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Cyclo and Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy shopping at the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City
  • The leisurely pace of the cyclo makes sightseeing a pleasure
  • Get a feel of the daily life of the Vietnamese people
  • Take in the imposing colonial architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and Reunification Palace
  • Chance to gather and see so many birds in Tan Dan Park, a very famous bird café
  • Visit the biggest flower market, Ho Thi Ky, as well as Ben Thanh Market and its nearby neighbourhoods
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 - 5 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 08:00am

    Meeting Point

    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.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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.

    Itinerary

    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 leads us to the bird café at Tao Dan Park, where locals gather to get a glimpse of many birds and do morning exercises.

    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.

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in a minivan
    • Sightseeing in a cyclo
    • English-speaking guide
    • Delicious Finger Food at local market

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fees
    • Gratuities for guide and drivers.
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

    To ensure a real life experience, the group sizes are limited to 12 passengers, guaranteed to depart

  • reviews
    • Cyclo tour

      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, Australia, 16/Apr/2013
    • Excellent trip

      Very informative trip and our guide was lovely...

      Malcolm A Condie, United Kingdom, 02/May/2013
    • SO CLOSE TO MARKETS - GOOD LOCATION

      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, Australia, 03/Apr/2012
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