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The Saigon Backstreets Experience | Guided Scooter Tour

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Overview

Jump on the back of a scooter and visit Saigon's backstreets on an authentic culture tour. You will navigate the heart of the city, visiting local shopping streets, and picture-perfect areas filled with neighborhood food stalls. This tour is perfect for those who want to avoid the tourist hotspots and get a hands-on experience of the real Saigon.

Quick Facts 

  • Navigate through 3 of Saigon’s busiest districts
  • Visit Chinatown
  • Explore Nguyen Thien Thuat Street
  • Enjoy delicious local street food
  • Included
  • 5 hours
  • All year long

Activities

  • Adventure
  • City
  • Culture
  • Food
  • History
  • Motorbike
  • Sightseeing

Highlights

  • Saigon
  • Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street
  • Nguyen Thien Thuat Street

Description

The day starts with an 8:30 AM pickup up at your hotel where you’ll receive a safety briefing on riding on the back of a scooter. You will also get an introduction to the day ahead.

From the hotel, your tour guide and driver will bring you to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, a lively backstreet in District 3. The busy street is famous for its guitar stores of locally manufactured guitars along with fantastic eateries and crowded residential buildings. 

From Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, you’ll make a short walk to the Ban Co Market for a delicious Vietnam dessert. The dessert, Che, is a sweet delight made from sticky rice, beans, and coconut milk. A real favorite in Saigon. 

After satisfying the sweet tooth, you’ll get back on the scooter, and the guide will take you through districts 10 and 5. On the way, you’ll experience the busy Saigon life, mom and pops shops, and street food stands. 

The next stop will be in Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street in District 5. The street, known as "the medicine street" due to its many pharmacies and herb stores, is in the center of the bustling Chinatown. Apart from medicine, it’s also an excellent place for shopping for decorations and lanterns. 

The Chinatown visit will conclude at the Thien Hau Temple. A beautiful temple where Chinese people worship the sea goddess Mazu. 

From Chinatown, you’ll head to a beautiful local restaurant for lunch before being dropped off at your hotel at around 1 PM.

Good to know

What's included?

  • Accident Insurance
  • Free pick up and drop off at hotel
  • No extra fee for group or private tour
  • Personal English Speaking Guide
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Expenses