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 343 reviews

Review summary

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

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we had an amazing experience! It was such a cool tour, getting to see different districts in Saigon, seeing where the locals go, and tasting THE BEST food! Our guides, Yun and Bao, were the sweetest, so thoughtful and made sure our experience was the best it could be! I’m really thankful to them!!

January 17, 2023

The tour was fantastic - had a feel of how it is to be on a motorbike on the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh and also learnt about the history of the places we visited. The food we had was fantastic - there was a wide range of food that we got to sample, ranging from sea food to beef stew to Vietnamese street eats. Our guides Sydney and her partner were knowledgeable and friendly - felt like having friends bringing us around on tour in Vietnam. Will definitely recommend this tour to others! 10 out of 10!

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December 28, 2022

It was a super cool tour in the evening! The food was extra ordinary good and not too much. Of course an empty belly helps ;-) The guides (Alex and Robert) were really nice and sympathetic, we had a lot of fun together! And riding on a bike in HCMC is definitely worth an experience.

January 8, 2023

Product ID: 99819