Chinatown Half-Day Cyclo Tour
Duration: 4 hours, group tour
Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Climb aboard a typical cyclo (pedicab) in Ho Chi Minh City and ride the streets of Chinatown to experience Saigon before the war on a 4-hour tour. Immerse yourself in local life, and taste street foods. Learn about traditional Chinese medicine, and more.
Ride the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown by cyclo
See dozens of Chinese businesses and shops, managed much as they have been since the 1970s
Stop to taste street foods sold by local vendors
Admire the 250-year-old Lady Thien Hau Temple
Experience Saigon as it was before the Vietnam (American) War
• Pick-up and drop off at hotels or private houses in Ho Chi Minh City (all districts)
• Transportation by new minivan and cyclo (pedicab)
• Entrance fees
• Mineral water
• English-speaking guide
• Travel insurance
What's Not Included:
• Tips and personal expenses
Good to Know:
• Cancellation charge: tours cancelled before 15:00 the day before will incur a 50% charge; cancellation after 15:00 on the day before the tour, and no-shows pay 100% of tour cost
• Tours are kept to a maximum of 10 persons per group
Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic Chinatown, named Cho Lon, or “Big Market,” by the locals, and experience the city as it was before the war.
Chinatown was established as early as Saigon, and is where the Ming Dynasty Chinese first settled in Vietnam. They live their lives much as they did before 1975, doing business and continuing their traditions as the country develops around them.
Traveling by cyclo - the typical pedicabs of the city - experience local life up close, stopping to enjoy tasty food. Feel the hustle and bustle of street vendors selling a mixture of herbs for traditional medicine. Snake your way down tiny alleys on the agile vehicles, passing many small, family-run businesses. Along the way, you will come across the 250-year-old Lady Thien Hau Temple (God of the Sea), as well as the historic South Saigon Cha Tam Church.
Last but not least, shop ‘til you drop at Binh Tay Market, before transferring back to your hotel.
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