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Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Motorbike Tour

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Motorbike Tour

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon - and taste the best street food at night! Meet your English-speaking guides in the evening, and climb on the back of a bike to immerse yourself in the crazy traffic. Join thousands of other motorbikes as you ride the streets and your driver takes you through notable neighborhoods, including District 3 where the locals live. Stop to enjoy some Banh Xeo and Banh Khot (South and Central rice pancakes), and learn how they are made from a chef with over 20 years experience before riding down hidden alleyways, where you will encounter old apartment buildings. Go on a short adventure to climb up to the top of some old buildings and see the contrasting architecture between modern and authentic Saigon. You can even visit a local pagoda which was built inside an old apartment by a female monk. Visit the biggest night flower market and soak up the wonderful bouquets. Take a short walk around the area, and get a special gift from your guide. Go deep into a true maze of local market to have an authentic local experience by grilling banana cakes. Next, drive to District 5 and pass a street famous for its oil paintings. Stop at a local restaurant to savor some bún chả (grilled pork with noodles, Hanoi style), known as “Obama Noodles” after President Obama and Anthony Bourdain tried them in 2016! Venture into District 10, where the city’s street food scene really thrives. Excite your taste buds with a heavenly dish of coconut ice cream at a shop established in 1975. Watch as the owner prepares some coconut ice cream right before your eyes. Take a spin around the city for enticing views of the night life, and experience the hustle and bustle of fashion street. Squeeze through narrow alleyways that cars can’t access, and journey along the banks of the Saigon River with a welcoming breeze. End your food and motorbike tour in District 4, where you will enjoy a seafood or meat meal of 3 different dishes and an authentic food challenge! Try some balut (boiled, fertilized egg) and tuck into a dessert of flan cake with caramel, coffee and coconut milk. Wash it all down with beer, soft drinks, mineral water or homemade Vietnamese sticky rice wine.

From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta Private Full-Day Trip

2. From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta Private Full-Day Trip

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and then travel towards the rural communities of the Mekong Delta. Pass green rice fields on the 1.5 hour to My Tho, where you will board a motorized boat and cruise along the Tien River. Make your way to Tortoise islet and see the workshops where locals boats are built, along with other islets such as Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn. Explore the village on foot and enjoy some tropical fruits as you listen to traditional folk music performed by the islanders. Join in with their daily activities and soak up the atmosphere of the natural surroundings. Get served lunch in an orchard garden before continuing along the Bao Dinh canal to Ben Tre province. Visit a typical agricultural site known as Garden - Pond – Cage before visiting a shop that makes coconut candy. Explore the smaller waterways by rowing boat and marvel at the water coconut trees. Relax in a hammock or take a bike ride around the island before the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City: Hidden Gems City Scooter Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Hidden Gems City Scooter Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, your tour will begin with a visit to the burning monk monument. From there you will visit the oldest condo in the area, where you will learn more about the local lifestyle. Next, you will visit the oldest coffee shop in town, where you will be able to enjoy some authentic Vietnamese coffee. Following that, you will visit the Ho Thi Ky Flower Market and the Khmer Market. You will then pass by the Tan Thanh motorbike accessories street, as well as Soai Kinh Lam Fabric Town. Towards the end of your tour, you will encounter the Thien Hau Temple, before enjoying some local food (such as Banh Trang Nuong or Banh Xeo). After your experience, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Midnight Street Food Tour In Saigon By Motorbike

4. Midnight Street Food Tour In Saigon By Motorbike

Discover the cultures and cuisines of Vietnamese people by sitting on the back of motorbikes at midnight. Your guides will pick you up at your hotel or specified place at 10:00PM. First, you sit on the back of the bike riding along the Saigon river tunnels to see the new luxury area in Saigon, as well as enjoying a wonderful view of the center. To understand more about Vietnamese local life at midnight, you will enjoy typical coffee in a local shop where you will have a chance to join and connect with local people. The next place you visit is the old mafia area which becomes a paradise of street food where you will enjoy Vietnamese baguette; particularly enjoy the seafood on a busy street which is the busiest place at night time with yummy seafood and local beer. Next you will take an adventure to a floating market where you can see and understand the life of a slum area, as well as the local life of countryside people who come from Mekong Delta with their diverse tropical fruits. Enjoy a romantic view with the next stop - the amazing flower market in Saigon with many different kinds of flowers under the lights. Continue to experience the real life of the Vietnamese people in a local area at midnight; moreover, you also see the old houses of Saigon. Then, it is time to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with Broken Rice and a local drink. Then, visit the Thich Quang Duc monument which is where the monk burned himself to protest the persecution of Buddhists in 1963. Before the tour ends, your guide takes you to the "never sleep" area where it's the center of all kinds of entertainment. It's a heaven where expats come to relax, dance, get drunk and party the whole night.

