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  • Top 10 dishes: Saigon Luxury Private Food Tour By Motobike

    1. Top 10 dishes: Saigon Luxury Private Food Tour By Motobike

    Explore the culinary scene of Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike, and discover why food is such a huge part of Vietnamese culture, daily life and national pride. Join the locals and brave the traffic on a ubiquitous mode of transport as you journey around the city. Meet the vendors and go to outdoor restaurants carefully chosen for the quality of the food, their popularity with the locals and their authenticity. Avoid the tourist traps (unless requested) with guides you can trust. They never accept or receive any money for their recommendations, and will never leave your side! Benefit from an itinerary carefully tailored for your pleasure, depending how much time you want to spend at each site and what your specific interests are. Go on a culinary journey to places where the locals like to eat, and savor the same fresh delights at more than 10 mouthwatering tastings.  Whether your food pre...

    Tina, my guide is amazingly knowledgable about the food, caring and friendly. It was really fun filled trip.

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Vegetarian Food Night Tour by Scooter

    2. Ho Chi Minh City: Vegetarian Food Night Tour by Scooter

    In Ho Chi Minh City, there are so many food choices and it can be easy to be paralyzed by too many options. Instead, let some local guides introduce you to some typical and tasty vegetarian dishes, as you ride from treat to treat on a scooter. Start out with a taste of Saigon coffee, a must-try which appears in almost every coffee shop menu in Vietnam. Sweetened with condensed milk, the best version can, of course, be found in Ho Chi Minh City. Then, try some “special cakes”—you have to take the tour to find out what these are, no spoilers! Follow this up by some hot pot, a combination of vegetarian ingredients including mushroom, fresh vegetables, tofu, vermicelli and more, typical of Vietnamese vegan cuisine. Next, try spring rolls, the most recommended vegan dish. Finish off the night with sweet soup, also called chè in Vietnamese. This dessert includes mainly coconut and beans.

  • From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

    3. From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

    This VIP full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.  7:30 AM - You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a VIP Car (with seats luxuriously designed in a passenger cabin) and head to Cu Chi tunnels, where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. 11:30 AM - You will depart for Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine. 1:30 PM - You will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you will take a rowboat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterward you will board the motorboat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea and wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music...

    Excellent tour! Our tour guide Mr Phu was awesome. So informative and he made the tour flow so well. The bus is luxury- Really nice to travel in. Feel like we got a real feel for the places we went. But... Don’t think it needs the horse ride part. It was too hot for the horses and they were very skinny.

  • Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

    4. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

    After being picked up from your Ho Chi Minh accommodation at 7:30AM by a luxurious mini van, you will head to the Cu Chi tunnels where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance to the US Forces. At 11:30AM, You will depart for the Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Following lunch at 1:30PM, you will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you can take a row boat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterwards, you will board a motor boat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits and taste honey tea and wine, and see how the local products are made. Whilst here you will also enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers. At 4:00PM, you will enjoy some time strolling along the countrys...

    I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

  • Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

    5. Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

    The driver will pick up you at Phu My port in Vung Tau at 07:00, then transfer you to Saigon to visit a nice colonial center with broad promenades, squares, French-influenced buildings, temples and pagodas that should not be missed. Stops are inclusive of Reunification Palace, War Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral. Have lunch at the good restaurant. Then you will stop to visit bustling Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market.   At 15:00 you will be transferred back to the port, and then at 17:00 you will arrive at the port.  

  • Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

    6. Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

    Saigon is at its most interesting and beautiful at night. You’ll get an overview the city and an insider’s look at its nightlife on a 3-hour motorbike tour with a Tiger guide. Your guide will take you on a ride through some of Saigon’s well-known streets. See the flower market, ride along the Saigon River and cruise through several different neighborhoods. Drive through China Town, the most bustling area in Saigon and one of the biggest and oldest China towns in the world. Every corner and alley in the city at night is teeming with activity. Stop at a local restaurant to see how local food is prepared and enjoy some delicious street food. You will be served the world-famous banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), goi cuon (spring rolls) and nem nuong (BBQ pork). The Tiger guides know their city and are happy to show you places most visitors don’t see by themselves. Stop at Chill Skybar for a...

