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Ho Chi Minh City Food by Night: Private Motorbike Tour

Product ID: 99819
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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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About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• 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 253 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We did the evening tour with Seven and Loui and can’t recommend this tour enough, the food was amazing! Getting around on the motorbikes is a great way to see the city at night and the boys driving was exceptional. Overall was a much better then expected experience and great way to try local street food

March 7, 2020

This was a fantastic experience. Elle and Henry were excited from the moment they picked us up which made the food tour even better. The food was amazing and there was a large variety of it. While it was all traditionally Vietnamese, I’m not sure we would have discovered many of the dishes on our own. Elle and Henry took time to explain everything we ate and walked us through how food relates to the culture. As an added bonus, we also enjoyed seeing how Vietnamese people live and learning fun facts about Vietnamese superstitions. Finally, I want to say how great Henry did as it was his first tour and he was in training, which we would have never known if he had not told us.

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March 4, 2020

Excellent tour. Great food, great very enthusiastic driver. Highly recommend

February 21, 2020

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Product ID: 99819