Saigon city tour – Beyond contrasts of Saigon


Price:     $49 / person

This half day Saigon city tour explores quite a few places not on the tourist map, beyond what you see on other regular city tours in Saigon. The tour provides historical and cultural stops that help you connect the past with the present and to properly gauge the future of Vietnam.



Itinerary

This 4 hour Saigon city tour explores quite a few places not on the tourist map, beyond what you see on other regular city tours in Saigon. The tour provides historical and cultural stops that help you connect the past with the present and to properly gauge the future of Vietnam.

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Tour just runs on the weekday and for pillion passengers only!

Inclusions: Guide, manual motorbike, driver, entrance fees, lunch, cold water throughout and a great insight into the contrasting lifestyles of Saigon.

This Saigon city tour, the Beyond Contrasts of Saigon, is perfect for those who have already had a regular city tour and yearn to see more different things, different areas of the city and want to get out of the comfort zone that a simple city tour provides.

Highlights:

  • A visit to a short tunnel close by the city centre which the Vietcong used as their base in the early stage of the war.
  • A stopover at Giac Lam, one of the oldest pagodas in the city and built at a time when Saigon was a promised land for all the immigrants and refugees from the north.
  • A stop to witness the vibrant liveliness of Chinatown, checking out the bustling wholesale market and side markets that service other sectors of the economy like motorbike spare parts or haberdashery to name a few.
  • Somewhere in the cacophony of scooter and motor vehicle traffic, not far from the modern downtown, many locals still live a very traditional lifestyle, typical of many generations of recent immigrants to the city. In nearby District 8 we will explore the low land district with its many small stilt houses located along the canal to the Sai Gon river. The insight to these conditions will amaze you and as we leave you’ll see how much of a contrast it is to the comfortable lifestyle in the newly built luxury residences in District 7.
  • The journey to the contrasts of Saigon continues to the home of an admirable family that dug a secret bunker in their house to hide ammunitions for suicide attacks on the nearby Presidential Palace by Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

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