Guided tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Motorbike Tour

Activity provider: Street Food Man

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Motorbike Tour

Activity provider: Street Food Man

From US$ 45 per person

Explore the food scene of Ho Chi Minh City from the back of a motorbike and sample typical Vietnamese foods on a night tour. Experience the vibrant streets and night markets of the city on a trip that combines culture, adventure and local gastronomy.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pick-up and drop off either at your accommodation in districts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 10 or at the Opera House

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the night life of Ho Chi Minh City from the back of a motorbike
  • Enjoy a huge variety of food with 9 different dishes and unlimited drinks at famous food stalls
  • Discover hidden alleys of street food and immerse yourself in the local life
  • Hear more about Vietnamese food culture and the interesting stories behind each dish
  • Learn how to prepare Vietnamese rice pancakes, coconut ice cream and grilled banana cakes from the local chefs
Full description
Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon - and taste the best street food at night! Meet your English-speaking guides in the evening, and climb on the back of a bike to immerse yourself in the crazy traffic. Join thousands of other motorbikes as you ride the streets and your driver takes you through notable neighborhoods, including District 3 where the locals live. Stop to enjoy some Banh Xeo and Banh Khot (South and Central rice pancakes), and learn how they are made from a chef with over 20 years experience before riding down hidden alleyways, where you will encounter old apartment buildings. Go on a short adventure to climb up to the top of some old buildings and see the contrasting architecture between modern and authentic Saigon. You can even visit a local pagoda which was built inside an old apartment by a female monk. Visit the biggest night flower market and soak up the wonderful bouquets. Take a short walk around the area, and get a special gift from your guide. Go deep into a true maze of local market to have an authentic local experience by grilling banana cakes. Next, drive to District 5 and pass a street famous for its oil paintings. Stop at a local restaurant to savor some bún chả (grilled pork with noodles, Hanoi style), known as “Obama Noodles” after President Obama and Anthony Bourdain tried them in 2016! Venture into District 10, where the city’s street food scene really thrives. Excite your taste buds with a heavenly dish of coconut ice cream at a shop established in 1975. Watch as the owner prepares some coconut ice cream right before your eyes. Take a spin around the city for enticing views of the night life, and experience the hustle and bustle of fashion street. Squeeze through narrow alleyways that cars can’t access, and journey along the banks of the Saigon River with a welcoming breeze. End your food and motorbike tour in District 4, where you will enjoy a seafood or meat meal of 3 different dishes and an authentic food challenge! Try some balut (boiled, fertilized egg) and tuck into a dessert of flan cake with caramel, coffee and coconut milk. Wash it all down with beer, soft drinks, mineral water or homemade Vietnamese sticky rice wine.
Includes
  • Private tour (no other guests join)
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off either at your accommodation in districts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 10 or at the Opera House
  • All food and drinks during the tour
  • Transportation by motorbikes, including fuel and a high-quality, open-face helmet
  • English-speaking drivers
  • Pictures from your tour
  • Rain poncho (if needed)
  • Accident insurance
  • Hand sanitizer and face masks
  • Items of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • It is recommended that you leave your handbags, passports and jewelry at your hotel for safe keeping
  • A camera is always encouraged, however it is not recommended that you take pictures while on the motorbike as this can be dangerous. If you wish to take pictures, please ask your guides to pull over. Please take extra care of your camera to avoid theft
  • Cool and comfortable clothing is recommended. Shorts, t-shirts and light pants are also suitable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 313 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We can definitely recommend this tour!! We had the most perfect time with our guides Gracie and Bien. They explained to us so many things and not only about the food, but about Vietnam and their culture in general. They answered all our questions and we had so much fun during our tour. Time flew by so quickly and we would definitely do it again. The perfect ending to our holiday in Vietnam!

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December 1, 2022

The best way to see the city by night and experience the best of Saigon food. Quyen and Kevin were amazing guides. We felt really safe being driven by them, they were informative and easy to chat to. Throughout the nearly 6 hour tour we learnt a lot about the city, its food and its culture. I would highly recommend this tour, Without it, we never would have known where to eat and what tp eat. A must do!

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November 30, 2022

Thank you Street Food Man for putting together a fantastic food adventure. My guide, Sydney was amazing. She knew so much about all the dishes and locations, and when I suggested that I liked beef stew, she found a perfect spot that served amazing stew. Getting around Saigon on a motorbike is an adventure everyone should have, and Sydney was the best. Thank you!

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November 17, 2022

Product ID: 99819