If you’re looking to travel like a local during your holiday, joining a motorcycle tour is an exhilarating (and safe) way to visit popular landmarks and districts within Ho Chi Minh City. Priced at VND 1,000,000 onwards, the package is usually inclusive of hotel transfers, lunch, drinks, helmet, insurance, and an English-speaking tour guide.
While prices and locations vary from one tour operator to another, a motorcycle tour usually stops at iconic sites such as Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, where the tour guide will provide a brief history and interesting facts on each locale.
Visitors will then drive through some of the alley ways within Saigon’s Chinatown or Cholon, where they get to experience the local Vietnamese-Chinese lifestyle such as walking through Binh Tay Market and visiting the Chinese Assembly Hall, as well as various Buddhist shrines and temples.
Due to the city’s often scorching climate, most daytime tours are conducted between 07:00 and 12:00. As with any foreign country around the world, do be aware of your surroundings whilst travelling along the city’s often hectic traffic.
While there are plenty of tour operators within Ho Chi Minh City, we suggest the value-for-money Saigon City Sights and China Town by Back of the Bike Tour, which is priced VND 1,125,000 per person. Another popular choice is the foodie motorcycle tour by XO Tours, which is priced at VND 1,600,000. Held between 17:30 and 22:00, this tour takes you to wherever the locals eat and you get to sample at least eight types of Vietnamese dishes, desserts, and drinks.
Saigon Motorcycle Tour
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
- Address: 3189 Pham The Hien Street, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 82 221 5591