“The intimate Saigon” is a trip designed to show a segment of Saigon history and a real cultural experience of Saigon life all on the back of a motorbike! We’ll weave our way through Saigon’s famous boulevards; see the rapid transformations that the city is undergoing; ride into some hidden places and see Saigon of old, delve into bustling local areas and try some amazing Vietnamese cuisine and beverages along the way.
The trip will start from your hotel, drive down Saigon’s busy boulevards that are teaming with daily life and stop of at one of Vietnam’s iconic locations – Thich Quang Duc monk statue. The spot where a monk burnt himself to death in protest of the Vietnamese war on 11 June 1963.
Next stop is the hidden weapon storage cellar that was used by communist soldiers as they prepared for revolution on 30th April 1975. 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, amongst many, untold valuable exhibits that manifest the brilliant feats of the Vietnamese people and army.
Afterwards, we will make a quick pit stop at Saigon’s smoothie & juice ‘drive-through’ shop – where you can try a delicious blend of Vietnam’s many tropical fruits from mangosteen, coconuts, custard apples to dragon-fruit before we head on to district 5 (Cho Lon) – Chinatown of Saigon. Here, you will discover a vibrant wholesale market where the majority of goods trading occur in Saigon. Selling anything from worldwide household items, clothing brands to traditional ceremonial paper offerings for ancestral worship – such as paper money to life-sized paper cars. You’ll also have the chance to try Banh My here – a delicious Vietnamese baguette sandwich with pate, pork meat and herbs with the kick of fresh chili.
We’ll continue to zigzag through District 5 into District 1 where we will have a late lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we will visit one of Ho Chi Minh’s famous and most beautiful pagodas. Here, you can chill out and experience the afternoon Buddhist service before we drop you back to Hotel at around 4:30 PM.
- This trip is designed for both self-riders and pillion passengers ( You enjoy the rides behind your driving guides).
- We aim to please our self-riders and pillion passengers If tours offered by Myrides.vn do not suit your needs. We would be more than happy to customize your trip.
Tour price includes:
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide/ tour leader
- Motorbike (Driving guide for pillion passengers)
- Entrance fees
- Lunch included
- Drinks provided: fruit juice, cold water, local beer, soft drink.
- Travel insurance
Tour price excludes:
- Personal expenses
- Gratuity, tips