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MRA01: “The Intimate Saigon” by day

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Morning tour starts at : 8:30 AM finishes around 12 : 30

Afternoon starts at : 13:30 finish around 17:30

Trip Hightlights

“The intimate Saigon” by day is a trip designed to show a segment of Saigon history, examples of the daily life of Saigonese people and to see the rapid transformations that the city in undergoing. In this trip, we will ride you along 22 Saigon streets in 4 Districts and learn about the more famous street names. Witness the contrasts between the neighborhoods, check out some historical sites of Saigon, visit colonial architecture, bare witness to a city in rapid transformation and taste some local eats.

Trip descriptions

See the Centre of the backpacker area. Take a brief ride through the area and you’ll notice the contrast of old and new, Vietnamese and western. Pham Ngu Lao is the neighbourhood that never sleeps.

Visit Tao Dan park, a very popular morning stop for locals. Find the bird collector’s corner where every morning elderly men gather to showcase their birds housed in a expensive, bamboo cages. Also witness the serene displays of people doing Tai Chi. At this point we will try authentic Vietnamese coffee and have a tour briefing.

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Moving on to District 3, we will visit The weapons storage cellar at 287/70 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, where you can found a historical relic on Saigon commandos’ feat of battle. Nearly three tons of weapons were kept in the cellar by Saigon Commandos to attack the Presidential Palace during the Tet Offensive in 1968. It is one among many untold valuable exhibits that manifest the brilliant feats of the Vietnamese people and army in their fight for national reunification that became true on April 30, 1975.

Presidential Palace

Next, we will come to the sweet fragrance of the flower market in Ho Chi Minh City. Here you can get a glimpse of how people live in the intricate neighborhoods and small alleys.

Chinatown of Saigon

District 5 (or Cho Lon) is the Chinatown of Saigon and where the majority of goods trading occurs in Saigon. Directly across the street is Ông Bổn pagoda. A fine example of an old fashioned temple. After that we will across the Chinese herbal medicine street of Hải Thượng Lãng Ông. You’ll smell it before you even get there. The scent of ginseng lingers everywhere, among the many other odours I wouldn’t even dare to imagine.

Ông Bổn pagoda

The next stop we will ride to one of the best kept secrets in Saigon – a special Buddhist Pagoda. We don’t want to give away too much about this, so you’ll just have to come see what makes it so spectacular!

 Buddhist Pagoda

Trip end with a riding along the modern canal road reflecting the contrast of District 1 and District 4.  At the end of the ride a Vietnamese restaurant will serve some delicious eats to finish off your Saigon experience.

Notes

  • This trip is designed for pillion passengers ONLY ( You enjoy the rides behind your driving guides).
  • We aim to please our pillion passengers If tours offered by Myrides.vn do not suit your needs. We would be more than happy to customize your trip

Services

Tour price includes:

  • An experienced  English-speaking tour guide/ tour leader
  • Motorbike (Driving guide for pillion passengers)
  • Gas
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals: beef soup and delicious lunch.
  • Drinks : fruit juice, cold water, local beer, soft drink.
  • Travel insurance

Tour price excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity, tips