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Ho Chi Minh City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into District 6 (Quân 6), Ho Chi Minh City's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Ba Chien Hau pagoda, Binh Tay market, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Ho Chi Minh City. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

2. 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 drink and great views. This is one of the city’s hippest and most highly-recommended bars. Have a cocktail or a glass of wine and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the city from above.

Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

3. Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

See another side of Saigon with a tour of Cho Lon, also known as Chinatown. Travel with your guide by scooter and on foot and explore markets and off-the-beaten-path spots. Stroll through Binh Tay Market, enjoy a ride on a scooter, and visit a Chinese herb street at Trieu Quang Phuc. Stop at a local place for fresh kumquat juice at Ho Thi Ky flower market. Take in the colorful sights and exotic smells of the markets of Chinatown. See the spiral incense at Thien Hau Temple and stop by Chua Van Phat - the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. PLACES TO VISIT: - The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument: learn story about a monk who set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam. - Ho Thi Ky Wholesale Flower Market - Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest Apartment - Local Cambodian Market - Famous medicine street - Thien Hau Temple - The oldest Chinese Temple in HCMC and listen to the story about "BOAT PEOPLE" - Chua Van Phat - the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. - Cho Lon ( Binh Tay Market) - The biggest whole sale market in HCMC - Motorbike market

Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food and Sightseeing by Motorbike

4. Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food and Sightseeing by Motorbike

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other pre-arranged location, and then set off by motorbike to explore the different cultures and cuisines of Vietnam like a local. Make your way to District 3 and visit an old apartment to see how the locals live in the city's oldest neighborhood. Continue to the large flower market and marvel at the variety of flowers on sale. On the morning and afternoon tour options, explore one of the biggest the World’s China Town in District 5 and discover the motorbike market, Chinese lantern market, and Chinese medicine market. Stop at a typical temple showcasing the religious cultures of the Chinese. Then, go to a floating market in the heart of old Saigon. Instead of coming to Chinatown where local people have finished their business after a long day, on the night food tour, your tour guide will take you to enjoy some more Vietnamese food in busy local restaurants. Drive through the Saigon Old Mafia Area where is a big food paradise nowadays.

Discover Saigon's Local Sites and Culture by Motorbike

5. Discover Saigon's Local Sites and Culture by Motorbike

Start by being picked up by your motorbike driving guide for a morning, afternoon or evening tour and get ready to discover the cultures of the Vietnamese people on the back of a motorbike, like a true local. Begin the tour visiting the venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument. Then continue to District 3, the oldest district of Saigon, where you will visit an old apartment to see the local life of Vietnamese people and their daily activities. Make a stop at a local coffee shop to enjoy a typical Vietnamese coffee or coconut. Continue to the biggest flower market in Saigon before heading to China Town in District 5 and venture around ghost buildings, a motorbike market, a pet market, an electronic market and a Chinese medicine market. Afterwards, visit a typical Chinese temple.  The tour will lead you to a floating market, a small version of the Mekong Delta in Saigon. Witness the slum areas and old mafia area in districts 4 and 7. To keep your strength, fill your stomach with a special and amazing dish. Finally, drive through the Saigon River Tunnel in District 2, the new urban area in Saigon and enjoy the spectacular scenes of District 1.  At the end of the tour, before being dropped off at your hotel, receive a special Vietnamese gift from your guide.

Discover China Town by Pedicab

6. Discover China Town by Pedicab

Choose from a group or private experience and begin your tour with a relaxing pedicab ride to the Lady Thien Hau Temple. This temple, built to worship Lady Thien Hau (the goddess of the sea), is one of the most interesting and ancient temples in the China Town area. After visiting the temple, you can walk around China Town and visit some of the local shops. Chinatown is also a place of great historical and cultural importance. This area is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Chinatown is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. Here you can find traditional Chinese products including medicinal herbs, clothing, and more. After departing for the China Town area, you will visit Cha Tam Church. You will then go shopping at Binh Tay Market, the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City or at the lacquerware factory where you can find special products made here in Vietnam. You can easily combine exploring and shopping in Chinatown.

Twilight Tour by Motorbike: See Saigon with Tiger Eyes

7. Twilight Tour by Motorbike: See Saigon with Tiger Eyes

If you have not seen Saigon at night, you haven’t experience the real city. The day’s heat and energy give way to a cooler, more relaxed pace as people return home from work, and go out to eat and visit with friends and family in the cafés, coffee shops and restaurants that line the streets. Vendors hawk foods of all sorts and sell souvenirs and nearly any other item you could imagine. The city pulses with brightly colored lights, music and people. This is a fun ride that shows you the best of the city’s nightlife. On this 2.5-hour tour your guide will be happy to share their knowledge with you, wanting to ensure that your visit to Ho Chi Minh City is the highlight of your trip to Vietnam. Enjoy a ride along at least 24 of the city’s best-known streets. See Saigon’s first hospital. Drive down the oldest street with your personal Tiger guide, and then on to streets specializing in shoes, clothes and hot pot meals. Get a full view of the city’s nightlife, and learn things that are not found in any guidebook. Cruise safely and come to understand why Saigon has much more to offer than most tourists ever experience. The Tiger guides are proud of their heritage, and love to share their local knowledge.

Ho Chi Minh City: 4-Hour Motorbike Tour

8. Ho Chi Minh City: 4-Hour Motorbike Tour

Have an unforgettable experience on the back of a motorbike as you and your guide navigate through Ho Chi Minh City's bustling traffic. Choose from a private or group tour and explore the favorite streets and places of the locals to get a unique perspective of Vietnamese life.  During this 4-hour motorbike tour you will visit iconic places intimately integrated into local culture. All of the streets here have their own characteristics. Check out Tan Thanh Market and find any possible motorbike part you might need, both new and vintage. Or head to the CD-DVD street to see the recent relics of the 21st-century. You'll also go to Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street which is famous for its traditional Chinese medicines. Many of the streets in Ho Chi Minh City are known for the different, but specific goods they sell such as aquariums, scissors, guitars, and more. See if there's a street dedicated to something you might want as a reminder of your time in Vietnam.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 207 reviews

My family and I have travelled a lot, but this motorbike tour was by far the best tour ever. I would recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Ho Chi Minh City. The exhilarating experience of driving in the extremely busy main roads and alley ways is beyond explanation. One has to experience this to understand how amazing this tour is. This tour is the best way to experience local culture. The guides have exceptional knowledge of the city which they pass on to the tourists. Visiting one of the oldest local apartment complex, drinking coffee at an 82 year old coffee shop and seeing the coffee being prepared, visiting a beautiful temple, and eating food at a local restaurant are all experiences which I wouldn't have been able to gain had it not been for this tour. To top it of, the guides/bike riders are super friendly and exceptionally cool.

Vincent my guide was AMAZING! Such a lovely, polite, genuine nice guy. He knew loads about the city and spoke great English! He made me feel very special. I expect he does this a lot so for him to make this experience what it was really made my trip a lot better. Best tour guide I’ve had! A very special human being. I wish him all the best and hope our paths cross one day!

We had a great time, the scooter was safe and fun to ride . Our guides was knowledgeable and cheerful, Vi and her colleague took us to many districts and samples delicious street food. The experience was more than we expected. We talked about old and Morden history of the city . They are happy to tailor your trip and interests . Is a must to have .

Really fun riding around with an expert driver , weaving in and out of traffic , side streets and passages , eating exquisite street food and visiting historic areas of Saigon .

Great tour organized by Anh!! We enjoyed the tour so much !! Highly recommended for everyone who are new to Ho Chi Minh !!