Saigon’s Street Secrets

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Turning around new corners to capture local life redefines the Saigon experience from start to finish. Void of the city’s tickbox essentials, the real street secrets can only be found when knowing where to look. An authentic trail through bustling Saigon.
• An unaltered wander through dynamic Ho Chi Minh City
• Watch how local flower trade flourishes throughout the day
• Enter the country’s first medicinal museum
• Enjoy local treats and snacks along the way
• Return transfer from and to your hotel are included

What's Included

A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description

Local snacks during the tour

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement

Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities

Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable

Supplements for transfers outside the general pick up and drop off area

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 80

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of snacks during the excursion
  • 1. All Clients should use their own refillable water bottle to avoid regular contacts with multiples single-use plastic bags (this has the additional positive effect of reducing plastic waste in our destination). 2. Everyone reminded to wash or sanitize h
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Ho Chi Minh City centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the city, harbour and the Ho Chi Minh’s International Airport ar
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before th
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests

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

Ho Chi Minh City
We will pick you up from your hotel and head down to lesser-known parts of this southern Vietnamese city. Our tour starts with a leisurely walk through some thematic streets selling birds, bonsai trees, miniature landscapes, local antiques and handicraft. This tour will commence at around 8.30 am hrs in the morning. When you opt for an afternoon departure, we will meet you at around 1 pm.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Visit a traditional medicine museum and explore the art of healing, passed on from generation to generation. The very first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam is known for its stunning interiors, entirely made from wood. Frames of wooden houses were transported from some northern provinces to Ho Chi Minh City to give the museum an antique look.

Included during this 5-hour tour are some unique local markets, located off the tourism radar yet well worth your attention. From street side stalls selling decorative flowers to wartime objects, evoking strong scents of local life, these places of commerce are some of Saigon's secrets. Our port of call is a hectic local market, where around 100 households receive between 1,000-3000 flower boxes daily, which then will exchange hands to buyers from all areas of the city.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Saigon Street Eats
During this highly interactive exploration, you will learn how crucial various objects and practices remain for the Vietnamese population, both physically and spiritually. Our little surprise is waiting at an authentic home meal dining or a nostalgic Saigon café, hidden in an old flat. It goes without saying; a peek into the authentic side of the city includes local snacks and delicacies, unique to this part of the world.

After 5 hours of wandering through little-known Saigon exploring this vibrant, electric city, away from the more common sights, we head back to your booked accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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