A smooth 1.5 hour bus ride driving past scenic rice fields along the QL1 (National Highway 1) which leads visitors through the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. We guarantee that you’ll fully enjoy the beauty of the Mekong River with our tour. What time does the tour start? Departure at 8am / Arriving: 5pm.
Afternoon tour: 13:30 PM - 17:30 PM & Evening tour: 18:00 PM - 22:00 PM My greatest joy that I can show you is the best local food spots in Saigon. I want to take you to the most popular street stalls and hidden alleyways in the city and show you where the locals love to eat. It focuses on street food dishes that most people outside of Vietnam have never had a chance to experience. I will give you a menu of 8 mouth-watering dishes in 6 different food locations. If there is anything not on the menu that you would like to try, I am happy to accommodate this to satisfy you. I will see the process of making food in every spot and you can even practice right away with street vendor chef. My main goal of this tour to connect you with Saigon via local street food. This tour is suitable for anyone on a budget, large appetite, and small time frame. Therefore, don't skeptical to join us in this One Of A Kind this experience. Here are some highlights of the samples on our tour. *Discover food that you haven't seen before. *See the brilliant colors of the downtown flower market. *Discover ancient American buildings in Saigon. *Gain insight into some of the local history and knowledge. *And many hidden gems and small alleys. See you soon!!
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.
HCMC shines under a different light once the sunsets. To enjoy one of the best views of the city, come with me to the Bitexco Financial Tower, all the way up the 50th floor for a fantastic panoramic view. And for a spectacular view from the water, do it on a cruise while enjoying some dinner! Private tour: only you & your host 100% personalized to your wishes Go up the Saigon Sky Deck & enjoy the view! Cruise along the Saigon River at night Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner on a cruise Experience the magic of HCMC at night
Our tour is only for every Sunday Our tour theme: "No travel providers have given a tour like the one we will give you." We focus on Historic buildings of over 100 years old and their unknown stories; Streets of Japanese, Muslims, Korean and Chinese Vietnamese communities in Saigon; Iconic photos in Vietnam War and how their places look todạy ̣̣(to compare); Coffee and Food; Compare all the looks between the past and today; We use photos through the tour when we stop to tell you stories at each place. Saigon (modern Ho Chi Minh City) – ever called as ‘the Pearl of the Far East” or ‘Paris of the East’ during its time of being a French colony before 1954 for its unique mixture of natural green surroundings, beautiful streets, attractive buildings designed in the european architectural style and its modernity. Soon after the arrival of the French, new planning for this land was developed by the colonial government and a series of structures began to emerge such as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral,Continental hotel, The Opera House, Norodom Palace (later Independence Palace), Ben Thanh Market etc. This city has experienced over 300 years of countless historical fluctuations. Our tour will take you to old historic buildings, of which some are more than 100 years old. Each building has its own stories going along with movements of the city history, spanning from the French colonial time, then Vietnam War to today. You will be told unique stories of theirs for each place we stop by. You will be shown pictures of streets at the time of more than 60 or 100 years ago to compare with the look they are today. In the Vietnam War 1954 - 1975, some photos were accidentally captured by international journalists and then have become the most iconic pictures of the war. A helicopter was precariously perching on the rooftop of a building picking up Americans and Vietnamese escaping the arrival of NVA troops or a tank crashed through the gate of the Independence Palace at the last minute of South Vietnam regime, they were all photo shot and become the most historical pictures of the Vietnam War. Now on our tour, you will be taken to the sites where those incidents happened to see what difference since then. Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam. As the largest and most crucial economic center, its populations has been added by dozen thousands of foreigners who work, live or travel in this city. As a result, many international communities have been developed, contributing in the cultural diversity of the city. We will visit some of the foreigner streets on this tour. Another highlight is Vietnamese drink and food. Let's have an early morning street coffee and Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) for breakfast and then taste a nice big meal for lunch at a famous cuisine area. You will find drink and food here excellent. There are many other highlights that will be amazing and unique experiences. Our motorbike team is a group of people who deeply love Saigon. We can talk English and have an excellent knowledge of Saigon’s history and culture. We are made up of guides who are professionals, dynamic young students, locals as well as immigrants who are Saigon lovers. We always focus on giving the best to you guys our tour partners.
