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

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 ⭐

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  • What's included :
    • English-speaking drivers
    • Transportation by motorbike, including fuel and a high-quality, open-face helmet
    • Special Vietnamese coffee "Cafe Sua Da" & Mineral water
    • Free pick up and drop off at your hotel in District 1, 3, 4, 10 or at Saigon Opera House
    • Entry/Admission - The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Nguyen Thien Thuat Apartment Buildings
    • Entry/Admission - Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
    • Entry/Admission - Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas
    • Entry/Admission - Saigon Scooter Tours
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Extra fee $5 USD paid directly to the guide if pick up or drop off out of District 1, 3, 4, 10
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument, Corner of Cach Mang Thang Tam & Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam

    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.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nguyen Thien Thuat Apartment Buildings, Ward 1, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    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.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, Ho Thi Ky Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, 66 Nghia Thuc Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Saigon Scooter Tours, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free hotel pickup and dropoff (District 1, 3, 4 and 5 – some exclusions apply)Ports
    • Ho Chi Minh Museum, 01 Nguyễn Tất Thành, Phường 12, Quận 4, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Scooter Saigon Tour

Activity ID: V-17556P13

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