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.
3-3.5 hours approx
Pick up at front entrance of the Central Post Office - 2 Cong Xa Paris St, District 1 (next to Notre Dame Cathedral).
The tour ends at Ben Thanh Market.
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 will continue our journey to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, where we'll embark on a cyclo tour of the 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 will lead us to a local café for a quick pick-me-up, where you will sit among locals and enjoy some tasty Vietnamese coffee.Hop back on the cyclo and we'll ride toward the crossroads where the famous monk Thich Quang Duc self-immolated in 1963, due to government’s persecution of Buddhists. Proceed to the very local District 3 and the biggest flower market in the city. Learn more about Southeast Asian history by visiting a neighbourhood where a lot of Viet Kieu Cambodians who now lives in Saigon. Pass by the ‘pet street’, Le Hong Phong, and the ‘art and painting street’, Tran Phu, before saying our cyclos goodbye at Tao Dan Park . Any trip is undone in Ho Chin Minh city if you haven’t visited Ben Thanh Market, with its unmistakable clock tower, which has long been a staple of the city where you must taste some finger food in the market.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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