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Ho Chi Minh City: Local Food and Sights Motorbike Night Tour

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Local Food and Sights Motorbike Night Tour

Discover the busy nightlife and local foods of Ho Chi Minh City on a guided tour by motorbike. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culture by tasting a variety of delicious traditional dishes. Start by enjoying the famous grilled pork vermicelli noodle and spring rolls in district 1. The next place you will visit is the weapons bunker, which is very special and was used to attack the independence palace in 1968. Up next, explore one of the biggest flower markets in Saigon, located in District 10. Explore the market with flowers brought from all over Vietnam. then we'll go around and see the local way of life. After that, move to Chinatown and explore one of the biggest ghost apartment buildings in Saigon where the building with thousands of rooms is uninhabited. Here you will be presented with real ghost stories by the guide. Back to the tour, venture to Nguyen Trai Street, a busy street where almost everything is sold, from clothes to souvenirs. After that, on Nguyen Van Cu Bridge, take in views of the city in the glow of the night. Enjoy a peaceful moment while looking at the Saigon River. Move through the districts to visit District 7 and see the starlight bridge, a place worth visiting. Hear the story of a land full of swamps that transformed into a very beautiful city. Continue to District 4, regarded as the smallest district. Many people from other places in Vietnam move to live here, so the lifestyle and traditions of the residents are extremely varied there. Before drop-off back at your hotel, we will enjoy Vietnamese bread with all kinds of ingredients such as cucumber, ham, pate, home made cheese, onion, chili, and a special fish sauce. And enjoy tropical fruit smoothie as dessert .

Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Music

2. Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Music

Discover the nightlife of Saigon the way the locals do on a tour by traditional cyclo or scooter. Stop at Saigon's riverside for a local dinner and cruise along the Saigon River with live entertainment on board. With the cyclo option, ride along the city's main streets with a driver and guide and pass by Ben Thanh Market, General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, People Committee Hall, and Opera House. If you choose the scooter option, see the same sites as the cyclo option with additional time to pass by the flower market, Nguyen Thien Thuat apartments, and the fashion district. After your ride, visit Saigon's riverside and be welcomed on board a cruise boat to take in the sites of the city from a new perspective. Cruise along the Saigon River, and enjoy dinner as traditional Vietnamese dance and music shows are performed. Following dinner, relax on the way back towards Bach Dang Harbor where the cruise ends. End your evening with drop-off back at your hotel.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Can Gio Mangrove Guided Forest Tour

3. From Ho Chi Minh City: Can Gio Mangrove Guided Forest Tour

Start your day of adventure bright and early at 7:45 AM - your comfortable, air-conditioned van will take you on a 37-mile cruise outside of Ho Chi Minh city to your first stop, Monkey United.  Once you arrive at Monkey United, your tour guide will take you to the entrance of the preserve where your tour will start. Once inside you will have the opportunity to see and play with a multitude of Long-Tailed monkeys. Get up close and personal to these fun and delightful creatures.  Next, you will head to the Crocodile Farm. Here you will be able to get close to these prehistoric creatures. Marvel at their strength and size and even get a chance to see them eat. As you wander through the Mangrove Forest, you can keep your eye out for all sorts of other wildlife that live in the water and along the banks of the river. Follow your trip to the Crocodile Farm with a trip on a speedboat. Hop on board and go through a pleasant cruise along the river that makes its way through the jungle. Appreciate the untouched scenery of Can Gio National Park. Continue on your tour to a Vietnam War base, here, your expert guide will provide you with many fascinating historical insights. At midday, you will visit a popular lunch destination that is a favorite amongst the locals - Phuong Nam restaurant. Following lunch, feel free to spend some time relaxing or enjoying a swim by the pool before going to Can Gio Market. Here, you can practice your bargaining skills among the craft, food, and textile vendors.  Finally, wind down the day with a convenient ride to the Vietnamese Swiftlet Farming Village. There, you will have a great chance to taste Vietnamese bird's nest soup, one of the world's most expensive foods. Finish the day with a trip back to your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

4. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, and then make your way to the Water Puppet Theater. Immerse yourself in a traditional art form closely connected with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Be amazed by the skillful puppeteers who stand behind a screen and control puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the surface of the pool of water. Be mesmerized as the pool becomes the stage! Hear traditional music from North Vietnam played by the orchestra and listen to songs that tell the story being performed. Although the shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. Then, experience the buzzing nightlife on a dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style boat.

Drink on Rooftop Bar and Dinner on a Boat Tour

5. Drink on Rooftop Bar and Dinner on a Boat Tour

Explore Saigon at night on a guided tour of the city highlights. See panoramic views from the Rooftop Bar, and take a boat ride along the river while enjoying dinner. Get picked up from your accommodation by your driver. Then start an exciting tour through the streets, beginning with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Arrive at the Rooftop bar and Enjoy a drink looking out over the city at night.  Head to a nearby port and climb aboard a boat. Enjoy a delicious meal as the boat slowly moves down the river, taking in many lit-up sights along the way.  After dinner, you will be taken by bike to five different districts to explore some inner areas of the city including winding alleys, flower markets, and bustling shopping streets (optional). At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back at your hotel. 

