Ho Chi Minh City By Scooter

Ho Chi Minh City By Scooter
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Ho Chi Minh City By Scooter
From US$50
Duration Half Day

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Hop on the back of a scooter for a memorable half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Cruise around the main boulevards and hidden laneways, seeing iconic landmarks as well as lesser known sites. Along with a local guide, experience a more authentic side of Vietnam.

 What’s Included

  • 8:00AM pick up at client’s hotel
  • Scooter with private driver and helmet
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance



Explore Saigon By Scooter Half Day

Get ready for an unforgettable day out during this Saigon scooter tour. Climb on the back of a scooter and join the throngs of motorbikes on the roads. With an expert local driver and a guide, explore the city’s highlights as well as hidden corners and lanes rarely visited by tourists.

Riding behind your driver, head first to District 1, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum. Then move on to the memorial shrine dedicated to Master Thich Quang Duc. Nearby the shrine, visit the home of an admirable family that dug a secret bunker in their house to hide ammunition for suicide attacks on the Presidential Palace by Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

Please keep in mind that we do not go inside the Reunification Palace or visit the War Remnants Museum on this 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.

Then take a walk through the colorful Ho Thi Ky flower market before riding to the Funeral Home to get to know about Vietnamese funeral ceremonies and customs. Carry on to Chinatown to visit Nhi Phu temple, an unusual structure covered with bas-relief mosaics. After that head to District 8 to explore the low land with its many small stilt houses located along the canal. Continue to savor and explore this bustling city before returning to your starting point.


Note: the 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.


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11 thoughts on “Ho Chi Minh City By Scooter

  1. Maryland Maryland says:

    Saigon Escorted Tour. Great!!!!!!!!!!

    We chose the evening tour from 5:30pm – 9:30pm, and it was, without doubt, the highlight of our stay in Ho Chi Minh City! It is an adventure of food and fun of getting to know the ‘real’ Ho Chi Minh City of hanging out in the best eateries…. and hanging onto the Detoured Asia. I had experience on motorbikes it was a first time experience for me. Right from the start I felt safe and comfortable – even in the Saigon traffic. The drivers are safe and you really feel part of the frantic traffic as you head off to experience the street food which is absolutely delicious. We have been on many different kind of tours over the years and in our experience, the great attitudes of Yen and Huyen really made a great tour concept even more exceptional. I really enjoyed it. Nice way to see city, eat delicious food I wouldn’t have known about otherwise and get to know some locals.

    All of the tour guides were amazingly friendly and helpful. I don’t know when I’ve ever felt so welcome or had so much fun. Very authentic and professional. The girls who took us around totally made it! Would be the first thing I do in Saigon again, 100% recommended!!

  2. Anton G Anton G says:

    Very safe, fun and a great way to see Saigon!

    Joseph very efficient when I inquiry with him about the tour via Facebook as I didn’t receive a reply through my email (think it got into junk!). But everything went accordingly as planned and my friends and I enjoyed the tour so much! Mr. Sau and his colleagues came to pick us up at our apartment even tho it was pretty far (District 2) then we started our tour for the day. We rode through the different districts, went to their local wet markets, went through small alley ways, got to see where their locals live and also got to try authentic Vietnam coffee (from their local coffee shop) – which was REALLY good and probably the best coffee I’ve ever had in my life. And then we ended the tour with a good bowl of Pho.

    My friends and I were really pleased with the service as Mr. Sau and his colleagues were really informative and funny! But most importantly, the entire bike ride was really really safe :) Upon finishing the tour, we asked Mr. Sau where to get good fresh spring rolls and he kindly offered to get one of his colleague to go down the streets to get it for us so that we can have it as tea break when we reach our apartment. They were all really thoughtful and flexible the entire tour. I would really highly recommend this for my friends and might even go for this tour again if I ever visit HCMC! Thank you so much Joseph, Mr. Sau and colleagues for this wonderful experience.

  3. Adam C Adam C says:

    Saigon Unseen By Scooter

    We were a family of 5, including two elderly parents and two teenagers. Five motorbikes were sent to our hotel, one of them was being ridden by their head driver.

    They asked us is we wants to customisize the tour in any way. We were keen to see life beyond the touristy sights – the “real” Vietnam. And that is what we did! We went to places and met people we would not otherwise have seen and met on our own.
    The drivers were friendly and pleasant. One of them had a great sense of humor and kept us well-entertained with his anecdotes and comments! One of them did not speak any English which created a barrier for my mother who was riding on his bike. The others, especially the head driver spoke reasonably good English and kept up a running commentary as we rode along the streets and sights of Saigon.

    The tour included lunch, which was very nice. All in all, a great tour as agreed by all the family!

  4. Cheong S Cheong S says:

    The best way to sightsee

    This escorted moped tour around the bustling streets of Saigon was thrilling and enjoyable! Our drivers/guides were friendly, cheerful and lovely. They all spoke fluent English and shared knowledge of the local sights. One of the highlights is visiting the busy market and enjoying lunch with the locals in a tiny stall – something we never would have done otherwise. Highly enjoyable and recommended. You simply must get on a bike to truly appreciate the Vietnamese lifestyle and this is a professional and safe way to do it.

