I'm on a food tour across Vietnam. Started in Saigon, went through Hoi An and moving north.
I must say that my tour with saigon on bikes was just amazing.
Thanh Le, the founder and guide leader, is a jong entrepreneur also a real foodie and local expert.
I took the night food tour and we went to 5 different places. The food was so delicious, authentic and tasty. He explain well all the dishes and also give you many information about saigon and the vietnamise culture. I really recommend saigon on bikes food tour.
The experience on a bike in Saigon during the night is great and very safe.
Thanks Thanh Le!
If you like authentic Vietnamese food, meeting friendly people, and diving head first into local cultures when traveling, this tour is for you! Having now experienced Ho Chi Minh's food scene on the back of a bike, I can definitely say it's the only way to do it! Not only do you get to stop at 5 different places and try over 15 dishes, but you get a private tour pf the entire city from the friendliest people! Thanh, the owner, is such a great guide and you can tell he's so passionate about his city and the food it has to offer. I rode on the back of Tu's bike and he was so nice and made me feel safe even though the traffic was absolute madness! Getting to experience Saigon on a motorbike was incredible and it made me understand what it feels like to live in the city for a day.
The food we tried was incredible and like nothing I've ever had. It was nice to be able to try really local dishes amd dishes that I don't think I'd come across in Vietnamese restaurants back home. At each stop we'd try 3 to 5 dishes all of which were really amazing. My favourites were the clams in lemongrass, chili, and lime broth, the vermacelli lettuce wraps with beef and pork, the fresh oysters, thw shrimp and pork dumpling soup, the papaya salad, pork meatballs with daikon radish, and fresh durian! Everything was delicious and it was so nice to eat around a table with such friendly people and talk about food and Vietnamese culture. The tour far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this to anyone visiting Saigon! This tour was incredible!
A friend had recommended we do one of these tours so I picked Saigon on Bikes based on the reviews here on TA. We had such a great night. Lots of laughs! We were the only two on our night food tour of the city.
Thanh is an excellent tour guide. He is friendly, humorous and full of knowledge too. His staff were also lovely and made us feel very comfortable on the back of their bikes. They point out landmarks along the way.... It's amazing how they can continue a conversation so casually in all the traffic.
Riding through the streets of Saigon is such an adrenaline rush. I had to close my eyes at a couple of the intersections! It's definitely a highlight of the tour.
We were so full from all the food that we didn't eat again until about 2pm the next day! I won't give much away about the food but there were five stops all showcasing some traditional Vietnamese dishes. Thanh was able to explain all the ingredients, cooking and preparation methods too which was great. Some places we sat outside, others were in little eateries. There were a couple of 'challenges' along the way too and I'm proud to say that we tried them all.
I've been to Vietnam three times now and this tour has been the highlight of all those trips. It gave us the chance to eat away from the tourist areas, meet the lovely Thanh and his staff and just have an all round exciting adventure in Saigon.
Will definitely do this again on our next trip!
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We had a great half a day with the guys who were kind enough to accommodate us on short notice. We felt very safe at all times on the bikes and really enjoyed the breakfast. Highly reccomended
Thanh and his team were some of the sweetest, most delightful people that we have met on our travels. We wanted to do two of the tours so they made a custom tour that covered food and the city.
The tour lasted for 6 hours and was a great way to see the city, taste the food and experience it's culture. At no point was I bored and certainly never hungry! Bring an appetite and your adventurous spirit.