Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City (B,L,D)
Venture off the tourist trail and explore local, authentic Saigon life on this 2 hour market tour.
Pick up begins at 8:30 AM with a short drive to the flower market entrance. Open day and night, this market sells flowers from all over Vietnam. Walk through small alleys and meander through countless flower stalls, taking time to learn the flower names, smell their exhilarating perfume, and interact with the vendors. Exit the quiet freshness of the flower market and delve into a bustling local market. Discover different types of local products such as vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, rice, clothes and jewelry. This tour is a wonderful, non-touristy glimpse into daily Saigonese life.
Continuing to Vietnam's first traditional medicine museum, where an amazing collection of 3,000 items are on display.
Enjoy lunch at Dong Pho restaurant
Step off the beaten track in the afternoon into the oldest quarter of the city. Explore Saigon’s well-kept secret, Antiques Street (Le Cong Kieu), followed by a visit to the Beaux-Arts Museum, a superb neo-colonial building home to various modern arts.
Top off the visit with a taste of Ho Chi Minh City’s best ice cream. Fanny’s serves everything from durian ice cream to lychee sorbet in its French-parlor setting.
SAIGON AFTER DARK: 18:00 – 22:00
Experience the nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter!
Begin at 18:00 with a pick up from the hotel before hitting the buzzing streets. The first stop will be a varied sampling of light evening snacks before continuing to a traditional quan (bia hoi) for dinner and drinks. Complete the evening out just like the locals- with a visit to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop. The night adventure finishes at 22:00 with a transfer back to the hotel.
+ It’s best to not eat or drink before the food tour!
+ All clients sit on the back of Vespas to travel from place to place
+ Guides/Drivers are from the Vespa Team
Overnight at Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City.