Day 1: Saigon Morning Scooter Tour
This tour begins around sunrise when the air is fresh. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 07:00 to see the city waking up (if you haven't booked your hotel through us, please give us the name and address at least 72 hours in advance). Street sweepers are doing their calm work on the street, street food vendors are getting ready for serving breakfast to people passing by, motorbike taxi drivers are waiting for first customer.
If you haven't had breakfast at the hotel yet, we will stop at a food stall to fill your empty stomach with a yummy dish. Entertain yourself like the locals in the park, listening to beautiful bird song while sipping famous Saigon coffee.
On the biggest flower market in Saigon the flower shops are lined up along the street in front of the local homes The alley between the flower stalls is narrow, just wide enough for scooters and motorbikes to pass through.
We continue by weaving the main roads. It's time to see the crazy traffic with people hurrying to reach their work places and universities. Your driver will take you through the back alleys of Saigon, including unique alleys such as graffiti and celeb alleys and the well-known streets of Saigon; painting streets, old books' streets, fashion streets. Driving through the narrow streets you will see people getting ready for the day ahead or sitting at small drinking stalls or in front of their houses in plastic chairs, drinking coffee, reading newspapers and having a chat with their neighbors in the morning. This is how most people live in Saigon.
Stroll through a local wet market where you can see how locals sell and buy products and interact with each other. You are free to ask about any strange thing there. taste samples of delicious street foods: rice noodle soup, Vietnamese pancake, soup cake, sweet soups, coconut jelly, mixed rice paper salad... and enjoy cool drinks: sugar cane juice, coconut water?? Your tour guide will tell you stories about the food and how to make it. bargain with the locals and take some delicious fruit with you. And let your guide help you if you want to buy something to bring home.
The last stop will be a very special self service cafe with ancient design, hundreds of multi coloured windows and rows of green trees that will ease the intensive heat of summer in Saigon.
Your guide will drive you back to your hotel at 11:00AM.