Private Ho Chi Minh Sightseeing and Food Tour by Scooter32 reviews
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Scooter Saigon Tour, 39, Street 9, Camellia Garden, Binh Hung Ward, Bình Hưng, Bình Chánh, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Our talented guide with the motorbike picks you up at your hotel (or any location requested by you). After a short talk about the tour program and making sure you are ok on the motorbike, we weave around the main streets and narrow alleyways to see 7 districts, lots of must-see attractions, 11 markets, and many interesting things of the city.
Firstly, we stop at tourist attractions in District 1 including Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Post Office. Then we drive along Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Turtle Lake.
Head to Thich Quang Duc Memorial where you listen to the mysterious story about the unburned heart. Then we drive to Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment building since the 1960s to learn more about the real local life which is totally different from what you see in the city center.
After that, we drive to Ho Thi Ky - the biggest wholesale flower market and Cambodian market hidden in alleyways to see thousands of colorful flowers and many strange things.
We stop at an 80-year coffee shop hidden in an alley to learn how to make "Vot" coffee, interact with the nice owner, enjoy a drink and chat leisurely with your guides as friends.
Arriving in China Town in District 5, we visit Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Temple and have a drive around brilliant gems including fashion street, painting street, medicine street, electronic market, fabric market, lantern market, fruit market, bird market.
On the way back, we show you stilt houses in slum areas along Saigon channels. The scene reflects a sharp contrast between the poor and the rich in the city. Ben Thanh market is the last attraction in the journey.
On the way, we have 3 food stops. At the first stop, we visit one of Saigon's best Banh mi shops, see how they make a great Vietnamese sandwich, buy one and eat it while sipping a drink at the coffee shop like locals. At the second food stop which is an over 30-year-old food stall selling Grilled banana in sticky rice and banana leaf. We eat crispy Vietnamese pancake and Rice noodles with grilled pork/fried roll at a 30-year-old restaurant. The guide not only tells you how to eat but also shows you how skillful chefs cook the foods.
The guide returns you to the hotel. It is time to say goodbye, tour ends but memories last forever.
Duration: 4 hours
- Free hotel pick-up and drop off in District 1, 3, 5, 10
- 5 foods: Girdle cake, Banana in sticky rice, Vietnamese pancake, Noodles with fried roll, Banh mi
- English speaking tour guide, motorbike, fuel, high quality open-faced helmet, bottle of water, rain poncho (if needed)
- Pictures from your tour (emailed to you later)
- Private tour
- Bottle of water
- Vietnamese coffee at an over 80-year coffee shop
- Private transportation
- Personal expenses
- 3 USD/person paid directly to the guide if pick up out of District 1, 3, 5, 10
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel, villa, apartment, house, any location requested by customers!
Please let us know your hotel name and address when you book the tour!
- Nha Rong Port
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- You can customize this tour to your group's interests
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Booking Terms and Conditions
When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:
What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.
What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.
What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.
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