Benjamin Trent

Benjamin Trent

What's up, guys! My name is Ben. I and my brother are co-host of Saigon Taste Tours. I first discovered Saigon during my studies at University after leaving my hometown in rural Vietnam. I immediately became fascinated by the city's unique blend of culture, history, and delicious cuisine. My education was focused on tourism, and I have extensive experience working as a local English-speaking tour guide for various companies. But, I finally decided it was time to bring my own custom-tailored experiences to my guests, which is why I start creating my own local experience tours. My passion is to bring local experiences and to connect you with Vietnamese culture in a fun, distinctive way and be able to showcase highlights of unique places to travelers. It would be my pleasure to design a tour geared towards your personal taste and interests, whether they be historical monuments, street food, architecture, religion, or local workshops. I know how to show you the best part of my city. Let me be your guide to fulfill your Saigon Adventure Journey.

Saigon History & Sightseeing By Bike.

Morning tour: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM & Afternoon tour: 13:30 PM - 17:30 PM

You will get a taste of the town and local culture through our eyes. Being on the back of a scooter is super convenient to move and travel beyond typical tourist spots to a local neighborhood where few tourists have a chance to experience 

 We take you to some historical points that are a bit off the beaten path in District 3, 10, 5, 6, and 11. Every district has different personalities. District 3 is well-known as the richest area during the American war. We visit a memorial monument, historical buildings, and outdoor local market. We then head to district 10 to see the brilliant colors of the downtown at the wholesale flower market. We not only see the flowers but also walk down small alleys that lead to the food market where you have to try one bowl of "Bun Mam" which is the typical noodle soup Mekong Delta people for your breakfast and taste different fresh fruits. Next up, a quick transfer to China town gathering in District 5,6, and 11. You will be blessed at one of the oldest and most fascinating temples in Saigon and see one of the biggest and best markets. 

 Finally, on the way back to the hotel we will stop by the coffee shop to enjoy local coffee and see a secret underground weapons cellar of the Viet Cong army right in the coffee shop. In addition, last but not at least, on the way back hotel I will let you see quickly some tourist spots like REUNIFICATION PlACE, POST OFFICE, NORTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and we also could drop you off at the WAR MUSEUM if you want to visit it instead of at your hotel.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
4 Hours
Departure
03:30
Price per Participant
28.00000 USD
Languages
English
Group size
1 - 15 people
Transportation
Motorbike
Includes

Breakfast, taste at least 2 different fresh fruits, coffee,and water or soft drink.

English tour guide, motorbike, fuel, helmet and rain poncho as well.

Excludes

Any personal expense.

Cancellation

Free cancell any time.

About the creator
Benjamin Trent

Benjamin Trent

Morning tour: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM & Afternoon tour: 13:30 PM - 17:30 PM

You will get a taste of the town and local culture through our eyes. Being on the back of a scooter is super convenient to move and travel beyond typical tourist spots to a local neighborhood where few tourists have a chance to experience 

 We take you to some historical points that are a bit off the beaten path in District 3, 10, 5, 6, and 11. Every district has different personalities. District 3 is well-known as the richest area during the American war. We visit a memorial monument, historical buildings, and outdoor local market. We then head to district 10 to see the brilliant colors of the downtown at the wholesale flower market. We not only see the flowers but also walk down small alleys that lead to the food market where you have to try one bowl of "Bun Mam" which is the typical noodle soup Mekong Delta people for your breakfast and taste different fresh fruits. Next up, a quick transfer to China town gathering in District 5,6, and 11. You will be blessed at one of the oldest and most fascinating temples in Saigon and see one of the biggest and best markets. 

 Finally, on the way back to the hotel we will stop by the coffee shop to enjoy local coffee and see a secret underground weapons cellar of the Viet Cong army right in the coffee shop. In addition, last but not at least, on the way back hotel I will let you see quickly some tourist spots like REUNIFICATION PlACE, POST OFFICE, NORTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and we also could drop you off at the WAR MUSEUM if you want to visit it instead of at your hotel.

The Venerable Thich Quảng Đức Monument

We will stop there for 20 minutes. This is the memorial monument of the Thich Quang Duc monk sacrifice. This event took place on June 11th 1963, when this monk burned himself for changing the behavior of the South first president of his discriminatory policies that favored Catholics and neglected Buddhists for public service roles, military promotions, land allocation, and business arrangements. Here you could burn the incense stick and pray in front of the statue if you like and we will take a great pictures as well with you.


One of the oldest building of American soldier.

We will stop there for 20 minutes. There are 11 blocks in this area and each blocks has 120 aparments which are located in Districts 3 of the city. All these blocks were built in 1968 and It was supported financially by American government. We are gonna climb all the way up to top floor of building where you could see great whole view of this area and has a little temple right on the top as well.


The local outdoor wet market and the biggest flower market in District 10

We will stop there for 45 minutes. This is the stunning and fascinating outdoor market in District 10. First, we are gonna see the biggest wholesale flower market and walk around find the best your favorite flower you like, and we will buy for you as a gift. Second, we will walk through the alleys lead to the local market where you are gonna try different fresh fruits, grill some rice crackers and have a giant bowl of Bun Mam noodle soup that we sure you never have chance to try it before.

The oldest temple in China Town.

We will stop there for 30 minutes. You will be blessed at one of the oldest temple in District 5 of China town. This temple has been exsiting more than 300 years sine 1760. Stunning with the round incense stick attacted with the read paper to hange your name on it as well as learning the unique architecture of this temple as well.


The biggest local indoor market in China Town.

We will stop there for 20 minutes. At the third location, we've seen the outdoor market in District 10, but now we will see the biggest indoor market in District 6 of China town. It is more options and the price is very affordable. If you are shopaholic, this is the best spot for you. We will wandering around the whole market and find the chinese herbal drinking for you as well. 


The secret wepon underground cellar.

We will stop there for 45 minutes. This secret wepon basement was dug more than 2 years to storage 3 tons of guns and explosive for Viet Cong army attacked Saigon capital during the Tet Offensive. Getting in the basement and it will lead to the 2nd floor where we will enjoy the coffee there as well.


Reunification Place, Notre Dame Catheral, Central Post Office.

We will stop there for 20 minutes. On the way back the hotel, we would like to let you see quickly some French Architecture buildings heritage left in Saigon. We will tell you about the history and take a beautiful for you as well. 


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