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Real Saigon Day Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Kim Tran Travel

  • Locations

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: $49 USD per person
  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Avg Distance

    50 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 8:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Pick up at your hotel in Saigon

  • Price Includes

    Transport by a 7 seat car or 16 seat mini van, 40 minute bike ride, entrance fees, lunch at Pho Hoa restaurant, English speaking guide, bottled water.

  • Notes

    Minimum numbers of 2 people applies for this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.


  • Go local - a 40 minute bike ride is an ancient means of transportation of Saigon since the French times.
  • See local - Ho Thi Ky wholesale flower market. Tan Thanh is a unique market which sells second-hand spare motorbike parts.
  • Eat local - Pho noodle soup or Banh Xeo ( Vietnamese pancake ) are the oldest traditional dishes in Saigon
  • Experience China Town, Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market.
  • Discover the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and the Opera House.

Trip Info

08:00: From your hotel in Saigon, kick-start your exciting, private day tour with a short, 40-minute bike ride in rush hour to the alleys of Ho Thi Ky. We will take a short break for photos at the site of “The most powerful photo of all time,” where a Buddhist monk set himself on fire in 1963 to oppose the then regime’s anti-Buddhist policies.

08:40: Upon arrival at the Ho Thi Ky alleys, enjoy a short, 30-minute walk in the alleys and visit Saigon’s largest wholesale flower market, which has been here for almost a century.

09:10: Drive to Cho Lon (known as Chinatown) and stroll through the back streets market of Tan Thanh, where jungles of motor-parts are provided for some 6 million motorbikes in Saigon. Interestingly, hundreds of U.S ammunition boxes found their way to this market after the Vietnam War and are now being reused as toolboxes. Go on to visit Binh Tay Market and the colorful Thien Hau Pagoda in the same area.

Lunch: At Pho Hoa. Enjoy the best Vietnamese rice-noodle soup with beef ever!

After lunch: visit the sobering War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace (also known as Unification Hall) and the historic French-built landmarks, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, the Opera House, and Hotel de Ville to name but a few.

17.00: Your service ends at your hotel.

We look forward to guiding you!

Your adventure awaits!

Kim Tran Travel

Since 1994, we have specialized in genuine small group travel and tours for singles, couples, small groups and families. We have prioritized the private day tours and some short tours in Mekong Delta, Saigon and in the southern parts of Vietnam.

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