Within sight of Hồ Chí Minh City, the Cu Chi-Ben Duoc Tunnels and Hóc Môn Agricultural Wholesale Market are both a well combination half day tour for those who loves to seek deep not only into Vietnamese’s current busy lives but also a search back far into the past. Travelling is all about this, and why don’t you try to bargain and see the battle after our hard-to-find-but-totally-worth-the-effort day tour?
In this city of almost 10 million, you have plenty of ways to spend your time and money. There are so many amazing excursions, tours and places vying for your dollars, so it could be difficult to stray off the tourist-beaten path, but it are worthwhile. One of our most recommended tours is ‘Bike the Night ’ In Vietnam, the preferred mode of transportation for locals is a motorbike (which is ‘Xe Máy’ in Vietnamese). Some foreigners during their first days in this country shall not dare drive a motorcycle on the streets of Vietnam but that doesn’t mean they are not eager to get on the back of a bike. We highly recommend that you book us for a night street food tour on motorbike. We shall dart through some pretty gnarly traffic as we made our way from one delectable food stall to another. You shall definitely be weighing down the back of the bike more at the end of the evening than at the start! So, in simple, we introduce you our Hana’s ‘Bike the Night ’
Walking in the jungle and visiting the traps, the secret entrances, the bunkers, and underground hideouts Relaxing with shooting real guns at the riffle range of Cu Chi Tunels. (Exclusive of bullets) Seeing the rice-paper (spring roll skin) and rice-wine production line Crawling into the tunnels and enjoying the special and fantastic feeling Taking a rest, drinking green tea and having tapioca – the main food served during the war time. Explore your excursion by watching a documentary film about one of the most sophisticated man-made tunnels together Enjoy a light breakfast of The Pat’ a Chou cake with Lavie water & seasonal fruits Enjoy the fresh air and understand the daily life of local citizens living along the river banks
Hello~ This is Thi from Vietnam - the 2nd largest coffee exporting country in the world. I have been working in coffee industry for almost 3 years and from the beginning until now, I found many interesting things about this black holy grail, not just black or strong or bitter when you think of Vietnamese coffee. I want to share with you all my amazing experience about it when you are in Vietnam ;) Just let me know when you want to join, so I can change the time suitably for you.
It is a fun ride around Saigon and learns more about the history of each famous sites and Vietnamese culture of local places from the unique perspective of our guides. Do you want to see a different side of Saigon? Let us take you out of District 1 and show you areas that most visitors do not get to see At 08:00 am our English speaking driver team will pick you up at your hotel or specified place. The first of the part, we will drive you to district 3 and stop at the corner to see learn about the mystery story of the Thich Quang Duc who burnt to protest the persecution of Buddhism by the South Vietnam government in 1963. After that, we continue on going to visit one of the most famous local wet markets and weave our way through alleys to come the biggest flower market where it supplies hundreds of kinds of flowers for the whole city. Almost all kinds of flowers are from Sadec city in the Mekong Delta. Stopping at a local coffee shop at the corner to enjoy Vietnamese coffee and look at hustle and bustle street. Go on visiting Thien Hau temple (the Lady of Sea) built by Chinese people in 1760 and all the materials were imported from China to Vietnam by boat. It is highly appreciated by people in China town (another name of district 5). We will drive pass by ornamental fish street, Medicine Street. Driving over the bridge connects District 5 and 8 to enjoy the contrast views between stilt houses along the riverside and high buildings. We keep getting on the back of the bike to explore the second Singapore where used to be the poorest district in Saigon then driving to a local coffee shop along the riverside to enjoy Vietnamese lunch in a cool atmosphere. After lunch, we will enjoy fresh coconut at the floating market, have a chat with locals who live on boat year-round. This is where plenty of boats from The Mekong Delta dock for selling its products. On the way your hotel, our licensed driver will drive you through eating alleys in the unique island surrounded by the Saigon River. It has been a place for immigrants from all regions of Vietnam to come and live. End of the tour and our English speaking drivers will say goodbye to you HIGH LIGHT: - Thich Quang Duc statue - who burnt himself against the draconian policy of