SaigonLovers Vietnam

SaigonLovers Vietnam

We are a group of passionate young Vietnamese who live in Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Because we love the place we live in so much, we want to share that love with you, the international friends. As your local expert buddies, we will take you on the most awesome experience to explore the diverse beauty of Saigon: You will learn the southern Vietnamese history and culture, taste the most authentic Saigon cuisine, set foot on places you never think Saigon would have, and see life here through pristine local eyes. In short, we will make sure that your experience is not only the best for international travelers but to the locals as well.

The Hidden Saigon - Secret of the hustle and bustle city
 4.5 (12  reviews)
  • Discover the hidden mystique Saigon with young Saigon Lovers. You will be driving through truly Viet-area of Saigon but Go Vap district to see real life, business and custom of lower-middle class and young middle class.  Mieu Noi Phu Chau - Sailor's safety temple with a lot of hidden story. Street food deserts and cheapest clothing market in town in the famous market in Saigon: Hanh Thong Tay market. Drop off at your hotel 

Tour Information

Location
Duration
4 Hours
Departure
14:00
Price per Participant
35.00 USD
Languages
Group size
1 - 10 people
Transportation
Boat
Walking
Motorbike
Includes
Local expert English speaking All the entrance fee, boat ticket Helmet, Fuel, Bike All the food (3 different dishes) , fresh coconut drinks
Excludes
Personal expense
Cancellation

About the creator
SaigonLovers Vietnam

SaigonLovers Vietnam

Discover the hidden mystique Saigon with young Saigon Lovers.

You will be driving through truly Viet-area of Saigon but Go Vap district to see real life, business and custom of lower-middle class and young middle class. 

Mieu Noi Phu Chau - Sailor's safety temple with a lot of hidden story.

Street food deserts and cheapest clothing market in town in the famous market in Saigon: Hanh Thong Tay market.

Drop off at your hotel 

Real life you don't get to see in Go Vap district

Leaving behind the glamorous and modern Saigon, another rich-cultured area of Saigon awaits to tell you its transcendental stories. In the nearby wholesale markets, local vendors are ready to feast you with amazing tasty street food and window-shopping at one of the most well-known clothing market in Saigon.

Driving through truly Viet-area of Saigon but district 1, 2 or 7. Motor-biking district 8 and Phu Nhuan district reveal real life, business and custom of lower-middle class and young middle class. 

Mieu Noi Phu Chau - Sailor's safety temple.

Along with us, you'll know to Saigon with great places, even local people rarely known it. Saigon is not always modern hustle and bustle, it also gives people feel peace inside heart with fresh air and blue sky at a place far away central of Sai Gon.

Literally means "the Floating Temple of Phu Chau", the temple is located in an outbound district. It is rumored to have been originally a tiny temple for sailors to pray peace and good fortune before sailing off. Hidden story behind the dead woman body found on the river right at the current location intrigued any curious mind. 

Street food deserts and cheapest clothing market in town

The final yet the "highlight of these highlights" closes our triip with amazing tasty and cheap deserts from Saigon most creative dessert ladies. Heat and sweat will be sent away with icy, cool and sweet Vietnamese creme bruulee, sweet soup. After this treat, Hanh Thong Tay market will be your heaven if you are a fan of shopping. This market is the cheapest yet the most diversed place to shop for exported clothes in Saigon. 

Reviews

 4.5 stars, based on 12 reviews
  • Claudine BruinClaudine Bruin
    (12/11/2018)

    It was a very cool trip. It's not like a normal Tourist tour, you see behind the nice curtain. Maybe you won't see as many different places as in a normal Group Tour, but you see much deeper inside than usually on tours. For my suprise i was alone on the tour, so i enjoyed a private city trip. The food i was trying, i would never try on my own. Thanks to my friendly guide and for this special Saigon tour.

  • Louisa TerranoLouisa Terrano
    (10/08/2018)

  • Jochen RosenbergerJochen Rosenberger
    (10/01/2018)

    Thanks a lot for this amazing day in Ho Chi Minh City I saw and learned a lot about the culture and Life in Ho Chi Minh City My guides are so very polite, friendly and caring, was just a great experience which i can recommend to everybody who visit this City Thanks for guiding me

  • Leong KFLeong KF
    (15/08/2017)

    As promised: 4 hours, I get 2.5 hours As promised: few attractions, I get one As promised: 3 kinds of food, I get one So, how is the feeling... under delivered for the kind of price.

