Saigon Sightseeing Tour and Street Food is the unique way to maximize your time in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Any tourist shouldn’t miss top attractions such as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, China Town, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Temple…where you have chance to admire the beauty of the city, learn more about history and culture. But it is true of the city’s numerous alleyways and back streets where there are many many things to do: street arts, street foods, drink stalls, coffee shops and unique lifestyle…This tour also shows you the second Saigon with hidden places and amazing specialty foods.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh CityOur talented female guide with her motorbike picks you up at your hotel (or any location requested by you). After a short talk about the tour program and making sure you are ok on the motorbike, we 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 where you admire the beauty of this French architectural work and see the Virgin Mary statue, which is said to have shed tears in 2005.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh CityThen we visit the another must-see attraction in the city - Saigon Central Post Office, designed by the talented Gustave Eiffel architect, looking like a 20th century European train station from afar.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh CityVisit the Ben Thanh market to admire the iconic architecture and wander around shops in the market.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, Ho Chi Minh CityTroll into the biggest wholesale flower market hidden and a hidden local market in alleys of Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, see thousands of colorful flowers, fresh animals, and many strange things.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, Ho Chi Minh CityWe 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. A drive around hidden parts includes fashion street, painting street, medicine street, electronic market, fabric market, lantern market, fruit market, bird market give you an insider view of the hidden city which is missed on normal city tours by car/bus.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.It is time for eating after enjoy the sights. We usually stop for eating specialty foods of the city:1st stop: Vietnamese pancake (or Khot cake) & Rice noodles with grilled pork (or Broken rice) & Vietnamese sweet soup & Iced tea.2nd stop: Beef noodle soup (or Vietnamese bread/Savory steamed sticky rice) & Iced tea.Just let us know when you book tour or let the guide know if you would like to change the menu. She is willing to serve you the foods at your expectation. The food will be ordered until you are full. We will show you the art of eating authentic Vietnamese foods, how to eat the long noodles and toppings with chopsticks, how to wrap the pancake with vegetable leaves and dip in the special fish sauce dip.Lastly, the guide returns you to your hotel. It is time to say good bye, tour ends but memories last forever.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes