4-Hour Ho Chi Minh City Market Tour By Cyclo

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Overview

4-hour private, cyclo tour of authentic, bustling markets in Ho Chi Minh City. With your cyclo driver/guide, you will visit a number of markets, including a flower market, a fabric market, an electronics market, and a Chinese-style temple. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop off, as well as complimentary coconut water.Choose from one of twodeparture times when you book.

Highlights

  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Hotel pickup included

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The tour begins with pickup at your hotel at the designated pickup time. Your driver can accommodate one adult on the frontof his/her cyclo, a three-wheeled bicycle taxi. During the tour, you'll see a number of authentic markets, which seem to exist in another dimension from the rest of the city and play a major role in the daily lives of most locals.

Over the next fewhours, thedriver will take you to visit:
  • Ho Thi Ky: A wholesaleflower market
  • Pet Market: Features dozens of species of cats, dogs, and other types of pets
  • Ba Hat Market: Asmall market where many locals buy fresh fruit and other foods
  • Nhat Tao Market: Largest selection of secondhand and refurbished electronics in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Soai Kinh Lam Market: A market offering wide selection of fabrics, from silks to tartans
  • Binh Tay Market: A wholesale market where you can seeWestern architecture crossed withChinese influence
  • Kim Bien Market: Sells cosmetics, toys, electronics, sunglasses, and a number of industrial goods
  • Thien Hau Pagoda: A Chinese-style temple located on Nguyn Tri Street in the Cho Lon (Chinatown)
During the tour, you can stop at any of the markets you'd like toexplore more and and are free to take as many photographs as you wish. At some point during the tour, your driver will stop and buy you a refreshing coconut water.

The tour ends at your hotel after approximately 4 hours.

Inclusions for 4-Hour Ho Chi Minh City Market Tour By Cyclo

  • Private transportation via cyclo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coconut water

Exclusions for 4-Hour Ho Chi Minh City Market Tour By Cyclo

  • Personal expenses and VAT on goods purchased
  • All other food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hotel pickup only at hotels located in the central of Ho Chi Minh City

A maximum of one adult and one child under 10 per tour; two adults will not fit on the cyclo

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Well, where to start on this one? We had booked for two people and my partner and I were expecting two fit young men. What we got was one Very Old Guy who must have been pushing 80 and one Slightly Less Old Guy 60. Henceforth I will refer to these as them as VOG and SLOG.

    Outside the hotel at 8:00 am we spotted but SLOG, dressed in a mismatched old suit, sporting a bulldog clip on his pants and chain-smoking, next to a single cyclo. Not quite believing this could be our guide we waited back in the lobby.

    Minutes later one of the hotel doormen came up and showed us a phone with my name on it and when I confirmed my name he said that SLOG was indeed one of our guides. SLOG then proceeded to ask via the doorman to say our tour was 3 hours - we told we had booked for 4. It was apparent that SLOG had zero English so he then he asked, again via the doorman where we wanted to go. We said we kind of expected them to tell us!

    So we went outside and 10 minutes later VOG turned up. Seriously, he did not look like he would make it through the trip and I was genuinely concerned for his health. Both cyclos were battered and old, with torn covers. If we had seen these two on the street we would never have hired them in a million years. Suffice to say they looked nothing like on the Viator pictures.

    So we set off and immediately SLOG lit the first of many cigarettes which he chain-smoked throughout the trip. VOG lit up shortly after. We both detest smoking and it was very unpleasant for us.

    After 15 minutes we pulled over for no apparent reason. It transpired that VOG needed the toilet so he just jumped out onto the verge behind us and proceeded to relieve himself, in full public view. We were in shock and couldn't quite believe it

    With our mouths still wide open we set off again and eventually arrived at the flower market. SLOG followed us around in basically a square, back to the cyclos. It was pretty enough but we spent 5 minutes there at most.

    We then set off to a general market and along the way VOG pushed me in the shoulder at regular intervals to draw my attention to things he felt worthy of interest. One of these was a group of over-dressed ladies of the night in full regalia at a cafe, touting for business at 8:45 am! My partner was not amused.

    We then zoomed past what I assume was the pet market which consisted of a few shops selling various animals off the street - we never saw any actual market and we never stopped - I just had a few more pushes in my shoulder.

    The first market we stopped at was okay and we managed to make SLOG understand that we wanted to explore on our own.

    We then set off to another small general market, along the way passing by the promised electronics market though again without stopping. The second market was okay though as I mentioned, quite small.

    Our final stop was at a temple in Chinatown - the actual Chinatown itself looked interesting but again there was no stopping, just more shoves in the shoulder as they cycled past.

    We then set off on the rather lengthy return journey with plenty of smoking and loud shouting going on between the two guides. We never had a word of explanation from either of them along the journey for anything we saw, only the shoulder shoves, that was it.

    We were on the street containing our hotel and indicated we wanted to get off early as we'd had enough by this stage. There was no drink provided by them and no sign of the promised coconut water - if they'd been paid to provide it then they just apparently just pocketed the money. As we walked off they both loudly both started demanding tip money which was obviously at least one piece of English they had bothered to learn.

    Of course, as a result of the above they got nothing from us.

    This was the only dud tour of our trip but as you can tell was pretty appalling and a waste of money. I would recommend you don't go near this activity. If you do want a cyclo trip then find one on these street and negotiate a price and content there and then, preferably with a guide who has some English and a decent machine.

  • Great experience Visit the markets on a slow tempo super to take pictures along the way Tasted Saigon ice Ca Phe for the first time Visited also two Budhist tempels that were worthwile Drivers manouver well in the traffic Very satisfied

  • Again another well done tour, to me its the only way to see HoChinh Minh City ,these people take you wre no one else can to see how the workers go about there day .PERFECT.

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