Saigon Backstreets

Day Trips & Excursions in Ho Chi Minh City Region

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Embark on our special tour for Saigon lovers! Start off your journey by a professional guide through the heart of the city and enjoy changes of Saigon life form quiet to busy vibes. Put yourself in a different perspective from those on other touristic routes! Local experience guaranteed!
• 8:30 am Hotel Pick Up - Our guide picks you up at your hotel or specified location. You are briefed about what to expect while sightseeing and safety instructions before your departure. • 9:00 am First stop of the tour: Nguyen Thien Thuat backstreet – The Lively Saigon. You will pass through one of the typical streets of the city with constructions dating back to the 1960’s. Along the street are many Vietnamese guitar makers’ stores. Some of them are really of high qualities. There are also many interesting eateries. Mass residential apartment buildings are on the back street. Walking around here gives you an idea about how lively Saigon is. Street Photography is highly recommended. The walk starts from Nguyen Thien Thuat street and ends at Ban Co market. You are invited to try Vietnamese beautiful “chè” (desserts made of beans and sticky rice and coconut milk…).  • 10:00 am Keep on to District 10 and 5 to stroll through more typical residential apartment buildings. Again, you will witness Saigon unique lifestyles on the streets with shops, street food stands and rickshaws passing by. • 11:00 pm Walk along Chau Van Liem & Trieu Quang Phuc streets - the traditional medicine streets in China Town. This is an area concentrated with traditional clinics and medicine herb stores. Walking along the streets, you can smell the herbs and watch the shop owners do their business. Visit Thien Hau Temple (a temple where Chinese people worship Heavenly Queen - an important god in their culture.) • 12 pm Go to a local restaurant for lunch then rest at a local coffee shop. • 1:00 pm Visit War Remnants Museum – The museum of Vietnam War in the perspective of the Vietnamese Victors • 2:00 pm Finish the tour and go back to your hotel or your specified.

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Mineral water & tissue
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Other expense