  • Customized Ho Chi Minh City Experience on Cyclo with Driver

    7. Customized Ho Chi Minh City Experience on Cyclo with Driver

    The cyclo is a three-wheel cycle taxi that appeared in Vietnam during the French colonial period after a failed attempt to introduce rickshaws. A double seat is supported by the two front wheels, with the driver sitting behind. Follow the recommendations of your driver to find out some good places to visit, or just let them surprise you. Book the tour for between 1 to 4 hours. The cost is calculated by the number of hours spent with the driver, an expert who knows which directions to take in order to have great views. Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s history and culture by local transport. Feel the hustle and bustle of street vendors selling a mixture of herbs for traditional medicine. Snake your way down tiny alleys on the agile vehicles, passing many small, family-run businesses. Even come and see the old pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city. 

    Interesting tour and fun on the cyclo. Weather was bad but not much they can do about that. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Only criticism was as a private tour would have liked more control over where we went than a set itinerary

  • From Ho Chi Minh: Overnight Ben Tre and Mekong Delta Trip

    8. From Ho Chi Minh: Overnight Ben Tre and Mekong Delta Trip

    Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh, enjoy a 1.5-hour drive through spectacular rice paddy fields to the pier. Here, board a boat for a cruise along the Ham Luong River. Stop at various local workshops, including a brickworks, where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products; and a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a handloom, and even have a go at weaving yourself. Stop at a quiet village for a quick stroll around to experience authentic Delta village life, before boarding your rickshaw. Travel through green rice fields and vegetable plantations, stopping to visit fruit orchards along the way to see the real Mekong and its culture. Break for lunch at a local restaurant b...

  • Ho Chi Minh: 5-hour Private Sightseeing & Street Food Tour

    9. Ho Chi Minh: 5-hour Private Sightseeing & Street Food Tour

    Meet your guide to take a ride in the lively, bustling Saigon traffic, while you chat with the informative and caring tour guides to learn more about the local life of this vibrant city. Get to know the city by visiting its famous landmarks, existing since the French colonial time. See the Opera House, City Hall, the Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Jump back on your bike and enjoy the breeze as you head to a popular temple in Saigon’s history. Take a short walk to the wet market down the street for cooling drinks and snacks. Drive through the traffic to Thich Quang Duck memorial park and Ho Thi Ky wholesale flower market. Here, you can see how locals live and work before heading down to the diverse China Town area. Drive on East-West Roadway and see Saigon's poorest area, the Saigon floating area, and the canal system. Stop at a local restaurant to try different kinds of...

  • Vung Tau Beach 2-Day Tour

    10. Vung Tau Beach 2-Day Tour

    Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, this tour takes you to Vung Tau, a beautiful coastal get away known for its spiritual monuments. Your guide will meet you at your Ho Chi Minh hotel at 7:30 AM and take you via car to Vung Tau. Once you have arrived you will be checked into accommodation and have time to relax on the beach. Lunch will take place at a restaurant on the beach.  In the afternoon, a bus will take you along the coastal road, giving you the chance to enjoy spectacular views of Vung Tau City. When having great views of the city and coast, view the monument of Jesus built on the summit of a mountain. Take great pictures from Jesus' arms. Visit the White Palace on the way down, the home of the former Bao Dai Emperor. Before being returned to your hotel in Vung Tau for the night.  The second day you will be taken to the lighthouse for a Nirvana Meditation pagoda. Afterwards enjoy ...

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

WOW! What an unbelievable experience. We got picked up from our hotel then travelled to the cu chi tunnels. Along the way our guide Nim told us about the history of ho chi minh and vietnam! It Was very interesting. The tunnels were an amazing experience. Again Nim had plenty of knowledge and experience for us. We had a beautiful lunch along the saigon river and then went to the mekong delta. The distance between the 2 places wasnt an issue as it gave us chance to have a nap! We went to unicorn island and had honey tea, coconut candy and we travelled down the river on rowing boats. Nim was a fantastic guide and very funny. He answered all of our questions perfectly. We were glad to have paid a bit extra to have a smaller group (there was 7 of us) as it felt more personal and less rushed. We cannot stress enough how good the tour was! Would 100% recommend!

I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

Tour was really good organised with a group of 8 people with the transportation van which was very comfortable. First part of the tour to the tunnels was really interesting, much to learn about interesting details and the history. The second part is about the living za Mekong Delta. The tour is for sure recommendable.

Great tour. I can't imagine that impression would have been possible on my own

Amazing tour! Our guide Lucy was extremely informative! Money well spent.