07 Nov A nightlife and food tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I highly recommend you to book a nightlife and food tour in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the perfect introduction to the city and a great way to kick off your journey in Vietnam on! Imagine cruising trough the busiest of streets in something that feels like a tsunami of motorbikes, eating delicious food and enjoying spectacular views along the way. This was without a doubt one of the highlights of our trip 🙂
Another highlight: A day in the Mekong Delta River, Vietnam
Our guides, Michael and Justin from Saigon Adventure was wonderful and very knowledgable. They took great care of us, and brought us to different locations around the city completely off the beaten path. More importantly, they adjusted the trip based on our preferences and interest, which is something I greatly appreciated.
4-hour scooter tour
They took us on a 4-hour scooter tour where the main focus was food and nightlife. We visited small street food stalls where our tastebuds went crazy. We also experienced how the local people lived and what daily life looks like. What an extraordinary culture!
We went to some really cool and off the beathen path places. The best part however, was the way they showed us how the local people lived. Did you know that many of them push their scooter up several flight of stairs to their apartment because they can’t afford the parking costs?
The food part
Trying our very first dish of Pho, the famous vietnamese soup! So good! If you are ever visiting, make sure you head over to Pho Dung! They have served Pho for the last 40 years, and the place is really popular amongst the locals 😋
Thomas is trying to prepare this coconut snack over an open fire, and the emphasis is really on “trying” here.. I was terrible at it, which made me end up laughing so hard. Even the lady in the shop was laughing 😂 Thomas was not better.
The view from Chilli Skybar!
To sum up, we had a fantastic tour with Saigon Adventure, and they are probably some of the best guides we have ever had 😊 We could not have asked for a better introduction to HCMC! Our guides were absolutely brilliant, and they did everything they could to ensure that we had a good time! I highly recommend this company – they will take great care of you and show you the true Vietnam 🙂
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
We stayed at a property called Ben Thanh Boutique Hotel, which is located in District 1. This is a wonderful hotel and I would highly recommend it to everyone that is going to HCMC. The staff is great, very attentive and serviceminded, and the breakfast is awesome! We completely fell in love with the sandwiches. YUM!