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See The Best of Saigon on the Back of a Motorbike!
A fun ride to the most popular tourist attractions in Saigon. Learn the history of each famous site from the unique perspective of our guides.
Which places will we visit on this Saigon City Tour?
The “Sights of Saigon” tour offers a good mix of both famous attractions and lesser known markets and sites that the big Ho Chi Minh City tours cannot go to. Some of the places we visit on this tour are The Central Post Office, The Notre Dame Cathedral, The Reunification Palace, The Secret CIA Building, Tan Dinh Market, The Burning Monk Memorial, Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, The Hidden Weapons Arsenal and The Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda, etc.
On this tour we’ll provide a deep dive into the history of some of Saigon’s most famous locations (with historical photos!), that many travelers have seen in movies, documentaries and school books but never knew the full story behind.
Please keep in mind that we do not go inside the Reunification Palace or visit the War Remnants Museum on the “Sights of Saigon” tour. Both of these attractions require a lot of time to fully appreciate so we recommend that you visit them on your own so that we can make the most of the time you have with us.
Unlike most other Saigon city tours which are run by unlicensed “guides” with no real historical knowledge, the “XO Sights of Saigon” tour is led by tourism majors and teachers, who must undergo months of studies and training before they are allowed to lead this tour. Additionally we won’t try to fill up most of the tour time with food and coffee stops as a cover for our lack of knowledge.
The only food we offer on this tour are light snacks to keep you cool and refreshed. If you’re interested in trying Vietnamese food, we recommend booking one of our evening tours.
How is the Pace of this Saigon City Tour?
We can easily cover the same number of sites in 3.5 hours that would require a full day on most other Ho Chi Minh city tours. Our pace is still very leisurely, so you will not be rushed. At each stop, you will be allowed to get off the bike and walk around so you will have plenty of great photo opportunities. We also won’t take you to the typical tourist traps to try sell you overpriced souvenirs.
Why the early start?
We only run the “Sights of Saigon” tour in the morning, when the weather is coolest. The local markets are also busiest in the mornings so it’s the best time to experience all the hustle and bustle!
“ If you don’t want to be crammed onto a big, hot bus wasting an entire day going to places you aren’t interested in,
then this is the perfect tour for you!
How many people in a group?
Please note that this tour is offered on a join in basis, so there may be other guests joining you on the tour. Our maximum group size is 8 people. For guests that do not want to go in a group, we also offer a private tour option for an extra charge.
Want a cool momento to show off
to your friends and family?
We can film your ride (for an extra 50USD) and create a special video of your Vietnam Adventure! We can also mix in a custom music track in your video upon request.
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According to travel writer Graham Caldwell,
“The Sights of Saigon” and “The XO Foodie” tours were
– THE MOST ENJOYABLE TOURS –
he has been a part of in more than 20 years of travel writing!
Read more about Mr. Caldwell’s experience with XO Tours
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