Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History And Food Tour By Motorbike

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Overview

This unique tour is designed to reveal a segment of Saigon history, take you through a day in the life of a Saigonese person and to see the rapid transformations that the city is undergoing. In this trip, we will take you along 22 Saigon streets in 4 districts and learn about the more famous street names. Witness the contrasts between the neighborhoods, check out some historical sites of Saigon, visit colonial architecture, bear witness to a city in rapid transformation, and taste some local eats with flavors that even rapid development could never change.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

See the center of the backpacker area. Take a brief ride through the area and you’ll notice the contrast of old and new, Vietnamese and western. Pham Ngu Lao is the neighbourhood that never sleeps.
Visit Tao Dan park, a very popular morning stop for locals. Find the bird collector’s corner where every morning elderly men gather to showcase their birds housed in a expensive, bamboo cages. Also witness the serene displays of people doing Tai Chi. At this point we will try authentic Vietnamese coffee and have a tour briefing.
Moving on to District 3, visit The weapons storage cellar at 287/70 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street, where you find a historical relic on Saigon commandos’ feat of battle. Nearly three tons of weapons were kept in the cellar by Saigon Commandos to attack the Presidential Palace during the Tet Offensive in 1968. It is one among many valuable exhibits that tell of the brilliant feats of the Vietnamese people and army in their fight for national reunification that became true on April 30, 1975.
Next is the sweet fragrance of the flower market in Ho Chi Minh City. Here you can get a glimpse of how people live in the intricate neighborhoods and small alleys.
District 5, or Cho Lon, is the Chinatown of Saigon where the majority of goods trading occurs in Saigon. Directly across the street is the Ông Bổn pagoda, a fine example of an old fashioned temple. After that, cross the Chinese herbal medicine street of Hải Thượng Lãng Ông. You’ll smell it before you even get there. The scent of ginseng lingers everywhere, among the many other odours I wouldn’t even dare to imagine.
The next stop is a ride to one of the best kept secrets in Saigon, a special Buddhist Pagoda. The surprise should not be spoiled, so you’ll just have to come see what makes it so spectacular.
Trip ends with a ride along the modern canal road reflecting the contrast of District 1 and District 4.  At the end of the ride, a Vietnamese restaurant will serve some delicious food to finish off your Saigon experience.

Inclusions for Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History And Food Tour By Motorbike

  • An experienced English-speaking tour guide/ tour leader
  • Motorbike & driving guide for pillion passengers
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks: fruit juice, cold water, local beer, soft drinks.

Exclusions for Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History And Food Tour By Motorbike

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for pregnant women

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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  • This is such a great way to see the city and have some great food! I believe the itinerary of the tour has been changed but not yet updates on the website, so it was not exactly what we expected but it was great nonetheless! We visited a couple of temples including the 10000 buddha pagoda, an old home in which the resistance were hidden in the war, a local fresh food market, the silk sector, and some other spots. Generally just traveling along the streets on the bike is an experience worth having, and our guides were great!! We ended the trip in a lovely little restaurant and were delivered back home. This is definitely a tour worth doing!!

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