Full-Day Saigon City Tour Including Cyclo Ride


Sightseeing  :  Vietnam  :  Ho Chi Minh  :  Ho Chi Minh City  :  City Tours
  • Full-Day Saigon City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Trip Type:   City Tours
Duration:  Flexible
Today we will unveil the highlights of one of Asia’s most vibrant and welcoming cities, Saigon (as Ho Chi Minh City is still popularly referred to as). It is a cultural melting pot with something to offer every traveler. There is no better time for visiting Saigon while it passes through a remarkable and rapid phase of transformation - going from some millions bicycles in the 90s, Saigon now is a city of some 6 million scooters and a few hundred thousand of cars. Above all, experiencing the heartfelt warmth and humor for which the Saigonese are renowned will stay with you long after you’ve departed for home. The alleys walk is designed to enable you to experience the real face of Saigon which will surely catch you by surprise. For over a century, millions of Saigonese have been living and earning their decent life in thousands of alleys which may well be anyone’s mind-blowing experience!

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Today we will unveil the highlights of one of Asia’s most vibrant and welcoming cities, Saigon (as Ho Chi Minh City is still popularly referred to as). It is a cultural melting pot with something to offer every traveler. There is no better time for visiting Saigon while it passes through a remarkable and rapid phase of transformation - going from some millions bicycles in the 90s, Saigon now is a city of some 6 million scooters and a few hundred thousand of cars. Above all, experiencing the heartfelt warmth and humor for which the Saigonese are renowned will stay with you long after you’ve departed for home. The alleys walk is designed to enable you to experience the real face of Saigon which will surely catch you by surprise. For over a century, millions of Saigonese have been living and earning their decent life in thousands of alleys which may well be anyone’s mind-blowing experience!- After pickup from your hotel in Saigon, we kick start our exciting day with a short cyclo ride (40 minutes) at rush hour to Ho Thi Ky alleys with a short break for photos at the site of, ‘the most powerful photo of all time’ where a Buddhist monk set himself a fire in 1963 to oppose the then regime’s depressing on Buddhism
- Upon arrival at Ho Thi Ky alleys, we will enjoy a short walk (30 minutes) in the alleys and visit Saigon’s largest wholesaled flower market which has been here for almost a century
- Drive to Cho Lon (known as Chinatown) and stroll through the backstreets market of Tan Thanh where jungles of motor-parts are provided for some 6 million motorbikes in Saigon. Interestingly, hundreds of U.S ammunition boxes found their way to this market after the Vietnam War and are now being reused as toolboxes
- We go on to visit Binh Tay Market and the colorful Thien Hau Pagoda in the same area
- Lunch: at Pho Hoa – the best ever Vietnamese rice-noodle soup with beef
- Afternoon: we will visit the sobering War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace (also known as Unification Hall) and the historic French-built landmarks i.e. Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, the Opera House, and Hotel de Ville to name but a few
*** Our service ends at your hotel at around 17:00pm




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