Optional Tours and Activities in Saigon
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Saigon Optional Tours
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a popular tourist destination due to its fascinating culture, classic French architecture, and sleek skyscrapers as well as ornate temples and pagodas. The city is also filled with rooftop bars that overlook Saigon and beyond, while fantastic restaurants offer a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. We suggest the following options:
Option 1: Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour
Morning: pickup 08:00/ drop-off 14:30
Afternoon: Pickup 13:00/drop-off 19:00
Pick up at your hotel and drive to Cu Chi (60km – 1,5 hours). Upon arrival, watch a documentary film and discover special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Explore the underground town and see many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels and learning more about the handmade weapon and traps. Visit rice paper workshop and taste special tea and tapioca (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
OPTIONAL: Try shooting AK47, M16, M60, M30. Surcharge: 2usd/ bullets (1line has 10 bullets).
Includes: AC mini-van, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, Mineral water (1 bottle/tour), Wet tissue, Tapioca and local tea.
Excludes: all drinks, tips, personal expenses
Option 2: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong River full day
Daily departure: pickup 07:30/ Drop-off 18:30
Pick up at your hotel and drive to Cu Chi ( 60km – 1,5 hours). Upon arrival, watch a documentary film and learn more about the handmade weapon and traps. We will then explore an underground city and taste streamed tapioca and hot tea. Visit rice paper workshop. After Cu Chi Tunnel, we go ahead to My Tho and have lunch on the way at local restaurant.
Arrival My Tho, the boat trip takes you to visit some small Island with many landscapes. Here we can enjoy some of tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists. Then we will visit small Bee Farm, where we can play with the pythons and trying some honey tea, and taste local confectionery.
Finally, we will have a short rowing boat ride to small canal, enjoy the fresh air under the cool green water palm.
Drive back HCMC late afternoon. End of service.
Includes: AC mini-van, English speaking guide, mineral water (1 bottle/tour), Entrance fees, boat trips, rowing sampan, fresh fruits, honeybee tea and lunch set menu
Excludes: drinks, tips, personal expenses
Option 3: Saigon Street food by night
Daily departure: pickup 17:00/ Drop-off 21:30
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and travel with millions of motorbikes around to different famous restaurants, enjoy their amazing foods. People say, “When in Vietnam, eat like a Vietnamese” – And here is our recommended menu for your wonderful evening!
PHỞ HOÀ is listed as one of the best Phở restaurant in Sài Gòn, Phở Hoà serves southern style Phở with a lot of veggies, bean sprouts, and chili paste.
BÁNH XÈO, liberally “sizzling cake”, is named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot pan. It’s served with a lot of green veggies and mixed fish sauce.
BÁNH CUỐN, rolled sheets, is made from a thin wide sheet of steamed rice batter filled with a mixture of cooked seasoned ground pork, mushroom, and minced shallots.
BÁNH MÌ THỊT, Vietnamese baguette, consists of one or more meats, accompanying vegetables, and condiments.
LẨU, hot pot, as elsewhere in Asia, typically includes thinly sliced meat, vegetables, tofu or seafood and a delicious soup.
FRESH FRUITS, no better healthy dessert than a bowl of mixed tropical fruits with yogurt at the end of your tour.
We drive back to your hotel or drop-off somewhere in District 1 as your request. End of services.
Note*: if you visit Hue as well, we will combine this tour with transfer from/to Hue. This helps you save the time.
Includes: Transfer by air-conditional minivan, Vietnamese English-speaking guide, All admission fees, All foods and drinks Local taxes, fees and handling charges, Hotel pickup and drop-off (only in District 1)
Excludes: all drinks, tips, personal expenses
Option 4: Saigon night life by Vingtage Vespa
Daily departure: Pickup 17:30/ Drop off 22:00
The tour is the best way to see many interesting landmarks in Saigon where almost tourists don’t know.
We start with refreshing yourself while enjoying music and 1 beer or Cocktail on Rooftop Bar, you also have chance to admire the city at sunset around 30 minutes before heading to discover Ho Chi Minh City by Night. Then we visit stunning Flower Market, more of a wholesale market than a shopping experience and cross China Town to explore the colorful shopping on street in Saigon
Enjoying a dinner with local foods ( BBQ – Meat & Seafood, Spring roll, Fried Rice or Vietnamese Noodles) before exploring modern style architecture in Saigon such as The New City Town, Bitexco Building, and admiring sparkling Saigon River from the other side of the Center.
Includes: Transport, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, Mineral water, Wet tissues, Vietnamese Street Foods, 1 beer at Sky Bar.
Excludes: Drink, Tips and personal expense. Drinks, tips, personal expense
Option 5: Saigon Mekong River - full day
Pickup at the hotel. We drive from Saigon through rice paddies and small villages to My Tho (70km ~ 1.5 hours). Visit Vinh Trang pagoda –one of the most beautiful and famous landmarks in the region and enjoy 3-hour boating & freely walking trip at Mekong Delta. We will then explore The Mekong River small canals by rowing sampan and visit a beautiful island with many tropical orchards. Visit a family to learn how to make coconut candy and try some.
Then we ride a horse-cart throughout the village and taste local fresh fruits as well as honeybee tea. Have lunch at a garden restaurant on river bank with countryside specialties before driving back to Saigon and drop at your hotel.
Includes: AC mini-van, English speaking guide, mineral water (1 bottle/tour), Entrance fees, boat trips, rowing sampan, fresh fruits, honeybee tea and lunch set menu.
Excludes: other drinks, tips, personal expenses