Ho Chi Minh City has consistent temperatures year-round, and the weather is generally warm. Heatwaves hit the city from April to May, welcoming the rainy season from May to November. Slightly cooler temperatures emerge in December and January.
Travellers can arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by bus, train or plane. Tan Son Nhat international airport welcomes foreign and domestic arrivals daily, while various bus companies operate shuttles from Phnom Penh and destinations across Vietnam. Also sees a steady stream of train travellers. Taxis are everywhere, but those with a Vietnamese SIM card can use ride-hailing apps like Grab. Local buses cover a good portion of the city. Travellers can also take a boat along the river, for a day trip to Củ Chi Tunnels or the Mekong Delta.
Throughout 4 hours with us, we will try 6 really tasty Vietnamese dishes at 6 local places where are locals’ favorite areas. You will have a chance to make one of the dishes by yourself, see decorated colorful streets on the back of a scooter. Wandering around 5 lively and sparkling districts and enjoying fresh atmosphere , you will understand deeply about Vietnam’s culture and cuisine while talking with our local tour guides at food stalls.
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Throughout the tour, eat a variety of delicious dishes and drinks at 6 local food places and sample over 6 Saigon's best authentic street foods and local beer/ optional drinks. Of course, you will have a chance to cook Vietnamese food for yourself.
After a fun ride on the back of the scooter, our first stop is Charcoal Grilled Pork On Skewers Rice Noodles or Beef Noodle Soup.
Secondly, we will have Vietnamese Savory Crispy Pancake at a local eatery at district 3 in a hidden gem surrounded with lots of locals sitting on plastic chairs.
After the meals, your guide driver will take you to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street - a “food heaven” in Saigon. Street food sold here is diverse since people in the area come from many places and have different taste. We will go through the area and explore a typical night of residents as well as know more what had happened in this place through the flow of history.
- We also visit Thich Quang Duc Monument to learn about the mysterious story of the Thich Quang Duc, who burnt himself to protest the persecution of Buddhism by the South of Vietnam government in 1963.
- The next destination is the biggest flower market located in district 5. Flowers sold there are believed to be collected from every part of Vietnam so that you can easily buy any kind of flowers you like as well as enjoy the sweet smell or the beauty of them.
The third stop for food is in district 10. Over here you will experience how to make steamed rice rolls and know all the ingredients.
Hop on the scooter and get to another area to enjoy the most popular street food in Vietnam – Banh My – This food is listed as #1 street food that Vietnamese people eat almost every day because it is very convenient and delicious.
Driving over Nguyen Van Cu Bridge to admire the nice view of Saigon, after eating Banh My.
More food is coming, we will stop at district 4 and sit on plastic chairs among many locals at a local eatery to have Steamed Clams with Lemongrass, Grilled Scallops and Local Beer.
The last top is at the dessert place where we can have flan cakes.
During the time, we will chat and share the local and food stories to you to help you understand more about life of people as well as local cuisine not only in Saigon but also the whole Vietnam.