Ho Chi Minh City: Hidden Gems & Back Alleys by Motorbike with Local Students

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Join us to visit Ho Chi Minh City by weaving back alleys, see hidden gems and learn about the local life on the back of two wheels. We will do the following things which are missed on Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour by bus, minivan or car:

#1: Visit THE MONUMENT OF A MONK who self-immolated to protest alleged persecution of Buddhists.
#2: Wander THE OLDEST APARTMENT BUILDING area in the city.
#3: Troll into the non-sleeping COLORFUL WHOLE FLOWER MARKET in narrow alleys.
#4: See strange things at a LOCAL WET MARKET.
#5: Admire the beauty of TEN THOUSAND BUDDHA STATUES in a small hidden pagoda in an alley.
#6: Drive around a part of CHINA TOWN SAIGON.
#7: Try VIETNAMESE COFFEE like locals.

*** This is private tour and everything is included in the price, both the tour & drinks ⭐

What's Included

English-speaking drivers

Free pick up and drop off at your hotel in District 1, 3, 4, 10 or at Saigon Opera House

Special Vietnamese coffee "Cafe Sua Da" & Mineral water

Transportation by motorbike, including fuel and a high-quality, open-face helmet

What's Not Included

Extra fee $5 USD paid directly to the guide if pick up or drop off out of District 1, 3, 4, 10

Gratuities (optional)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 80

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument
The tour starts by picking you up at your place (hotel, apartment, house, Airbnb). The friendly guide introduces about him/herself and how to sit on the motorbike in the right way. After making sure you feel comfortable on the back of the bike, the guide drive you through main roads, then narrow alleyways which are home to most of Saigon and the hidden part of the city.
Stopping at a green memorial park, you learn about the less-known history and the heart-broken story about Thich Quang Duc monk who burned himself until death in order to protest the way Ngo Dinh Diem - President of the South Vietnam treated Buddhism. The huge statue and large-sized relief are worth seeing but missed by most of the tourists.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Nguyen Thien Thuat Apartment Buildings
Are you curious about how Saigon people lived 50 years ago? We will take you to an apartment building area since 1969, which has not been changed so much. Small apartments, wrought iron windows, wooden louver shutters, cement tiles, structures, materials and people still remain.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
The biggest wholesale flower market is not located in a building but hidden in alleys of Ho Thi Ky Street. Besides trolling into lines of popular flowers in Vietnam, visitors can also see how hustle and bustle a flower market is.
The wet local market next to Ho Thi Ky sells everything, from commodities to clothes, from raw foods, live animals, pork organ meat to amazing street foods. Let’s “đi chợ” (go to market) like local people.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas
We continue exploring Saigon back alleys by stopping at a pagoda in an alley in District 5. The pagoda has ten thousand Buddha statues in different sizes, gestures and positions. You can see them in every cell on the walls, in every petal of the huge lotus flower seat.
After admire the beauty of the alley pagoda and Buddha statues, we weave around District 5 to learn about Saigon China Town which has a unique culture and is a bustling trading area.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Saigon Scooter Tours
Before returning to your hotel and saying good bye, we have time to sit at a local coffee shop to enjoy cups of Vietnamese coffee and chatting leisurely about the city and learn about each other better.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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