  5. Snpmorris Snpmorris says:

    Great Way to get off the tourist trail and see what the locals are doing

    I did the half day motorbike tour with my wife and we really enjoyed the informal and flexible format. Our bike riders were very friendly and eager to show us parts of Ho Chi Minh most tourists don’t get to visit.

    We had a casual lunch by the road with a bowl of Pho and a cold 333 beer. Plenty of time to stop and take photos or stroll through the markets and chat to the locals.

    Being my 10th visit to the city I was keen to try something different and Detoured Asia certainly provided that.

  6. Curtis Hiles Curtis Hiles says:

    Absolute must in Ho Chi Minh city

    The motorcycle tour is an absolute must when visiting ho chi Minh city. You essentially get a private tour of various places around the city, great insider knowledge and have a ball doing so. Felt very safe the entire time and would recommend to everybody.

  7. Ruth H Ruth H says:

    Exploring the beauty of Vietnam with Scooter

    This was my first trip to Vietnam and I wanted to see and explore as much of this beautiful country as possible.

    My Saigon city tour with scooter tours was fantastic. My beautiful guide Trang speaks excellent English which for me was a great plus as my knowledge of the Vietnamese language is quite limited. I was a little bit worry at first travelling on the back of a motor bike but Trang’s beautiful smile and friendly conversation soon put me at ease. Trang took me to many lovely places and answered my many questions about Vietnamese life and culture. I saw many interesting places, and tasted the many different street foods not just in Saigon.

    I also toured Da Lat, traveled up the Mekong river, toured the Mekong Delta and visited the fish market’s and many other places. The beautiful escorts are all very experienced motor cyclists, so your safety is assured. The ladies are great guides and lots of fun to be with. Trang is not only wonderful company, she also has a fantastic sense of humor.

    If you’re visiting Saigon for a short or longer stay then a visit to Detoured Asia is a must if you want to experience the true culture and beauty of Vietnam. I am returning to Vietnam and will continue to explore this beautiful country with Detoured Asia.

  8. Jenny G Jenny G says:

    Night tour of Saigon’s China Town and Pagodas

    We’ve had three weeks in Vietnam and Laos, all of them wonderful and for our penultimate night we chose to take the bike tour of the city with two wonderful young women who drove us safely through the crazy streets of Ho Chi Minh City for three hours.

    This was one of the best things we did during the entire holiday. For those of you that don’t know Ho Chi Minh City it is electrifying, especially at night and the only practical way of seeing it is on the back of a motor bike. We were driven to the famous French Post Office, then off to a pagoda and then to really quite place for supper in China Town and finally to a restaurant for desert. All the while giving us a running commentary on the city and its history. It was brilliant. If you go there do this trip!

  9. Ralphalter Ralphalter says:

    Fabulous guides, super safe ride, great food!

    We had a blast with super-guides Thao, Henry and Ruth. Pick-up at the hotel on time and off we go on an exciting (street crossing is not for the faint of heart) ride on the back of a well-maintained scooter. Through heavy traffic and in tiny little alleys we always felt safe and comfortable. And the food was just sooooo delicious! Each stop had a new culinary highlight in store for us, and not just a little taste, no, real big bowls and plates of freshly prepared savoury Vietnamese specialties. Our guides even managed to order a special dish for my wife who has a seafood allergy. Sometimes we just parked the scooters and walked to the next place, getting a better feel for the area … and to help digestion. During and in between dishes we shared stories and learned a lot about real life in Saigon. Thanks to the fantastic guides – we loved the tour, the food and you!

  10. Raqalex C Raqalex C says:

    Explore Saigon By Scooter

    Four of us did 2 of their tours. We enjoyed both and and learned a lot about Saigon. The first day we took the “Exploring Saigon Sights & Local Street Food” tour. We each rode on the back of motorbikes driven by young local women. Saigon streets are packed with motorbikes and riding through the city traffic, seeing shops, restaurants, pagodas, and people gave us a real feel for the Vietnamese city culture. Our guides, Trang and Yen, were fun and informative.

    We stopped for street food twice. First we ate the very popular and Vietnamese “crepe” named Bahn Xeo at our first street food stop. Before eating we got a quick look at the recipe and preparation of this tasty treat. Later on the tour we stopped for BBQ “baby bird” and “chicken feet”… fun and very good. The second day we went on the “Karaoke Tour”. Karaoke is popular in Saigon. We began with a “Lau De” dinner which is a really flavorful noodle soup. At the Karaoke bar our guides led us in singing and dancing and generally enjoying an evening at a spot we would never have discovered on our own. We had a great time and would do it again in a heartbeat.

  11. Jenny G says:

    Great bike ride to some places of significance in Saigon

    I was collected right on time from the Opera house. My Guide Huy was very personable and spoke English well. He knew the history of the city well and was able to communicate it easily. As we toured the city, he pointed out landmarks, explained Vietnamese culture, attitudes and values, the story behind the buildings and his country’s history. He was also a good and careful driver, getting us around safely, and modifying our tour to suit my needs. He was also chivalrous, sometimes helping with my bag and including me in photos! I found the experience with him and the company worth my time and money. I had a lovely afternoon!


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