Soak up cultural delights of bustling Ho Chi Minh City on this full day adventure. Ramble though the streets near Chinatown and bargain up a storm in some of the city’s most atmospheric markets. Refuel with a tasty traditional vegetarian lunch then discovery the many sights dotting downtown Saigon, from the fascinating War Remnants Museum to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral. Discover the real Ho Chi Minh City, from its traumatic past to its beautiful French-colonial architecture and discover the cultural heart and hidden treasures that dot this thriving metropolis.
We’ll cruise through Asia’s amazing city. Tell you all the history & unknown stories, ride through charming back streets, stop at a local bakery in downtown, and feel Saigon come alive in the process!
Tour Style: Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
English speaking guide; entrance fees as indicated; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local vegatarian lunch.
Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.
Cycling Distance: 18km (12 miles)
Road Surfaces: urban roads
Tour Price: US$ 65!
Group Size:Maximum 10
- Duration: 4½ – 5 hours
- Meeting point:
Villa 3, 2Bis Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai St., District 1 – HCM City – VIETNAM
- Start time: 8.00am – 8.15am
- Finish point:
At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Bike deposit: all major credit cards such as VISA, Master Card, American Express, JCB, Union Pay..are accepted.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact G.H.T Office to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure (online booking).
- Dress standard:
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
- Child policy:
Children must be above 12 years of age. Children below 12 years of age are not permitted on this tour. If you want to have a private family tour, please contact us by email.
- Language: English
This tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, rain or shine! Also runs during Tet Holiday.
This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 10.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many other destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Tour Runs Every Day – Rain or Shine!
Our Saigonese Day Bike Tour lets travelers experience Ho Chi Minh City like a true Saigonese! We’ll cruise through Asia’s amazing city, tell you all the history & unknown stories, ride through charming back streets, stop at a local bakery in downtown, and feel Saigon come alive in the process!
We realize that most travelers will see the touristy areas on their own, so we focus our day bike tour on the back streets and local areas that we have discovered (don’t worry, we see the famous sites too)! We’ll also point you off to our favourite cafes, museums, and activities at the end of the tour!
This tour lasts approximately 4½ – 5 hours, but no need to worry- we ride at a very leisurely pace, which is appropriate for all fitness levels (Saigon is very flat as well). We only have one requirement: that you know how to ride a bike!
Our Route Covers:
The South East Asia’s Longest Under the River Tunnel – Saigon River – Saigon Most Beautiful Streets – The Slums of Saigon – Ben Thanh Central Market – Saigon Downtown – An Alleyway – Saigon Zoo – Le DuanBoulervard – The Former Presidential Palace – The Notre Dame Cathedral – General Post Office – A Fresh Market – and a view of the Bitexco Tower on the horizon..
– Experience the authentic Ho Chi Minh City.
– Explore ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture.
– Dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals.
– Feast on delicious traditional vegetarian food.
– Enjoy 45 minutes massage.
Along the way, we’ll see:
– Thien Hau Chinese Pagoda
– The first Vietnamese who used courier pigeons
– The Opera House
– A hidden monastery in the center of Saigon
– Saint Paul Convent
– A Nursery School
– Saigon’s ancient citadel hill
– The Notre Dame Cathedral
– General Post Office
– Our favorite bakeries
– Famous movie spots (remember all those movies filmed in Saigon?)
– Our favorite back streets & local neighborhoods.