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Flavors Private Walking Food Tour

5. Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Flavors Private Walking Food Tour

Following pickup from your accommodation, travel by taxi or motorbike to experience the buzz of the nightlife and the city's most exciting street food scenes. Join the locals in the busy night markets to sample an array of tasty dishes, such as beef noodle soup, grilled pork with rice noodle, and Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo) with herbs and sauce. Quench your thirst with a refreshing sugar cane drink, and enjoy a Saigon beer on the terrace of a local restaurant. Try a traditional banh mi sandwich at a famous restaurant, and indulge your sweet tooth with a sweet soup or ice cream dessert. Then, see some of most significant cultural landmarks of the historic city center, such as the apartment terraces built in 1968 for the Tet Offensive. Go to the biggest night flower market, and lose yourself in the maze-like back streets. 

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Private Full-Day Tour

6. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Private Full-Day Tour

Depart Ho Chi Minh City and make your way to the sacred Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho. Then, climb aboard a boat to explore the Mekong Delta from the water. Cruise amongst the typical stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant on Tortoise Islet. Then, continue by boat to An Khanh, where you will paddle under the shade of the water coconut trees by sampan. Savor seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of folk music performed by the locals. Visit a family business and taste some delicious coconut candy before the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City for drop off at your hotel. 

Nha Rong Port: Private Mekong Delta Tour

7. Nha Rong Port: Private Mekong Delta Tour

You will be met at your arrival port by your English-speaking guide who will take you to your car. From here you will be taken to the incredible Mekong Delta, viewing the surrounding countryside and the agricultural way of life of the locals on the way. Your guide will explain the course of the river as you pass traditional rice paddies and fruit orchards, and you will learn of their origins in the snowy mountains of Tibet. Next up you will board a private "sampan" (traditional motorized boat) in Cai Be from where you will embark on an unforgettable exploration of this fascinating waterway. The river here is crowded with floating markets selling colorful fruits, vegetables, flowers, and seasonal goods. Tourist-crowded streets will seem a million miles away as you witness traditional trading and the way of life of the locals on the water. Afterwards, swap your sampan for a rowing-boat as you venture into the smaller, more secluded canals of the Delta. The quieter canals are the perfect place to witness a slower pace of life as you pass under tropical canopies and paddle through the serene water. You will make your way to dry land next as you explore the island of Tan Phong and enjoy distinctive South-Western Vietnamese music with a live performance. Bikes will also be provided if you wish to explore this beautiful island further! Towards the end of your tour, you will visit local families and learn how they use the land to craft everything from delicate rice paper to the sturdy roofs of their homes. The families will treat you to Mekong delicacies for lunch, which will include freshly made spring rolls, fried pumpkin flowers and beautiful braised pork soaked in coconut juice. Before you make your way back to port, you’ll visit Cao Dai temple, uncovering native religious beliefs and having a chance to admire the art on the walls of the temple. Your guide will then take you back to your port, with plenty of time for your cruise departure.

Private Vung Tau Beach Day Trip

8. Private Vung Tau Beach Day Trip

Discover the coastal city of Vung Tau City on this relaxing tour. You will begin with a welcoming pick-up from your accommodation and travel approximately 2.5 hours along scenic routes to the beautiful beach. Gaze across the beach out to the inviting sea, with its picturesque fishing boats bobbing on the water. You will also see an incredible mountainous landscape stretching behind you, creating a serene environment for you to relax and truly appreciate nature. Enjoy your time on the beach with a range of fun activities and games. There after, you will enjoy a lunch at a beachside restaurant. After lunch, you have freetime on the beach. Around 3:00pm, you come back the car. Saigon arrival, around 5:00pm. Wander up the mountainside to admire the statue of Jesus, the largest of its kind in Vietnam. You will experience the most wonderful panoramas of Vung Tau from the statue. Next, travel to the incredible 'White Palace' to visit the former Emperor’s palace. Thereafter, you will enjoy a lunch at a beachside restaurant.

