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4 hours

Taking a vintage vespa tour to explore the hustle and bustle of saigon, this 4 hour excursion brings you a glimpse of Saigon with some nooks, real local life and daily activities that are not accessible or well know as well. Vespa driver will pass by the highlights of Saigon for a quick photo, and then travel into the lesser known areas as Bird club, Thich Quang Duc Monument, Flower market, Ong Bon Pagoda, Tailor’s accessories market, Chinese medicine market and more

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We start the vintage vespa tour with a first stop at Tao Dan Park to catch the bird lovers club (morning only, 0600 – 0900). Enjoy a local coffee and many bird cages while your tour guide explains about the history and practice of keeping birds in Saigon.
The next stop is the monument of Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death on June 11, 1963 to protest against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Diem administration.
Then take a quick stop at the colorful Ho Thi Ky flower market before riding to On Bon Pagoda - one of particular pagoda of interest in Ho Chi Minh City, built by the Fukien Chinese just after the Second World War, this temple is dedicated to the guardian of happiness and virtue, Ong Bon. He is also considered to be the god of wealth; local devotees burn fake paper money at the pagoda furnace. Entering the premises one can witness daily rituals taking place, amidst the wafting aroma of burning incense.
Continue with a short walk through the alley full of tailor’s supplies. Then back to the Pagoda to return to district one by bike. On the way stop at a Chinese Medicine shops, is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy. Leaving China town, we drive through the tunnel to District Two where we see a new face of and a developing Ho Chi Minh City, visiting a local market before heading back to district 1 for a twin of neighboring landmarks; the old central post office has a neoclassical architectural style and it was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area, followed by Cathedral of Notre Dame - the city’s main Catholic cathedral built by the French in the 1880s.
Keep moving then to the remarkable Reunification Palace and the previous CIA Office before a drive down Dong Khoi Street for a short stop at the historic Opera House, it is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam and now the Municipal Theatre. The last stop is an outside view of HCM City People’s Committee (formerly Hôtel de Ville) which is one of the most photographed buildings inVietnam - notable for its gardens, ornate facade and elegant interior lit with crystal chandeliers. End the tour at the hotel.

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- Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Saigon
- Vintage Vespa with private driver and helmet
- Lunch
- English or French speaking guide throughout the itinerary
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- Water througout the tour

- Accommodation based on twin/double sharing room
- International airfare from/to Saigon and airport tax
- All other services which are not mentioned above
- Tips, Travel insurance
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

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