Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Our Expert Guides will take you to eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon - and taste the best street food at night! Meet your English-speaking Expert Guide in the early evening, and climb on the back of a motorbike to immerse yourself in the crazy Ho Chi Minh City traffic. Join thousands of other motorbikes as you ride the streets and your driver takes you through notable neighborhoods, including District 3 where the locals live.
At the first stop, you'll enjoy some Banh Xeo and Banh Khot (South and Central rice pancakes), and learn how they are made from a chef with over 20 years experience! Then we'll hop back on the motorbike and ride down hidden alleyways, where you will encounter old apartment buildings and go on a short adventure to climb up to the top of some of the old buildings and see the contrasting architecture between modern and authentic Ho Chi Minh City.
After you'll relish the opportunity to visit a local pagoda which was built inside an old apartment by a female monk, visit the biggest night flower market and soak up the wonderful bouquets, take a short walk around the area, and get a special gift from your guide. After all that you'll go deep into the true maze of the local market to have an authentic local experience by grilling banana girdle - cakes.
Next, drive to District 5 and pass a street famous for its oil paintings before stopping at a local restaurant to savor some bún chả (grilled pork with noodles, Hanoi style), known as “Obama Noodles” after President Obama. Anthony Bourdain tried them in 2016!
Moving forward we'll venture into District 10, where the city’s street food scene really thrives. Excite your taste buds with a heavenly dish of coconut ice cream at a shop established in 1975. Watch as the owner prepares some coconut ice cream right before your eyes.
Turn your attention to another interesting part of the city for even more enticing views of the nightlife by visiting and immersing yourself into the hustle and bustle of fashion street. Squeeze through narrow alleyways that cars can’t access, and journey along the banks of the Saigon River with a welcoming breeze.
End your tour in District 4, where you will enjoy a seafood meal of 3 different dishes and an authentic food challenge (if you are allergic to seafood, it can be replaced by BBQ meat)! Try some balut (boiled, fertilized egg) if you dare, and dive into a nice dessert of flan cake with caramel, coffee, and coconut milk. Wash it all down with some special beer, soft drinks, mineral water or homemade Vietnamese rice wine.
Join us for this tour that your eyes and stomach will never forget!
- This is a private tour with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 15 people.
- Child price applies to children 6 to 10 years old.
- Tour is not suitable for children under 6 years old.
- Vegetarian options available. Please let us know about any food allergies or other dietary requirements at the time of booking.
-Hotel pick-up available if staying in a hotel in the center of the city. If not please come to the meeting point at the Opera house where you will be picked up.
- What you should not bring: It is recommended that you leave your handbags, passports, and jewelry at your hotel for safe keeping.
- Tour takes place rain or shine.
- Non-refundable. To reschedule, please let us know at least 48 hours before the tour.
* Pickups available with this tour.
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