Deluxe Dining Cruise by DeluxeGroupTours

6. Deluxe Dining Cruise by DeluxeGroupTours

Brief Itinerary With incredible Saigon view, inspired cuisine and lively entertainment, an evening on the cruise along Saigon river is unlikely any other •Pick – up and drop off at your hotel in center of district 1, 3,4 •Welcome guests at Nha Rong harbor •Delicious Dinner with set Menu or Buffet menu •Cruise on the Saigon River around 1h30 minutes •See all of Saigon’s best sights •Enjoy with live music performances

Ho Chi Minh City Night Tour: Bitexco Tower and Dinner Cruise

7. Ho Chi Minh City Night Tour: Bitexco Tower and Dinner Cruise

Start your tour with pick-up at 5:00 PM from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Head to the Saigon Sky Deck, a towering modern glass and metal structure. With nearly 70 floors, this is the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, and the third tallest in Vietnam. While the majority of Bitexco Financial Tower is dedicated to business and commercial use, it’s also home to the city’s first heli-pad, a world-class restaurant and an observation deck that offers some of the most impressive views of the city.   Hop aboard the high-speed elevator to the 50th and 52nd floor, where a bar and coffee shop showcase 360-degree spectacular views of city streets, rivers, and Ho Chi Minh architecture. Buy a beverage and relax as you unwind.   At 7:15 PM, transfer to the cruise point for your evening dinner cruise. Aboard the cruise ship, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese set meal while enjoying more breathtaking views of the city. See the glimmering lights on the reflection of the water as you cruise along Saigon River – a fantastic way to end your evening.  

Ho Chi Minh: Saigon River Dinner Cruise & Puppet Theatre

8. Ho Chi Minh: Saigon River Dinner Cruise & Puppet Theatre

Depart from 16:30PM by air condition car. Transfer with your guide to a local spa for a foot massage service. The spa's decor has been elegantly decorated to make all incoming visitors feel at home.. Foot massage is the ideal way to cap off a tiring day of traveling. Your foot will be soaked & massage in warm water to relax and soften the feet. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre for an enjoyable water puppet performance featuring live, ethnic music. (Water Puppet Show only available on Tue, Fri, Sun. We will replace the service by Foot Massage on these days). Water puppetry is a distinctive art form that uses the water as the stage. It is regarded as one of the most significant aspects of Vietnamese culture. Visit Saigon's riverside after relaxing with a foot massage/water puppet show and you'll be welcomed on a cruise boat to see the city from an alternate viewpoint. Spend 1 - 1.5h cruising along the Saigon River while taking in the scenery. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese set meal while watching traditional dance and music performances. A wonderful way to end the evening is to sail along the Saigon River while taking in the reflections of the shimmering lights on the water. Dropping you off at your hotel

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

9. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Treat yourself to a fantastic night out in Ho Chi Minh City. See a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet performance, and delight in live folk music and native dancing. Visit some of the city's highlights by motorbike, and relish a sumptuous meal as you cruise along the Saigon River. Meet your English-speaking driver at your hotel at 5:15 PM, and take a motorbike tour of some of Ho Chi Minh's main attractions. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre at 6:30 PM for an entertaining puppet show, accompanied by live, traditional music. Next, transfer with your guide to the cruise port, and begin your journey along the Saigon River at 7:45 PM. Admire the views of Ho Chi Minh City by night from your cruise, and dine on tasty, Vietnamese food. The cruise ends at around 9:15 PM, and your driver will then drop you off back at your hotel. If you would prefer to do the tour by private car, rather than on a motorbike, there is an additional cost of $30.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Tour with Cooking Class

10. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Tour with Cooking Class

Get a feel for the local way of life on the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be. Enjoy a boat ride and a cooking class before lunch. After, either paddle a kayak or ride a bike to explore the area further. After pickup at your hotel, depart Ho Chi Minh and drive to Cai Be. Upon arrival, take some time to explore the town on foot and then board a motorized boat to cruise along the Mekong river to admire the serene scenery. Continue on a small sampan boat to paddle along the small canals and see the locals going about their day. The boat ride offers a unique perspective of the area, and you will see firsthand how locals live and work on the river. The boat takes you to the region’s fruit orchards where you can try some fresh fruits and enjoy the local music performed by the villagers. Next, arrive at a local restaurant and attend a cooking class to prepare some traditional dishes using fresh ingredients sourced from the region for lunch. After lunch, take a rest and relax before hitting the water by using kayaks for a leisurely paddle down the Mekong river. Take your time and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Alternatively, if you don't want to go kayaking, hop on a bike and explore the countryside on two wheels. The bike ride is a great way to get up close and personal with the area’s rural way of life. Once you have kayaked or biked, travel back to Ho Chi Minh City with your memories of this charming town in the Mekong Delta.

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4.5 / 5

based on 136 reviews

This a great tour for visitors who love to see Ho Chi Minh City skyline at night. Our tour guide Loi , a very nice young guy who was so helpful, informative and explained what to expect during our tour. I wish to have a tour guide like him again in the future when I get back to Ho Chi Minh City. Thank you so much Loi, job well done!

We really enjoyed our motorbike adventure through the streets of Saigon. Felix and his partner Tinh were great guides as we tasted delicious local foods at places we would never find on our own. We saw some interesting sites and gained insight into the Vietnamese culture. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Great night did not realise the city was on rickshaws absolute scream ,boat and food were of a good standard all round very good value best valentines day my wife's had in years unforgettable

Nice experience even though a strike nearly canceled entry. We were able to visit the castle 2 hours after the scheduled time, fortunately!

Had a great time. Not only good food but also a really good sight seeing tour with an experienced driver Cuong.