4 - 5 hoursStart time
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Pick up at front entrance of the Central Post Office - 2 Cong Xa Paris St, District 1 (next to Notre Dame Cathedral).Ending Point
The tour ends at Ben Thanh Market.
Soak in the myriad sights and sounds of the bustling Vietnamese capital in a traditional cyclo. The leisurely pace and an informative cyclo driver make for a memorable experience.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest of Vietnamese cities, with the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life visible everywhere. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture.
Walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a beautiful redbrick structure built by French rulers in the 18th century. Absorb the hustle-bustle and lively atmosphere of Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular landmark.
Get a glimpse of the history and culture of Vietnam on this cycle and walking tour to Ho Chi Minh City.
Make like a local and experience Ho Chi Minh City using your own two feet and from the seat of a cyclo! With a combination of foot power and pedal power, you'll see the classic sights and quintessential markets of Ho Chi Minh City like you've never seen them before! We'll start our Ho Chi Minh City tour at the General Post Office, an icon of Saigon, and Notre Dame Cathedral, built by the French during the colonial era. Both structures are fine examples of architecture from the colonial period.
Our Ho Chi Minh City tour takes us past the Reunification Palace, previously referred to as the Presidential Palace, and the site of the official South Vietnamese surrender on April 30th, 1975. Although we won't go into the palace, your local guide will tell you all about it and give you the chance to take some photos. From here we continue our journey to the War Remnants Museum, which displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard we will find some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter.
Now it's time for some fun! From the museum, we'll embark on a cyclo tour of Ho Chi Minh City, rolling around the city on a traditional three-wheeled bicycle with a carriage at the front for passengers. Drivers use pedal power to push us along, and gives us the opportunity to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Ho Chi Minh City without the barrier of being trapped behind a car window (or the sound of a noisy engine!).The ride leads up Hai Ba Trung just past the pink church to Tan Dinh market. You’re not really here to buy souvenirs or clothes, but to experience a genuine suburban Saigon wet market. This is where the local housewives come to do their daily shop and stop for gossip with their neighbours, making it a real “Vietnamese” experience.
Hop back on the cyclo and we'll ride toward Tao Dan Park before bidding our cyclos goodbye and enjoying a short walk to Saigon’s iconic and authentic Ben Thanh market, with its unmistakable clock tower, has long been a staple of the city and is not to be missed.
At the end of your Ho Chi Minh City tour you are free to continue exploring Ben Thanh market, or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel or providing tips and suggestions for further exploration in the area.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
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Overall a goof tour for the price. Vietnam is still developing in tourism, Our guide was very helpful and spoke good English, The sites were very good, just be careful not to tip...Caroline Bell
Very informative trip and our guide was lovely...Malcolm A Condie
Excellent location. So close to Post Office, Catherald amd the most markets which operate daily and at night from about 6.30pm. The hotel is very clean and somewhat modern....Brian P Dawson