Exploring Saigon on Motorbike will be a must to do when you come to our city. It would be such a shame if you visited Saigon without actually participating in its infamous traffic scenes! As the largest city as well as the financial and commercial center of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, had more than 9 million people with more than 8 million motorbikes in 2017.
In Saigon, where almost everyone has a motorbike for their own, the best way for you is to adapt to new surroundings. Knowing how to drive motorbikes is unnecessary, because you can find a number of travel companies that provide tours of exploring Saigon on motorbike (VN Bike Tour) and friendly beautiful English speaking female drivers. Whatever you like such as shopping, dining or simply sightseeing, all inquiries are in their capacity.
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On Saigon Motorbike City Tour, we guarantee that you will have an adventurous experience in our crazy but safe and fun traffic jam surrounded by 7 million motorbikes, the main vehicle and the only way getting through hidden places to explore all sights of this city and to understand deeply the real life of locals.
Moreover, our friendly tour guides will get you through 7 Districts on the back of the motorbike and weave around alleyways to experience Saigon on motorbike from the beauty Saigon to its slum area, stop at a local market or stall to choose tropical fruits by yourself and enjoy a lot of incredible street foods which you would not have eaten to get a closer eye of the local life. Saigon Motorbike City Tour will be also a great trip that you have an opportunity to gain more knowledge about architectural, cultural and historical values when visiting many famous attractions in Saigon. Saigon Motorbike City Tour will give you a full view and the true feelings of daily activities in the city unlike anything on other tours and much more than you could ﬁnd on your own.
Have you ever wondered why many local residents and foreign tourists love Saigon? That is because Saigon is the paradise of street foods which is unmatched by any other city all over the world.
Saigon prides itself on its cuisine. Not many delicious famous foods in Saigon appear on magazines or guide books, which you will never know without the recommendation of the locals. Saigon Street Food Tour is not a gastronomic tour, but a great way to see many hidden parts of this city that the majority of tourists do not get to see. We will take you to the most popular street stalls and alleyways and show you where the locals love to eat. Put away your travel guide book! Take a tour with us!
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It would be amazing moments to take the slightly moving along the road and river on the back of the motorbike, and feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin when joining Saigon Special Night. After a quick visit around the city, we can go up to the Bitexco Financial Tower to take a drink and admire the beauty of Saigon night from Eon Heli Bar - the tallest bar in the city, then have a great dinner cruise on Saigon River, enjoy romantic and unforgettable moments.
Another great thing is that you can combine it with some of the other aspects that the city has to offer. You can request to be taken to on a sightseeing drive, where you can take great photos at the top attractions or check-in at some historical sights.
Here are a few of the most popular destinations that we recommend you include in your itinerary of exploring Saigon on Motorbike if you aren't sure where to start. We will drive at least through 7 different districts which are well-known for different highlights.
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Saigon Central Post Office : Located right at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, it has long been the busiest post office of the country. Its beautiful architecture was designed by Alfred Foulhoux in 1886 - 1891 during French Colonial.
Notre Dame Cathedral : Another historical heritage site from the French Colonial period, it was built upon an abandoned local pagoda for the Christian followers in the expedition army.
Bitexco Financial Tower : A symbol of modern Ho Chi Minh City! It is the tallest skyscraper in Saigon. It is a place where the Saigon young people hang out because it hosts a lot of multi-industry corporations, shopping mall, cinema, food courts, etc. You can view the Tower as part of the city skyline from Thu Thiem Bridge in District 2.
It’s the time for our beautiful French colonial architecture and youth local activities to understand why Saigon is called as a promised land in Vietnam.
Dist. 3: The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument & Saigon oldest buildings & some typical shopping streets and small markets.
Thich Quang Duc monk is the one who burned himself to death to protest against the persecution of Buddhism during the Vietnamese War (June 1963)
Dist. 3 is already known as the dreaming area to stay for our middle-class locals with quiet and tranquil atmosphere and some French architecture villas.
Dist. 10: Saigon Best Flower Market If you are a flower lover, make sure you never miss the biggest none-sleeping wholesale market. Over there, you can easily immerse yourself in many kinds of tropical or even imported flowers with the most reasonable price in town.
Dist. 5 & 6: Central of China town – Temple & the most active shopping streets and Chinese typical markets for locals, such as roosters and birds market, fabric market, traditional Chinese medicine market, etc. especially the biggest motorbike accessories market in Saigon.
This area used to be the asylum for Chinese refugees in the 18th century, separated from the North of Saigon. Now it is also known as Chinatown. A walking trip within this area will give you plenty of chances to taste amazing street food and witness the local life here. If you are a world traveler, you can easily find out the China town all over the world, then visit Saigon China town to figure out how different and how the Chinese & Vietnamese people live together and trade in Saigon.
Dist. 8 & 4: Real local town along Saigon River
This is the time for a truly deep view inside the real life of very normal local people, some still lives in slums on the other side of Saigon river, some is more lucky to have little space houses in the car-free zone area.
Dist. 7: Typical expat area, known as Japanese & Korean town. Unlike other places, you get through on the Saigon motorbike city tour; this Southern Saigon area is totally different with the brightly organized side and big-gated community.
SPECIAL NOTE: Prepare raincoats just in case; the weather in Saigon can be very unpredictable. You can easily get this at any convenience store like Vin Mart, Mini Stop, Family Mart, Circle K, etc. Unless you want to experience a traffic jam, avoid rush hours: 7.00am - 8.00am; 5.00pm - 7.00pm.