Full-Day Saigon City Tour Including Cyclo Ride - Ho Chi Minh City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in district 1,3,4,5
  • Return Details :
    Drop off hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Today we will unveil the highlights of one of Asias most vibrant and welcoming cities, Saigon (as Ho chi minh city is still popularly referred to as). It is a cultural melting pot with something to offer every traveler. There is no better time for visiting Saigon while it passes through a remarkable and rapid phase of transformation - going from some millions bicycles in the 90s, Saigon now is a city of some 6 million scooters and a few hundred thousand of cars. Above all, experiencing the heartfelt warmth and humor for which the Saigonese are renowned will stay with you long after youve departed for home. The alleys walk is designed to enable you to experience the real face of Saigon which will surely catch you by surprise. For over a century, millions of Saigonese have been living and earning their decent life in thousands of alleys which may well be anyones mind-blowing experience!

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Know More about this tour

- After pickup from your hotel in Saigon, we kick start our exciting day with a short cyclo ride (40 minutes) at rush hour to Ho Thi Ky alleys with a short break for photos at the site of, ‘the most powerful photo of all time’ where a Buddhist monk set himself a fire in 1963 to oppose the then regime’s depressing on Buddhism
- Upon arrival at Ho Thi Ky alleys, we will enjoy a short walk (30 minutes) in the alleys and visit Saigon’s largest wholesaled flower market which has been here for almost a century
- Drive to Cho Lon (known as Chinatown) and stroll through the backstreets market of Tan Thanh where jungles of motor-parts are provided for some 6 million motorbikes in Saigon. Interestingly, hundreds of U.S ammunition boxes found their way to this market after the Vietnam War and are now being reused as toolboxes
- We go on to visit Binh Tay Market and the colorful Thien hau pagoda in the same area
- Lunch: at Pho Hoa – the best ever Vietnamese rice-noodle soup with beef
- Afternoon: we will visit the sobering War remnants museum, the former Presidential Palace (also known as Unification Hall) and the historic French-built landmarks i.e. Notre dame cathedral, Central post office, the Opera House, and Hotel de Ville to name but a few
*** Our service ends at your hotel at around 17:00pm

Inclusions

Transport by modern air-conditioned minivan

40-minutes cyclo ride

Lunch at local restaurant ( Pho noodle soup

English speaking guide

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Central Post Office

Entry/Admission - The Independence Palace

Entry/Admission - Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5

Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Exclusions

Soft-drinks, beer or any other incidental expenses are not mentioned in the above.

Tipping for tour guide and driver

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

French speaking guide only for private tour

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A maximum of 9 people per booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Jan-2017

    Great tour! Saw some hidden parts of Ho Chi Minh City which we wouldn't have seen without it, and the guide was great and really knowledgeable.