Meet your guide at your District 1 hotel, don your helmet, and set off by motorbike with your guide driving.
Bypass the tourist attractions and head straight for the lanes, communities, markets, and hidden corners that encapsulate life in this hectic city. Delve into alleyways of narrow houses and apartments; go off-grid into vibrant flower, lantern, Chinese medicine, and food markets; and visit the hidden temples of Saigon Cao Dai and the Ten Thousand Buddhas.
See the Thich Quang Duc Memorial, where a statue honors the Buddhist monk who burned himself alive here in 1963 in political protest, and pass the “Ghost Building” as you listen to its story.
Learn about city life from your guide, and meet locals over a "vot" coffee—unique to Ho Chi Minh City for being steeped through cloth—at a vintage café. Your tour then finishes back at your hotel.