  • Gi WonGi Won
    (04/07/2017)

    I loved every single place the guide took me.

  • Angela DisneyAngela Disney
    (02/03/2017)

    My tour was great! and Thuong was awesome. She showed me everything and explained everything to me. I got to try a lot of different foods and see areas that I may not have seen on a regular tour. It was very personalized and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!

  • Lilian OostenbrinkLilian Oostenbrink
    (21/12/2016)

    Great

  • Alisaa DayAlisaa Day
    (20/12/2016)

  • Volker KunzeVolker Kunze
    (28/09/2016)

    Sorry for German but it was excellent! Die Tour durch Saigon hatte ich vorab über triip.me gebucht und es war echt ein Glücksfall. "The Hidden Saigon - Secret of the hustle and bustle city" hatte ich gebucht, um eben nicht nur die "Tourisachen" zu sehen und hatte SaigonLovers auch schon vorgewarnt, dass wir keine asiatische Normgröße haben. So erschienen Koah und seine zierliche Begleiterin pünktlich und eine aufregende Reise mit vielen Informationen begann. Ziel war vor allem das alte Saigon, einer der drei Städte, die zu Ho-Chi-Minh-City gehören, Zuckerrohrsaft frisch gepresst, Besuche von Pagoden & Tempeln, Überfahrt zu einer Insel nebst den xx weiteren Informationen und Essen in einem typischen Schnellrestaurant mit lokalen Speisen nebst Erklärungen und im Park an einer mobilen Foodcorner mit schmackhaftem Papayasalat und Beef Jerk oder Leber - da war man sich nicht einig. Zurück dann durch die Rush Hour und sicher und ohne "Saigon Kiss" (Verbrennung durch anderen Auspuff) wieder heil zurück. Die beiden Fahrer hatten bestimmt ihr Workout für die Beine im Wochenpensum erledigt und wir beide stiegen wie nach einem 5h Ritt aus dem Sattel. Voll mit Eindrücken und zufrieden es gemacht zu haben. Das hat sich wirklich gelohnt!!

  • karlijn engelskarlijn engels
    (18/04/2016)

    We had a great trip with our amazing guides Alex and Duy. At first we were a bit scared to be on the back of motorcycles, because of the busy traffic, but they were good drivers and we felt safe soon. The temple on the water was wonderful, with lots of detailed artworks. Furthermore, we were the only tourists. When our guides heard we had never tasted fresh coconut water, they ordered some for us and we had a nice chat with them. We then visited a market and tried several dishes, which was fun too. The guides spoke good English and were very friendly: the places the tour took us were nice, but our guides really made the experience one to remember!

  • Michelle ChongMichelle Chong
    (11/04/2016)

    Discover the Hidden Saigon exactly as written in the itinerary with 2 young & friendly friends. It was quite a suprise to see how the rich-cultured area in Saigon. Interesting temples - 水龍宮 and Mieu Noi Phu Chau (the floating temple) which quite different from temples that i've visited. I think the most exciting part was the whole journey travel by motorbike that allow me to experience how the local used to and join the massive motorbike crowd. In short, I had a great time with Saigon Lovers and enjoyed the moment as "Local". Thanks Saigon Lovers

  • Sina DorschnerSina Dorschner
    (14/02/2016)

    Very nice trip! Without Saigon Lovers I never would have seen this impressing temple. I have not seen it in any of the travel guides I have read or even heard about it before. Therefore, there were no tourists except me. It's not only an impressive temple, even the way to get there (by motorbike and by boat) is worth it. My guide Khoa also told me a lot of interesting stories about the floating temple and the customs on lunar new year. I really learned a lot about the Vietnamese culture. We also went to the clothing market and tasted some Vietnamese drinks and dishes. I had a great time. It was more a tour with a friend than a tour with a guide. Thanks a lot!

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