng Tàu. Located on the coast and frequented by locals and tourists alike, this is a popular place to spend a day relaxing in the sun. The town itself is charming and visitors may want to take a gondola up to the adjacent mountain - aptly named Big Mountain - to take in the views of the surrounding region.
Cai Be Floating Market
Drive two hours east of Vietnam’s capital and you’ll arrive at the Cai Be Floating Market. Local merchants trade large quantities of fruit, vegetables, and fish directly from their boats here. Taking a tour will allow visitors to get up close and interact with the locals to experience this unique event.
Monkey Island (via car and ferry)
Just a two hour drive south of the city and a ferry ride away is Monkey Island, also known as Can Gio Island, a Unesco-recognised biosphere. Despite its name, it’s actually a group of many smaller islands where mangroves grow and a host of wildlife – including crocodiles and monkeys – reside.
With your Avis rental car from Ho Chi Minh City Airport, all of Vietnam is easy to explore. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the drive.