Private Saigon Unseen Tour by Scooter
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Stop At: Scooter Saigon Tour, 39, Street 9, Camellia Garden, Binh Hung Ward, Bình Hưng, Bình Chánh, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Our talented guide with the motorbike picks you up at your hotel (or any location requested by you). After a short riding instruction and program introduction, we hop on the motorbike. The guide makes sure you are ok on the motorbike before weaving the city to explore brilliant hidden gems in 8 districts.
The first stop is Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument where you listen to less-known history and story about the monk and his unburned heart. Head to District 3 and a Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment buildings since the 1960s to see the real Saigon local life which is totally different from the life in the city center.
After that, we drive to Ho Thi Ky – the biggest flower market and Cambodian market hidden in alleyways of Ho Thi Ky Street. There we see countless colorful and smelling flowers and many strange things.
On the way, we stop at an 80-year coffee shop hidden in an alley, learn how to brew the unique “Vot” coffee and interact with the nice owner, and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Zipping through Saigon China Town, we visit the famous Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau temple, hidden parts including fashion street, painting street, medicine street, electronic market, fabric market, lantern market, fruit market, bird market.
Then the guide drives through narrow alleyways to reach less-known Ten Thousand Buddha Pagoda, Saigon Cao Dai Temple, Hoa Binh Market - one of the oldest markets in the city.
Driving along Saigon channels, the guide show you stilt houses and slum area, the scene shows a sharp contrast between the rich and the poor in Saigon. Arriving Saigon floating market, you can see vendors and their families live, cook, eat, sleep, even take care of dogs, grow chickens right on the boats.
After that, we zip through a tiny humble island which is the former mafia hotspot but a developing district and street food area.
Lastly, the guide returns you to your hotel. It is time to say goodbye, tour ends but memories last forever.
Duration: 4 hours
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- English speaking local guide
- Motorbike and fuel
- High quality open-faced helmet
- Bottled water
- Rain poncho (if needed)
- Pictures from your tour (emailed to you later)
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Start time at any time you would like
- Let your guides know if you would like to customize the tour.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Highly recommended. Seeing the city from the back of a motorbike is the way to do it here and is a lot better than a car. Seeing places that most people don't see is really a highlight and learning about how local people live was really interesting. If you like culture, unique, and learning about the city then this is the tour for you.
This trip was well worthwhile. My husband and I were each on the back of a separate motorbike and felt completely safe with the 2 riders. It's a great way to see parts of Saigon that even the guide books don't tell you about and, given the distances, that you'd struggle to reach in any other way. Very interesting, great sights and good fun with the 2 guides who arrived on time and timed the trip perfectly to get us back when we requested as we had a plane to catch. Would highly recommend.