Half-Day Secret Streets of Saigon City Tour
This tour takes you to some interesting corners to absorb the metropolitan blended local lifestyle, influenced by oriental traditions and occidental vibes. For travelers yearning to leave behind the pressure of the bustling city, guests can visit thematic streets that specialize in sales, ranging from handicraft to ancient traditions of healing. In minutes, leave the urban metropolis behind and enter a new world of a more peaceful metropolis that is called Ho Chi Minh City.
We will pick you up from your hotel and head down to lesser known parts of this southern Vietnamese city. Our tour starts with a leisurely walk through some thematic streets selling birds, bonsai trees, miniature landscapes, local antiques and handicraft. This tour will start at around 8:30am in the morning or when you opt for an afternoon departure, we will meet you at around 1:00pm.
Visit a traditional medicine museum and explore the art of healing, passed on from generation to generation. This very first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam and has been skillfully crafted with stunning interiors made from wood. Frames of wooden houses were transported from some northern provinces to give the museum an antique look.
Browse special “markets” that combine decorative flowers to wartime objects, evoking strong scents of local life. This busy local market has about 100 trading households and is said to receive between 1,000-3000 flower boxes daily, depending on the season, which are then traded to buyers who visit from all areas of the city.
During the interactive exploration, you will learn how important such objects and practice mean to Vietnamese through times, physically and spiritually. A nice surprise is waiting at an authentic home meal dining or a nostalgic Saigon café, hidden in an old flat. (NB: A simple lunch will be included in the morning tour and coffee or cake when you book the afternoon tour)
After 5 hours of pure exploration this vibrant, electric city, moving away from the initial tourist-type sights to some of the lesser-visited but equally interesting places in the city, we return you back to your booked accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Surcharge for guide during TET (Vietnamese New Year)"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"1. All Clients should use their own refillable water bottle to avoid regular contacts with multiples single-use plastic bags (this has the additional positive effect of reducing plastic waste in our destination).
2. Everyone reminded to wash or sanitize hands before all snacks, meals."
Duración: 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.