From Phu My Port: Ho Chi Minh City Tour and Transfers

9. From Phu My Port: Ho Chi Minh City Tour and Transfers

Benefit from pickup at Phu My Port by a friendly driver, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort on the drive to Ho Chi Minh City. Take in the landscape and experience the everday hustle and bustle of the city on arrival. Visit key landmarks such as the Reunification Palace in the Colonial Quarter. See where the Vietnam War ended, and learn how this impressive building now serves as a memorial museum. Continue to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and learn about the important role the Catholic religion has played in the history of Vietnam. Admire the elegant Saigon Central Post Office, and go to the Museum of War Remnants to learn about a painful period in the recent history of Vietnam. Break for a lunch of local foods, including the traditional pho noodle soup. Delve into the local life as you head to Ben Thanh market to learn about the art of making embroidered crafts.  

Ho Chi Minh: Historical City Scooter Tour

10. Ho Chi Minh: Historical City Scooter Tour

After being collected from your hotel lobby, your tour will begin with a visit to the most famous cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, which was built 100% from materials from France. Afterwards, you will visit a post office where you will meet a 90-year old man who is the last hand-written letter-writer in Vietnam. Following this, you will experience the War Remnant Museum. Vietnam is a country that has experienced a lot of war, and at this museum you will hear some of the unknown stories behind the wars in Vietnam. Following this museum experience, you will visit the Thich Quang Duc Monument, a tribute to the famous monk who burnt himself to protest against the southern government in 1963. You will then move on to encounter the oldest apartment in Ho Chi Minh City, which was built from the war. Here you will see the lifestyle of local people, and hear interesting stories about its history. Next, you will visit the biggest flower market in the city. Started in 1980, the oldest and biggest flower market in Ho Chi Minh is a sleepless one, open almost 24 hours a day. Flowers here are transferred from Da Lat (the "Paris of Vietnam") each morning, and you can take a walk here to see the thousands of flowers on display. Next up, you will encounter Vietnamese coffee. You will be taken to a 75-year-old coffee shop which has a method of making coffee that only 3 coffee shops in Vietnam use. At the tail-end of your tour, you will visit China Town, which is home to a breathtaking 300-year-old temple. With 1.5 million Chinese-Vietnamese living here for generations, China Town will display to you this culture, complete with a motorbike market, bird market, and of course, the most special 300-year-old “Thien Hau”.

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What people are saying about Mekong Delta

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Book this tour! We have traveled around the world and done our share of food tours, but this definitely is one of the best we have ever done. Tonya and Alex (guides) were delightful, personable, and eager to share their knowledge and experiences with us. They also showed us the hidden gems that tourists otherwise wouldn’t be able see. Instead of taking us to tourist traps, they took us to different districts where locals eat and hang out. The food was absolutely delicious (be sure to pace yourselves—we were stuffed!) and the tour also sprinkled in other cultural aspects, such as seeing a old neighborhoods, apartments, and flower markets. Riding on the back of the motorbikes gave us a cool glimpse of how many locals commute and navigate through the crazy traffic! We would do this all over again for this very experience!

This is a tour for all Australians and New Zealanders visiting Vietnam. We have no personal connections to the Independence War. Alex, our guide, was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. His indepth knowledge the Long Tan area helped us to “see” the area where the Australian and NZ troops were based and where the battle for Long Tan took place. We were deeply moved by the ceremony he curated at the Long Tan memorial - Alex understands the significance to Australians and was respectful. Depending on the traffic, it’s a 2 hour+ trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Recommended.

It was a fantastic tour getting to know Ho Chi Minh City. Bien and Billy picked us up at the hotel and took us 4.5 hours more through the city. They speak super good English, which makes the tour nice. The food is all super tasty and they take any allergies into account. In a word FANTASTIC!

The overall experience is quite formula driven with a lot of tourists but still worth it. The guide Dominic was outstanding with extreme knowledge of everything you can imagine. We got (driven by our questions) a thorough history lesson of Vietnam on the 2 hour car ride to the delta.

Tour was just what we wanted. Vince was so helpful and accommodating, the other riders/guides also great and knowledgeable chatting along the way with bonus knowledge. Perfect afternoon.