the South Vietnam Government - Local market – Vietnamese traditional market - The Nguyen Thien Thuat area - the old apartment in district 3 - The Biggest Flower market – District 10 - The Cambodian market - Stop at the coffee shop to see how to make and drink Vietnamese coffee or enjoy tea with jam. - The China Town – District 5 - The Motorbike market - The Animal market – Chicken and bird market - The Chinese traditional medicine market - The Lantern market - The Ghost apartment - The Thien Hau temple - approximately 300 years old - The Binh Tay market – The biggest wholesale market. - The Floating market Try coconut and see how locals live in the boat. - The Slum area - See another life of local - Go to unique island in district 4
Don't you like Seafood or Meat? Are you a Vegetarian or Vegan? Let us bring you to “The vegetarian tour” which most visitors don’t get to see or taste. ITINERARY We have “Vegan Morning Tour”, “Vegan Afternoon Tour” and “Vegan Night Tour” which start respectfully 8:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 5:00 PM and our tours last about 4 hours. Our guides will pick you up at your hotel’s address or specified place. First of all, We will bring you to the Vegan Restaurant, where you will enjoy vegan noodle “Bun Thai Chay” or “Spring Roll” (Cha Gio). After filling some space in your stomach, we will drive you to Nguyen Thien Thuat areas, one of the most famous street food areas in Saigon with the considerable diversity in the style of the cuisine and local culture. This place is the integrated one which has lots of the residents from many parts of Vietnam to come here and live for a long time, that’s the reason why its cuisine is really fascinating and diverse. We will take a short walk to explore and understand more about the lifestyle of local people, the history, as well as many other stories about this building and enjoy some tropical fruits. We continue driving to the biggest flower market in Saigon. Almost all kinds of flowers which are sold here are from all parts of Vietnam and this market also the famous wholesale one of Ho Chi Minh City. Then we will drive you to China Town in district 5 which has the biggest market in Saigon and other markets, Chinese medicine street, ghost apartment, Lantern street . . . In addition, we also visit Thien Hau temple – over 300 years old. In China town, we visit the old apartment and enjoy tea with many kinds of Jam in the local coffee shop. (To “Vegan Night Tour”, We will arrive at Beverly Hill in District 7 instead) Next stop is visiting a floating market. You will experience how local people live and purchase products on the boat. This is the place where all the products (tropical fruits, coconuts, vegetables…) are transferred from the Mekong Delta with a large quantity and high quality. Here, you will enjoy coconut juice on the boat and go around for a walk to hear the tour guide talk about the people’s lives here on the river. Then is district 4 – which is also known as the smallest district in Saigon and it’s like a small island surrounded by Saigon River. It has been a place for immigrants from all regions of Vietnam to come and live. It leads to the diversity in the characteristic of the populations and the cultural region as well. The guests will feel like they are lost in the food paradise with a unique cultural experience. The tour guide will stop at a Mushroom Hotpot restaurant for the guest to try “Mushroom Hotpot” (Lau nam). You will feel peace and quiet when sitting in the restaurant. Finishing the tour and driving back to your hotel or specified place that you want. Our friendly driver will say goodnight and put more happy smiles on you. Please note that “Vegan Tour” is offered on a group basis so there may be others guest joining you on the tour. For guests that do not want to go in a group, we also offer a private tour option for an extra charge. HIGH LIGHT We believe that food and drink are an important part of understanding a destination’s heritage, culture, and lifestyle. Especially, Vegetarian is the best way to stay healthy and fit. In this tour, we will show you a variety of vegetable foods in Viet Nam. You have a lot of chances to enjoy Vegan cuisine in Saigon. · Enjoy “Bun Thai chay” vegan noodle soup or “Spring Roll” · Visit the local market and Nguyen Thien Thuat areas · The biggest flower market. · The Thien Hau temple – approximately 300 years old. . Enjoy Vietnamese coffee or tea with many kinds of Jam in China Town · The Lantern street. · The floating market – Drink sugarcane juice or coconut juice on Coffee Boat. · The Slum area – See another life of local · District 4 - The smallest and the most famous district for street food · Eating “Mushroom Hotpot” with many kinds of vegetable and noodles In the end, our tour guide will take you back to your hotel.