Top 6 Tours / Experiences

by Female Abroad

Exploring the city is a lot of fun as there is so much to see but sometimes taking part in an experience or a guided tour can enrich the trip even more and show you things you would not normally know, see, or do alone. Click on the blue titles for more information, to check availability, and to book.

Mekong Delta Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh city with Vinh Trang Pagoda & Lunch

Experience the best of the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, and explore the distinctive delta landscape by motorized river boat, row boat, and horse cart. You’ll visit a traditional temple, canal island, and local home along the way, then stop in a restaurant for a delta-style lunch. Your tour includes all transport, activities, entrance fees, lunch, and snacks, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in central Ho Chi Minh City. This was a really fun day trip that allowed you to see what local life is on a couple of the different islands.

City Highlights & Hidden Gems

Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest And Huge Apartment Complex. We climb up the the apartment and see how local people live 3-4 generations in a small apartment. We’ll take you through China Town, stop at a colorful Flower Market & Cambodian market - Visit a breathtaking yet hidden pagoda, Motorbike parts market, electronics market. We also visit the Thich Quang Duc Monument & learn a touching story the monk who set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists CITY. Visit the the French Quarter: Saigon Cathedral & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel, Opera House, City Hall. Then get a brief history lesson in front of the Reunification Palace. I took this tour while I was in town and loved it!

Street Food Tour By Motorbike w/ 10 Tastings

To experience Ho Chi Minh City, you need to do two things: Ride a motorbike, and eat the food. On this tour, you’ll do both. Zooming across five districts with your English-speaking guide, you’ll hop on and off your motorbike to taste bun bo hue, nuoc mia, banh mi, goi cuon, and so much more—including ice-cold Vietnamese beer, perfect for those hot Saigon nights.

Chef Vu Cooking Class Plus Market Trip in Saigon Center (Pick up by Cyclo)

There’s no better way to learn about Vietnamese cuisine than a cooking class. And Cyclo Resto’s cooking course doesn’t just include a feast of fantastic food but a ride on the classic Vietnamese “cyclo” and a shopping trip to Ben Thanh Market. Choose from different menus for the class, then savor the results followed by an egg coffee for dessert.

Immersive Cooking Class & Wet Market Tour

Come home from your Vietnam trip with more than a bag of souvenirs—come home with authentic Vietnamese cooking skills and insight into the culinary traditions of this beautiful country. Starting at the iconic Ben Thanh market, you’ll select fresh ingredients before sitting down to your own cooking station, where you’ll then follow a chef across four iconic dishes, learning skills and techniques. At the end, celebrate by tasting your creations.

Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Full-Day VIP Tour

Visit two major attractions of southern Vietnam—one historical, one natural, both cultural—on this full-day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the tunnel system and learn about its role as a hospital, living quarters, storage, and more during wartime, and then cruise through the canals of the delta on a motorboat and rowboat to visit a village.

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