Si Antiques - Decor & Furniture is founded by an artist who really passionate in Vietnamese Culture. It locates at Antique street in Ho CHi Minh City- where having different antique stores- which reflect on Vietnamese culture and History. The owner of this place is a friend of mine- he spent his life to find the jews of Vietnamese culture via art, antique products, ceramics- and this space has been used for some special unique deep sharing about Vietnamese culture and history via Art.
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
When you go to a new place, what is the most interested thing that you would like to gain at the end? That could be nice photos with the beautiful landscapes and famous tourist sites. It is the taste of the local food that is in the "to try" list. And the most important thing is traveling like local. The travelers can understand deeply about the local place so that they can make the strong connection. Travelling for me is about connecting and understanding. You come as a guest and leave as a friend. For me that is the main element to make any trip be successful. Understand that, I would like to bring all the most local experiences to my tour. Therefore, I try my best to design my tour, not only the meet the basic demands of travelers as above but also to attach along with the hidden stories of any places you come and any food you taste. I hope that after the tour, you are not only satisfy with the dynamic Saigon, but also the impression of its history. Let discover Saigon with me in just 1 day!
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.
Actually, Beer is very popular here in Vietnam and the same as anywhere else all over the world. So You’ll love The Craft Beer Tour which reveals the best craft breweries in town and see the city. We are going to sample a lot of delicious beer on this tour, but the goal is not to get drunk and this isn’t a pub crawl. This experience is all about the tastes, smells, and stories of beer. We will provide some light snacks, and we will relax and have a nice chat in each location. Come along with us for an experience that occupies all your senses. Engage your taste buds, your brain, and your soul on this 4-hour traveling, talking, and tasting tour where we will have the amazing opportunity to try different expertly crafted beers. In this tour, we always start at 5:00PM. It is the wonderful time to start the traveling. Our guides will pick you up at your hotel’s address or specified place. First stop, Our guides will bring you to a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a kind of beer while immersed in our picturesque sunset and use some snack. After that, we will drive you to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, 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. We continue on 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. Next stop is always a favorite – A very local pub where you will eat a satisfying meal with sprouting egg, fried beef tendon and sample the Vietnamese craft beer called Frozen Beer. Right here, you will witness the way of Vietnamese people taste beer and some of favorite beer brands in Viet Nam. Last and final stop is The CRAFT Beer PUB. We’ll be tasting two kind of unique beers brewed with strange and freaky names as the guides shares their craft story. You might be tempted to set up your own brew name. Finishing the tour and driving back to your hotel or specified place that you want. Our friendly driver will say good night and put more happy smiles on you. HIGH LIGHT - Rooftop bar to enjoy a pint glass of beer and the sunset. - Visit local market and Nguyen Thien Thuat area. - The biggest flower market. - Dinner and beer tastings at Local Vietnamese pub with sprouting egg and fried beef tendon and frozen beer. - Come to a Czech brewery and pub to taste 2 kinds of the unique beers brewed.
10000% local tour guide. Most of them are students in native university with influent English. They were trained by many days on a scooter and have taken many tourists around the world. Eat Vietnamese traditional foods in its traditional way Authentic foods, local restaurant or even street food vendor. You have much chance to visit local areas without tourists
Ride a motorbike to get away from the city in order to reach endless fields. Enjoy fresh nature and the life of honest, hospitable, hard-working farmers. Experience on growing vegetables, watering and harvesting them in the real farm. Wade in a fragrant lotus pond to catch fishes and row a boat to take wood to bake fishes. Make new friends and discover the culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese locals. Enjoy Vietnamese traditional food and learn how to cook it. Get a full day of becoming a real farmer to enjoy a farm life, refresh your soul, have new “farmer family” in DAY OUT 3, leading you to a meaningful life
" Traditional but not old " A fun ride to the most popular tourist attractions in Saigon. Learn the history of each famous site from the unique perspective of our guides. Not only will you learn some fun and interesting facts about places we take you on the tour, our guides will tell you things only a true native of Saigon knows. would you like to see a different side of Saigon? Let us take you outside of district 1 ( city center ) and show areas where most visitors don't get to see. You also have a chance to enjoy the best street food, which you may never try the taste like that in the tourist area before.
Off the bitten track of Saigon Real local experience: we will take you out of the tourist area, go to the real one. You can enjoy the busiest alley in Dist 4 - Gangster District Best tasted food: Food & drink in the tours are not only delicious with local taste but also safe and satisfying Worthy price: we provide a real experience with the best food, awesome destinations, and professional tour guides. It is worth in every single dollar you pay for us.
" Traditional but not old" A fun ride to the most popular tourist attractions in Saigon. Learn the history of each famous site from the unique perspective of our guides. Not only will you learn some fun and interesting facts about places we take you on the tour, our guides will tell you things only a true native of Saigon knows. would you like to see a different side of Saigon? Let us take you outside of district 1 ( city center ) and show areas where most visitors don't get to see. You also have a chance to enjoy the best street food, which you may never try the taste like that in the tourist area before. Let's be our friends and discover this unique Vietnamese Culture together.
I came home after a couple of years abroad where wet markets were non-existent and I discovered how much fun my local market was. This was the market I accompanied my mom every Sunday morning to shop for food when I was a kid. Now, my parents do not really shop at this market anymore but opt for supermarkets instead. I myself still go to this market every week and as chaotic and insane as it is, I am very much in love with it. It is where one sees life thriving and people busy making a living. This is the whole reason why I want to take foreigners who are interested in the local life to this part of town for, in my opinion, quite a unique experience. So, I will see you at 9 a.m. on (probably) any given Sunday in front of TMCP Vietnam Bank, number 83, Phạm Văn Hai Street, Ward 2, Tân Bình District.