Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Contrasts by Motorbike is designed for who would like to see the full view of the city in just a few hours. Saigon is famous for most famous sights in the city such as Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, China Town, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Temple… They are must-see places in Saigon which any tourists have to do when traveling to this city. You will have a chance to admire the beauty of an old city with rich history and culture.
But there is a hidden city inside the Saigon you see on crowded main roads. It is a huge network of back alleys, twisting behind and between the borough’s buildings. Back alleys are home to major Saigon people who live in narrow houses and have a unique lifestyle. On our Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Contrasts, you will have a chance to explore this unique part of Saigon where there are many things to do. Do not stick in District 1 like other tourists but see less-wandered districts to see hard gems that most of them don’t know about and couldn’t be found on any guide book.
The Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Contrasts by Motorbike will show you a Saigon where the past and the present, the old and the new, the big and the small mixed; where the rich is far from the poor only one footstep. You will see by your eyes how the poorest and the richest people live in the city. Behind luxury hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and high buildings…, there are hundreds of slums which are made from metal, plastic sheets, wood… along canals which are heavily polluted.
Would you like to see the Saigon in contrast? Let us draw a sharp contrast of Saigon and make you like locals while sitting on the back of a Motorbike. Our Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Contrasts by Motorbike tour will take you to all corners of Saigon and helps you to maximize your sightseeing time by reducing the time traveling the city. Why not enjoy your day in Ho Chi Minh city on the back of the motorbike with our nice and talented tour guide?
Highlights of Private Saigon Sightseeing Tour by Motorbike:
Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1, District 5):
- Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica;
- Saigon Central Post Office;
- Ben Thanh Market;
- China Town;
- Binh Tay Market;
- Thien Hau Temple;
- other attractions requested by you;
- Local market in alleys;
- The biggest flower market in Saigon;
- Fruit and vegetable market;
- Motorbike accessories market;
- Lantern market, pet market, electronics market, Chinese medicine market, fabric market, bird market;
- Fashion street, antique street, painting street;
- Ghost building;
Sharp contrast of Saigon where old and new, rich and poor, present and past blend:
- Floating market and life on boats;
- Slums along channels in District 8;
- New Phu My Hung residential area in District 7.
- Drink at a floating coffee shop.
Start time of Private Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Contrasts by Motorbike:
Start time: flexible; 8:00 AM, 1:30 PM are recommended; Duration: about 5 hours.
Adult: 740,000 VND or 32 USD; Under 7-year-old child sitting with parents on one motorbike: 50% off.
- Free hotel pickup and drop off;
- Bottle of mineral water;
- English speaking guide, motorbike, fuel, high-quality open-faced helmet, rain poncho (if needed);
- Special Vietnamese coffee;
- Pictures from your tour (emailed to you later).
Itinerary of Private Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Contrasts by Motorbike:
See the city:
Our talented female guide with her motorbike picks you up at your hotel (or any location requested by you). After a short talk about the program and making sure you are ok on the motorbike, she will weave around the main streets and narrow alleyways to see the city. Firstly, we stop at tourist attractions in District 1 including Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market where you will 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 very impressive to see.
Then we head to District 10 and stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market which is a huge wholesale flower market hidden in alleyways of Ho Thi Ky Street. The guide takes you through the market to see thousands of colorful flowers, fresh vegetables, live animals, and many strange things in the local market. We also troll into a Cambodian market inside the flower market to see how locals sell and buy everything from foods to condiments.
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 2 famous attractions in China Town: Binh Tay Market – one of the biggest wholesale markets in the city and Thien Hau Temple with a mysterious story and unique architecture.
After that, we drive around hidden parts includes 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.
Refresh at a local coffee shop:
On the way, we stop at an 80-year coffee shop hidden in an alley and famous for its distinct “Vot” coffee. There you not only sit around a table, take a rest, have some drink, and chat leisurely with the nice lady but also learn how to make “Vot” coffee and interact with the nice owner of the coffee shop.
Lastly, the guide returns you to your hotel. It is time to say goodbye, tour ends but memories last forever.
On this tour, we do not eat but drive around for sightseeing. If you would like to eat with us, you can choose the Saigon Motorbike Sightseeing & Food Tour. In case you have seen all of the must-see parts, just choose the Saigon Motorbike Unseen Tour.
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