7 districts, 11 authentic markets, 3 special streets, 8 tourist attractions, 2 mysterious old buildings
Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
- Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
- Saigon Central Post Office
- Ben Thanh Market
- War Remnants Museum
- Independence Palace
- China Town
- Binh Tay Market
- Thien Hau Temple
- Cha Tam Church
- 4 stops, 5 specialty foods, learn how to cook foods
- Vietnamese bread or Savory sticky rice
- Grilled banana with coconut milk
- Girdle cake
- Vietnamese Pancake
- Rice noodles with fried roll
- Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument
- Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment buildings since 1960s
- Cambodian market
- Ho Thi Ky – Saigon’s biggest flower market
- Fruit and vegetable market
- Motorbike accessories market
- Lantern market, fabric market
- Pet market
- Medicine market
- Fashion street, book street, painting street
- Ghost building
- Stilt houses in slum areas on channels
- Visit an over 80-year-old cafe hidden in an alley & interact with the nice host & learn how to brew the unique Vot coffee
Price $40USD or VND930,000
- Child from 3 to 7 years: 50% off
- Child from 8 to 12 years: 30% off
- Free pick up & drop off in District 1, 3, 4, 10
- Extra fee for pick up & drop off out of District 1, 3, 4, 10: 3 USD
- Pay in advance or at the end of the tour in USD or VND cash
Start time flexible
Duration 4 hours
- Travel insurance
- Free hotel pickup and drop off
- Bottle of mineral water
- English speaking guide
- Motorbike, fuel, high-quality helmet, rain poncho (if needed)
- Foods & special Vietnamese coffee
- Pictures from your tour (emailed later)
Firstly, we stop at tourist attractions in District 1 including Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office where you admire the beauty of old French architectural works, learn more about history and culture, take the most beautiful photos in the city. A lovely book street next to the post office is worth wandering.
Leaving the post office, we pass by Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument. We will tell you some less-known history and story about the monk and his unburned heart. Head to District 3 and a Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment buildings which were built in the 1960s and have been home to lots of Saigon people. There you can see the real Saigon local life.
Before reaching the coffee shop, we stop at one of Saigon’s Top 3 Banh mi shops, see how they make a great Vietnamese sandwich with crispy crust and amazing fillings. Although Vietnamese sandwiches can be eaten at many places in the country, Banh mi in Saigon is very special and worth trying.Then we drive to a small street food stall which is over 20 years old to learn how they wrap and grill one of top Saigon street foods – Grilled banana & sticky rice in banana leaves with coconut milk.
It is a big chance to stop at Cheo Leo cafe – an 80-year coffee shop hidden in an alley and famous for its distinct “Vot” coffee. There you sit around a table, take a rest, enjoy the drink, eat Vietnamese bread, Grilled banana with coconut milk, and chat leisurely with the guide as a friend like locals. You also learn how to make a cup of “Vot” coffee and interact with the nice owner of the coffee shop.
Then we head to District 10 and stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market – a huge wholesale flower market and Cambodian market hidden in alleyways of Ho Thi Ky Street. There you have a chance to see thousands of colorful flowers, fresh vegetables, live animals, and many strange things. Come to a Banh trang stall to buy and eat a crispy Vietnamese girdle cake with banana or sesame.
After wandering the hustle and bustle markets, we zip through District 5, 6, 11 to explore Cho Lon (or China Town) which is home to most of the Chinese people in Ho Chi Minh City. Then we stop to visit the famous attractions in Saigon China Town: Binh Tay Market – one of the biggest wholesale markets in the city. After that, we drive around hidden parts including fashion street, painting street, medicine street, electronic market, fabric market, lantern market, fruit market, bird market gives you an insider view of the hidden city which is missed on normal city tours by car/bus.
Escaping from the noisy and busy streets, we head to Thien Hau Temple to listen to mysterious stories, learn more about the unique architecture and religious life. Then we drive along Saigon channels and show you stilt houses and slum area, the scene shows a sharp contrast between rich and poor live in the city.
On the way to District 1, we stop to eat again 🙂 at an over 20-year-old restaurant known as Top 5 Places to eat Vietnamese pancake in Saigon. The guide shows you how the cook makes thin, large, and crispy pancakes skillfully, how to wrap the cake in vegetables and eat. There we also enjoy Rice noodles with grilled pork/fried roll – a specialty food of the city.
Lastly, the guide returns you to your hotel after passing by Ben Thanh Market. It is time to say goodbye, the Private Saigon Sightseeing & Food Tour by Motorbike ends but memories last forever.
You are welcomed to customize the tour program (change the foods or routes) at your wish because this is a private tour. We can accomodate all food allergies, dietary restrictions, and vegetarians. Let us know your idea when you book the tour. You can also request a female or male guide for your tour.
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