The Pho Trail – a morning walking tour

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From $153.85

Price varies by group size

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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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Explore Ho Chi Minh City when temperatures are cooler and crowds are dispersed on a morning walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour orients you among Saigon’s bustle and includes Vietnamese snacks that you may not have heard of before, Plus, unlike most food tours, this experience can be tailored to suit the needs of vegans and vegetarians.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water


Coffee and/or Tea



What's Not Included

Personal Fees

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
Start your day slurping a bowl of Vietnam’s unofficial national dish, pho.

Not just any old phở, either. The best phở in Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll even teach you how to pronounce it properly.

We will take you out of the tourist area for a food walk through the “real” Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll start at a pho place that’s been serving noodle soup for more than 35 years. This place is one of Saigon’s best kept secrets … and it also serves great Vietnamese coffee.

After breakfast, we’ll wander around the backstreets, past food stalls, com tam (broken rice) restaurants and other intriguing local shops. As we walk we’ll start collecting snacks to sample later, picnic-style.

We’ll walk through a chaotic local wet market, where tiny stall sell dried, pickled and fresh produce, as well as live seafood, frogs and fresh meat. We’ll stop in the noisy eating area to soak in the craziness.

A short walk from the market is a peaceful park, and a temple famous for its fortune telling. In the shade of one of the tall trees, we’ll have our “tasting” picnic, then adjourn to a little rice restaurant where we’ll enjoy a family-style meal.

This tour, suitable for families, is a great introduction to Vietnam. During the tour you’ll learn some of the basics that will make your visit to Vietnam enjoyable, including how to cross the road!

While it’s not physically possible to eat everything you see on the tour, when we’re finished with you, you should be able to identify a range of local dishes and know how to order them. We also hope you’ll have a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture and history.

• Admission Ticket Free

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