Saigon Explorer By Rickshaw (3 hours)
This amazing 3 hour rick-shaw tour will be a great introduction to Saigon daily local life. You will have an opportunity to learn history lessons through visiting all famous landmarks and hidden charms where just locals know. Explore the art of Vietnamese coffee and breakfast while immersing in the local culture. Experience the slow pace of Saigon life in an early morning and breathing its fresh air before the city awakes.
This early morning, get on your rick-shaw then explore the best of Saigon with your private guide. Your experience journey will begin with the French landmarks located right in the heart of the city: The Notre Dame Saigon (1880) and The Saigon Post Office (1886-1891). Also, you will have a chance to see the famous historic photo of the last helicopter evacuating from the top of the CIA building with your real eyes. Next, tour down the Rue Catinat passing the oldest hotel in Saigon, Hotel Continental since 1880 then stop by the Opera house for a quick photo. Your next stop will be at Tao Dan park, take a walk around with your guide to get an in-depth understanding about the local daily life from an insider’s perspective. Enjoy your morning Vietnamese coffee or tea at 30/4 Cafe’s which stands at the back door of the famous Presidential Palace, used to be called the White House of Saigon goverment. Your journey will be continued with a visit to Thich Quang Duc monument in district 3, where he sat down in a meditation position while his body was on fire to protest against President Diem on June 11th, 1963. Explore the secret weapon bunker in district 3 then visit the local wet market where everything comes alive. Treat yourself a nice breakfast then take a little walk around the iconic Ben Thanh market before your dedicated rick-shaw drivers taking you back to the hotel.